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Author: Ernest Cline Narrator: Wil Wheaton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9780307913159
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The worldwide bestseller--now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.


In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines--puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win--and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As narrator of this offbeat, futuristic adventure, Wil Wheaton must evoke a teen’s naïveté and cynicism about real life and incorporate this veteran gaming geek’s expertise of ’80s culture…Wheaton is up to the task, presenting an engaging treasure hunt while also dramatizing the hero’s enthusiasm at playing classic games like Pac-Man. Also a twist on The Pilgrim’s Progress, this novel has something for everyone.”

    AudioFile

  • “This non-gamer loved every page of Ready Player One.”

    Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Enchanting…Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”

    USA Today

  • “The grown-up’s Harry Potter…The mystery and fantasy in this novel weaves itself in the most delightful way, and the details that make up Mr. Cline’s world are simply astounding. Ready Player One has it all.”

    Huffington Post

  • “An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline’s imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe.”

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  • New York Times bestseller
  • Winner of the Alex Award - YALSA
  • Locus Award Nominee
  • Libro.fm Audio bestseller
  • An Audible.com bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times audio bestseller

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About the Author

Ernest Cline is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, was named to many “best of the year” lists, and was made into a major motion picture.

About the Narrator

Wil Wheaton is an award–winning actor, voice artist, author, and audiobook narrator. Among his movie credits are Stand by Me and Toy Soldiers. His many television credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory, and Generator Rex. As a narrator of more than a dozen audiobooks, he has twice won the prestigious Audie Award, twice been a finalist for the Audie, and earned an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine.