Ready player one a novel
by Cline, Ernest.
|Format:||Book on MP3 Disc 2011|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debutpart quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed. Its the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortuneand remarkable powerto whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Hallidays riddles are based in the pop culture he lovedthat of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Hallidays icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughess oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the huntamong them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everyt
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Virtual reality -- Fiction.
Utopias -- Fiction.
Puzzles -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| [Solon, Ohio] :Playaway Digital Audio :2011
[Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC,
Random House (Firm)
Random House Audio Publishing.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Read by Wil Wheaton.
Title from Playaway label.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Random House, Inc., p2011.
"Random House Audio"--Container.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
1 audio media player (approximately 15 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.