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Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

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At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut-part 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. It's 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 fortune-and remarkable power-to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved-that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's 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 hunt-among 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 everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life-and love-in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. A

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wil Wheaton

Length:

15h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

23:55


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

39:17


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

26:48


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

23:37


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

14:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

24:02


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:17


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

25:20


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

29:53


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

34:47


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

21:14


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

18:53


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

26:25


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

14:03


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

36:51


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

25:24


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

16:45


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

27:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

26:05


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

26:12


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

21:16


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

19:15


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

27:50


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

19:30


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

16:09


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

19:47


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

26:46


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

23:34


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

16:54


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

17:38


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

30:47


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

22:47


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

21:47


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

37:36


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

21:57


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

21:38


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

17:49


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

24:35


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

22:38


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

09:37


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

00:35