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  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (7,031 ratings)

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Ready Player Two

By: Ernest Cline
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

An unexpected quest. Two worlds at stake. Are you ready?

Days after winning OASIS Founder James Halliday's contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.

Hidden within Halliday's vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous - and addictive - than even Wade dreamed possible.

With it comes a new riddle and a new quest - a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.

And an unexpected, impossibly powerful and dangerous new rival awaits, one who'll kill millions to get what he wants.

Wade's life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

©2020 Ernest Cline (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Game Over

This book should not have been written. Ernest Cline managed to find a niche with the first book and relied heavily on nostalgia for the eighties to guide people through the story. This feels just like a cash-in and really does expose Cline's limitations as a storyteller and writer.

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Heartbreaking to have waited so long for this!

I’m absolutely gutted. After waiting many years for the sequel to one of my favourite audiobooks I cannot believe how awful this was! Just awful!

The first book was full of excitement and was fun to listen to and enjoy but this... awful! It’s dreary, it’s dark and it’s not enjoyable at all!

Most pop culture references were crowbarred in and utterly lifeless compared to the first book and there is little celebration for anything other than absolute neche references and don’t even get me started on what seemed like TWO HOURS of Prince world!!

The ending was rushed and the author should be ashamed of such awful descriptions of the final scenes, especially after so much time wasted on Prince the whole ending was rushed and lifeless!

Steven Spielberg won’t be wasting his time with this sequel and nor should you!

If Will Weaton hadn’t narrated this I’d have returned it after the first chapter, he is the only thing good about this book and his narration is excellent with the exception of his female British accent and pronouncing one of the characters names differently from the first book which was mildly irritating!

Listen to the first on repeat instead, that was a masterpiece!

I cannot believe what I just wrote, I’m heartbroken after such a long wait and such high hopes!

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Seems likes a fan fiction pastiche of the original

I should say first off that I loved Ready player one, a great 80s geekfest of a novel that I consumed over three days.

In this sequel Cline has tried to pick up where he left off, but something has changed, and it does not work. The first three chapters are especially frustrating, being endlessly wordy exposition, that come across as a pastiche of the original, and I almost gave up at this point.

I persevered, and it does pick up a little after these early chapters, but for me at least, just does not recapture the joy of the original. The characters are less likable, the writing more plodding, the pop culture references ever more contrived.

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Disappointing

I have 5 hours left to listen and I can't bring myself to continue. Ready Player One was an enjoyable and fun story. Ready Player 2 is not. Will Wheaton's narration is fine but, the story is just tedious and boring.

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really disappointing

I adored Ready Player One, and have been looking forward to Ready Player Two ever since it was announced. I am so disappointed; everything that made the original special has gone. Characters personalities have completely changed, are completely 2d, and rely on agendas (albeit admirable) to define their personality. I find it difficult to get excited about an adventure, when even the main character isn't. Wil Wheaton is excellent as always, but unfortunately even his brilliant performance isn't enough to save the story or spark much enjoyment. Gutted.

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The sequel we didn’t need.

I liked the first book. It was entertaining and fun. Geeky in a good and positive way. The sequel is self-indulgent and extremely dull. Tediously dull. A severe disappointment with a clumsy and uninspired plot. Wheaton does a good job but is hampered by poor material. This is derivative and listless.

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It's not good, folks!

This book just didn't need to exist. The only good bit about it is the narration.

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So very disappointing :(

I wonder if Wil Wheaton narrated this thinking, ‘this 2nd book is a load of rubbish!’ Great narration but how can you go from loving all the characters in the first book to wishing them all dead in the second?

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Meh

I enjoyed Wil Wheaton's performance, but if you've read Awaken Online and the Bobiverse there's nothing new here. It wasn't bad, just nowhere near as good as the original.

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A boring to a great classic

I don't know what Ernest Cline was thinking, but this is a terrible sequel.
The story is boring and the characters that we all know and lovehave all changed.
I looked forward to this book, but what a disappointment. It was so dull I nearly gave up a number of times.
Even the title doesn't make sense.
I think I'll stick with Ready Player One.

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