As an audiobook narrator, it's very important to also listen to audiobooks. I've listened to quite a few, and thought that some of you out there might be interested in what I've listened to!
This time I'm going to jog from Fantasy over to Science Fiction and talk about Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and narrated by Wil Wheaton.
Set in a dystopian future where a virtual reality world called the 'OASIS' is as important (or more so!) than the real world, the real charm of the book is in the many call-backs to 80's pop culture. As someone who grew up during the 1980's, that aspect of the book definitely resonated with me.
It also seems to resonate with Wheaton, as his passion for the novel really comes through in his read. I think this is really a great demonstration of how engaging a narrator can be when they really connect to the material. This really is a great match of narrator to book.
For me, this is a good example of how I can connect to my listeners if I'm to be fully engaged with the book I'm narrating.
Ready Player One is an entertaining audio book and I recommend it. And if you have fond memories of the 80's, then I think it's one you definitely don't want to miss!