Armada by Ernest Cline Review

Before I get into the review, I did not know what this book was about.  I knew that it would be something with gaming, but did not expect everything that happened. I may or may not spoil the book in my review before I get to information about the book.

Overall the book is just like Ready Player One, similar story.  Wil Wheaton does the Narration of the audio book.  He does a good job as he did on Ready Player One.

Since I did not read what the book was about, I was a little lost at the beginning on what was happening.  But it soon took shape and I was right into the book.  The book was good overall, mixed in a little bit of romance, a little bit of drama, and a lot of bit of action.

This is not just a book for gamers, yes the book is based around a fictional game, but it is packed full of action.  Highly recommend the audio book over reading it.  Not as good as Ready Player One, but still a good read.

About the book:

The new novel from the best-selling author of Ready Player One

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again.

Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

At first Zack thinks he's going crazy.

A minute later he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada - in which gamers just happen to be protecting the Earth from alien invaders.

But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills - as well as those of millions of gamers across the world - are going to be needed to save the Earth from what's about to befall it.

Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too...familiar?

Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming-of-age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you've ever heard before - one whose every minute is infused with author Ernest Cline's trademark pop-culture savvy.

·  Audible Audio Edition
·  Listening Length: 11 hours and 58 minutes
·  Program Type: Audiobook
·  Version: Unabridged
·  Publisher: Random House Audio
· Release Date: July 14, 2015
·  Whispersync for Voice: Ready
·  Language: English