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Ready Player 2- Ernest Cline

Real Friends Who Read Books

The week the Real Friends discuss their first listener request, the continuation of the Ready Player 1 saga, Ready Player 2 by Ernest Cline. The hunt is on once again and we are logging back into the OASIS.  The Real Friends one sentence summary of Ready Player 2:  Mary Paige: This one hurt my brain. Erica: Ready Player One, again! Courtney:  Seriously, someone play D&D with me before my head explodes. Here's what's next: 9/28: The One by John Marrs 10/12: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond 10/26: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 


14 Sep 2021

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056 Chris Cochran on "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline

Best Book Ever

I’m so grateful that people like Chris Cochran exist – people with the giant brains for the tech world who are also committed to keeping the rest of us safe from the nefarious criminals. Lucky for us, Chris is a tech geek with a wicked book habit. I loved talking to him about “Ready Player One,” the appeal of gamer culture, and escaping into good storytelling. Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book Ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best Book Ever Website Host: Julie Strauss Website/Instagram Guest: Chris Cochran Website/Instagram /Linkedin Want to be a guest on the Best Book Ever Podcast? Go here! Discussed in this episode: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine The Art of the Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer by Steven Kotler Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Rocky The Matrix Ready Player One movie Discussed in our Patreon conversation: Sneakers (Note: Some of the above links are affiliate links, meaning I get a few bucks off your purchase at no extra expense to you. Anytime you shop for books, you can use my affiliate link on Bookshop, which also supports Indie Bookstores around the country. If you’re shopping for everything else – clothes, office supplies, gluten-free pasta, couches – you can use my affiliate link for Amazon. Thank you for helping to keep the Best Book Ever Podcast in business!)


5 Jul 2021

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Mortal Kombat Review, Oculus VR Experience, Award Shows, and Armada by Ernest Cline

The Kyber Culture

Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @agednarrative for updates and more content. Welcome to episode 14! The ‘Mortal Kombat’ pod. Segments are time-stamped below. Enjoy! 1:15 - Question For The Audience… 3:00 - Catching Up 14:50 - What are we drinking? (Various Things) 20:40 - Story-time With Brian (Armada by Ernest Cline) 27:30 - Gaming/Tech With Aaron (Experience with Oculus VR) 56:50 - Screen-time With Joe (Award Shows) 1:32:15 - Mortal Kombat Review Tune in to episode 15 where we will be having a chat about ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’. Be sure to check it out on Disney+ before the next pod!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

2hr 20mins

30 Apr 2021

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Ready Player One- Ernest Cline

Real Friends Who Read Books

This week the Real Friends dig into the cult favorite, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Grab your haptic gloves, we're logging into the OASIS.  Ready Player One in one sentence: -A fun nerdy adventure that actually made me want to play video games, which is big for someone who dislikes them in general. -Mary Paige -In Ready Player One, I learned there’s such a thing as a designated “Chaos Zone” annnd I will be renaming my office accordingly, no further questions. -Erica -An adventure story in which most of the adventure is done from a seated position. -Courtney Read along with us! C'mon, it's a book club.     Here's what's coming up:   5/11: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 5/25: Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson 6/8: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Vol.1) by Bryan Lee O'Malley


27 Apr 2021

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Ready Player One- Ernest Cline

After The Story

Ahh the first episode, recorded before we had microphones or a real name. Join us after the story to talk about one of our favorite books from high school. We go through the book, its references, judge it based on the genre, and say what we think about it now. (This episode came out before Ready Player 2) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chris-acuff/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chris-acuff/support

1hr 14mins

5 Apr 2021

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Part III

Words About Books

Konnichiwa all you Otakus out there. I hope you're ready for the final installment of the epic sci-fi hit: Ready Player One! Join Ben and Nate for the dramatic conclusion we were all waiting for, in theory. At last Wade has a plan he executed 3 weeks ago that will come in at a crucial moment to turn the tide of this battle. But will it be enough? Will Wade win the 400 billion dollars, or will he realize that the true prize was the friends we got along the way? Both. It's both. He gets the girl and the money. What do we get? We get to watch our lives crumble away as we're bankrupted by the very rich twenty-something we helped put into power. If there's a metaphor in here, you can bet Ernest Cline drove right past it in his DeLorean! Be sure to check out our blog where Ben tells you why he hates this book in exquisite detail and listen until the very end for an ultra super secret Easter egg hunting clue. Good luck hunters!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WABPod)

1hr 27mins

21 Mar 2021

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Part II

Words About Books

Ben and Nate are back to talk about part two of Ready Player One! I hope you have your notepads out and at the ready because there will be an Easter egg you can find in part 3 worth $140,000 to a lucky listener! All you need is to study our lives in such intricate detail that you give up your own life to do so. Then our real master plan will be complete and we'll steal your bodies and begin the cycle again. Nah I'm just kidding, it's just more useless knowledge without any commentary or examination and you wasted your life for nothing! Be sure to check out our blog so you can read all the ways and reasons Ben hates this book. Should be a blast!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WABPod)

1hr 27mins

14 Mar 2021

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Part I

Words About Books

Ben and Nate dust off a 2010s classic that gives us a view of 20 years from now through the lens of 40 years ago, from a guy who maybe spends a little too much time immersed in the cesspool we call pop culture.  It's Ready Player One! Do you remember Atari? Do you remember Dungeons and Dragons? Do you remember Neuromancer? Do you remember untreated severe depression and extreme isolation? We sure do! We sure do for over 300 pages! Join Nate as he tries to keep Ben's rage from exploding as we explore Part I of this epic quest for a stupid video game contest (Wade's words not mine). If this book has anything interesting to say about the pop culture it's studying, this should be a blast! I can't wait!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WABPod)

1hr 30mins

7 Mar 2021

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S3E28 - Book Club: Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

Living A Life Through Books

SPOILER ALERT in this episode. This really was a spontaneous mini book club.  I would have called it a book talk but let's face it.  I've done a book club with just Erin and so I'm calling this a book club.  hahah.  And yes, we are talking Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support would mean the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it.  I can use all the caffeine I can get. LOL. And THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get a 2 month audiobook membership for the price of one month.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/livingalifethroughbooks/message


6 Jan 2021

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Ready Player Two : By – Ernest Cline - Novel Review Podcast

GoBookMart Book Reviews

Ready Player Two : By – Ernest Cline - Novel Review Podcast Ready Player Two starts from the point where ready player one ends. Subsequent to dominating the match, Parzival (Wade’s OASIS alter ego) finds that he automatically begins once again. In light of an additional life, he is given the choice of playing through the game once more, despite the fact that there are no surprises, simply to add up additional points and on the grounds that he can. he started the game Website : https://gobookmart.com/book-review--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gobookmart-review/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gobookmart-review/support


25 Nov 2020