Featured Titles Ernest Cline Geeks Out About Wil Wheaton Reading ARMADA

WIRED magazine’s book podcast, Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, featured an interview with renowned geek author Ernest Cline, where he raves about Star Trek: The Next Generation star Wil Wheaton‘s audiobook narrations of his bestselling first novel, Ready Player One, and his newest work of geek-tastic science fiction, ARMADA. Here’s what he had to say:

All my favorite audiobooks are always done by an actor who brings the story to life, and I always had Wil Wheaton in mind, because of Stand By Me and Next Generation. I love Wil’s writing too. He used to write a column—for the Onion, I think—called ‘Games of Our Lives,’ where he would review old Atari games, and they’re just hysterical. … [READY PLAYER ONE] has become one of the bestselling audiobooks in history, because of his performance. He brings all the characters to life, and he does the Pac-Man sounds, and I just got to finish listening to him do ARMADA this past weekend, and it’s amazing. Once again, he does Patrick Stewart impressions and videogame sounds, and also just brings my characters to life. There’s one conversation where he’s doing eight different voices at once and jumping in and out of different characters. It’s just amazing.Ernest Cline

Cline was so excited, he also mentioned it on Twitter:

And, not only does Cline love Wil Wheaton’s narration of ARMADA, but Wheaton himself also loved recording it. See his tweets that feature photos straight out of the recording studio!

Hear for yourself! Listen to clips from Alex Award-winning Ready Player One, and Cline’s newest novel, ARMADA, below:

ARMADA
By Ernest Cline
Read by Wil Wheaton
On Sale: July 14, 2015

LISTEN TO A CLIP:

Praise for ARMADA:
“Cline’s sly, mind-twisting premise and energetically depicted and electrifying high-tech battles make for smart, frenetic, and satisfying entertainment….Gamers and sf geeks will flock to bestselling Cline’s exciting new tale of valiant teens marshaled to save the world, including girl genius, Lex.”—Booklist, starred review

READY PLAYER ONE
By Ernest Cline
Read by Wil Wheaton

LISTEN TO A CLIP:

Audio Praise for Ready Player One:
“Wil Wheaton does an excellent job reading this sf coming-of-age novel…Recommended for sf and 20th-century pop culture aficionados.”—Library Journal

“As narrator of this offbeat, futuristic adventure, Wil Wheaton…is up to the task. This novel has something for everyone.”—AudioFile

Listen to Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy’s full interview with Ernest Cline below, or over on WIRED.com.

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