See what we did there? Actor, writer, and audiobook narrator Wil Wheaton returns to the world of xkcd to read the instant bestseller HOW TO: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by webcomic/bestselling author/nerd hero Randall Munroe, and we are as stoked as two stick figures trying to high jump. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Listen to a clip:
How To isn’t the only blockbuster out this month narrated by Wil: he’s also the voice of the new audio recording of John Green’s seminal YA novel, Looking for Alaska, soon-to-be a miniseries on Hulu, premiering October 18. This is Green’s novel like you’ve never heard it before—a visceral listen that taps right into the teenage heart:
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In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS—he’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize.
“Wheatonâ€™s enthusiasm for the quest and his sensitive portrayal of characters and events are outstanding, but his management of the pace is truly phenomenal.”—Booklist, starred review
“Wil Wheaton, Wesley Crusher on TV’s Star Trek: The Next Generation, does an excellent job reading this sf coming-of-age novel, capturing Wade’s tension and determination.”—Library Journal
At once reinventing and paying homage to science-fiction classics, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever heard before.
“Wheaton never misses a beat matching the tone of Clineâ€™s tale, weaving the humor and growing dread in with scenes of discovery, the fast-paced action, and the more heartwarming moments, managing to make it all believable as experienced through the lens of the sarcastic yet earnest protagonist, Zack.”—Booklist, starred review
“Wil Wheaton brings unassailable geek cred to the reading, giving Zack’s narration heart and vulnerability.”—Library Journal