absolutely loved it. It was a wonderful book well written and it only got better as the book went on. you will find yourself extremely sad when it comes to an end. sort of like the end of a vacation
do you like starship troopers?
do you like really well developed personal interactions?
read this then
the author is amazing in this and in the book red shirts. think this book works well with someone age 30+ or whom has lived long enough to reflect on their life at all stages
Imagine someone you know has lived through an amazing, major historical event and you ask them to tell you about it. And they do--with excruciatingly superfluous detail. I only continued listening out of pity for the narrator who had had the displeasure of trying to emote through boring dialogue and tediously dull battle scenes. Don't expect that detail to extend to the aliens or to a deeper philosophical query. Instead, the author, like your senile grandfather, will tell you the same joke twice that his drinks were all bought for him--even though they are free for the CDF. So unsatisfying.
I absolutely loved this audio book. Very original, at least to me that is, I have never heard of anything like it. I got through the almost 10 hour audio book in just under 5 days. I highly recommend it if you love science fiction.
Rich & Ericka
Interesting premise, but it never really transcends being a gimmick.
I have not listened to a Dufris reading before- It takes a little getting used to, but his character voices do add to the story once you get into the flow.
As big of a deal as Scalzi is, I expected a little more than Starship Troopers warmed over, and although it was a fun listen, ultimately this is pretty formula stuff. Good for what it is, though.