I don't like to compare Sci Fi writers of different eras, but this is worthy of Pohl and Harrison at their best. Sci with humour is rare, and well written sci fi humour is rarer still. Wil Wheaton does a better job of this than some of his earlier efforts at performing audio.
If "Hollywood vs aliens" with a different slant appeals, then I highly recommend this offering
Really...I laughed out loud. Which can be embarassing when one is listening through the earbuds of an iPod while standing in line at Safeway. But, I digress. John Scalzi is rapidly becoming one of my favorite sci-fi authors and I have always liked Wil Wheaton. The Scalzi-Wheaton team have presented us with an [actually] plausible "1st contact" scenerio. I refuse to give away any plot parts. Suffice to say that "Agent to the Stars" is one that you should have in your library! Very funny, intelligent and well acted.
I have recommended this book to several friends already! I like John Scalzi's unique tone, which is humorous but with a deeper underlying message to keep the book from being just superficial fluff.
Wil Wheaton reads Scalzi's books with the perfect voice! He can be serious, sarcastic, funny, and tender, as the book requires. I choose to listen to Scalzi's books rather than read them because of Wheaton's narration. I wish there were more Scalzi books narrated by Wheaton.
This was a great listen. John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton do it again. The dynamic duo pull off yet another favorite for me. A keeper.
This book fun and imaginative, Thomas Stein the books main character is a Hollywood junior agent who's world in turned inside out and upside down. He's tasked with taking on the biggest client he'll ever have.
The story is well written, I just wish that it wasn't so short, I dreaded the end after listening to the first few chapters. I was enjoying myself as the story moved along and hating that it was going to be over in 10 hrs.
If you have enjoyed Scalzi/Wheaton as a team, then you'll love this.
This book was pretty good. Reasonably entertaining with an interesting premise and likable/believable characters. My only problem was that the swift pace that was set in the beginning isn't maintained throughout. The crisis gets seriously bogged down in long monologues and philosophical argument and the final payoff was sped through in a way that left me wanting more. Ultimately the book was fine and entertaining if you're into light contemporary sci fi but it's not the next Neil Gaiman.
Wil Wheaton did a great job reading. Not distracting, but very entertaining.
I found this story hilarious and couldn't stop listening. From the moment I started it, I only paused it when someone insisted on talking to me, otherwise I kept going through my day, ignoring the phone, my squawking parrots, and even my exercise routine. I wanted it to keep going, and going, and going. I've been never so disappointed to reach the end of a book. Encore! Encore!
BTW, BRAVO to Wil Wheaton who did such a fabulous job narrating and giving each character their own voice.
The kind of book that makes you late, just too hard to turn it off. The Heinlein of our time.
hmmmm. This book was interesting. I think it a lot of potential to be a bit better. The narrator was very good.
Easy listening to a fun story and keeps your interest very well.
Wil Wheaton does a great job of changing voices and has a wonderful pace and inflection.
Certainly not profound Sci-Fi but extremely entertaining.
Brilliant sums up this work exactly. The performance is done with consummate humor, feeling, and care. The plot line was inspired and doesn't drag. It takes you in interesting directions, and doesn't leave you behind. Everything I want in a good book from, character development, to I can't put you down/turn this off agony is here get it and enjoy!
The acadamey awards.
No this was the first audio I have experienced but he flat nailed it!
The first press conference.
Buy it and listen as soon as you can. If you can't buy now, wish list it now!