This was my first Will Wheaton narration and he did an awesome job bringing this totally crazy and hilariously creative story to life. One of those that you never wanted to end. Thankful to audible for introducing me to Scalzi!
Agent to the Stars is funny and sweet, full of likable characters, and age-old questions: what IS life?...what does it mean to be human?...what exactly makes us human?...how much STINK can the human olfactory system tolerate?
I really enjoyed the basic 'goodness' of the characters, the story was clever and we'll written, and Wil Wheaton's narration was spot on!
...by which I don't mean to denigrate the story or Mr Wheaton's performance. Instead, I mean that this audiobook was a fun, pleasurable romp through a modern sci-fi story from a modern master mix maker of the genre with a narration that was an excellent performance. This was a great time and I highly recommend it to anyone who has discovered similar books (Divine Misfortune, Emperor Mollusk, etc. )
A great Scalzi--quirky story, lovable characters, slimy aliens.... Enjoyed Wheaton's narration. Thought the ending was predictable but I enjoyed getting there.
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Not a very heavy book, it was lighthearted and whimsical, with laughs mixed in at the right moments. Kind of Jerry Maguire meets Space Aliens.
I was having a hard time getting into this one. Once the story and characters were becoming interesting, they wrap up the book in about 20 minutes. It seemed like the author got in a rush at the end and slam dunked it with a headline montage covering a years time. Wil Wheaton was great as per the usual.
I'm an odd combination of "really sweet" and "don't mess with me". Sometimes I'm funny.
The narrator, Wil Wheaton. I actually chose this book because of him! He always makes the characters come alive so well.
Wil has a real talent for conveying snide comments and sarcasm in a way that highlights the humor the author is going for. He simply IS the protagonist. And the alien. And the diva. AND, AND, AND. He's delightful.
It's a fun book, and an enjoyable escape. Because of it's predictability and meandering in spots, I wouldn't say it's great literature ... but then again, it's Scalzi's first novel and one shouldn't expect "Ready, Player One".
I only got this book because Wil Wheaton was the narrator and I'm a big fan. His performance did not disappoint. The plot summary looked pretty stupid to me, but I'm so glad I listened. I'll definitely be reading more Scalzi books. He had me laughing at loud at points. This is one book where the writing and characters really make the story.
The combination of John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton seem to always make for a book that I will listen to more than once.