Lots packed into a small story. It's clear Scalzi knows his material, and the reflection behind the plot is believable. Quick characters are still fleshed out, and Wheaton's performance is, as usual, exact. Funny, touching, and human, I laughed out loud while listening to this book biking. Got some good looks from passing motorists!
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
This was such a fun book. The characters are all very well crafted and the story is fresh and interesting. The author writes clever and funny conversation among the characters. I laughed out loud so many times while I listened to this (all in one sitting I may add). Even though the book is very witty and fanciful, it is also intellectual and thought provoking - sometimes sad. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The excellent performance by the reader was a fantastic addition to the excellent writing. Will Wheaton brings the characters to life with a different personality and voice for each. I particularly enjoyed his take on Joshua. Wheaton made Joshua a most lovable character. Wheaton also does an excellent job with women's voices. They don't seemed forced at all. Incidentally, all the women characters in this book are very very strong women. I liked all of them, even the bad ones. I highly recommend this good. Very entertaining!!
I found myself loving the characters in this book, but what really surprised me was how un sci-fi this book was, and also how much I did not seem to care. it was so dynamic that I fell into it.
I love John Scalzi's writing, but it took me a while to love this book. It has his humor, excellent characters, and interesting plot. I don't know why it took me so long. But now that I've read it-- I love it. I will definitely be listening again.
Very fun cross between sconce fiction and comedy. Will Weaton's performance was great. His delivery enhanced the comedy. I finished the book on a long drive in one day. Fun light reading for a long trip.
Will Wheaton's narration moves the story along with just the right vocal inflection changes so you're not distracted Cromwell the story. Instead, you follow the characterise seamlessly throughout. This is my first John Scalzi novel and I'm hooked! I'm already trying to decide which of his novels to try next. His storytelling pulls you in with humor and entices you with an amazingly believable tale of alien life on earth and their human connections.
Unique story. We really enjoyed it. It's funny, a little sad. It is really a good story with great characters.
Will Wheaton does a fabulous job with the narration.
Not a piece of great literature but a great "bubble gum for the mind" listen. Will Wheaton does a marvelous job of narration. Interesting plot and I was drawn in wondering where it was going next - this is good. Enjoyed the experience.
Scazi's gift for effective and entertaining characters really shines in this one. Agent to the Stars could easily be the basis for a TV sitcom or film comedy. And for all his funny moments, he also succeeds in reaching the soul with just the right amount of poignancy to sell the message without bringing you down from the comedy.
Fun and unexpectedly heartwarming.