There's not really any conflict in this story. That's not saying anything bad, it's just different enough from my usual reads to comment on. There's no bad guy or villain, there's no crisis to prevent or survive. The main character Tom is given a difficult challenge that changes his world, and he goes about meeting it like as best he can.
Scalzi's comedy and delivery are both as good as his other works in that genre, and he does not disappoint in "Agent to the Stars".
A good, fun, light read.
Yes, because it's a fun read. Not to be taken too seriously, similar to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
The premise is ridiculous and fun. Good writing, funny and I warmed up to Wheaton's performance.
Probably Joshua, although I think he did a good job with most of the characters. Wheaton's performance of Joshua seemed to fit the character particularly well.
Nose plugs not included.
I like to read biographies and fiction version of the bios. I'm enjoying listening to audible books, maybe not as long as Don Quixote.
I chose this book because I thought it was about agents to the stars, and in fact it is. But not just about Hollywood stars. Real tongue-in-cheek.
Lawrence R. Spencer, author of "The Oz Factors", "Sherlock Holmes: My Life", "Vermeer-Portraits of a Lifetime" & editor of "Alien Interview"
Better than average.
Clever, unique, comical approach to "alien contact" genre.
He does a superb job of characterization and supplies an effervescent energy to the story.
Alien Being Wins Oscar and Credibility on Earth
This is the most comically unique story of interaction between aliens and humans on Earth since Douglas Adams. Clever, comical and (sadly) realistic. This story demonstrates that humans and aliens in this universe are a Hollywood cliche..... Pathetic stupidity meets comic relief.
i couldnt get thru this. half way even stopped and reread the reviews but still didnt get it. only got as far as i did because the reader was so good. ugh. wish i hadnt wasted my time.
I bought this book quite a while ago and then procrastinated about listening to it. The subject interested me but I still hesitated. After finally starting the book I had a hard time stopping. It was a great book with well developed characters who really changed from the beginning if the book to the end.
The aliens were polite and very funny. Characters that seemed like villains were transformed into if not heroes then at least better people than they had been. It was funny thought provoking sad and very engrossing.
This book drew me in almost from the first word and I just loved it. Quirky, interesting, with a main character who is not perfect.
I loved Wil Wheaton as the narrator. I have really enjoyed watching him in shows such as The Guild and Big Bang Theory. He is an entertaining narrator but to be honest I did have a hard time discerning a difference between the 2 main human male characters. That is a VERY minor quibble b/c in general he differentiates b/w the characters fantastically.
All in all, this was just a pleasure to listen to and made me look forward to my commute.