Wil Wheaton's narration was captivating. He completely drew me into the book. The book was so delightful and entertaining that the eight hours flew by. It was silly and funny and just what I needed after listening to a wonderful but very serious series of books.
He gave the alien characters such charming personalities.
This is first and only sci-fi story that caused me to laugh out loud. Scalzi has written great story that nailed the dialogue and dealings of Hollywood agents. He is also spot-on about how the income of movies is accounted for. (I am a retired lawyer who used to rep two Hollywood movie production companies, so I know whereof I speak.) The problem posed by the plot, how to you introduce a group of intergalactic aliens to the human public when the aliens are repulsive, was well done. This book is worth your time and money. The story will keep you interested and you will laugh. I hope Scalzi does very well with it. In fact, I hope they make a movie out of it. And that he gets gross points!
I don't listen to audiobooks twice.
Obviously Scalzi's "Redshirts". Both are sci-fi with a hollywood tie-in. Both read by Wheaton.
Just that if you are looking for a good place to spend a credit and you like modern sci-fi, this is it !
A spectacular premise with memorable characters. Scalzi was a scary dude writing this one ...
You might ask what will be compared to "Agent to the Stars". This is unique both inside the pages and at the typewriter
No spoiler - How Tom handled Tea Reader
Laughed once and a while, it was a smiler :) Made a trip go by in a flash.
Scalzi gets another listen. I'll pick another of his books and trust his instincts.
Agent to the Stars is kooky, grounded and whacked all at the same time.
I read all of Scalzi's fiction, but I waited til the very end to read this one. Since it is his first work of fiction, I wasn't sure if I wanted to read it. But there was a discount on the audiobook and I bought it even though I had the paperback already. I'm soo glad I did! The story itself is both really sweet and funny. The characters are very believable, lovable even, and I enjoyed the book very much.
As usual, Wil Wheaton does a great job, I love his voice acting and doing the bits and all in all it feels like he really gets what Scalzi intends to say so listening to him read the book adds quite a bit to the story.
I enjoy John Scalzi's humor laced throughout the book. This is a great stand alone story. It might be fun to hear more about these characters, but as a whole this story kept me laughing and didn't leave me wondering at the end. All the loose ends were tied and the plot was entertaining.
Wil Wheaton did an AWESOME job as narrator. He as over the last year risen to become one of my favorites narrators. Wil has great vocal variety that communicates the characters and their moods very well. If he is the narrator you will not be bored to sleep!
I could have done with out the in your face profanity that the book started with. The rest of the book was free of pointless descriptions of impossible positions and gesticulations of bodies.
I would buy this title again, because of the humor and the storyline. I think it would make a hilarious comedy film. It would be great if the cast Wil Wheaton in the lead too! Give it a listen and see if you agree.
Just a good, funny, easy listen. Great narration too, but then again IT IS Wil Wheaton.
I couldnt put it down till done, just to see what happened next. Get it.
Absolutely, Wil Wheaton and Grover Gardener are just simply the best there is.
The story was surprisingly strong, and occasionally went in unlikely, though interesting directions. Will Wheaton's perfomance, however, was disappointing. It was impossible to tell several of his male characters apart, a significant problem when they were talking to each other.
Fun Smart Approachable
Not sure.. Kind of stands on its own.
Wil brings out the characters John creates like no one else. A Scalzi book read by Wil is an instant buy for me.
Not extreme just fun and funny.
Red Shirts is on sale now. In the middle and its quite good.
Fun Predictable Non-climactic
To me the book seemed to be too flat emotionally. The difference between the highs and lows was not large enough. The Climax of the story seems to be just another chapter
I like how Wil handles the quick dialog between characters that are engaged in informal conversation.
I would not make of movie of this.