Great one liners. Well written and engagingly read. So many laughs that you might miss the fact that the author grapples skillfully and thoughtfully with matters philosophical, sociological, moral, ethical, and the necessity that we embrace history, particularly that of our ancestors, with fear, love, and respect lest we lead shallow, meaningless, self centered lives.
Close Encounters meets Entourage! Scalzi is one of the most accesible sci-fi writers. This is admittedly a bit of a silly tale... but hey... life's short.
Wow, what a ride! Who wouldn't want that made to film or tv series? Wil Wheaton, you absolutely nailed it! I know it's work, but you confirmed the cliché. You would be my vote for Tom, no, Joshua, no, I'm so confused. Felicia Day for Michelle? I would like to say I can't remember last time I had so much fun, but Hardluck Hank books, Marko Kloos' Terms of Enlistment and sequels, Pierce Brown's Red Rising, and sequels, etc. Audible, you are awesome!!! Better than breakfast.
El Paso, TX
OTR Truck Driver
Forever a nerd
Really kept me engaged and Mr. Wheaton does a wonderful job as a narrator. The story did drag a little near the end, but it was still quite entertaining.
This is the first John Scalzi I've ever read but it certainly won't be the last. I very much enjoyed Wil Wheaton as the narrator as well. I was very sad and somewhat grumpy that the book ended- it was that good.
I got this book because it was cheap. Wil Wheaton reads very well. He's cute too.
The book was great. I laughed, mostly, but teared up a bit too. I love the theme most of all and especially now with what happened in Orlando. No matter what we look like, what we believe, we are all just the same.
I highly recommended this story, but not because it's cheap.
So many contradictions that work in a wonderful explosion of philosophy, sophistry, humor, and seriousness. To write a book about humans meeting aliens that doesn't include nuclear bombs, riots, or the White House burning in the background takes talent, to do this and make the book so funny you literally laugh out loud while crying behind your tough guy facade and all while thinking of a plot line that takes a left turn at what the heck just happened and a hard right at OMG they didn't just do that. Well buy the book and unless you're brain dead you'll love it!
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a lighthearted, fun read. It was a very enjoyable experience from start to finish. This was one of the few books I have listened to that I thought my pre-teen-aged son would actually like too. He would probably especially enjoy the alien language foibles.