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.
Besides being an RN, I am an avid audiobook listener as well as a narrator and producer for Audible. I love Audiobooks!
Well, maybe not that believable, but hey, I still loved it.
An interesting premise. What if an alien species wanted to make contact with us, but they were so disgusting that the average human would be repelled? Or, if you prefer, reverse the situation. Suppose we wanted to communicate with an alien species, but we were totally repugnant to them? How would we go about it?
The Yherajk are the hideous aliens and they are reaching out to Tom Stein, agent to the stars (not the ones in space, the ones in Hollywood).
This is the tale of what happens next.
What a great ride... I didn't want it to end. A good look into the world of entertainment from the business side, tongue and cheek, then through in aliens and see what you get. It's a blast. Love the dialogue!!!