I had read Old Mans War by the same author and while it was good, it was nothing like this book. This one has a new take on the idea that aliens want to make themselves known to us, and it has engaging characters, witty dialogue, and great pacing.
The naration is excellent, adding to the overall experience.
I've listened to just about every John Scalzi novel available on Audible and I've never been disappointed. While this is billed as science fiction, it had two story lines, one decidedly sci fi and the other modern fiction. Surprisingly, I found both equally intriguing - the tale of a young Hollywood agent and a budding, superstar actress and then there's an alien race looking for representation in how to best introduce itself, politely, to Earth. It just worked!
Having heard every book John Scalzi have released trough Audible, i expected as usual a good experience. What i didn't expect was that it was so much fun, entertaining and absolute ingenious view of how to introduce Friendly aliens to the humans.
Wil Wheatons narration was so good and enjoyable that i will from now on vertainly look for his name in future Audio-book releases.
What a treat!!
Excellent audiobook in story (absurd, fun, fantastic) and narration (just perfect)! One of the best I've ever listened. Highly recommendable.
From 4/12/15 on, I will only rate a book 5 stars if it so good I will listen to it again. To date, the Bino series tops that list.
My first Scalzi experience was Red Shirts. It was funny and extremely fun to read. Agent To The Stars is all of the above, but a bit less complicated.
You don't have to like science fiction to enjoy this book. But I wouldn't advise either book if you don't like the humor of Woody Allen. I loved both books, laughing all the way through...
I loved this one. I really loved. It was funny, clever, witty. The people were oddly believable even in a story that was totally wacky. It stands out as one of the best science fictions books of my last decade and one of my favorite ever sci fi audiobooks. One of the mast interesting things about Scalzi is his ability to write well in a wide variety of styles. He can be serious, funny, a mix of both. He can be wild and crazy and highly technical ... and he makes it work. No one in the genre today works harder or produces more. This was the first of his books I ever read, but it hooked me like a fish on a line. Read it. If you like sci fi or just appreciate well-written and witty stories, this one will not disappoint you.
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What else can I add to the conversation? What a thoroughly enjoyable romp through space aliens and Hollywood. Wil Wheaton is a fantastic narrator--and no, you won't be haunted by Wesley Crusher.
I really need to start proof reading my Reviews before I post them.
this story is so many things. wonderful, warming, inspiring, omg why did you make me cry, and witty, funny, clever.
The idea for this book, the characters, the pacing, the conflicts and the humor is spot on. Of course nice aliens would go through Hollywood to win the hearts and minds of the world. It makes perfect sense. And great listening. Wil Wheaton knocks this one out of the park from a narration standpoint.
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This is very well written, both with regard to story arc and prose, as is usual of John Scalzi novels. This one is also full of clever humor and made me laugh out loud frequently. I also have to say, as someone with family in the Hollywood agent business, that Scalzi totally nails this industry. Finally, Wil Wheaton is the PERFECT narrator for this novel. He has the tone exactly right.