I would, because while not as funny as Redshirts by this author this is pretty funny.
I liked the main character satire about his own species and profession.
Wil Wheaton is good at voicing dry humor.
I did laugh quite a lot.
This story is just plain fun and entertaining. Wil Wheaton does a great job narrating it. His timing is very good and so are the voices of the individual characters. I listened to his narration of "Fuzzy Nation" which took a little getting used to. He read it well, but just a little too fast. His narration of "Agent to the Stars" is great, much better timing and variation on the characters' voices.
This story handles the concept of the first encounter with a new twist. It is not reminiscent of previous handling of the idea. In my experience it is a unique approach.
Wil's performance in the Scalzi novels are one of the reasons I have listened to all of them. It seems he brings the right tone to the writing. A consistent part of Scalzi's books is his sense of humor and Wil delivers the wit and the jokes perfectly as well as the more dramatic lines. This book is perhaps his best work with Scalzi so far.
So many, so many.
This is possibly my favorite John Scalzi novel. I loved the idea and the humor had me laughing out loud. The characters were believable and well developed and the pace and resolution of the story were very satisfying. I highly recommend it.
I don't know. I may in a few years, once I've forgotten the details, it was enjoyable, and easy to follow.
Ready Player One, just because both were read by Wil Wheaton.
Yes, it ranks right up there with Ready Player One. I'd definitely recommend listening to something else between, otherwise you may accidentally assign voices to previous characters :)
initially - no, but toward the end, yeah, I couldn't wait to hear what happened.
It was slow to start, but once I got hooked, I was definitely hooked.
An unusual alien, and a strong read by Wil Wheaton.
Ralph the Dog.
Several scenes amused me quite a bit, I even laughed a couple times.
This is a crazy, fun, wonderfully funny book. Totally unexpected.
I loved that Wil Wheaton was reading this book. He is a talented actor and brings so much to the characters. I would not have differented between the voices had I read this on my own.
Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!
Yes! I loved the dialogues, I think it is Scalzi's huge talent.
Joshua, by far far far distance from the others!
EVERYTHING, amazing performance, so much acting on his voice!
Not really, it is an easy listening, I was amusingly anxious to keep listening every day.
Another great Scalzi's novel! I am becoming a fan! Loved the dialogues and surprise elements.
I liked the jokes, cynical writing and new ideas on aliens and alien encounters.
I think the narrator can make a better job, there's not enough vocal diversity in between the characters.
Other than that, there are some parts in the book which are a little sluggish.
Nevertheless, I wouldn't give up reading this book, it was quite a memorable reading (/listening) experience.
This is a nice piece of "political" as opposed to "mechanical" or "dreary philosophical" - Sci-fi, with a great reader. but since I also enjoy historical and contemporary Hollywood stories, the best part for me was the "Agent" part which highlights what appear to be actual trials and tribulations - generally very funny ones - of a Hollywood agent. It is a true "cross-over" genre and clearly has a place in any fan's TInseltown collection.
You can tell who I am by my reading, or can you?
Yes, It's my first Scalzi book, and he has got a new reader.
Sure, the story is fun, intelligent with a good timing.
I did not listened to Wheaton's reading before, but he impersonates the characters and he does a great job with the book.
I have my concerns with some decision with the plot twist, but it ends the book in a almost believable way.
It not the best Sci Fi book I read, but it begins a new genre for me: Sci Fi comedy.