I read a lot of books, and this is sometimes a curse. They often blend together until I don't remember what they were all about, unless they really manage to surprise me or stir up emotions. This one did it. It was funny, interesting and even has a message. Even if I felt this was a book you could escape in and make you appreciate art, I also loved the end. We need to realize that no matter how different humans seem, we have so much in common. Using 'aliens' to underline this point, was a brilliant move by the author.
This was so different. For a while now I've been able to predict the books I read, yet here I was surprised! The book may not be one of my favorite books, yet the performance was great, the story was never boring and all in all it was a pleasure reading it!
What an amazing and pleasant surprise this book was. I'm not a fan particularly of sci-fi -- haven't seen ET and watched only a couple episodes of Harry Potter -- BUT this book was captivating. With writing that seemed to me the quality of Carl Hiaasen, coupled with an amazing performance by narrator Wil Wheaton, makes me want to look for another book by John Scatzi.
Avid reader. Baker. Musician. Did I say avid reader?
Loved it, really funny with a bit of serious thrown in to catch you. He's a fun writer (I also enjoyed Redshirts). I do notice that, in the manner of many fantasy/sci fi authors, he's kind of sexist, though not enough to make me stop reading his stuff, just pretty sure he wouldn't pass the Bechdel test.
A reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and non-fiction Christian books. A reviewer for Audiobookboom.com
It was a great comedy story well written and the performance from the narrator was top notch. In the comedy category, I would say it was in the top part of my list. I laughed out loud more than one time while listening.
It was light-hearted yet also had some aspects that took an emotional turn, it was a roller coaster which often was as fun as the steep drop.
Top notch delivery from Wil Wheaton. I will look for other material from him even if it is outside my normal reading subjects. Keep up the great work!
It made me do both. I think it was able to move me in both directions from open laughter to sorrow during specific sections. A fun ride made all the better by great story telling.
This story kept me listening, I loved the character development and path story flowed upon. I literally laughed out loud at some parts. ...Genius in a low key sort of way.
I loved the twisted premise and the way it was executed. When you think about it, it actually makes sense.
Joshua's relationship with Ralph
His delivery of the story was hilarious. Serious when it needed to be yet he had me laughing out loud. Very well done!
Yes. I ended up listening to it over two and a half days grabbing even a few minutes when I could.
I don't usually listen to / read comedy stories and while it had its serious moments Agent to the Stars was a LOT of fun. Very well written and very well performed. Thanks!
The story is actually a new twist on an alien saga. Wil's witty portrayal of the characters makes this book worth the listen. I have yet to be disappointed by John Scalzi. His writing is as entertaining as Wil's performance. Worth the time.
First time ever reading this genre. I'm glad I started here, this is intelligent, funny writing and great narrating. So glad I found you!