Loves a good adventure with heart and lots of laughs.
It feels a lot like other John Scalzi audio books narrated by Wil Wheaton. It's inventive and funny, a story about a Hollywood agent trying to figure out how to make aliens make a good first impression is bond to be, but most of the characters are sarcastically bickering in every single conversation to the point where the general emotion of any given situation within the story seems to have the same tone.
The story was okay. It even had some touching moments mixed into the sarcastic humor. What might have improved the story would have be more moments of Stein trying to adjust to Joshua's presence.
Wil Wheaton has a bizarre effect on this story. He can be a good narrator, but his character voices all seem to sound the same; snide and intense. When combined with Scalzi's writing style for this story, every character suddenly starts to sound like they all have the same personality. When the characters converse, this gets a bit confusing if the discussion involves more than two characters.
John Scalzi writes a lot of interesting and fun stuff. However "Agent to the Stars" seems to be an average sample of his work.
Probably not again as seldom listen to all but classics twice. Not sure I would gain anymore on a second listen
Not sure, but it would make a darn good movie if the producer got a good agency to cast it.
The humor is inimitable. The author is very, very clever. Wonderfully original plot and inside jokes right and left make this a delightful read (listen).
Joshua. His wry wit is captivating. Tom is a close second.
When Miranda walks in on Joshua doing his thing with Michelle. What a heck of a funny scene that would be in a movie.
Yes, but I listened to it in two sittings. It was tough to tear myself away from the listen.
I hope Scalzi's other books are nearly as original and entertaining.
This is about a low-level Hollywood Agent who is given a unique and challenging opportunity to introduce an intelligent and peaceful alien civilization to the people of earth. It's very funny and is narrated perfectly by Will Wheaten. Heading now to find other masterpieces from this awesome duo!
Narration is perfect, the story is great, and the writing is upbeat and witty. This was a fun book and kept me up all night through to the finish (I'll suffer today at work but it was worth it).
was fun from beginning to end mainly because it's so true would say more but don't want to give more away than the summary does I'll just say I absolutely loved it and the narrator was perfect and have loved him in other audible book I've listen to
Reading and listening to books is a way of life for me I love to get out of my world and immerse myself in something new
Thoroughly entertaining and creative listen. I encourage you to take a chance and just enjoy this story.