I went into this thinking it would be a silly but entertaining story. Silly it was (sometimes) and definitely entertaining but it turned out to be more than just those things. While I did burst out with laughter a few times, I swear there was at least one time when tears appeared in my eyes. There are moments of sadness and joy among the many humorous situations. All in all I totally enjoyed listening to this book. The reader did a great job. I will now search out more books by John Scalzi.
Way more fun than expected. WW is the perfect story teller. The "agenting" sections are hilarious, especially if you think you know anything about Hollywood and how it works. Have been making people crazy talking about this book. Oh yeah, I liked it.
I usually don't write reviews, but WIl Wheaton's performance really brought this book to life. I kept getting looks from other people in the subway when i would start laughing between stops on the L train.
Original take on the first contact with aliens. Joshua can reallly let loose with the one liners.
Excellent performance. Nails each character perfectly.
At first I thought this was going to be a little too off beat for me but as I got into it the story really does move in the right direction. I like the harsh realities of being a Hollywood agent and the whole Hollywood culture as it impacts the whole world.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Will Wheaton does an outstanding job narrating this audiobook, so much so I hope he does more. The book is well written and funny. You won't be disappointed by this one!
I've enjoyed everything Scalzi has written and was happy to see this one available on Audible. Wil Wheaton is an excellent narrator and has done a fine job on other Scalzi books (Little Fuzzy comes to mind). The story is light-hearted and not particularly complex but is a fun listen, especialy on a long drive.
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!!
The kids (Teenagers) and I had a lot of fun "reading" this book on a long car trip. Wil's reading was perfect and all of us had a good giggle (or 100's) along the way! Highly recommend!