I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a lighthearted, fun read. It was a very enjoyable experience from start to finish. This was one of the few books I have listened to that I thought my pre-teen-aged son would actually like too. He would probably especially enjoy the alien language foibles.
Besides being an RN, I am an avid audiobook listener as well as a narrator and producer for Audible. I love Audiobooks!
Well, maybe not that believable, but hey, I still loved it.
An interesting premise. What if an alien species wanted to make contact with us, but they were so disgusting that the average human would be repelled? Or, if you prefer, reverse the situation. Suppose we wanted to communicate with an alien species, but we were totally repugnant to them? How would we go about it?
The Yherajk are the hideous aliens and they are reaching out to Tom Stein, agent to the stars (not the ones in space, the ones in Hollywood).
This is the tale of what happens next.
What a great ride... I didn't want it to end. A good look into the world of entertainment from the business side, tongue and cheek, then through in aliens and see what you get. It's a blast. Love the dialogue!!!
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.