Lawrence R. Spencer, author of "The Oz Factors", "Sherlock Holmes: My Life", "Vermeer-Portraits of a Lifetime" & editor of "Alien Interview"
Meh..... The story and characters have the depth of a soap opera and the printout of a computer program. The basic concept is mildly unique, but quickly degenerates into gratuitous violence and the usual psycho political mayhem of an average network TV show, and/or government as usual. However, it does have an usual ending in that some sanity and justice are imposed. Kudos for "Wesley Crusher" as narrator.
I listened to "Agent to the stars" which I thought was much better.
Yes. Competent, but rushed. It's like he wants to hurry up and finish the story because he has something more important to do, or the soundtrack has to be done within a time deadline.
I hope not.
I mean, that's an easy sell, farting is always funny - until someone gets hurt, or dies laughing.
Even though this book starts off on some very silly notes, it does develop into a very clever scifi novel. It's action packed, and I feel like the ending is a bit over complicated, like perhaps Scalzi was having a hard time wrapping this one up, but it didn't ruin the story. This was a fun listen and an overall feel good narration.
I have not read Mr. Scalzi before but decided to try him out when one of his books was on sale, because they always speak so highly of him on Writing Excuses.
Comedic genius, great pacing, and a knowledge of science and bureaucracy combine to provide a superior read.
Wil Wheaton's masterful narration was a joy, though I wanted to mock his pronunciation of something I forgot what, transported as I was by his storytelling.
Well done all.
This was an average book, nothing special about it. John Scalzi is not for me. I don't understand why people love Wil Wheaton so much, because I didn't think there was anything extraordinary about his narration.
Will Wheaton is second to none when it comes to narrating and the story here will have you intrigued to the end. I'm definitely going to check out more books from this author.