This is the second book that I have listened to by John Scalzi performed by Wil Wheaton and I am so captivated by the pace and emotion. Looking for the next one.
I really, really enjoyed it. Especially fun was the way small details, seemingly included for their own amusement value, came together for big payoffs down the road. Great work.
Definitely up there as one of my favourites.
The courtroom scene!
A fast paced, clever and very amusing listen with a great narration, delivered as always, by Wil Wheaton that very quickly immerses you in a wonderfully constructed world of the future.
I looked forward to purchasing this book as I have enjoyed some of John Scalzi's work such as Old Man's War and Fuzzy Nation, but I did not like this book. The bathroom humour and lack of character development make this a difficult book to finish, and one to which I will never return.
What an excellent story you can't go wrong by it right away.
It would be nice to have a part two to know how the rest of the story would end.
Maybe if I actually read the book, rather than listened to the audio version it would have been less confusing. Too many characters with strange names and too much going on.
The first couple of chapters were great and I love how Scalzi can get you into a world that is totally nonexistent and understand it. However, as it went on, it got confusing and kind of boring.
Wil Wheaton was great as a narrator as always.
Overall a decent story. Good plot twists and turns. Loose ends tied up and no forced love story. I got a bit of a Fifth Element vibe, but not in an overwhelming way. As others have commented on...I can't believe an editor let this book be published with the comical amount of "said"s. Perhaps a little research into alternates for said are in order Mr. Scalzi!