New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.
This is not Agent to The Stars or Fuzzy Nation. It is not terrible, but if you are thinking you are going to get as funny or as good as the above mentioned then, sorry No.
In comparing Scalzi to Scalzi, I was a bit disappointed. At times I forget I was listening to Scalzi and thought I was Listening to Nora Roberts. This really gets bogged down in the details. The plot is fairly complicated and not in a good way. Warning to all, chapter six has a high Ick factor. I am talking sex with animals.
I did like Robin, she was a funny character. I liked the bowling shoes. I also liked the satire about L. Ron Hubbard.
Wil Wheaton was good, although at the beginning of the book he sounded a little tired. He might have been arguing with Sheldon all night. Will WHHHeeedon!
One of my all time favorites in the Sci-fi genre
The way the author managed to give a natural flow and feeling to the multiple races encounter a la Mass Effect.
When The two AIs meet
Yes. Not during the first few chapters, but by the 5th or maybe 6th chapter I couldn't stop listening.
John Scalzi just became one of my top favorite Sci-fi writers.
Enjoyed the story, hated all the "He Saids and She Saids" Ruined the book !!
Shameless book addict whose life was made immeasurably happier when I discovered audiobooks made housework tolerable and long drives a joy.
Surprising, original, side-splitting.
I'd say this falls somewhere between the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series and the Naked Gun movies, but there's a far more successful plot to hang the outrageous satire on in The Android's Dream.
I've listened to Agent to the Stars, also by Scalzi, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Wil Wheaton did a fabulous job narrating each of them. He voices numerous characters believably, and has great comic timing. I've started downloading books he's narrated by other authors simply because I enjoyed his performances so much.
Wow, did this book make me laugh! I'd been reading some serious topics, and this book was medicine for my soul. I've listened to it twice in the last month.
I can't give any better praise than the book was so enjoyable, I went on to buy more books from both the author and narrator. More please!
I usually read sci-fi and some fantasy. My favorite book of all time is Dune by Frank Herbert. Tacos will never be as good as burritos. Batman > Superman. I wear hats.
This is the first audiobook I've listened to so I can't much compare it to other titles.
I've sampled another Scalzi book and I enjoy his humor, irony, and imagination. His description of grandiose events/settings, some of the action sequences, and emotional depth of characters is not as well done.
I'm worried that, since this is the first audiobook I've finished, I've been spoiled by Mr. Wheaton's outstanding performance. The amount of inflection made a real difference in this story and made it very easy to keep track of different characters. His performance was energetic when it needed to be, sarcastic at appropriate times, and when it came to explaining imaginative technology he always made it sound as if it could be real.
The first act of the book was the best part. It had the most laughs, a lot of political and personal intrigue, and had the most imagination as far as technology and alien species went.
This was pretty good, I really enjoyed the humor and Wil Wheaton's performance was fantastic. The action worked just fine but wasn't particularly memorable. Try it for yourself, if you don't like the first few chapters you won't like it at all.
You can tell who I am by my reading, or can you?
The title is a tribute to the work of Philip Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the book that served as the basis for the movie Blade Runner. But there is no relationship between the two stories. The book Scanzi takes place in a future where Earth is part of a federation, and is involved in interplanetary intrigue. It is a SciFi that mixes humor with action and politics. This book follows the author's rapid pace, which puts an explanation in brackets throughout the narrative. This is my second book by John Scalzi. In my opinion, is that the earlier book: Agent to the Stars , is much better . Not that this is bad one, but the argument and style in this book is a bit tiring. If you do not know Scalzi yet, I suggest you start with the other book.
No, only because I listened once and there is so much more to listen to
Funny and fast paced book. Really kept my attention and I could not wait to here what would happen next.
I enjoy anything written by Scalzi and read by Wil Wheaton. There's a great combination of everyday details and relationships with totally outrageous interstellar events. Scalzi puts together his plots cleverly and Wheaton really makes you care about the characters and believe this crazy stuff could really happen.
I'm somewhat new to audiobooks, but I have to say that listening to this book was insanely entertaining.
An action sequence involving super-jumping shoes. I really can't say more without spoilers. ;)
Wil's performance really made the experience for me. He managed to give each of the characters unique style and life, without straying so far from his own voice as to make it sound cartoonish. he was expressive and utterly fantastic.
Definitely laughed out loud a few times, while in public, i'm sure I looked crazy.
This book made me want to find more narrations by Wil Wheaton, more books by Jon Scalzi, and more audiobooks in general!
The characters of this book have you rooting for the heros the entire time. This is definitely one of those books that surprises you with how smart it is.
The end! Not going to spoil anything, but it left me more than satisfied with the conclusion.
He has a very good pace to his reading, and give him props for the alien names that he is tasked with pronouncing.
Not at first, but as it got going it was hard to stop listening - I'd find myself sitting in my car for an extra few minutes after arriving at my destination just to listen the book a little bit more.