Narrator is excellent. He is how I found my way to this book. I loved the storyline but got overwhelmed a few times by the number of characters and the focus changes mid-chapter. This probably wouldn't have been an issue if I was reading it. I just knock it one star for copying a lot of The 5th Element. It is still one of the better books I have listened too lately.
I came to listen to that book after reading the author newer book - lock in which very enjoyable. Unfortunately, this book left me very disappointed. The book seems to have been written a year or so before the iphone and Facebook and the plot exists in a very far future of intergalactial flights, yet the futuristic scene seems so outdated that you doubt about the skill of the author to imagine that future, wher people still uses colt 45 as a weapon, and this is just one sample. The plot is so unrealistic - and of course you are not expecting a scifi genre to be realistic but you do expect it to be coherent and consistent. Lock in got you to really think on the situation and what it expresses. Here the author is forming such a sloppy plot with flat characters full of twitsts that do not really make sense so that you dont leave this book with some insight but with a bad taste. Also the narrator speaks too fast which also contributing to an unpleasemt experience.
Saying that - go read lock in. Its much better.
This book was bonkers! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Even down to the last little bit I was kept guessing! Kudos to Wil Wheaton for a great performance in the read. Looking forward to my next Scalzi!
Quirky and an easy listen. Humorous in parts and immediately engrossing. I really enjoy this narrator and became a fan after hearing him do Ready Player One.
i think the performance by Wil Wheaton has made the listening so much entertaining and funny.
excellent as always.
this book was very entertaining with great voices for each character, quick, snarky humor, and imaginative plot line. highly recommend it to those who like sarcasm and Sci fi.
the author uses God d***it way too much. there are better ways to express the intent without deliberately offending Christians by taking The Lord's name in vane. I would have give 5/stars if not for this fact.
yes, I never guessed where any of this book was going. so NEW. great.
sheep, what is a sheep lol
the sheep, has to be the sheep. I mean really, it just has to be.
the whole thing just GLOB SMACKED me. love this book.
MORE PLEASE, I will be rereading this one a time or two. thanks.
Everything. He's Great.
It was Hard to rate this book. The Story was really good and well told. The performance was great! The Problem is that the author needs to study how to write dialogue. He uses
"(Character Name) said"
after every single line of dialogue. Horrible craft. It makes the book really, Really hard to listen to. It's a damn shame too. The poorly handled dialogue takes away from what, otherwise, is a funny, interesting, adventurous tale that keeps you turning pages.