After hearing several of John Scalzi's books I figured he had to have written at least one stinker. But nope. This turned out to be my favorite! Now leave me alone. I'm going to listen to it again. :)
The story is interesting and well paced. I found the writer to be funny. If there was a short coming it would be that Robin Baker is clearly a female character written by a man. She's way too compliant with the events that take place in her life. Other than that though. I enjoyed it all very much.
There are a lot of great authors that make amazing and action filled stories without needing to resort to profanity. For me that is several times more important than the actual story because if I don't feel comfortable listening to a book I am distracted from the story.
Just finished this excellent book by Scalzi. It had a wonderfully twisty plot, mayhem where necessary, humor throughout, and, because I "read" in audio, an excellent narrator. When I started Android' Dream, I was not sure about the book, but my concern quickly changed to through appreciation of Scalzi' artistry and storytelling skills. A wonderful adventure in an imaginative universe. Science fiction in the class Asimov and Heinlin would enjoy.
When I'm in the mood for some witty humorous sci-fi I can always turn to John Scalzi. I love Wil Wheaton's narration, key embodies the text. I've never been disappointed with a John Scalzi book. The characters are smart , and you root for them, and you get some really interesting twists and turns along the way.
Folks, for audiobooks it's not just about the writer, it's also about the narrator...
The story line is actually simple enough to follow and quite easy to get engrossed. When I look back I am amazed at how much the writer was able to squeeze out of the idea - goes to show you how good he is.
The narration by our favorite 'ensign' Wheaton was very, very good. His range of voices and the acting out of the characters was top notch. I think his acting skills plays into providing a more entertaining listen.
I downloaded this book because I love Will Wheaton as a narrator. It started out pretty strange and didn't get less strange. I did however enjoy the quirky humor and twists and turns of the plot. Even if you don't like science fiction you may like this book.
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.