Sci fi theme: can prophesies come into reality if enough people collectively work to bring it about?
OK story line, but dialogue between main characters suffers from too much tough-guy smart aleck style and is often shallow and vapid. Gets good in the last third where events supersede dialog.
I really enjoyed this story. Very clever idea about the sheep and not really all that crazy of an idea the way genetics and science is going these days(once you listen to the story you'll understand what I mean). Plus I got the joke about the androids dream from the beginning since I had read the Phillip K. Dick novel years ago. My only concern was about Wil Wheaton doing the narration, I had never heard any of his work outside of the obvious TV stuff, but he did a great job making the different voices interesting. The thing I loved the most about the story was the humor. I looked at several reviews on audible and on amazon, and I honestly can't understand why people complained about, I felt it really added to the story. After listening to this book, I look forward to getting more books from John Scalzi. Overall is the book a Hugo award nominee, no, but it's a great listen and IMHO, very funny.
Weird story. Easy listening if you need a story that doesn't demand your attention. I listened to this one while working.
I have never read a John Scalzi novel I didn't love and the same goes for Wheaton's narration. A definite must listen for Scalzi fans
Moments of laughter and delight punctuate this novel, which also makes wry commentary on human foibles. The plot is not weighted with excess details. It's more of a romp.
I enjoyed the combination of wit and penetrating insight, taking itself lightly rather than judging.
Should be labeled "for immature audiences only". Can I swap this out for something at least adolescent level? Probably not.
One of Scalzi's better books, not bad but not incredible, just good.
I would definitely recommend it, it's a good book to start with if your going to listen to more of Scalia's works.