The central plot is wacky, but it is filled humor and action that comes together to create a very good listen. I found myself laughing out loud and rooting for the main players. The story also has it's nice twists and turns along the way to keep it interesting.
Nothing earth shattering, but all in all I highly recommend it was just fun to listen to.
You bet! It's a hilarious book!
Either the chapter long fart joke or "He might be a disembodied virtual consciousness, but at least he wasn't some fucking geek."
I haven't but I'd be interested in listening to more of them now.
Yes, though it's a bit long for it.
This a great book and wonderful audiobook. It hard to stop listening once you start. Thanks again to John for another wonderful read.
Scalzi's sense of humor at its finest. His usual take of casual, day to day contact between humans and aliens works well with this story 7n particular, given that it looks at the absurdity of life as a given. Crazy things like this happen all the time but they aren't so faraway from this plot line. And the jabs at Scientology are particularly amusing (though the Church of the Evolved Lamb is decidedly more competent).
I've only listened to one or two books I didn't like, so it falls easily in the "enjoyed it" pile.
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong? They're both kind of ridiculous/comic sci fi that take ideas to a bizarre extreme.
I mostly picked up my first Scalzi book because he was narrating it, now I love his books. But I have to get them as audiobooks so that Wil Wheaton can tell me the story. I think he does a phenomenal job bringing these stories to life, especially the sarcasm. His female voices are pretty good. Wil Wheaton, you rock.
I don't know, but it would be full of baaad sheep puns.
Not elegant literature (read: fart jokes), but certainly bizarre and entertaining sci fi that feels incomprehensibly real despite being completely ridiculous.
John Scalzi has a really strange mind but I have to admit, I LIKE it! Through the detailed introduction to unusual alien species and interesting political practices, he weaves a rollicking twister of an adventure story. And Wil Wheaton is a marvelous reader. Don't miss this one!
great story loved it I'm looking for more by the same author Wil Wheaton I can't believe he reads and narrates the story pretty damn good I will look for more narrated by him as well.
The book started out weird. It was a little hard to keep interested in the story for the first couple hours. But then I started to really enjoy the book a couple scenes. As usual, Wil Wheaton did a really good job at narrating. The story itself was pretty unique and I did not expect the ending to happen the way it did.
I loved the blend of science fiction, investigation, and alien civilization, and really enjoyed the AI and computer/technology under current. Fabulous story, and it ended in supreme Scalzi fashion. Wish there was more!