Wil Wheaton does an excellent job as narrator. Giving life to all the characters. The story was placed well leaving the listener wanting more.
Wil Wheaton reads a great adventure with interesting and realistic characters. I loved both the reading and the writing. Even when the most outlandish events are being unveiled, characters behave in fun and realistic ways. Highly recommended.
I wanted to prove that I have the ability to love a good fart joke buy getting this book- that I wasn't stuck up, or whatever- but daaaaaang. As another reviewer said: this is a really long fart joke that isn't really all that funny. I love the narrator, but the story- I couldn't even finish it.
It was compared to Adams or Dick, but it was kind of a one-liner that went on for too long.
It was an entire novel based on a fart joke.
I didn't think I would like Wheaton as a narrator before listening to Ready Player One, but now I'm looking for books that he narrates. He understands the culture and references enough to really sale them without paying too much service.
The technology was interesting, the characters good, but in the end, the whole thing was based on the fact that our alien allies talked by farting.
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. :)