Great quirky story.
This story had me from the beginning. Funny and sweet
Didn't think I would like this, only bought it because Wil Wheaton was narrating. I ended up loving it.
No, the only stories I listen tto twice are educational.
The big monster who ate people complaining about watches.
Wil Wheaton is an excellent reader. I have listened to a couple of his stories and he brings a good performance to the story.
It was not that typ of tory
I would tell any of my friends with a well developed sense of satire and irony that they would love this.
"Death by Fart"
The diplomatic incident leading to the search for the blue fleece (really a search for a golden fleece, or fleecing...)
I had to know what would happen next, not predictable at all, which I find very enjoyable. Kept me going during many a workout.
Snort alert - don't have liquids in your mouth for the first several chapters, you'll have a clean up.
Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!
Yes! You will have a good adventurous time listening to this story
the spy! no need to spoil anything else
the one at the mall, well narrated full action scene!
not one, but just a few, couldn't let go!
The idea of a true transfer of a human to a computer
Interesting and engaging story, hit enough tropes without going too far.
Murder via by talking out of their ass, literally.
Pronunciation of the alien names so matter of factly, good understanding of the genre.
With Will Wheaton reading yes I could not have did as good a job in my head as he did on the audio book
Yes Agent to the Stars just as entertaining
I could have
For me, undoubtedly.
Fuzzy Nation - same dry wit, same excellent narration.
Sometimes I have to remind myself that one person is doing the narration. And he captures Scalzi dry wit so well, making me almost laugh out loud at times as I listen.
Scalzi at his dryest.
Even if the story doesn't grab you, the way Scalzi writes, will. You can't help but become a Scalzi fan.
Witty dry humor with cultural undertones gives this novel a flavor that honestly, I have not seen. This book is funny, action packed and yet not predictable.
The reason I mention HHG is because it has those cultural “Easter Eggs” tossed in for people who are just a little too sophisticated for their own good. At the same time, it offers a base humor that will entertain the unenlightened masses.
So I guess what I’m saying is that this book has something delightfully entertaining for everyone, a Rubrics Cube of literary style.
If you are a sci-fi fan who likes like humor, this is simply a book that you must get, you won’t be disappointed. And if you happen to be a little dimwitted, don’t worry, you’ll still like the book.
One more point. For the technology based community, the writer is obviously a bit of a geek. This may sound bad, but it isn’t. Nothing and I mean nothing is more annoying than lame technology, that is, tech that is described by non-technical authors. THIS author obviously knows computers, and can talk about them in a way that will not leave the non-technical crowd bored. I’m a software developer, I know the difference.
Get this book.
You will love it!
Book blogger at Bookwi.se
I enjoyed reading Agent to the Stars so much that I picked up another John Scalzi book. Again this was a audiobook so I picked one that had Will Wheaton as a narrator.
Both of Scalzi’s books that I have read so far have not been primarily concerned with the science. Instead they are science fiction settings (there are aliens, it is in the future) but it is really just the setting, not the main concern of the book. So people that do not traditionally like science fiction might like these.
Android’s Dream is more of a spy book than a science fiction book. Harry Creek is a former cop, a former war hero, a computer specialist and currently works for the State Department giving aliens bad news.
His more ‘special’ talents get him tasked to find a particular breed of sheep to stop an interplanetary war that the Earth will be sure to lose. Of course he ends up finding a girl that needs help. He has to escape both the aliens and the humans that want to encourage a war.
The end had a very nice twist that took the book in a very different direction.
Scalzi writes with a lot of humor. So it feels a bit like Christopher Buckley or Carl Hiaasen but with a science fiction setting. I will be reading more Scalzi, especially with Will Wheaton as a narrator.