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.
I really, really enjoyed it. Especially fun was the way small details, seemingly included for their own amusement value, came together for big payoffs down the road. Great work.
Definitely up there as one of my favourites.
The courtroom scene!
A fast paced, clever and very amusing listen with a great narration, delivered as always, by Wil Wheaton that very quickly immerses you in a wonderfully constructed world of the future.
I looked forward to purchasing this book as I have enjoyed some of John Scalzi's work such as Old Man's War and Fuzzy Nation, but I did not like this book. The bathroom humour and lack of character development make this a difficult book to finish, and one to which I will never return.