Not since Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have I enjoyed a SciFi book so much. While it was a little hard to follow on occasion (simply because it involved intergalactic politics and I don't follow any politics well) this is a very well written and highly entertaining book. Will Wheaton is a great narrator.
With twisting plots and a suitable amount of humour, the author tells a great story. Not deep, and the none human characters don't really get expanded, but a lot of fun, and in a joking way poked fun at some of the ideas we hold dear. Which is always good.
I recently became introduced to Scalzi with Red Shirts. I don't know about Old Man's War (yet) but I'd say this is a solid and fun outing maybe a touch above Red Shirts and on part with Fuzzy Nation (both I would recommend strongly). But Lock In is a solid grade above... so if you haven't read Lock In, read this first, if you intend to read it at all, as you will likely enjoy it a touch more.
I came upon this book through the narrator, Wheaton. I was looking for a break from listening to my beloved Heinlein novels and started randomly clicking through links in my library. I'm now a Scalzi fan.
I thought this was going to be a loosely entertaining story powered by a lot of flatulence jokes after reading some reviews.
After finishing it I think it is one of Scalzi's best.
He weaves a lot of his previous imaginative tropes ( legalese, alien expansion, explorations on humanity, intelligence/soul separated from ones body, and compassionate hero) into a most coherent and pleasingly convoluted book.
Excellent story and narration. I look forward to more from this author/narrator combination. I enjoyed it so much it was difficult to shut it off and go to sleep.
I prefer a series for traveling; one that is fun, entertaining, and clever to the point of distraction.
Didn't do the print version.
No, not at all.
Mostly, but I prefer readers who can provide a bit more variance in their voice to give me a hint of who is talking before the "he said" or "she said" tails the sentence.
Not exactly a moment. The intelligence and dynamic of the story impressed me.
The story was interesting, but it was hard to follow the who, what, and when. Way too many characters and tangled stories that were intertwined; made my head spin, just like the first semester of logic class in college. I passed my logic classes with straight A's and still love logic, but even this was too much for me. Way too much page filler babble; tiresome.
This was my first Scalzi book, and I chose or because Wil Wheaton did such a great job on Ready Player One. I'm definitely going to dive right into another Scalzi or Wheaton book right away.
The Android's Dream is funny, a little bit of a thriller, and it's got enough twists to keep you entertained right up until the end. Definitely worth a listen.
This was my first Scalzi book. It had a pulp fiction feel that was elevated to the next level with humor and a complex (but not complicated) plot. I especially enjoyed Wil Wheaton's narration of this book. It's definitely one of the best narrations I've listen to so far on audible. I'll definitely be looking for more of skulls these pieces especially those narrated by Wil.