Interesting story and concept read by a great narrator. There is however too much "he said", "she said" which can be highly annoying and in my opinion an indication of a lazy writer. I considered abandoning the book but decided to power through and try to ignore it. Once I got that right, I thoroughly enjoyed the book,
I quite enjoyed this story. It's a bit predictable at times, but it was very amusing.
I found Wil Wheaton's reading to be excellent. His performance kept me in the story at times my attention might have wandered if I had been reading myself.
Not a reader, but a fantastic listener!
if you like a cascade of things happening from a fart. Then this is for you.
The only thing that moved was my jaw. Otherwise I was firmly planted in my chair for most of the book.
Read it. It's worth the time.
Another delight from John Scalzi. A low level state employee gets involved in a case that will leave little hope for a resolution that will leave the Earth independent and at peace. the story has adventure and humor and introduces a religion with a great origin story. Check out Fuzzy Nation and Locked In for your next Scalzi read. Wil Wheaton was a great narrator. His work here and in Ready Player One and Armada are outstanding performances.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
Another great story from John Scalzi. He takes his unique brand of sci-fi adventure, adds in come fun characters and then mixes it together with a convoluted plot so full of twist and turns it would out do any roller coaster. Along the way the listener gets taken on a fun ride which has very little down time and really gets the imagination going!
I was a little disappointed in Wil Wheaton’s narration this time around. While his pacing and male characters were great as normal, I felt as if he wasn’t as strong differentiating from each character and wasn’t trying to do a female voice much if any with this book.
I'll admit that I'm a huge Scalzi fan and have read a ton of his books. This one was WAY out there. I kept thinking, "did he use a plot randomizer for this?" Lol. Still it was entertaining and I love Wil Wheaton so I'm glad I listened to it.
I usually like Scalzi's novels. This one has a lot of politics among aliens and humans - still Scalzi's snark and fun, but it gets a bit pedantic on the various political machinations and I found myself tuning out the long political passages. Still worth a listen for the usual Scalzi tongue in cheek sci fi.