It's difficult to wrap your head around all the names that are thrown at you and keep up with who's who, it's even harder to picture who they are talking about because a description is never clearly provided.
But despite that, the story is fresh and fun, poking in humor from time to time to keep it lighthearted. And Will delivers an excellent performance.
If you where looking for a sci-if book with an ending you couldn't predict if you managed to get 267 leading scientists in the esteemed and imaginary 'Predictions' department to try themselves.
After the first few minutes I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but by the end of the first 1/2 hour I was hooked! It was a great, funny ride!
I listened to this in my car while commuting (1 hour/day), which was just not long enough, so I listened every time I got in the car, then made up excuses to get in the car just to listen. I got hooked on John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton with Red Shirts, then Fuzzy Nation. I have a strong suspicion I'll eventually listen to every one of Scalzi's - as long as Wheaton is narrating. Love him! Love his sarcastic voice!
Love to exercise while listening
It wasn’t until this book did I realized how I don’t give the books I listen to 100% of my concentration. This book is like having my dad read it to me. None of the characters have a distinctive voice so I didn’t know who was talking. So I was confused at times with what was going on. However this was a bit silly for me so I didn’t feel the need to rewind.
I have other books in my library that were more entertaining
The narrator has a very nice voice, but it was the same. I guess those who hate off the wall character voices, this narrator is for you.
Maybe, not really into movies.
Surprised by all the great reviews. I just wasn't feeling this one.
This is the book got me hooked on John Scalzi. I contemplated reading Redshirts in 2012, but did not purchase due to mixed reviews and hardcover prices. Two years later I came across Android's Dream as a $4.95 sale on Audible, and am now a huge fan. This book is unlike any I have read previously. A fanciful story that is well written and entertaining throughout. Will definitely be listening to this one again in the future. Oh yeah, and I LOVE Will Wheaton's enthusiastic performance and give it a well-merited 5 star rating.
This story starts with what I thought was a short story, then it veers into the world of the evolved lamb. Once there you start a journey of plots within plots and plans carried out over far longer than you would imagine. The action sees two characters, a self effacing veteran and a woman who runs a pet store, carry the story through minor emergencies and full blown panics. Well played, Mr. Scalzi, well played.
Extremely fun story with quirky bureaucrats, reluctant heroes and a chase across Earth and space. Scalzi is a master at writing this type of humorous sci-fi thriller, creating endearing characters even when they are despicable villains. And Wil Wheaton is the BEST narrator for this type of story. The Scalzi-Wheaton partnership just hits a home run every time.
I love pretty much everything that John Scalzi has written. Unfortunately, I despise Will Wheaton as a narrator. He always seems to be in a hurry, like he really needs to go to the bathroom. That is why I put off listening to this book for so long. But, I discovered that Will Wheaton's style actually makes this book more enjoyable. The basic premise of the book sounds silly, but the plot and the characters all work together so well that it quickly becomes a roller-coaster ride filled with laughter and smiles. The bottom line is that I expected a stinker and I found a jewel.