What a creative story. Some writers are scripted to the point where the reader is constantly seeing what is coming next. But Scalzi is not one of those. He constantly keeps us guessing.
Wil Wheaton did a great job bringing Android's Dream to life and keeping the listener engaged.
It left me wanting more from Harry, Robin and Brian. Hope the story is not over.
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.