Even had a moral. I thought I was going to listen to a throwaway sf novel. I was wrong. I'll look for more by this author. That's the best recommendation I can give.
I first heard Wil narrate "Ready Player One," and after now finishing this audiobook, I will be looking for all books narrated by Wil! He is brilliant as a narrator with his different character voices and skill at speaking. Plus, Scalzi's reboot novel is spot-on. Great story and characters and not overwhelming dense. 5 stars all around.
I'm sad now, because this was the last none-series John Scalzi book I had before I finished them all, now I have to find somewhere else to get my grounded and realistic sci-fi.
John Scalzi writes about situations that are real world, places them in a sci-fi landscape that he not only thinks out thoroughly, but probably over thinks, to the point of convoluted minutia, and then punches up the dialog to be snappier than a USA network show(sometimes even with the pop culture references)
As for Fuzzy Nation, if you want to have fun with a guy who is a complete @$$hole, but still comes off as lovable throughout, give it a read.
The reboot of this story was superb as well as Wil Wheatons performance. John Scalzi has become my absolute favorite author. His character development and storylines pull you in right off the jump. Then keep you there. Will Wheaton does an amazing read. I am always looking for any audiobook that he performs. This is my first and most likely only review but if you are watching reviews, know this. It is my opinion that if you pick this or any other Scalzi/Wheaton audiobook or a John Scalzi physical/downloaded book, you too will be a fan. I only purchase hardcover books I love and will read again. Among those purchases are every Scalzi story I have read or listened to. Hope this helps, I know it wasn't that specific, but Fuzzy Nation is now on my small but beloved bookcase.
Decided to write a small review after my second listen. This is a fantastic story. Typical Scalzi humor keeps you laughing though out the whole book and Will really does a great job narrating (as usual). I actually bought this one in print and passed it around my group of friends and everyone loved it. Definitely give this one a listen. It's in my top 5 favorites from audible.
As a truck driver I'll listen to many books. If I catch myself daydreaming and have to rewind a few pages or chapters I realize the story or reader is not keeping my attention. Fuzzy Nation kept me going for hundreds of miles. The story is good and the reader (Wil Wheaton) did an excellent job keeping me absorbed playing the characters.
If you like this book and it's oddball humor, I think you'll 'Agent to the Stars' & 'Androids Dream'
I prefer listening to audiobooks more than music.
“Sometimes in life you’re going to win and sometimes you’re going to lose. But just because you lose doesn’t mean the other guy needs to win.”
I loved this book, especially all the court-lawyer stuff. Don't judge me, but I found Jack Holloway to be pretty awesome!
This book, kind of sends a strong message about saving planets while being interesting and humorous and emotional.
John Scalzi mentions in the very beginning of the audio book that by the end you'll understand whyWil Wheaton narrates the book, personally I think his narration was awesome BUT he was a bit too fast for me.