Wil Wheaton really made this enjoyable. John's a great writer but Wil really brought the characters to life. His interpretation of the characters felt spot on.
The dog because it was trained to detonate dynamite. :) Also, the Xenolinguist. I know they are super minor characters, but I loved the Xenoliguist's passion once he finds out there is actually something to do on the planet.
No, but I imagine they are just as good.
Yes! It's very intriguing. Story really builds momentum and you get that, "What's gonna happen next?" feeling after each chapter.
If you are a fan of Law Drama's or court case books, then you'll love this one.
The narrator reminded me a little of George Clooney and would seem a fitting actor for the major character in the story. This was a really nice update of an old book. Enjoyed it!
This was the first John Scalzi book that I've ever listen to and I was not disappointed. I've listened to it straight through three times now.
I love to read. Always have. The life of a professional is too busy to do just one thing so I find audiobooks are the answer to my love of books and a busy life.
I really liked how the characters were portrayed and how the differences and conflicts between them drove the story. The Fuzzies and Carl were awesome!
It is also interesting to compare this book with the original by H Beam Piper; to see how societies' awareness of environmental impact has changed over the last 50 or so years. Jack Holloway is a very interesting and complex character.
Fuzzy's in this book are ignored, but in the end they touch our heart like nothing else. This book is full of passion, greed, lust, and sadly enough genocide. it is the tale of one man and the race he met and how they stand up to evil, even if in the end they aren't perfect themselves.
System and software engineer from the UK now living and working in Silicon Valley.
Does it really improve matters to refresh a classic story? Did remaking The Poseidon Adventure a few times result in anything better than the first.
I hadn't read the original, but it is one of my wife's favorites. For me this was a nice enough though kind of obvious story. For her it was a grating clash with the original. If you know the original cover versions seldom sit well.
Sci-fi meets John Grisham with much more humor. Halfway through the book, I was worried the story was going to take a "Avatar" "Pocahontas" turn, but Scalzi instead delivers a refreshingly original story that hooks you in through to the end. Add in an amazing performance by Will Wheaton and you get a must-read title. Burned through this in less than three days, already listening to it again.