Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper was one of the books I read as a child that began my life-long love affair with Science Fiction. This book pushed all of the same buttons and gave me the same "warm and fuzzy" feelings. Wil Wheaton was an excellent choice of Narrator. Note: this is my first John Scalzi book. Next up
Is Old Man's War.
I was hooked in a flash. Scalia created wonderful complications and great visual impressions. Wheaton acted the parts exquisitely, capturing the requisite snark, timing, and tone. I loved it.
I'm not huge into sci fi but seeing that Wil Wheaton narrated this book I thought I'd give it a try. I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this story and Wil did an excellent job with telling the story. I have been trying to see if Wil will do another book that I might like. I could listen to him read anything.
The story had a lot more promise to it in regards to the Fuzzies, but the story kept going back to the the main character.
The main thing that bothered me the most was, that for being so far in the future, I don't understand the reason that the author felt the need to blaspheme the name of Jesus Christ.
Evolution is mentioned in this book a lot but was easy to overlook for the fun nature of the story. Nevertheless, intervention by an intelligent being to protect a new species from a more advanced predator contradicts the very premise the the un-theory of Evolution. Essentially, it was empty filler to had to the total word count.
Great story! A little bit discovery, a bit of humor, a bit of mystery, with money and a large corporation involved, perfect recipe for am engaging tale! Will, is quickly becoming one of my "go to" narrators.
Scalzi did a great job adapting Little Fuzzy, and Will Wheaton is THE PERFECT reader! Main character, John Holloway, is funny, clever, and perfect. Too bad he's imaginary!
Wheaton reads much like I do--he is quick (not too fast), but doesn't slow everything down. He doesn't try to do many different voices, but it is clear what character he is reading when he reads it.