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I never read the Little Fuzzy, the original, but I really liked the rewrite of Fuzzy Nation. Great fast fun and classic sci fi. If I could bleep out the occasional swearing, I would use this audiobook as a bedtime story for any young adult to start them getting into science fiction. The story is well balance and entertaining for any kid that has an Attention Deficit Disorder. Fuzzy Nation sort of reminds me of Ender's Game, but with a lot more dialogue between the characters. The innocent of those cute fuzzy talking animals and the trial in the courtroom, makes Fuzzy Nation a recommended read for the tween demographic for science fiction.
Although the performance was excellent, I would not recommend this to friends. I'd encourage them to read the original books by Piper.
It fell short of the story telling of Piper.
I do not think it needs a follow-up book. I think the originals need to be made into audio books.
Over all, I was very disappointed in the story itself. H. Beam Piper wrote a bit of magic with his series, and this just left me feeling flat. If there was a money back guarantee, I'd be asking for my money back. I'd recommend the original books.
this book ended up being the introduction to scalzi for me so it harbours a warm feeling in my comedic alien lawyer heart.
Well, the story was very rich and complex, but a lot of the plot points became obvious and thus a lot of the dialog tends to come across as verbose. So on a second read the issue would become unbearable. Having said that, it is an engaging storyline.
The plot points were very good. If the dialog pulled back a. Little bit it wand didn't spell everything out for me, it would have been incredibly good.
I haven't listened to other books, but I would. The plots are rich.
Spoiler?!! When hallway first met the fuzzier.
The dialog is noticeable verbose and spells out everything in too much detail. However the reason for this seems that the legalise might come across too complex. Good story.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Good story telling with a few nice morals thrown in. Very enjoyable. Adding it to my list of 5 ratings (I don't give too many 5s).
I bought this audiobook from Audible's Deal of the Day. I usually do not listen to or read this genre, but the book description was intriguing and I love the narrator. I am so thrilled that I did. It was a very entertaining, captivating book. Humor, heartbreak, good men, bad men, and fuzzies....what more do you need?!
Fuzzy Nation was like a science fiction fairy tale with the requisite happy ending. It will go on my list of 2nd listens.Great story, great narration, great fun!
Nursing Professor at Weber State University Love playing golf and long walks. Love action thrillers from Jim Butcher to Lee Childs.
I love stories with twists and giving it to the bad guy. If I only had a spaceship.
Say something about yourself!
An enjoyable story well told. However, Scalzi has a writing quirk that drives me nuts. It seems that every other sentence is followed by "Sullivan said" or "Evelyn said" or "Holloway said.." Interestingly, I had the same objections (magnified 10 fold) to Scalzi's "Redshirt." But in that book, the bad writing was intentional and served a purpose in the plot. In this book it's just plain annoying.. It occurs where no attribution is needed because it's obvious which character is speaking. It occurs where alternative phrases would serve better, e.g., "he mused" or "she blurted out" or any of a thousand other words. It just makes it all sound so sophomoric. Too bad because it's an excellent story despite that irritating quirk and other than that, Scalzi tells it well. I really did enjoy the book. Wil Wheaton's narration is adequate although he does speak a bit too rapidly and, except for the voice of the alien, does not try to provide different voices for the various characters. But I don't know that one can fault him for that. It's just another style. .
Yes, already have. It's entertaining and well performed by Wil Wheaton.
The protagonist was delightfully abrasive.
I listened to Red Shirts, which I also enjoyed very much. Fuzzy Nation had a tighter plot than Red Shirts, and Wheaton was the perfect reader for it. In case it's important to anyone, Fuzzy Nation is suitable for age 10+ (though younger kids might lose some nuances), whereas Red Shirts might be for an older (15+) crowd.
"Further proof that size doesn't matter."
Well, maybe not. But it definitely should be made into a movie.