I didn't expect to like the book as much as I did. I mean, it was amazingly well-done. Remakes of older works often seem kind of "queasy" to me, but I fell into this story very simply and fast. The narrator did a wonderful job, taking on numerous voices, genders and emotions will a dexterity that was awesome--when you remembered it was being done by one person, that is. I don't often give 5 stars, but I felt this deserved it!
Yes great storytelling, really enjoyed listen and it save me time being able to listen while walking or doing work around home
when fuzzies spoke for first time
always believed reading book engages your imagination but in time poor society difficult to find time. Wil Wheaton is a surprisingly good story teller and Scalzi has a good twist on old story but also enjoyed original which was a surprising bonus
No just a good listen all round
really enjoyed story then for original book to be included in purchase was fabulous.
I enjoyed all of the characters and the interesting story. I did not read the reference book first and look forward to listening to Little Fuzzy.
It made me take greater interest. I do not regularly read Fantasy, so was immediately intrigued by the idea of a classic and its updated treatment.
I do to know, but make both movies.
don't know, haven't read print version
When he realizes fuzzies speak
I recommended this book (books) to my young grandson. He at first thought that the names Fuzzies would mean it was for little girls but then he really got into it.
I originally bought this book because I had just read Redshirts by John Scalzi and liked it a lot. I was familiar with Wil Wheaton from his Star Trek days, and his appearances on Big Bang Theory and The Guild. But I had no idea he would be such an awesome narrator. After this I searched out all the books he narrated and I'm working my way through them.
As for this story itself, it's a great science fiction yarn. Scalzi does a great job with plot, characterization and action. The philosophical underpinnings of the story are an added bonus and provide a lot of food for thought.
I also appreciated the inclusion of the original Fuzzy Nation for comparison. While each can stand on its own, I have to say I like Scalzi's version better.
Addicted to audible. One the best things that happened to me
I listened to this thriller because I have some kind of affection to sci-fi and the ratings were high. The narrator really drew me in immediately with a very passionate voice and the story started building up. It took great twists and turns almost I lived it. The nice thing is that it turned into a legal thriller; I guess I learned a lot there.
I is worth your credit if you enjoy happy endings
I definitely would, The performances made me feel like I had experienced the story myself.
Scalzi has a great ability to get you invested in a set of characters, and then play your emotions. There were times when I was glad I didn't have anyone around me because I was yelling with excitement (and hatred toward certain characters) at the development of the plot. This story (both the Scalzi re-spin and the original) really did a great job of entertaining.
I've listened to Wil Wheaton's performances before, If I see him billed ad the narrator, the book is automatically on my wish list. Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi are buddies, as Scalzi tells us in the introduction, and when they work together, I definitely want to hear it.
Yes. There were a few. I won't ruin the story for anyone, but like I said earlier, I was literally yelling as I listened, sometimes out of joy for some characters, and sometimes out of hatred toward others. This is just a great book, both of the stories are great. The climax and resolution of both left me emotionally satisfied.
I had added Little Fuzzy (the original story that Scalzi based his upon) to my wish list about 2 hours into the story, and was happy to learn that it was bundled with this download. Don't buy the other one by itself, it's included in this download! So this is a two-for, definitely worth my credit! A+++ will be listening to again.
I can't say it was better than print as i read this book so long ago, but it was really great to hear Wil Wheaton.
Yes, I'd listen again, and have done so. The story is excellent, and very well told. By story, of course, I mean Scalzi's version. Not to take anything away from the original tale (which is included in the recording) but I'm not interested in the first version. I'm sure it's fine, but I don't always get on with vintage Sci-Fi, whereas I do enjoy John Scalzi's writing.
The courtroom scene at the end of the book. It's tense and exciting, and you're not sure where it's going to go - we all want a happy ending, but happy for who?
How is this question different to the previous one? I like the moments when Jack interacts with his dog when other people aren't around. I like the first few days in the cabin with the Fuzzy family.
Papa Fuzzy describing the murder of Baby in the courtroom. Even with a silly voice, that moment has gravitas.
There have been mentions of the "he said, she said" nature of this story. I certainly noticed it more in this than in "Old Man's War" or the sequels, so maybe it's Will Wheaton's delivery. Whatever it is, though it can grate, I find the story transcends it and carries me along. I understand some people finding it too much, though.