Absolutely, Narrator does a fantastic job. The book is funny and spellbinding.
Good guy is an ex-lawyer turned surveyor who distributes justice with a quick tongue and sly wit.
Very honest and interesting, tho after hearing the first part it is very difficult to try and listen to the 2nd part (the original book). Mostly because the first part is just so good! Hard to live up to I guess
Any time Holloway pisses someone off
Alien yet familiar in the best kind of way
If you liked Ready Player One this will have this will have a similar underdog appeal, and the same great performer! The difference is you 80s freaks and gamers won't have any of those nostalgia connections.
First Scalzi. I was a little hesitant when I heard in the author notes that this was a remake or take off from a previous book. Having not read the original, I have no complaints. The story seemed fresh to me...
Wil Wheaton did a great job here as he did with Ready Player One (pretty sure that was Wil) in fact some of the character names were similar enough to send your mind on little dead ends trying to remember the connections.
Possible that someone would make this into a movie, but it might be short on action and a good chase scene...
Recommend this for all age groups. When I finished I had a big smile on my face. Totally enjoyed and will read again in the future. This book is up with my favourites.
I have always loved reading, helping people to find a passion for these amazing books lead me to work in a local bookstore.
The story of this novel offers great food for thought, how would humans deal with the discovery of a new intelligent species, how would corporate interests weigh when placed on the scales against the sanctity of a species right to grow in their own world?
This book provides an excellent opportunity to think about these questions and Scalzi's hero leaves you with an impression of truly weighing these questions for himself in the novel without ever simply spelling it out, this balance keeps the book from devolving into simple preaching about the expansion of a more powerful culture into the territory of a less powerful one.
I would also suggest reading Old Man's War by Scalzi.
I would reccomend this story to a friend because it is very true to the feeling and spirit of the original which has been one of my favorites of all times.
It was very memorable when you learned more about the motives behind the actions of the characters.
I love the different personalities Will was able to bring to the characters through his use of inflection and tone.
I listen while I commute and I force myself to wait until my next commute to continue. This one I found myself wanting to find a reason to take a drive just so I could continue.
This story is good, interesting, and well read - with the exception of the obtrusive "he said" "she said" after many lines of rapid fire dialog. However, it is a fundamentally new take on a very loose framework of the original. The character of key characters and of the fuzzy creatures themselves is changed. It is an entirely different story.
Very intriguing story, excellent narration. Wil Wheaton really does a great job imparting the nuances of the dialog.
can't say without spoiler
fit the story very well
I laughed a couple of times
When you download you'll get Fuzzy Nation AND Little Fuzzy. Little Fuzzy was the original book and Fuzzy Nation is an update and a rewrite.
The two books have different strengths and weaknesses. Fuzzy Nation was mostly plot driven, with character development only for the central character. The writing style was a little thin, but the plot carried me along so I didn't mind.
I loved the fuzzy animals, and the book kept me well entertained. The one thing that absolutely drove me crazy about it was the overuse of "said". When you are reading you can skip over that, but when it is being read to you it is like a hammer rapping on your skull. XXX, said A. YYY, said B. Oh, said A. Yes, said B.
Little Fuzzy is much more richly written and character driven, but less captivating. I admit to writing this review while only half way thru Little Fuzzy - I'm not completely sure I'm going to finish it.