The universe rearranges itself to accomodate your picture of reality.
I really liked this story. It was fun and the humor was right up my alley.
I have listened to several Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi's other books. I have enjoyed every one of them. The stories are hilarious and Wil does a great job as narrator.
I've listened to both Fuzzy Nation and Little Fuzzy (the original story) and they are both great books with very different paths to the end. I found Fuzzy Nation to be a little more realistic in terms of today's society, but I am sure in another fifty years there might be room for an even more updated book and we'll have the Fuzzy Solution or something like that. Anyhow, listen to both. They are equally good.
My only disappointment is the rest of the Fuzzy series are not available in audible formats.
Reboots/Reimaginings are common these days in film, but this is the first time I've seen it done with a book. This is a revision of H. Beam Piper's Little Fuzzy. It is fascinating to see what Scalzi thought needed to change and what stayed the same.
I missed this in the description, but the book is in two parts. But it turns out the Scalzi version is the first part, and the Piper version is the second part. Was a surprise to me.
There are two readers, and Wheaton's version of Scalzi is excellent. I'm not sure who did the Piper version, but it was very strange. Holloway's voice is almost annoying.
Listening to the old one is reminiscent of an episode of Mad Men, except every character doesn't have despicable morals. But they do all smoke and drink any chance they get and women play a small role in the book.
Overall the Scalzi version is the quality you'd expect from him - high. Wheaton is an excellent reader. The Piper version is good, but the reader leaves something to be desired. Together they are a study in culture and time.
An update of an older work from a much-loved series. The situation and characters are stock-issue: a rapacious company, an insubordinate contractor, strong-minded former girl friend, cute aliens. Minor characters are more interesting. Plotting is serviceable. Although the genre is sci-fi, the overtones are 1950s American detective fiction/courtroom drama. Perry Mason meets fuzzy aliens. Scalzi draws you into the drama, and the last 1/3 of the book is superb...I almost ran my car to empty, because I did not want to interrupt the story.
anti-hero, clever, and modern
The Dexter series, because of anti-hero themes,
Blade runner because of a number of parallel plot points
Wil is a very solid and dramatic reader who doesn't waste time with ridiculous over-the-top falsettos or other bizarre character voices. He puts emphasis on the character rather than himself.
While I didn't due to other demands on my time, It certainly would have held my interest well enough to listen to it in a single sitting.
This was my third Scalzi/Wheaton book (Red Shirts and Agent to the stars were the others....highly reccomend both, especially Red Shirts)
Yes. Good character development. Witty writing kept it interesting.
Won't give it away
Very strong naration. Great inflection.
wont give it away
I really enjoyed the rewrite by John Scalzi. The added humor, the character changes and modification of the story line appealed to me. In comparison, the original seemed flat and uninteresting.
Wil Wheaton is now one of my favorite narrators!
lover of politics, non-fiction and zombies.
The story is disappointingly short (the second half of the book is the original), but delightful all the same. Wheaton is delicious as the narrator.
YES IT WAS A NICE STORY FROM START TO FINISH AND ENJOYED BEING TAKEN AWAY TO THIS FAR AWAY LAND.. A LITTLE SLOW TO START BUT STICK WITH IT YOU WILL BE DRAWN IN LIKE A MOTH TO LIGHT LIKE A BEE TO HONEY..
THE CHARACTERS THAT WERE MADE UP AND BOUGHT TO LIFE, THEY LEAVE AN IMPRESSION ON YOU FOR WEEKS TO COME I AM STILL THINKING ABOUT THE FUZZIES..
I LISTENED TO IT IN ONE DAY.. A SEQUEL WOULD BE GOOD
GREAT LISTEN A LITTLE SLOW TO START BUT STICK WITH IT. PROBABLY TO MANY HE SAID SHE SAID,, WHICH IS NOT NEEDED DISTRACTS THE READER
The narration was excellent and the story cleverly gives clues that are important later.
There's an astounding moment near the end that changes the whole story.
The hero (if you can call him that) Jack
Yes, I had trouble tearing myself away