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.
Better if you drive a lot. I also enjoy holding a book and sitting in my chair to read.
Little Fuzzy, which was twinned with Fuzzy Nation.
No. well read.
I wouldn't...I prefer books.
It seems Scalzi made this book to be an audio book.
I love less than stereotypically morally "perfect" characters. That combined with being out of there element, in this case a lawyer turned prospector.
Scalzi gave a consise history of of this book and of his modernizing a classic story. Will Wheaton is far from my favorite narrator but he did this well he kept the characters distinct and moved at a palletable speed at least a "B+" performance.
Maybe "You can put all your eggs in this Fuzzy basket"?
Well Wil Wheaton was fantastic as narrator AMAZING!
fyi (He is from Star Trek The Next Generation as Wesley Crusher.)
It is just a fun, interesting and a very very personal ride through a possible situation on an alien planet in the future.
While it's not really a comedy per say it sure is funny in parts. :)
I am usually a serious sci fi person however I took a punt on this and was not disappointed.
Wesley Crusher is a very 'warm' reader you just like to listen to his voice.
yep sure was!
The actors who stared in TNG are very talented Wil is just one example of this.