Southern IT guy that is a christian and loves scifi. I hated all the reading in school, found out later in life that I love being read to.
I got this book because of Wil Wheatons reads of Ready Player One and Red Shirts (other great books). I loved this story and highly suggest reading this. It is a short read and has this recording also has the original Fuzzy story so you get a 2fer.
I could hardly stop listening even when I could tell there were some dark events coming. This book reminded me of the favourite science fiction stories of my youth with the "cowboy" on an alien planet trying to eke out a living and not get killed by various nasties that lurk in the shadows. There are cute aliens, a love interest, bad guys, cool spaceships and Wil Wheaton narrating. Top notch for me, very easy to listen to and easy to follow.
Hey there! I am a Fantasy/Sci-Fi nut. I also enjoy a good zombie novel or thriller now and then. My likes tend towards Young adult novels as I find most of the "adult" Fantasy novels to be uppity for lack of a better word. Follow me if you like the same as I intend to go back and review every book I had listened to on this site and will keep doing so.
The book truly made you fall in love with the Fuzzies, while enjoying the rapid development of the lead. For the length of the book its amazing how well the character development took place.
Also being that this is a rewrite and the original is included, it was wonderful to hear the different takes on the same story.
Fuzzy Nation is very hard to compare to other books. It is pretty unique in many ways. I can say if you enjoy "buddy" books, or those that involve alien life that is truly different, then odds are you will enjoy this one.
After listening to Wheaton's performance in Ready Player One, I was impressed he was able to keep the same great performance going in a much shorter much different novel. I hope to hear many more book read by Wil Wheaton!
I did listen to this book in one sitting. Being that it was less than 8 hours long and kept a frantic pace throughout the entire book, it is very easy to get lost in.
Some may miss that this book, though it has 2 parts, is actually the same book twice over. However the book was rewritten, and there are many differences between the two. I personally recommend you listen to the older version of the book first, which would be part 2.
I was very surprised at the difference between the two books, they had many things in common, but were greatly different, yet in the end told the same story. It is truly rare to find this sort of thing, and its an experience well worth having.
Avid audiobook addict!
Totally unrealistic dialogue. Laughable descriptions of "business negotiations". Wil Wheaton is probably the most annoying narrator possible.
Fun. Engaging. Enjoyable.
It's kind of a lighter, more fun version of "Speaker for the Dead" in that similar issues are at the core.
Wil just nails the delivery that John Scalzi must have intended.
I laughed a lot.
Get this book. You'll enjoy it a lot.
The "western style" feel to the story and how Wil expertly brings the characters to life as real people with temperaments and grudges.
Of course! I'd tell them to relax, kick back and dream of a place far far away in the outback part of the galaxy where people still do mining using explosives.
Their interpretation of the human and alien characters. I never would have attributed that way of sounding and speaking to a "fuzzy" had I just read the book.
Yes, but fortunately my commutes are not that long
I haven't read the print version. But I really love Wheaton's voice and intonation.
I can't tell you. It'll give too much away. Lets just go with a beautifully constructed plot line with nothing left dangling.
I laughed a lot.
Oh the humanity. Interesting view of the protagonist and antagonists.
Pretty good narration.
I did listen quickly. It kept me engaged.
The addition of Little Fuzzy was a great bonus. I liked it even more than Fuzzy Nation.
While I didn't read the older version of this "reboot", I did enjoy this greatly. I didn't expect so much legal "adventure" but it was enjoyable the whole time.
I'm a fan of Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi.