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.
Yes, I think that re-reading it would bring a different perspective to it.
I like a book that makes me laugh. And cute furry things don't hurt. Jack was not a particularly good guy, but he wasn't so bad that you didn't like him or couldn't relate.
Probably the courtroom scenes.
Not at first, but I did get hooked into it towards the end.
I have not listened to the original book, my comments are all about John Scalzi's version. It threw me off on the timing because I forgot that the original book was also included. I kept wondering what was going to go horribly wrong since I was only halfway through it. :-)
Absolutely AMAZING!! I didn't want it to end. Wil Wheaton did a wonderful job narrating this story! The character development was perfect. Even though was a shorter story, I quickly came to care for then. I often found myself laughing out loud.
I am a writer, not a professional one, more of a student of the art.
I find Scalzi's writing to be funny, extremely accessible, and probably as a result, sometimes a little simplistic. It's the time worn argument of style over function. His plot, in this case, is a little simple, probably to allow the character study of the anti-hero to be center stage. As with many first contact stories, I found the accessibility of the alien creatures to be a little suspect, but if they weren't a little bit human, how would we relate, right?
As soon as I was done this nicely done bit of escapist sci-fi, I immediately wanted to read the original Little Fuzzy again. It's been at least 25 years since I'd read it. And presto! The lovely folks at Audible had appended that to the end of Fuzzy Nation.
The original is a similar level of fun and accessibility. Interestingly, I found it to be the inverse in some respects, of Fuzzy Nation. The plot was more complex but relied a tad too much on coincidence and the characters more flat, less nuanced (with one tragic exception).
Thank you, Audible, John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton, H. Beam. Piper, and his narrator, for bringing this writer a fun experiment in comparing narratives. :)
Entertaining, enjoyable story
Will Wheaton is an excellent narrator, able to differentiate characters without forcing his voice into false falsettos or basses. You can hear the humor in the man as he narrates. He seems to enjoy his job, and likes his characters.
Oh yeah! I always like to see the bad guys go down!
Although the plot was a bit predictable, it didn't matter to me because the setting was alien, and some of the characters unusual. It was well done, and current despite the off-world setting.
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!