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.
This was an a very good story with good narrators. I think it is one of the better stories I have listened to but not the best.
The narrator was very good at conveying the different characters and emotions. Wil Wheaton was better then the second narrator at differentiating between characters.
I wish I had listened to the original first before hearing the updated version. Both stories were good and it was interesting to compare the two.
I'm quickly becoming a John Scalzi fan. This is the second book of his I've read (Old Man's War is the other) and both have been excellent. He tells a compelling story that flies by (I listened to the last 2 hours of Fuzzy Nation late at night while repeating to myself every fifteen minutes or so: "just a few more minutes, then I'll call it a night"). Scalzi has an excellent sense of humor and the dialog--whether between characters or between a character and his inner voice--is witty and entertaining.
The narrator took a little getting used to; the main character has a sarcastic and abrasive personality, which the narrator's tone effectively conveys...but he uses the same tone with most of the other characters (in fairness many of them are abrasive too) and it becomes a little grating at times. However, it's a minor nit, and I highly recommend the book.