The "He said", "She said" back and forth can get out of hand. But, only a couple times. It actually comes through to me as a joke done on purpose though. One listen is not enough! I am going to listen to this several more times. Definitely one of my favorites.
I liked the unusual take on the old "exploring the universe Star Trek-style" sci fi adventure. The expendable crewman point of view is a unique, refreshing take.
Ever wonder what the life of the actual crew of the enterprise or for that matter, any other Sci Fi ship go thru. If they have any adventures, worthy of an episode that doesn't end with a main character leaning over their body going "He's dead Jim". If you have this is the book for you. I recommend it to anyone who has ever collected Nerd toys or based chancing a relationship on the size of someone's book collection.
This is an awesome story and idea. At times it is a tad hard to follow because of the amount of characters/dialogue but this minor flaw is heavily outweighed by the quality of the story, writing, and performance.
Stop thinking about downloading it and do it.
Saved by Grace. GEM missionary. Native Texan. Dallas Sports fanatic. Aspiring World Traveller. May the Force be with you
no seriously, that seemed like every other word in this book. I will drive you insane at times.
The premise for this book has been a Sci-Fi joke for years. All John Scalzi did was bring it to life and make it entertaining -- and make us ponder some really weird existential sh!t.
I have to say that having Wil Wheaton narrate was the icing on the cake. Wether or not you're a fan of Star Trek you'll enjoy the ride!
"The story is good and very funny.", I said. "I laughed a lot.", I said. "You may read complaints of the overuse of 'said' by the narrator", I said. "Don't let it get to you. Just think of it as a joke or troll by Scalzi or Wheaton and laugh and enjoy the story. It makes it much more enjoyable.", I said.
I laughed, then I wanted to cry, then I got a headache thinking about the concept. Although characters crossing into real world isn't new in any way it was presented in such a way that is engaging and well thought out. And on top of that Will Wheaton reading was both awesome and a little meta.
Starts off redundant in the way that others complained about Scalzi using the word "said" alot. it gets confusing until you get a grip on the different characters. Once you look past all the "saids" and get into the story, it's really enjoyable and funny.
I almost gave up on the end Codas about five minutes in to the first one, but they turned out to be my favorite part of the book. They really are the heart of the book and they tie the alternate realities together nicely. This adds a good original ending to the story.
This was my first book by Scazi and I will definitely check out more by him.