Good story but a lot of dialogue to follow between a lot of people. It was a bit hard to keep up with characters. The narration was top notch, and made it pleasant. The story brought me back in towards the end and made up for all the back and forth dialogue. Scalzi is tops in my collection of sci-fi, and I have read "Old Man's War" several times. Can't go wrong with a Scalzi book.
I feel like I should send a thesaurus to all YA authors. replied, answered, asserted, offered, chimed in, murmured, muttered, asked, laughed, interjected, confided, responded, asked. there are verbs besides 'said', please use them. this is my number 1 trigger for bad audiobook experience because the repetition in speech is slightly worse than reading it (which already makes me stabby).this is much worse than Divergent and that is saying something. *just noticed someone else had the same complaint but I am doubling down, it was that annoying so submitting, like almost smash phone to make it stop*any aspiring YA author: DO NOT USE THE WORD 'SAID' MORE THAN ONCE IN A PAGE, BETTER YET, NOT MORE THAN ONCE PER CHAPTER.if you want a clinic in dialog go listen to Bee Keeper's Apprentice. lots of dialog, lots of verbs or *gasp* lack of verb that maintains clarity.
I found it difficult to really put myself deep into the story, the lack of descriptors left wholly blank scenes of the story in my head. I really enjoyed Scalzi's old man's war series and I feel that this story really fell short of those novels. Will Wheaton's narration I lacked the diversity of his performance on Androids Dream and the audio quality seemed like an amateur production. I'm sure anyone who's a hardcore Trekkie will love the hell out of this novel
This story is richer and deeper than you might think from just reading summaries. It is science fiction at its best, providing one of my favorite alternatives to the iconic answer "42."
Good story, great narration - definitely worth a credit. Not as much of a spoof as I was expecting but still turned out to be quite good. The end of the book kind of drags out, that's what kept it from a 5 star rating across the board.