Fun, light story that answers the question (more or less) about the mysterious death rate of redshirts.
Yes, but with the caveat that you will probably be driven crazy by the word 'said'. I know I started to grind my teeth after a while when the dialogue would come fast and furious (and funny, don't forget funny), but with the word 'said' punctuating each and every line. Painful.
WIl Wheaton is the true gem in this story. I've listened to other stories he's read, and while he always does a good job, in this book he elevates the material to a joyous, riotous farce that will tickle the heart of any Trekker.
I'm tempted to get more books by the author, but only if someone can assure me he uses something (anything!) else but the word 'said' in his dialogue writing.
Easily as good as Hitchhikers Guide, Wil Wheaton brings that All-Star narration to an outstanding book. Also the Fans of Star Trek TOS and TNG finally get a inside look at how the red shirts really feel.
The comic relief, its really funny.
The way the characters interact with each other and how they get involved in the story
I got this book because of Will Wheaton, I liked his performance on the big bang theory.
I think he has a excellent voice for reading a audiobook.
If you are in for a good laugh and you like scifi then this is the book for you.
Second book I've read from this author. This one was shorter then Ready Player One but just a good. I liked this book much better though as I was much more familiar with the topics.
Good emotion and also very ironic choise for the material.
This book was a waste of time. The first coda was especially boring. I prefer hard Sci Fi and nothing could have made this book that. After reading Old Man's War , which was excellent, I was was hoping for better.
A repectable job.
This is an excellent book almost the whole way through. There is a section at the end where it seems as though the editor told Scalzi that the book needed to be longer because it's totally unnecessary. Basically, when the story starts talking from the point of a blog, you can shut it off. Prior to that though it's very good.
No, absolutely not.
Performance was guided by the script and dialogue
Some element of Entertainment, interesting storyline
Bad dialogue and sentence structure, a lot of repetitive "he said, ......she said" - especially in the beginning of the book.
I really enjoyed the premise of this story and the tongue-in-cheek humor. It was exactly what I expected and Scalzi does a great job of poking fun at the Star Trek series and sci-fi tv shows in general. My only complaint with the book is that Wheaton's narration and Scalzi's writing style makes everyone seem like they're SHOUTING all the time and constantly really, really angry. I understand the stresses the characters would be going through but it started grating on my nerves towards the end of the book.
It was a fun listen and kept me entertained.
This is my fifth John Scalzi book. the others were more serious and seemed a little better written or at least presented.
The performance by veteran actor will wheaton was very good. some of the speach in text He said, she said. was a bit annoying in parts but that was the writing not the presenting.
maybe a movie in the vane of Galaxy Quest.
A good laugh.
Showing just how ridiculous Star Trek would be in any universe.
The main character
A trek in the stars.