The narrator just read the book and didn't try to come up with different voices. Good thing every line ends with "he said" "she said", man that drove me nuts!
Maybe I am being unfair because I am comparing this to Scalzi's other novels, especially Old Man's War, Agent to the Stars and Lock In, but this one didn't seem as well plotted and I didn't get to know the characters enough to really care about them in the long run. Still entertaining, but it isn't one I would really recommend unless you are particularly interested in Star Trek perhaps. Wheaton is a great narrator, even though the material here wasn't as good as the other Scalzi books he has narrated.
At first I thought this would be a bit tired as a premise, but it came highly recommended by several friends. (And will Wheaton was reading it, so I knew it would be a good performance.) I really enjoyed the story. Yes, it was a bit predictable and parts, but the story engages you and really carries you into its world. I have to say I enjoyed the codas almost as much, if not more, than the main story. I will most likely read/listen to more of Scalzi's work.
Wonderful story, brilliant plot, funny and sad, all at once. This was a pleasant surprise and a pleasant diversion from typical science fiction stories steeped in science and lacking in character development. I found myself crying and smiling at the final scenes. Wow.
Its brilliant in the way its told and how it twists around the area of Redshirts in away you feel sorry for them and want them to be the heroes.
Later in the story its Lieutenant Kerensky.
Get more coffee!
If you enjoyed Galaxy quest, you will enjoy this to. For any fan of Star Trek or similar series will have a good time reading or listening to Will Wheaton
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.