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.
Let the Wookiee win.
Funny, Meta, Trek
As I've mentioned in other reviews, I LOVE Wil Wheatons narration and will buy books simply because he is reading them.
Towards the end of the book when our heroes come up with a plan so everyone can live happily ever after.
I can't say that this ranks right up there at the top but somewhere in the middle. But its a good listen. A fast moving story with so many of my own thoughts expressed in word form. Especially in context of bending physics to your will when you're a Sci-Fi writer.
Believe it or not I liked Kerensky the best. The guy that is always getting beat up but never getting dead.
Let's just say that I wouldn't pick a book because he narrated it. I think he could use more inflection when speaking a female role. It was not as dynamic as I would have liked.
The book itself was a lot of first person communication with tons of "he said" and "she said". That gets old really fast.
No. The voice acting on this book was non-existent. I like Wil Wheaton but he doesn't use any voices. Compounding this problem is that whoever wrote Wil's script kept in all of the "he said", "she said", "they said" after every line of dialog which gets to be as distracting as someone who has a vocal tic.
I would compare this story to something like the movies "Galaxy Quest" and "Stranger Than Fiction".
I found that the book had some interesting metaphysical questions that were addressed in writing a sci-fi series or story. However, I found the reading of the book annoyed me.
I think that the book is a good idea but it would have been performed better.
Scalzi frustrates me. His stories are fun and enjoyable. Wil Wheaton is always great. BUT I fear he is beginning to either a) believe his own publicity or b) is suffering from a near-fatal case of hubris.
Redshirts rolls along quite nicely and then along come the 3 codas. They are absolute nonsense and an example of Scalzi wasting a good story by trying too hard to be clever. You're becoming smug John. Please stop.
P.S. the constant criticism of "he said" ... "he said" ... "he said" is fair. It is lame writing and I feel sorry for Wil having to read it.
Better characters. Better plot.
It wasn't his fault, the characters all had the same voice.