Wil Wheaton should not be allowed to narrate anything! He had one voice for all the characters, it was awful. Sadly he killed the story for me.
Woodturner/Shepherd -- I listen to books while standing at the wood lathe in my shop and setting up fence for our sheep.
I thoroughly enjoyed Redshirt but could not rid myself of the feeling that there was at least one more level of "meaning" or detail that I was just not tuned in to. Possible parallel: I love stories about time travel. But, my head starts to hurt if I attempt to unravel or analyse.
John has done it again. Redshirts is equal measure of silly, action, adventure, surrealism and "heart". I truly enjoyed this book and would love to see it brought to hmmm would comedy central, the syfy channel, or a fx be the right venue to do the series it would take to do justice to the material. I can just see a number of the usual suspects having a ball making this happen.
The unique premise and witty humor couples with progressive suspense.
Ready Player One meets Old Man’s War
His audio execution is flawless. He gets into the characters and brings the dialog to life creating a vivid listening experience.
Without a doubt, yes.
If you have any working knowledge of Start Trek and what a “red Shirt” character is, you have to read this book. Flawlessly witty and suspenseful, you don’t want to stop listening. Very unique concept and perfectly executed.
I loved the overall story. It was like listening to a tv show and an epic sci fi adventure. It was greatest wing to wil because his narrative abilities are heard throughout the story.
The story takes place in outer space amongst a group of intergalactic travelers. The story centers around the crew of the intrepid and in the world, things are going terribly wrong. No one knows exactly what is going on with the crew or the situations that just come up.
So it becomes the crews objective to solve something they can't grasp until they start tom play along.
Wil Wheaton's performance.
Interesting self aware humor. Was begging to be done.
If it was free.
Okay. look. Wil isn't terrible with his performance, he is just trying too hard. Maybe if I didn't recognize him it would have gone by unnoticed, but the whole time I just heard him hamming it up. It could have been worse, and the story was entertaining enough it's worth the listen.
A hilarious, ingenious, and thought-provoking story, with well paced plot and believable characters. Frankly amazing as an homage to classic scifi and makes fun in all the right places. I listened all the way through on a long bus ride and never got bored--thanks due to the engaging narration of Wheaton.
The basis of the story is doubtless one that many have thought of: what if somewhere all the people in this TV show are real? What if there's an alternate universe where all this is actually happening? Through mindbending logic and the mysterious physics-defying power of "The Narrative" Scalzi answers those questions from the eyes of a small band of extras doomed to what we call the redshirt curse. Don't worry-- the characters are as baffled as you will be.
Scalzi's style of parody is fun, frank, and really, really funny-- and all for the unconditional love of cheesy science fiction.