Excellent story, zippy pace, a perfect narrator in Wil Wheaton, and the three codas were just terrific. Funny, moving, and philosophical (the whole book is a really enjoyable but essentially serious meditation on fate and free will).
The main story is great, but I loved the three codas best. First coda made me laugh out loud; second two made me cry.
Can't say without ruining several plot twists!
Great book and a great listen. I highly recommend it!
A good listen. The story is funny, but quite absurd. . . so absurd, in fact, that near the end of the main story, I didn't think much of the book. For me, the three codas brought it back and made the book much more interesting and meaningful. Wil Wheaton's performance is excellent.
This was a disappointing read for me, given how much I enjoyed his other books.
I'd consider reading another, but would be hesitant, given how disappointing Red Shirts was.
The first half of the book was quite entertaining. Just turn off the audio and move on once you get to the internet blog - the rest of the book is mostly a waste of time.
The first half, yes.
Wil Wheaton is great as always. Don't hesitate to drop a credit on this one. If you are a sci-fi fan you shouldn't miss it. Even if you aren't a sci fi fan, you will find it really enjoyable.
Terrible narration, repeating who said each sentence is terrible. I like science fiction books but this one is terribly boring
The plot is strange and unconvincing
The way its little quips and cliches directed at the Star Trek and Star Wars series evince an intimate familiarity with the sources that inspired Redshirts. The characters are surprisingly lifelike and their interactions are nearly always amusing.
Perhaps the mystery could have been upped slightly, once the main plot device is revealed, the novel pretty much becomes a race towards its conclusion, followed by a confusing series of off-key scenes that seem to not fit in as well with the overall theme and voice of the novel.
Andrew Dahl, the protagonist. He seems as bewildered and angry as I know I would be under similar circumstances.
More than anything else it made me want a film adaptation.
Will Wheaton gives life to the characters.
He brought excellent characterizations to the story.
Redshirts is a great novel, which takes a simple SF story premise but makes it into something very clever and affecting. Wil Wheaton is the perfect person to read the story.
I could not wait for this book to come out. For anyone that is a fan of Star Trek the original series this book is for you. It's not connected with that great show, but it's easy to see where the ideas came from. It was a lot of fun. Best of all, it went in a completely different direction that I anticipated. I was not disappointed at all. If you listen to this book, place you tongue firmly in your cheek.