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.
It's very funny. The author plays on a lot of stereotypes for science fiction stories and incorporates it into the story very cleverly.
Wil Wheaton keeps a very good pace for the story and makes it very entertaining.
I would recommend any of John Scalzi's audiobooks with Wil Wheaton.
The author's use of beloved science fiction cliche's in unexpected and thought provoking ways. This quality was furthered enhanced knowing that Wil Wheaton (child protege of Star Trek: The Next Generation) was the narrator.
The appearance of The Box.
The final scene where the ashes and sand are being scattered in the ocean. I don't want to say names since that would be a ridiculous spoiler but for anyone who has read the book the scene quite memerable.
For those of us who grew up with the various incarnations of Star Trek and a general fondness for the genre of science fiction coupled with a sense of vague embarrassment to admit to this side of ourself, this book is both a delight. Make sure to listen to all three codas since these are at the heart of the book as a whole.
A good portion of the dialogue in the early going are things that I know I've said to myself while watching shows such as Star Trek. The utter sarcasm that this drips with and the excellent performance of Wesley...erm Wil Wheaton made it a joy to listen to as well as causing me to not want to stop.
The inner monologue of the characters, pure genius.
There are too many to pick just one.
John Scalzi is an awesome writer, and Redshirts is an awesome book. the codas help with the denouement and give more information about some of the lesser characters.