Interesting fun sci-fi
No particular moment stands out for me, it was all pretty good.
Where the captain tells the main character something in very shatneresque way.
Naa, I listened to it during work commutes over a few days.
It's light sci-fi with pretty good characters and enough story to keep you going. Plus the twist is interesting and fairly well done. Plus Will Wheaton as narrator had me sold.
Wil Wheaton doesn't distinguish between characters. Not a very good novel I expected a lot more from this performance. Bad
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
When the characters realized they were...well...characters in a story.
A really fun look at how "campy" '60s science fiction really was. The whole red-shirt joke from Star Trek put in context of the characters that well...wore the redshirts.
One problem I had was the main characters being Dahl and Doyle. Was hard to hear who was talking sometimes. Also, the amount of times "said" is used was very annoying, especially in the first few chapters.
Ever wonder why red shirts are like the sacrificial lambs in sci-fi? Well hold on the answers will astound you. It will amaze you. And it won't make a damn bit of sense but it is a fun ride!
The story is very well done my favorite thing were the twists in the the story line which made me stick by to keep listening, because its a point of view, that at least I never imagined before.
I like Wil Wheaton, he does a very good job, however I really wish he or someone in the production would've realized that saying "he said" or "she said" after every other line can make things mind numbingly dull I actually had to focus to hear past that and continue to listen to the story.
Next time give the reader/listener credit to know that someone else is speaking, I mean the voice actor makes an effort to change the voice a bit....
Just another girl with too many books and not enough time for them all.
Now first let me say that I was a Star Trek fan from way back in the day. I watched the show for years as well as a few of the spin-offs. As a kid I never new or realized the Redshirt phenomena at all. I was just so into the show I never paid much mind to the odd stuff going on. Until now!!
This book is 100% based on the tragic lifespan of a flagship crew member who wears the redshirt on an away mission. When Ensign Andew Dahl is stationed to the Intrepid he begins to notice a few odd things with the other crew members.
This book for me was hokey. I can't think of a better word for it just yet. Hokey! And honestly, I can't think of a better way to write about a starship in crazy life threatening, over the top dialog situations but hooky.
The book is divided into three sections (codas). The first one is the confusion mostly and yes I was sooo confused by it that I stopped listening to the audiobook for several weeks before jumping into it again. The second coda was so much better. It was funny and had me laughing out loud. I can't tell you much about it because I don't want to spoil the storyline. Why couldn't the rest of the book be like this? Why?Why? Why? (Always in threes. LOL!)
The third and last coda was a hit and ...miss for me too! The hokiness (I made that word up) jumps to corny. They characters love poking fun at each other and it feels very boy high school-ish. Kinda got on my nerves a bit.
The saving grace for me with this audiobook is my all time favorite narrator Wil Wheaton. (OMG! Sidebar I just googled Wil Wheaton to place a gif here and I found out...he is MARRIED! OMG! When did this happen? I had a nerd girl crush on him since high school and I was kinda thinking I could..you know...MARRY HIM!) *sigh*
Ummm....well... you get the idea. It was...just ok. Gotta go...now....and cry over my....broken heart in my hands.
*deep disappointment breath*