If I could do nothing in life except listen to books written by John Scalzi as narrated by Wil Wheaton, I'd do that. The duo make for entertainment and love of the genre that I've not experienced in the hundreds of other books I've read and listened to. I can't recommend this highly enough!
Hard to compare this book to any other, except others by Scalzi. It's sort of tongue-in-cheek inside humor in a Science-Fiction - Action/Adventure.
Hard to single out a character - since he does them all so well. Not over the top with accents and such, just really gets to the heart of the character. You can really see things through their eyes. And yet, the fact that it's Wil Wheaton with his work on Star Trek, Eureka, Big Bang Theory, etc adds an extra layer of just what Scalzi is going for.
It would have been great to listen all at once, and I certainly sat in the car listening when I should have gone into the store, into work, etc.
Yes, It conveys more of the flavor of the book.
Just having a good time with the characters and story. It made me laugh out loud at times.
Very easy to listen to and entertaining.
Space, the final funtier.
All the science did not "work" but so what? A refreshing change.
Clever, witty, fun
The same tone and dark comic flavor as the movie 'Galaxy Quest" - a real hoot.
He is marvelous - the complete narrator. He is among my all time favorites.
It is a very entertaining change of pace for lovers of science fiction.
Redshirts relates to the Star Trek environment but takes it further and looks at the Redshirt type character and what happens before and after what takes place on the TV show.
Has elements from the movie Stranger Than Fiction, but also classic Sci-Fi elements
Wil Wheaton is a great narrator and brings the characters to life, he was equally good in Fuzzy Nation, also by John Scalzi
Yes, I actually listened to this on a long car ride and continued listening after I got home
Fun to watch this universe as you learn more about it
This book is hilariously sarcastic, poking fun at an classic show. Any fan of sarcasm will love it!!
I did enjoy this book. It reminded me of galaxy quest. The only problem with the book is that it stated out fun, but towards the end it felt forced. As if we really needed a "proper" explanation for the random happenings in this book. If you don't want to think, start the book and don't finish.
No, but only because I almost never reread a book. I'm too anxious to get on with a new one.
The unusual plot and felt the reader was quite good
Is only one I've read
Would recommend to others, especially science fiction fans in general and Star Trek fans specifically. Quite intriguing if one likes time travel paradoxes.
Favorite author: Alexander McCall Smith Favorite narrator: Gerard Doyle Favorite listen : Burton and Swinburne Trilogy
The story was so great and campy and funny and then Whill Wheaton from star trek reading it was very ironic.
It combined all my favorite sci-fi shows and made fun of them.
Listen to the story, even Neil Gaiman would agree with this author/narrator combo is suberb. Although, and this has nothing to do with author or reader but I do see the point of the previous crtique about the he said he said he said driving me nuts. Whil Wheaton was reading what was wriiten which I am sure from Star Trek is very important lest you start cussing in Vulcan. and for the authors part if you were reading it to yourself you would want that to keep straight who said what. It's just probably when its read aloud you can skip that.
Actually it did make me laugh and cry. More laughing.
I am so glad I joined Audible. I bought John Scalzzi Fuzzy Nation at a buy one get one sale and I think he is great. I would have missed out on a lot of wonderful books if not for Audible .
As a Start Trek fan the concept was intriguing. Scalzi makes it fun by inserting references to other classic sci-fi as well.
A very good listen though not Scalzi's best work. I would recommend Fuzzy Nation and Android's Dream and Agent To The Stars ahead of this book, but if you have listened to those and enjoyed them then you will probably like this title as well. It starts out strong and continues to be interesting throughout, though the quality of the plot can vary from the middle to the end. The characters voices, their dialogue can be monotonous at times (there is quite a bit of exclamatory profanity). Still if you liked Scalzi's other books you should like this one as well and it is an interesting story.
Yes, I have already. It is a great mixture of geek nostalgia and pure sci-fi adventure.
probably just Dahl. He was the main character and usually the easiest one to identify with.
I know im in the minority here, but im one of the few people who is not a Wil Wheaton fan. I feel like he is a little too exuberant. That's probably part of his charm to others, but personally i feel like he reads a bit too fast and a bit too monotone as a result. However, about two hours into the book I quit noticing and became completely enveloped in the story. By the end, I thought Wheaton had made a very respectable performance and I might give other books that I had avoided because he narrated them an extra consideration now.
This was my first Scalzi novel, but definitely not my last,