It moved very slowly. I did not get a real feel for the world that Beck was trying to create.
The book plodded along toward the ending so I was happy when it came. As far as what actually happened at the end, I was not suprised based on the tempo if the book.
For me, it was worth the time but it was not a very long book. It was very easy to stop listening and I found that, at times, I really did not want to turn it back on again.
Over all I did like the book but I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. My take on this book is that it was a re-telling of Anthem by Ayn Rand (which I read many years ago and loved). That may be the reason for my two star score for the story told here. Rand told this type of story well. Beck's book may be more important due to the actual Agenda 21 document. But I feel he could have told a better story. The afterword was interesting. I downloaded the Agenda 21 document, I may even read it one day.
I think the story was good and it was fun to hear about characters that I loved as a kid again. The real strength of this book was the narrator. I enjoy books that play music and have sound effects and this book had it all. Great sound effects and the voices, except for Leia, were spot on. It was easy to get lost in this production. It was very well done.
I took a chance on this book because it was newly produced and it was not abridged. Most of the star wars books I have seen have always been abridged and I have never been interested in abridged books, I don't think an abridged book tells the story that an author wants told. This was a gamble that paid off and I will be finishing the Thrawn trilogy.
There is a moment when one of the crew members brings up a hologram of the Starship Enterprise and tries to explain what is going on with the crew of the ship in this story (the Intrepid). It's well written and it's very funny.
I'm not sure that any one part of this book is my favorite. There are parts that are funny, there are parts that are sad, and there are parts that are just insane. Put this all together and you get a John Scalzi book that is very creative and, of course, very funny.
Please don't make this movie, it would be too confusing.
If you liked Stranger Than Fiction, you will like this and of course Wil Wheaton is great but there is more to this story than a simple funny spaceship story. Scalzi makes sure to finish this story. He covers things that you may not think need to be covered but, turns out, they did, and he does.
It's pretty much about Triss and Four right? Who else could you pick?
There is a lot to be said for a young sounding female voice being used to voice a young female character. Galvin did a really good job I thought. I did struggle with following some of the conversations though. Sometimes her voices for the characters sounded similar.
I got this because it had some interesting comparisons with books I liked, specifically Enders Game, and the Hunger Games. I'm thinking I don't really agree with those comparisons but this was also a good story.
Yes I would. Scalzi seems to have fun with the story and Wil Wheaton is an excellent narrator.
I think Wil Wheaton is a great narrator. I have enjoyed most of what he has done and selected Scalzi because Wheaton was the narrator. Based on this book, I also listened to Androids Dream and Fuzzy Nation. They were also good. If you like light hearted sci-fi (why would you not) then give Scalzi a shot.
I don't think this book is about being moved by the story or sentiment. It's an amusement park ride. That was what was offered in the blurb and that was what was delivered in the pages (so to speak).
I would, depending on the friend. The performance was good and the story was different. The story did lag in parts but, it did entertain. I have listened to worse.
Yes I would, this was an audible recommendation. I may read a little more about the author before I give him another listen though.
I think it was. The performance was quality and the story was interesting enough to stick with. It was worth the time.
I have listened to this Book twice. It's great fun. Wil Wheaton is excellent.
He is able to tell this story from the perspective of someone that watched, played, and read the media from the 80's.
This may not hold the appeal of someone that did not go through the 80's as a kid, but if you did, you will love it.
Scott Brick makes the audio version entertaining as usual.
This was a good story, well read by Brick. I always like the Myron bolitar books most but this was good. Just not great, I guess I struggled to care about any of the cast.
He is one of the best. He always does believeable voices.
No, I was ale to listen a little bit each day. It was easy to put down. It was good but not great.
I would and I have. It's a Stephen King novel so the story is well told and it moves along.
No one character was my favorite. It was all of the characters and their development that made this a great listen.
I will look for other reads by Wasson but I have not herd anything he has done before.
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