I have loved this book ever since I first came across it (about 20 years ago). It touched the wistful child in me (Oh! I WANT TO BE A WIZARD). To hear it read, helps me paint in my mind the adventures all over again.
I realized, after a few minutes of listening, that I should not eat or drink while enjoying this book. Too much spewing and/or choking from laughter. Very humorous from start to finish. A lot can happen to a person when that person lives to be 100! Steven Crossley does a very good job with the narration. I could "see" the story unfolding through his narrative.
Visiting the Discworld and its denizens is always a treat. Stephen Briggs paint wonderful pictures with his voice by giving every character a unique dialect or accent. I enjoyed this rendition so much that I have listened to it at least 10 times.
Yes. Well done
The sequences wherein Donner's memory starts to return.
When Donner realizes his love for Maggie
Really...I laughed out loud. Which can be embarassing when one is listening through the earbuds of an iPod while standing in line at Safeway. But, I digress. John Scalzi is rapidly becoming one of my favorite sci-fi authors and I have always liked Wil Wheaton. The Scalzi-Wheaton team have presented us with an [actually] plausible "1st contact" scenerio. I refuse to give away any plot parts. Suffice to say that "Agent to the Stars" is one that you should have in your library! Very funny, intelligent and well acted.
The story picks up after a slow start and then...wow! If any of you have experienced a real sideshow, Resnick's presentation of that "life" is very gripping. The narrator of the audio book uses various voices in most effective manner. Can't wait to listen to the next book in this series.
Tojo and the "Blue Man"
I just wanted to slap Thaddeus, so I guess Kerry Woodrow presented that character effectively!
Hope to hear more from Kerry Woodrow
I really enjoy Mike Resnick's books.
This one seems to be a compilation of storylines/ideas that were used in other books of this particular Resnick universe.
The love story and the "discovery" (not going to say more...it would be a spoiler)
The sisterhood of the witches.
I liked all of them...don't make me choose!
Yes, but I could not. So, I listened more than once.
The two forms do not really compare. I listened, then read, then listen and read at the same time. The illustrations and pictures from the printed version were needed in order to understand some parts of the book. Especially when talking about the family.
The fact that it was/is factual.
When Deborah & Zakariyya were given the picture of the cell culture from Henrietta's cells.
Everyone should read this book and think hard about what happens in the name of "medical research".
The story seemed to ramble. It seemed as though the author was trying to be "profound", but instead was in turns violent and boring.
If it is similar to this, no.
Narration was clear and precise. Too bad the script was not up to the narrator's skills.
I dreaded having to continue reading. Had to read it for a book club meeting, otherwise I would not have bothered finishing it.
I am a bit ambivalent about the almost total re-working of the Fuzzy’s and Jack Holloway’s story…personal jury is still out on that. Having said that, however, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the narration.
I liked it. Hope John Scalzi is planning a sequel.
I read along as I listened. Hearing the
Someone like Harrison Ford for Holloway. If made into a series, I would like to see some of the characters from the original Fuzzy novels. Using CGI, it would be possible to have the Fuzzies played by some of the actors from current movies and TV shows.
The author gave Papa Fuzzy words to express its curiosity, intelligence, thoughtfulness, anger and grief that were strong and poignant. Papa’s speeches in the court room and during its final confrontations caused tears to come to my eyes and a chill to run down my spine. Very well narrated! Kudos and stars!!
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