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Chris

Gastonia, NC, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 51 ratings
  • 127 titles in library
  • 15 purchased in 2014
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  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4019)
    Performance
    (3530)
    Story
    (3529)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "I HAD to write this."
    Overall

    I don't normally involve myself in writing reviews, as what I like, isn't necessarily what you like, but in this case I feel compelled to. This book was in a word AWESOME!!!!! No I have not read the 1960's version, and maybe that is good or bad don't know. This book was so well written. I listened to the entire thing today. I laughed the entire way through. He wasn't just a writer confusing himself with a comedian. The way he slid the humor in almost imperceptibly was wild. You didn't know it was funny till you caught yourself laughing. No I am not a literary genius or giant, but I am above average for intelligence, although I am so tired I did have to use spell check twice. Seriously, this is the first book by John Scalzi I have read, but will not be the last. No not an original idea, but how many publishing company give permission for rewrites on a book. Cant be too many. Maybe one day there will be a sequel. If you want a good old fashioned read. GET THIS BOOK!!!! Enough of my rambling. Happy reading all.

    46 of 49 people found this review helpful
  • The Legacy of Heorot

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (119)

    Best-selling science fiction superstars Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle combine their talents with those of Steven Barnes in an extraordinary adventure of humankind’s first outpost in the farthest reaches of space. Light years from Earth, colonists land on a planet they name Avalon. It seems like a paradise - until native creatures savagely attack. It will take every bit of intelligence, courage, and military-style discipline to survive.

    Thomas says: "Great read!"
    "Damn Great Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, I read this few years ago, and listening to it performed brings an entirely different element to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love colonization books, and this one is one of the best thought out plots/story I think I have seen.


    What about Tom Weiner’s performance did you like?

    Awesome!!!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    something to do with grendels and their speed I am sure


    Any additional comments?

    nope

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Agent to the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3437)
    Performance
    (2968)
    Story
    (2972)

    The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

    C. Paget says: "excellent"
    "Extremely good read, hope to see more of the same"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Agent to the Stars?

    Just a good, funny, easy listen. Great narration too, but then again IT IS Wil Wheaton.
    I couldnt put it down till done, just to see what happened next. Get it.


    What does Wil Wheaton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Absolutely, Wil Wheaton and Grover Gardener are just simply the best there is.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Invasion, NOT


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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