I can't say I loved this book in audio form when I might have loved it in paper form, maybe because of Will Patton. It was impossible to get a good volume because he goes from shout to mumbled whisper constantly. His sentences start out strong, and he ends them with barely audible mush. Drove me crazy. I'm on the last few chapters, and speeded it up to 1.5 just so I can finish and be done with it.
Another quibble - I would have loved to hear more about the intervening years with his mom, Wendy. She has no presence in this book, and I wanted to know more about how she survived the Overlook horrors.
This is a wonderful story where things start where you expect but then get weirder and cooler and crazier and more fun as the story goes on. Just about when you think you have it all nailed, Scalzi tweaks it just a little further.
Wil Wheaton does an excellent job (although not quite as good as Ready Player One) and besides; who better to narrate the story of a newly-minted Ensign assigned to the flagship of the fleet than ... someone who's played a newly-minted Ensign assigned to the flagship of the fleet.
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