Although I agree with almost all of the points in this book, I think it was very poorly written and edited even worse. A book like this should have some repetition and variation on a theme, but there are limits, and this one is vastly over quota.
It really felt like the conclusion came first, and then he went looking for supportive data. For a subject this important, it has to happen the other way.
I loved this book so much, and will re-listen regularly. How can anyone not love and admire such an honest, open and beautiful person?
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.
This is such an awesome story! I thought I'd give it a try, since I was not familiar with the author. Half way through listening to book 1, I bought books 2 and 3, and I don't want to go to work - I just want to finish listening!
I'll certainly be checking out John's other books. He has a great way of blending action, characters, and plot. Also, I love the references to BSG and Star Wars - Frakkin cool.
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