I have 200 titles in my audible library, and have never really cared enough about the narration to write a review until this title. I really enjoyed the subject matter, its quite compelling to learn that so many toxins were in everyday products with no regulations. However, the narrator was horrid, she mis-pronounces quite a few words, everyday English words that shouldn't pose a problem. She also has bad phrasing, hearing her pause in the wrong places was quite grating.
I enjoyed this far more than I had anticipated. Scalzi writes great dialogue and clearly understands the sci-fi television industry. The story stands as a really fun parody of the 'redshirt' concept in sci-fi, but also is a honest story about people trying to find out what their lives really mean in the greater universe. Wil Wheaton is a wonderful narrator for Scalzi's material.
This is an urban fantasy offering that doesn't take itself too seriously, yet has enough character development to get you invested in what happens to the protagonist. Quite a fun performance, especially the voice of the hound, Oberon. Could easily slide toward cheesy, but the narrator does a nice job keeping it on the entertaining side. I ended up listening to all three of these books, and will be thrilled to hear more when the next one is released.
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