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Redshirts Audiobook

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.
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Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives.

©2012 John Scalzi (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    "Far surpassed my hopes."

    So much better than the fluff I expected. I liked virtually all the characters. I blew off actual life to find out how the huge convoluted puzzle resolved. Wil Wheaton was a tremendous bonus. To have a guy who lived one level of the story read it.

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    Jeffrey D Heskin 02-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book but distracting dialog"

    The book is a great story! Very interesting! Well thought out! Great performance by Wil Weaton! But the incessant "he said" due to so much dialog gets distracting. It may have been better to write the book in first person. The "Codas" after the book are rather extraneous. The final one is the best of the three though, so worth going thru to the end of the audiobook.

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    john 02-08-15
    john 02-08-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Instead of Greek drama, geek drama"

    Interesting take on an old Star Trek observation, fast paced, loose tie up of story lines in the end so no great dessert but still a nice meal.

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    Christopher M Champigny 02-04-15

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    Funny ... Great to listen to while cleaning house and doing laundry.. I laughed so much. There are some sad parts.

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    Dave J. Eagan, MN USA 02-02-15
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    Enjoyed Wil Wheaton narrating. The story was good, with kind of a funny twist to it, but got a little too philosophical for me at the end.

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    Good/fun story. As always, Wil Wheaton makes the audible better. This book was good casual listening.

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    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 01-31-15
    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 01-31-15 Member Since 2010
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    "If you don't understand the title, don't bother"

    However, if you DO get the meaning of the title, you will find this book to be deliciously cheap thrill. These are the voyages of the starship Intrepid. A fun read.

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    Michael Massachusetts 01-31-15
    Michael Massachusetts 01-31-15 Member Since 2015

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    "I love his books"

    John's books are a bit short for me I like longer books. His writing style is so exceptional, wonderful and different I'm always shocked by how much I love how funny and different his stories are. So thank you John for your quirky crazy characters...

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    very good. different than what I expected. wil Wheaton was great. i'll look for more from this author and performer.

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    love doesn't begin to come close to how I felt about this book, my only complaint is that I desperately wanted more

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