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The Android's Dream Audiobook

The Android's Dream

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Publisher's Summary

A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony.

To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire, who with the help of Brian Javna, a childhood friend turned artificial intelligence, scours the earth looking for the rare creature. And they find it, in the unknowing form of Robin Baker, pet store owner, whose genes contain traces of the sheep DNA. But there are others with plans for the sheep as well: Mercenaries employed by the military. Adherents of a secret religion based on the writings of a 21st century science-fiction author. And alien races, eager to start a revolution on their home world and a war on Earth.

To keep our planet from being enslaved, Harry will have to pull off the greatest diplomatic coup in history, a grand gambit that will take him from the halls of power to the lava-strewn battlefields of alien worlds. There's only one chance to get it right, to save the life of Robin Baker - and to protect the future of humanity.

©2006 John Scalzi (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"With plenty of alien gore to satisfy fans of military SF and inventive jabs at pretend patriotism and self-serving civil service, Scalzi delivers an effervescent but intelligent romp." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jonathan Stiansen 09-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great fun!"

    really enjoyed this. if you enjoy quirky, exciting books you'll like this. reminiscent of the style of ready player one.

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    SCRUM King 09-09-16
    SCRUM King 09-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Scalzi + Wheaton is always a stellar combination"

    I have never read a John Scalzi novel I didn't love and the same goes for Wheaton's narration. A definite must listen for Scalzi fans

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    T 09-07-16
    T 09-07-16
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    "A bit campy yet wickedly inventive"

    Moments of laughter and delight punctuate this novel, which also makes wry commentary on human foibles. The plot is not weighted with excess details. It's more of a romp.

    I enjoyed the combination of wit and penetrating insight, taking itself lightly rather than judging.

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    Janet Brown Virginia 09-06-16
    Janet Brown Virginia 09-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Pre-pubescent potty humor"

    Should be labeled "for immature audiences only". Can I swap this out for something at least adolescent level? Probably not.

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    Tristan 09-05-16
    Tristan 09-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just what I was expecting."

    One of Scalzi's better books, not bad but not incredible, just good.

    I would definitely recommend it, it's a good book to start with if your going to listen to more of Scalia's works.

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    Roy Mawson Lakes, South Australia 09-05-16
    Roy Mawson Lakes, South Australia 09-05-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Laughed out loud several times"

    Good story, takes a shot at religion and government corruption and succeeds in doing it in a very humourous manner. Good character development - human and aliens and the story moves along at a good pace. Downloading another of his books, performed by the same narrator.

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    Will 09-02-16
    Will 09-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Waste of my life"

    Like most of Scalzi's novels, this one is incredibly poorly written. By the time you're halfway through the word "said" will physically cause you to cringe from hearing it so much. Scalzi has several interesting and fun points that get tied up in a much larger train wreck and they ultimately do him no good. I would recommend at least one Scalzi novel for every listener but if this is number 2, I suggest you keep searching for a book for your own sanity.

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    J. WARTHEN Golden State 09-02-16
    J. WARTHEN Golden State 09-02-16 Member Since 2013

    SysAdmin because developers need Super Heroes

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    "If Thought HHGTTG Was FUNNY You got hear this book"

    I found this book to be surprisingly quite funny especially since during parts of the book it is quite hysterical. I haven't enjoyed listening to such a audiobook since listening to the bbc rendition of HHGTTG in the 80's

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    Rocky Conner 09-02-16
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    "Might be one of Scalzi's better books"

    Great blend of action and humor. Thought it was going to be a little too much like Redshirts at the beginning but it grew on me. There was enough science to make it believable but not enough to make you feel like you're reading a technical document like some other authors like to do. All in all I really enjoyed this one. Will Wheaton is a definite plus as the reader.

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    Airl 08-30-16
    Airl 08-30-16 Member Since 2017

    Lawrence R. Spencer, author of "The Oz Factors", "Sherlock Holmes: My Life", "Vermeer-Portraits of a Lifetime" & editor of "Alien Interview"

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    "Bhaaaaa Blahhhh"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Meh..... The story and characters have the depth of a soap opera and the printout of a computer program. The basic concept is mildly unique, but quickly degenerates into gratuitous violence and the usual psycho political mayhem of an average network TV show, and/or government as usual. However, it does have an usual ending in that some sanity and justice are imposed. Kudos for "Wesley Crusher" as narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Scalzi? Why or why not?

    I listened to "Agent to the stars" which I thought was much better.


    Have you listened to any of Wil Wheaton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Competent, but rushed. It's like he wants to hurry up and finish the story because he has something more important to do, or the soundtrack has to be done within a time deadline.


    Could you see The Android's Dream being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I hope not.


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