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The Android's Dream Audiobook

The Android's Dream

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.
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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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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 09-21-15
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 09-21-15 Member Since 2016

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "A Fun Ride"

    Another great story from John Scalzi. He takes his unique brand of sci-fi adventure, adds in come fun characters and then mixes it together with a convoluted plot so full of twist and turns it would out do any roller coaster. Along the way the listener gets taken on a fun ride which has very little down time and really gets the imagination going!

    I was a little disappointed in Wil Wheaton’s narration this time around. While his pacing and male characters were great as normal, I felt as if he wasn’t as strong differentiating from each character and wasn’t trying to do a female voice much if any with this book.

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    Amazon Customer 09-18-15
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    "The Adroid's Dream is what now?"

    I'll admit that I'm a huge Scalzi fan and have read a ton of his books. This one was WAY out there. I kept thinking, "did he use a plot randomizer for this?" Lol. Still it was entertaining and I love Wil Wheaton so I'm glad I listened to it.

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    SGTMcClain 09-14-15
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    "Unexpectedly Amazing"

    Whatever your preconceived ideas of this book are I can promise you that you are wrong. This book was amazing from start to finish!

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    Kathryn 09-14-15
    Kathryn 09-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not my favorite Scalzi but good - lots of politics"

    I usually like Scalzi's novels. This one has a lot of politics among aliens and humans - still Scalzi's snark and fun, but it gets a bit pedantic on the various political machinations and I found myself tuning out the long political passages. Still worth a listen for the usual Scalzi tongue in cheek sci fi.

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    Los Dude 08-26-15
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    "Clever twists and turns."

    Wil Wheaton crushes it. Perfect narrator for a fun scifi romp through this wacky universe.

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    PG 08-04-15
    PG 08-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Recommended Listen"

    Enjoyed the story and performance quite a bit. I would suggest you give this a listen!

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    D. Finkelstein Los Angeles 07-31-15
    D. Finkelstein Los Angeles 07-31-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Clever story"

    Wil Wheaton does a great job with this story although sometimes the voices of each character are not as distinct as they could be especially near the end. However 5 stars all-around. Scalzi has a great imagination and fun sense of humor.

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    Pilotry281 07-31-15
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    "Started slow, picked up, ended awesome"

    I stopped listening after about 2 hours in. Left the book alone for 2 months cause I just wasn't in to it. Came back because I was bored. At 2.1 hours in, the hooks set and I was intrigued. Finished the rest in 2 days. Awesome book. Don't know why I doubted it for a second. Scalzi and Weston: win every time. Get it!

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    G. Parish 07-28-15
    G. Parish 07-28-15 Member Since 2013

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    "An fun tale with a twist"

    This is a complex and fun tale with a series of strange twists. Scalzi is quickly becoming one of the rising stars of SciFi and there is a reason. Well worth a listen.

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    Jon Atwater, CA, United States 07-24-15
    Jon Atwater, CA, United States 07-24-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Starts with a fart joke/ ends with genius."
    If you could sum up The Android's Dream in three words, what would they be?

    Quirky Fun Adventure


    What other book might you compare The Android's Dream to and why?

    Some of the "buddy" books out there. The characters Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser by Fritz Lieber or more recently Michael J. Sullivan's Ryria Chronicles with Hadrian and Royce


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I liked breaking this up over a few days. It was a great way to decompress.


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