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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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    Airl 08-30-16
    Airl 08-30-16 Member Since 2016

    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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    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 08-30-16
    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 08-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I love a book that starts with farting"

    I mean, that's an easy sell, farting is always funny - until someone gets hurt, or dies laughing.

    Even though this book starts off on some very silly notes, it does develop into a very clever scifi novel. It's action packed, and I feel like the ending is a bit over complicated, like perhaps Scalzi was having a hard time wrapping this one up, but it didn't ruin the story. This was a fun listen and an overall feel good narration.

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    Beth Kimbell 08-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Omg john scalzi"

    I have not read Mr. Scalzi before but decided to try him out when one of his books was on sale, because they always speak so highly of him on Writing Excuses.

    Comedic genius, great pacing, and a knowledge of science and bureaucracy combine to provide a superior read.

    Wil Wheaton's masterful narration was a joy, though I wanted to mock his pronunciation of something I forgot what, transported as I was by his storytelling.

    Well done all.

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    Robin Åhman Spånga, Sweden 08-18-16
    Robin Åhman Spånga, Sweden 08-18-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Nothing special"

    This was an average book, nothing special about it. John Scalzi is not for me. I don't understand why people love Wil Wheaton so much, because I didn't think there was anything extraordinary about his narration.

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    Pamela J. Martin 08-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "another great from John "

    Loved it! Wil Wheaton is as always fun to listen to. I will always recommend John Scalzi.

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    Christopher Leggett 08-07-16
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    "Smart story with an abundance of sci fi."

    Will Wheaton is second to none when it comes to narrating and the story here will have you intrigued to the end. I'm definitely going to check out more books from this author.

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    x9x9x9x9x9 07-31-16
    x9x9x9x9x9 07-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Different but Good"

    I love Will Weatons narration and Scalzi. So this was right up my aisle. Now I with for a prequel book about how this universe came to be.

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    Rasmus 07-26-16
    Rasmus 07-26-16
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    "god book With some turns"

    a god book for the si-fi univers one to remember and nothing like what i thort it Was

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    Michael T Kamachi 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book, Highly Recommended"

    The book was great and would recommend for anybody to read.

    My only complaint is that sometimes all the names make it hard to follow.

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    Stine 07-10-16
    Stine 07-10-16
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    "wonderfully odd"

    there really is no more to say. if you listen to it, as I would strongly urge you to do, you will understand why. it will not fit all, but for those it fist, it fits like a glove!

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