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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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    GAL 10-19-15
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    "cool story"

    a very cool easy read. funny, interesting and most importantly - it's a story Ihaven't heard before

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    Hallot Parson 10-17-15
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    "Good sci fi that doesn't take itself too seriously."

    Quirky and an easy listen. Humorous in parts and immediately engrossing. I really enjoy this narrator and became a fan after hearing him do Ready Player One.

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    vaxman 10-12-15
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    "witty and smart, a joyride on par with douglas.a"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Android's Dream to be better than the print version?

    i think the performance by Wil Wheaton has made the listening so much entertaining and funny.


    What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

    excellent as always.


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    meredith 10-12-15
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    "reminds me of guardians of the galaxy"

    this book was very entertaining with great voices for each character, quick, snarky humor, and imaginative plot line. highly recommend it to those who like sarcasm and Sci fi.

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    Scott Johnson 10-08-15
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    "great story line. lots of interesting twists"

    the author uses God d***it way too much. there are better ways to express the intent without deliberately offending Christians by taking The Lord's name in vane. I would have give 5/stars if not for this fact.

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    Carol Scott 10-08-15
    Carol Scott 10-08-15

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    "strange, never guessed the ending. great fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, I never guessed where any of this book was going. so NEW. great.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Android's Dream?

    sheep, what is a sheep lol


    Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton – was your favorite?

    the sheep, has to be the sheep. I mean really, it just has to be.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    the whole thing just GLOB SMACKED me. love this book.


    Any additional comments?

    MORE PLEASE, I will be rereading this one a time or two. thanks.

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    brian 10-06-15
    brian 10-06-15
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    ""Great Story. Bad Craft" I said."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Android's Dream?

    "He said"


    What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

    Everything. He's Great.


    Any additional comments?

    It was Hard to rate this book. The Story was really good and well told. The performance was great! The Problem is that the author needs to study how to write dialogue. He uses
    "(Character Name) said"
    after every single line of dialogue. Horrible craft. It makes the book really, Really hard to listen to. It's a damn shame too. The poorly handled dialogue takes away from what, otherwise, is a funny, interesting, adventurous tale that keeps you turning pages.

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    A customer 10-06-15
    A customer 10-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Now I get "Misery" by Stephen King"
    Any additional comments?

    You know that crazy lady in "Misery" by Stephen King that finds her favorite author and kidnaps him and forces him to write a book for her? I want to do that with John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton. I'm not sure which one of them I can't get enough of, but I need MORE. MORE awesome books, MORE perfect narrating....MORE, MORE, MORE.

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    MasterTater United States 10-05-15
    MasterTater United States 10-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining and Fun"

    I really have enjoyed John Scalzi's stories. This one is another enjoyable one off that is humorous and enjoyable. Wil Wheaton also does an excellent job with the narration as he has in other Scalzi novels.

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    Amazon Customer 10-04-15
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    "Wonderfully Written"

    The sheer audacity in this along with some of the set ups and punch lines makes this a book you wish was a series. do not miss this ine

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