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Redshirts Audiobook

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

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Publisher's Summary

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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    An interesting story with annoying grammar. Every implied said being stated ruins the flow.

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    aaron 05-20-16
    aaron 05-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Love it"

    Good in so many ways. I like Wil Wheaton's voice and the story is great

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    Geo Shaw 05-20-16
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    "Great parody!"

    Cool storyline... Character banter was hilarious... Great ending. Will Wheaton narrated this very well. I think it was a nice break from the "usual" space story.

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    Shawn 05-18-16
    Shawn 05-18-16
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    "The novel is great and the book is novel."

    Thr codas are an interesting idea but not much more. Easily skipped with little lost.

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    Margaret EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 05-16-16
    Margaret EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 05-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "enthralling!"

    my nerdy self loved every minute of this! Will Wheaton does an amazing job of transporting you inside the story.

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    Jamie 05-14-16
    Jamie 05-14-16
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    "Reads Like a Screenplay"

    Loved the premise of this story. The execution reads a bit like a script with a lot of "Character 1 said," "Character 2 said," "Character 1 said," etc. It gets a bit clunky at times because of this but its still thoroughly enjoyable. Reminds me of the TNG episode "The Lower Decks" mixed with a dash of Galaxy Quest. Great sense of humor, great references, good read. And not the ending I expected.

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    "Loved it!"

    Loved this! Fun and touching. Easy read but entertaining. Had me laughing and chocked up at times.

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    "The story is ok. The codas were painful."

    Wheaton did a great job performing, no doubt there. The story just didn't have enough to go off of, and kind of ended with a wheeze. The codas were god awful, wow, so bad.

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    E. Atkinson 05-05-16
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    "fun and sad and happy"

    what starts as a silly romp, becomes a wonderfully emotion filled look at life and fiction.

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    loved lock in, liked old mans war... this was my last Scalzi.
    pretentious, predictable.
    if you are on a Hugo list you can easily pass on ...

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