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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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    Kindle Customer Efland, NC USA 09-12-15
    Kindle Customer Efland, NC USA 09-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book but..."

    I need an epilogue where they find out about the characters being real at the end with nick and Samantha

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    Brian Spence 09-10-15
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    ""Just laugh at it", I said"

    "The story is good and very funny.", I said. "I laughed a lot.", I said. "You may read complaints of the overuse of 'said' by the narrator", I said. "Don't let it get to you. Just think of it as a joke or troll by Scalzi or Wheaton and laugh and enjoy the story. It makes it much more enjoyable.", I said.

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    Boyan Yordanov 09-09-15
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    "Great story and amazing performance"

    I laughed, then I wanted to cry, then I got a headache thinking about the concept. Although characters crossing into real world isn't new in any way it was presented in such a way that is engaging and well thought out. And on top of that Will Wheaton reading was both awesome and a little meta.

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    chris 09-09-15
    chris 09-09-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Redshirt "targets" finally get their due."

    Starts off redundant in the way that others complained about Scalzi using the word "said" alot. it gets confusing until you get a grip on the different characters. Once you look past all the "saids" and get into the story, it's really enjoyable and funny.
    I almost gave up on the end Codas about five minutes in to the first one, but they turned out to be my favorite part of the book. They really are the heart of the book and they tie the alternate realities together nicely. This adds a good original ending to the story.
    This was my first book by Scazi and I will definitely check out more by him.

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    Barbara 09-06-15
    Barbara 09-06-15
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    "he said. ....she said"

    The author wrote too many one sentence lines such that at the beginning it was comical and very annoying. I know it's supposed to be an unabridged narration but I wish the
    hello," she said. "Hello" he said.
    "Nice day," she said. "Yes," he said.--had the 's/he said' eliminated. If you can get through this part the book gets better and better.

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    Joel Cagle 09-05-15
    Joel Cagle 09-05-15
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    "Ugh..well...I liked it........buuuut......"

    OK, I liked the story. I really did. it was witty, and had some laugh out loud moments. the story was well structured, well paced, and I liked the characters. It's a concept my friends and I, have talked about. In those moments were you want to know things like, "can you nail jello to a wall." Again I really like the story! Where this book falls short is in the execution. There are large sections of dialog that consist of he said ..she said ...she said ....he sad .... they said ....he said .....she said....he said. Some of you might think of this as an exaggeration, but it's not. the audiobook producer should be beaten with their own sound board for letting this happen. That being said, the editor of the book, should never be allowed to work in this field again! The fact that that anyone let this go to print with such an amateur writing crutch, is beyond me. As for Will's performance, it was OK. I like him as a narrator. You can tell who is speaking by the context of the conversation, but the voices he uses for each character are so close that it's hard to tell by voice alone who is talking. Like I said I enjoy the story, but all of the "he said, she said" make parts of it hard to listen to. I am willing to bet that it's better as a book than an audiobook.

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    E. Anderson Utah 09-01-15
    E. Anderson Utah 09-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Horrible Narration"

    Wil Wheaton should not be allowed to narrate anything! He had one voice for all the characters, it was awful. Sadly he killed the story for me.

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    Kathryn 08-21-15
    Kathryn 08-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent!"

    Wheaton's performance and the story had me laughing outloud at parts. Love this take on the 'redshirts', but I am Trek'ie.

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    Shepherd Jim Bristol, Maine USA 08-19-15
    Shepherd Jim Bristol, Maine USA 08-19-15 Member Since 2017
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    "More Clever than Me"

    I thoroughly enjoyed Redshirt but could not rid myself of the feeling that there was at least one more level of "meaning" or detail that I was just not tuned in to. Possible parallel: I love stories about time travel. But, my head starts to hurt if I attempt to unravel or analyse.

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    ChezJay Texas, USA 08-18-15
    ChezJay Texas, USA 08-18-15 Member Since 2010
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    "More than I thought it would be"

    This was an excellent story, and it's great to have Wil Wheaton read it to me!

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