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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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    KFPrugger 11-30-16
    KFPrugger 11-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wil delivered a flawless performance and..."

    Scalzi remains as the best sci-fi, sarcastically- tongued and brilliantly paced author I've read. Thanks for another great story!

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    Cateling 11-26-16
    Cateling 11-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great match between material and narrator"

    This is my second audio book with this author/narrator combination. I did not care for the first one, but found this one very funny and well executed. I will be open to trying others.

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    John Brooks 11-23-16
    John Brooks 11-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Story, Snappy Dialogue"

    I am rapidly becoming a John Scalzi fan. his dialogue reminds me of Robert B Parker whom I enjoy very much. I also enjoy the elements of a legal thriller overlayed atop of a science fiction story. the characters are likeable and draw you in. the narration adds to the story and does not distract from it.

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    Jack 11-22-16
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    "Fun, light read"

    Great fun and not too serious story. The author creates a very interesting world and his story keeps you on the edge of your seat. The humor is similar to that of The Martian.

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    J. Williams 11-06-16
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    "Phenomenal performance hampered by convoluted details"

    Wil Wheaton once again delivers a masterful performance. I've listened to one other Scalzi book, Lock In, and it is a far superior read.

    This book suffers from tedious attention to detail that really kills the auditory method of taking in it's rather interesting story.

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    connie 11-01-16
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    "At first I thought it was going to be"

    At first I thought it was going to be dumb. I could imagine myself turning it off and returning it. It didn't take long for it to turn into a nice story. It would be the kind of plot line that would make a good "Men in Black" kind of movie. A good mix of humor and shoot 'em up humor.

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    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 10-24-16
    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 10-24-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Classic Scalzi"

    Listened to this one mainly because it was on sale from Audible. It was an enjoyable listen. It has the trademark Scalzi style, a mix of adventure, political and action sci-fi with a big dose of comedy strewn within. It seems to be set in its own universe, although it could blend into any number of other similar "Federation" style storylines. This book has more humor than most, some of it crude, and quite a bit of language. Scalzi fans should really enjoy it, although I don't think this is his best work.

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    Siouxie 10-21-16
    Siouxie 10-21-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good and Quirky"

    Audio book was easy to listen to and easy to get wrapped up in the story. The alien races were quirky but interesting. This book no doubt is Scalziesque. Does John Scalzi dream of electric sheep? I think perhaps.

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    Ginny Chapel Hill, NC United States 10-20-16
    Ginny Chapel Hill, NC United States 10-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Surprisingly awesome"

    I got this audio book not knowing anything about it, except that the author came highly recommended by a trusted friend. It is hilarious, engaging, surprising, original, smart, and overall a great story. Wil Wheaton does a great job with it, and I really enjoyed him as a narrator.

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    Karen Ancaster, ON, Canada 10-20-16
    Karen Ancaster, ON, Canada 10-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Cannot listen around anyone under 18!"

    I did not enjoy this book as much as others I have read by John Scalzi, the story line was a little too out there in my opinion, but it was entertaining. My biggest issue was the amount of swearing and mentions of sexual scenes that were really not necessary to use at all. I'm sure this will motivate some to buy the book. Sadly.
    Cannot listen to this book at all around anyone younger than 18, or maybe seniors as well. I had to keep headphones on while listening to this.

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