Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

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4 out of 5 stars
By Greg on 12-09-14

A good story

A good story, well read but let down (a little) by the dialogue.

For god's sake some one buy this author a thesaurus - and shame on the editor who let every line of dialogue end with said.

Story, setting and plot were all great and I look forward to reading / listening to more of his work.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Andy on 06-08-17

He said, She said

Didn't get through first hour. every line ended with "i said," she said" etc. frustrating.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nienke Lucas on 03-06-15

What a brilliantly thought out work.

Awesome. Amazing. Loved it! Wil Wheaton is excellent and this is the first John Scalzi work I have come across, but I will definitely be looking for more. So well thought out and executed. A pleasure. Really!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By David Gilbertson on 11-05-16

Great plot, average writing

I said, he said, she said, he asked, I exclaimed, she said, I said. There were so many saids. Also, I felt there were too many characters. There must have been a hundred names in this book. And characters sometimes referred to by their first name, sometimes by their last.

Worth finishing for the interesting story, but it wasn't easy.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 05-13-17

..."Said"... is infuriating.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Sadly Scalzi botched this one...

What could John Scalzi have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I just couldn't listen to a story finishing every other line with "... said X"

What does Wil Wheaton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Wil does a great Job as always

Was Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton) worth the listening time?

couldn't make it through this one...

Any additional comments?

A great duo of narrator and writer.... but the format is just incompatible with an audiobook.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Keith on 10-27-17

Shorter than advertised

This novel is advertised as 10 hours long. That includes the 2+ hour "novella" that is really just a rather dry reading of Scalzi's research notes.
The less than 8-hour story is okay - but it doesn't have the depth of a 10 hour story, and shouldn't be marketed as such.
Residual disappointment at the deception leaves me marking this book at 3/5.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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