Willful Child: Wrath of Betty : Willful Child

  • by Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Series: Willful Child
  • 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Steven Erikson comes a new SF novel of devil-may-care, near calamitous, and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space.
The continuing adventures of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the...
And so we join the not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through "the infinite vastness of interstellar space."
The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen series has taken his lifelong passion for Star Trek and transformed it into a smart, inventive, and hugely entertaining spoof on the whole mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way, overblown adventure. The result is an SF novel that deftly parodies the genre while also paying fond homage to it.

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A rollicking good time..

An amazing performance by MacLeod Andrews, one of his best vocal achievements. A fun continuation of the Willful Child saga, if you are looking for a fun read that touches on social issues in a fun and satirical way look no further. An interesting look at the state of the world today through the lens of a StarTrek spoof.
I call it brilliant.
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- James

Zapp and GladOS are Back! I mean Hadrian and Tammy

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They're back! I'm so glad this got a sequel. I honestly don't understand why people don't love this book and its prequel.

Wrath of Betty is a better book than the first, I suspect because Erikson has figured out what he wants to do with the series. Now what he wants to do is make an uproarious satire of both space shows like Star Trek and just a satire of the mid-2010s.

This second book more than the previous one is set up in an episode format (TV series pretty please?) where for a chapter or two there is a contained plot that flows into the next episode. It's pretty nice since it means nothing ever stays and goes on too long, as books like this are prone to do.

So I still highly recommend this series to anyone who wants a book that is a hybrid of (deep breath) Star Trek, Star Trek Next Generation, Futurama, Archer, Portal, John Scalzi, Douglas Adams, Star Wars, and many more.

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- Matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio