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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The first chapter is hands-down the funniest piece of sci-fi I have ever read. I agree with some critics that claim John Scalzi borrows some of his content from other great writers. Nonetheless, he does give proper homage to history (as in naming the sheep breed Android's Dream). Moreover and more importantly, his writing contains plenty of original thinking.
61 of 65 people found this review helpful
Fun book, listening was a gas!
A word of warning to those who might be sheepish about genetic engineering; ewe may want to Baaack away from this one.
Narrator did a nice job, not a crusher performance, but very enterprising.
Ok I'm done.
121 of 131 people found this review helpful
Scalzi is a master of the comedic sci-fi novel. He's right up there with Terry Pratchett. I can highly recommend this book as a great entry to his work. You'll love it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this to anyone with a good sense of humour who enjoys lighthearted, silly stories with lots of dialogue
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Android's Dream?
When Archie was eaten by his new found friend
What does Wil Wheaton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Wil Wheaton is superb. He seems to read so effortlessly, taking the story forward at a fast pace perfectly timed for the story. Without inflicting a mocking tone, he is able to capture the full craziness of what he is reading. I enjoy John Scalzi on the written page but when he is read allowed by Mr.Wheaton, the full hilarity can bubble out - and I get to listen as I do my chores
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Lots of smiles along the way.
Any additional comments?
A fun book I would certainly recommend but not my first choice in the listings of this writer.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This was my first John Scalzi book and I nearly crashed the car laughing in places. A very funny fast paced science fiction book. There are sheep, aliens, really weird ways to kill people and a satisfying ending.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Being new to Scalzi, there was a level of trepidation, but thanks once again to the excellence of Wil Wheaton, Scalzi has a new fan. Bring on more Harry Creek!