Audiobook Review: THE ANDROID’S DREAM by John Scalzi (Narr. Wil Wheaton)

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The Android’s Dream

Written by: John Scalzi
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins

Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:12-07-10
Publisher: Audible Studios

I came into John Scalzi’s The Android’s Dream hoping to find a strong read and I was impressed beyond my expectations. Wil Wheaton adds his touch to smart scifi that has quite a few laugh out loud moments. The plot takes turns and weaves political intrigue with funny and empathetic characters who must outsmart enemies who’ve been planning this for so long even their people have forgotten the original masterminds. With two or so hours left I thought, okay, I know what’s going to happen, how is he going to keep things interesting? Then he threw in a curve ball that set up a great conclusion to wrap it all up and keep me laughing and mostly excited to see what would happen next. If there’s a downgrade in this, it was that while the plot was smart, the turns were unpredictable, and the funny moments consistent enough, there was a sense that I didn’t care as much about the events as I’d like to. The book is still very good, and it has a similar quality to Ready Player One in the fun, funny geeky tone, but it didn’t quite hit the level of classic, have to tell your friends about that top two or three book you read this year. It is still very entertaining and I’m glad I discovered it.

I was provided a copy of this audiobook by Audible Studios for an honest review.

About Timothy C. Ward

Timothy C. Ward is a former executive producer and Hugo Nominee of Adventures in SciFi Publishing. He has been broke and lost on the other side of the world and now dreams of greater adventures from his keyboard in Des Moines, Iowa. This summer, he released his second Sand Divers book, Scavenger: A.I., where two parents use an ancient technology to fight a reproducing A.I. while trying to resurrect their deceased infant, and a new series that begins with Godsknife: Revolt, an apocalyptic battle for godhood in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss. Sign up for his newsletter for news, sales, giveaways and more: http://www.timothycward.com/newsletter/.

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