Redshirts by John Scalzi, Narrated by Wil Wheaton

Redshirts - Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi

 

As a big fan of Star Trek in almost all of its incarnations, I thought for sure I would adore this audio book, especially since it was narrated by Wil Wheaton.

 

I was partially right. I did adore Wil Wheaton's narration. The only problem I had with it were the "he saids" and "she saids". There was one of these tags after (nearly) every single sentence of dialogue. Enough already! I guess this really isn't Wheaton's fault, but maybe he could have de-emphasized the tags a bit?

 

The story itself was a bit of a letdown. Yes, it was funny, (laugh out loud funny at some points), but the story didn't hold together for me. I found it to be a wee bit silly. Oddly though, I loved the 3 codas at the end. Enough so that I will definitely be seeking out John Scalzi's other works.

 

Overall, this was a funny story that didn't make much sense, but I'm okay with that. If you're a Star Trek fan and you like Will Wheaton, you might be okay with it too.