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Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives.

©2012 John Scalzi (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Gesamt

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Sterne
    62
  • 3 Sterne
    25
  • 2 Sterne
    6
  • 1 Stern
    1

Sprecher

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    133
  • 4 Sterne
    40
  • 3 Sterne
    8
  • 2 Sterne
    3
  • 1 Stern
    1

Geschichte

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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    90
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  • 2 Sterne
    5
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  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Walter
  • Wolfsberg, Österreich
  • 09.10.2012

Avoiding the Narrative

At first things are not going well for the junior officers of the UUS Intrepid: they are trapped in a mad universe and programed to die as redshirts on away missions (being a ”Star Trek” insider is an essential perquisite to understand anything at all). The only advise they get is “Avoid the narrative!” something the author does too - hence a few hours of nothing but dialogs. The protagonist and the listener are on the verge of being completely annoyed and quitting, but then things change…

The story really takes of as soon as the redshirts take their fate into their own hand and the result is just great. John Scalzi tops it by adding three codas and thereby giving it an emotional depth one would not have expected at first. Add to that Wil Wheaton as narrator – after all Wesely Crusher was a redshirt too…

2 von 2 Hörern fanden diese Rezension hilfreich

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars

Gets even better towards the end

In tue beginning there is an annoying part, where the actors are named every time.
Except for that it was a geraet read

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Book

When I heard from this book on the Rooster teeth Podcast I thought it would be a fun book to read as a joke. But I didn't expect the rollercoaster of emotions which make this book so much greater. I realy recommend this book to anyone which love a sci-fi novel which doesn't take itself to serious.

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it! A must for Star Trek fans!

Würden Sie Redshirts noch mal anhören? Warum?

Yes. It's loads of fun.

Was mochten Sie an der Handlung am liebsten?

Scalzi makes everything fit together perfectly, in a way that still manages to surprise and delight.

Welche Figur hat Wil Wheaton Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

All of them.

Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?

No, that's too long for me.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

It's not a book about Star Trek, but there are many references that are certainly funnier for people who are familiar with the series.

  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting book

This book was not what I expected. I almost gave up given the quite atrocious writing and storyline in the first part. Buy do fend through it, that's what it has to be like! Will Wheaton does an ok job, a bit flat for my liking