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Lock In (Lock In, #1)
Lock In (Lock In, #1) | John Scalzi
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howjessreads
Lock In (Lock In, #1) | John Scalzi
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1. John Scalzi is just the best!
2. Nope. Almost never.
3. Yesssss. Especially for breakfast.
4. 8(ish)
5. Thanks for all the well wishes earlier! We are all pretty good today. Had a really chill/relaxed day at home, watching some Harry Potter movies. 🙂 Just what we needed!
#friyayintro

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annkuch13
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I finished this reread yesterday to refresh for the sequel. It was just as good as the first time through. Scalzi pulls off a cool mix of scifi worldbuilding and procedural mystery.

chaoticgoodhufflepuff The sequel is so good! 3mo
annkuch13 @chaoticgoodhufflepuff I started it on my commute today and am really liking it! I'm glad to hear it stays good! 3mo
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balletbookworm
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A compulsively readable cyberpunk FBI thriller. I loved how he pushed the tech to the edge and beyond it but also made it seem relevant (the debate about “freeing” Hadens felt very similar to debates about cochlear implants, etc). The world-building is also effortlessly diverse. Onto the next book!

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LuckyLuna113
Lock In (Lock In, #1) | John Scalzi
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An original Science Fiction murder mystery.

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shanaqui
Lock In | John Scalzi
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Listemed to this a tiny bit more today while cross-stitching. It's a good thing I've read it before, with how long I'm taking to listen to it.

Here's Breakfast enjoying some quality stitching/reading time with me today! #BunniesofLitsy

Clare-Dragonfly That looks awkward! Silly bun! 😍🐰 8mo
shanaqui @Clare-Dragonfly It's actually pretty comfy! He has good balance and just nestles in, leaving me with both hands free. 8mo
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Jennivardier
Lock In | John Scalzi
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This was such a great read! Complex, but perfectly presented

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bookishbitch
Lock In | John Scalzi
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Books bought after seeing them listed here on Litsy. Thanks I guess. #resistancewasfutile #seewhatididthere

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collegecatlady
Lock In | John Scalzi
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I LOVED this book. The world that Scalzi creates and the characters that live in it are compulsively readable. This is one of those books I was itching to get back to while I was out in the real world adulting. This was my first Scalzi and I will be returning most definitely. I also loved the cast of non-binary and disabled characters. This cishet man gets it right. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

avgeyer This sounds interesting! Stacked! 11mo
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collegecatlady
Lock In | John Scalzi
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#blackfriday and #cybermonday really cut into my finances 😂 Now I just wait for all these to be delivered! #bookmail is the best though!

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shanaqui
Lock In | John Scalzi
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Listening to this as a refresher before reading the sequel. It's fun -- I always read Chris as male, so I got Amber Benson's narration to see if it changed my mind. Not sure yet, but she does a pretty good job anyway at least!

Pictured, my new hobby.

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erzascarletbookgasm
Lock In | John Scalzi
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You‘ll need a key to get out.. which 🔑?
#NewHogwartsAdventure #keys

JennyM I love this pic 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome pic 🔑🔑🔑 1y
Chrissyreadit Where did you get your keys? 1y
Loric Ooh sounds good! 1y
vkois88 Good one! @chrissyreadit look at a craft store! Sometimes they are mixed in as multimedia art for scrapbooking, etc. I think Tim (Jim? Does anyone know his name???) Holtz has a line of antique looking keys 😊 1y
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TheSpineView
Lock In | John Scalzi
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Loved it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The story was very original and it was plausible. I was drawn in from the start. The MC was relatable and his personality fit the story. The plot was well executed and fast paced. Will Wheaton did the narration. I like the tone of his speaking voice and he always brings the characters to life. 4.5 ⭐ for him.

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TheSpineView
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#24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid

I made it by the skin of my teeth. Finished All the Light We Cannot See and read Lock In. Also started two others. It was a productive weekend!

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!! Great job!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Trollkonstnaren Awesome 😀 1y
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tessavi
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Scalzi used the word 'said' a lot in the beginning but once I was invested in the story, I stopped noticing it. I didn't like it as much as his other books I read so far, but it's a solid story. I wonder if I would have enjoyed Will Wheatons narration more 🤔

tessavi Loved how Scalzi didn't mentiin the gender of Chris at all! 1y
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Whodunit85
Lock In | John Scalzi
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I made it to chapter four, and couldn't stand the thought of hearing the word 'said' even one more time.

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tessavi
Lock In | John Scalzi
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Finished my book sleeve while listening to the tagged book. It has been ages since I have sewn anything, and this turned out too wide for most books 😅
#audiosewing #booksleeve

MicrobeMom Super cute! Love the llamas. 1y
tessavi @MicrobeMom Thank you! I saw the fabric and just had to get it 🐏 1y
mariaku21 Ooh looks good. Love the print 1y
tessavi @mariaku21 Thanks! 1y
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tessavi
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The Audible sci-fi and fantasy sale is bad for my wallet! 😱
I also purchased the tagged book.
#audiblesale

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ness
Lock In | John Scalzi
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And done! First day of #24in48 finished. Time in: 13 hours. Phew!

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ness
Lock In | John Scalzi
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Took an award committee audiobook break while we drove down to the arena to see Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling! Now back to Lock In until they come on. Going strong with about 9 hours! #24in48

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ness
Lock In | John Scalzi
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Time for a quick reread before diving into the sequel! #24in48

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KtheBookwyrm
Lock In | John Scalzi
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I just realized I never posted a review for this. This was great! It was a mystery thriller type of book just as mush as it was a sci-fi novel (maybe more). Normally I don‘t care too much about mystery novels but this was an exception to that rule. Can‘t wait to get my hands on Head On.

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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This took me so long because I ended up switching between the two of these every chapter, which was a really interesting experience. 😆

This was so much fun! New and plausible technology, politics, thrilling chase scenes, and a casual diversity that I absolutely loved.

I ended up liking Amber more, because I feel she did better with the other characters. But both were fun to listen to. And I've already bought the sequel! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

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Khi0n3
Lock In | John Scalzi
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One of my favourite books! My go to on days when I just want to read something familiar. The near future world that Scalzi created is so realistic that I almost believe that it‘s real. They way he works around this new truth, reading about Chris just seems like Haden‘s is a normal part of life. Love it.

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KtheBookwyrm
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Can I just say that first off, it feels weird to be reading this small of a book. I‘ve been reading these monstrous tomes lately, so this 336 peg mass market paperback just feels weird in my hands. So light and delicate. In actual book news, I really like this book so far. The world is very interesting, there‘s a fun little mystery unfolding, and the genderless MC is an interesting touch. Also—love that cover!

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8leagueboot
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Severe back pain means this is my view a lot right now. Thank goodness for books (especially thrillers)!

cobwebmoth Hope your back feels better soon! 2y
Avanders Hope your back feels better soon!! 2y
8leagueboot @cobwebmoth @Avanders thank you! I hope so, too! 🤞 2y
Redwritinghood Back pain is awful. Hope you feel better soon. 2y
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Booklover2
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A light and breezy futuristic romp with some mad murder mystery solving skills. An enjoyable read.

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Snow
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I'd say it's a pretty perfect Friday. Sitting under a kitty, reading "Lock In", and really enjoying it. ?
(I find myself wondering how I'd design my liminal space. There would definitely be cats.)

LizzieChantree Cute photo. 😀📚 2y
Snow @LizzieChantree thanks ☺️ 2y
AlaMich She (he?) is a beautiful tuxedo. We had a wonderful tuxedo for almost 18 years. 😻 (edited) 2y
Snow @AlaMich aww thank you. They really are something ❤️ (and he's a he 😊) 2y
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Andrew65
Lock In | John Scalzi
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This bargain (Q9.99) is available on Audible in the U.K. today (until midnight). Even better it is read by Wil Wheaton. Has anyone read it? Any thoughts?

ShadrachAnki I read it back in 2015 (print, not audio) and I remember enjoying it. Didn't write any sort of review though; that has always been a struggle for me. So all I can really tell you is that I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads. 2y
Andrew65 @ShadrachAnki Thanks for that information, at Q9.99 what have I got to lose. I too struggle to regularly write reviews! 2y
Oryx I'm getting it too. I think I remember seeing a good review on Book Riot 2y
Andrew65 @Oryx Thanks 😊 2y
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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@burnTheShopdown is a terrible, terrible enabler.

AshleyHoss820 😂😂😂 This is so great! Bookworms are the best/worst enablers! DO IT! 2y
kourtlynrose Can‘t stop won‘t stop 😂❤️ 2y
rather_be_reading 😂😂 2y
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The.Intentional.Reader
Lock In | John Scalzi
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Bad news - sitting in the dentist office for the 2nd time today. Good news- I started this book this morning and I‘m almost halfway done though!

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Crash
Lock In | John Scalzi
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No phone or Wi-Fi at the new house yet, another few weeks due to a big mess up, I can get a phone signal if I stand in one small spot. Here are the new book shelves, got to better organise it but they are up.

Texreader Oooh how lovely 2y
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kgriffith
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I do appreciate a good standalone sci-fi novel, there seem to be so few compared to series. And Scalzi gives good twitter, I‘ll give him that. 3.5/5 stars: docked half of one for the lack of creativity in his actual writing.

prowlix There‘s actually a sequel to this coming out later this year. 2y
kgriffith @prowlix Ah, good to know. I don‘t know if I‘ll listen to it, but I may read it eventually. @keggergoldy were you aware? 2y
keggergoldy I had no idea! I was just so pleased with this book's disability angle. 2y
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keggergoldy Also, he's more of a world-builder snark guy. But I knew that going in. 2y
kgriffith @keggergoldy Same. I don‘t know Scalzi‘s own dis/ability identity but the parallels to autism and Deafness in particular were really well-developed, I thought. 2y
kgriffith @keggergoldy Ah, yeah, I didn‘t know, I was going in blind with only your recommendation 😊 But, he gets to be on my list of white cishet dudes whose work I‘ll read, if not pay for. 😉 (edited) 2y
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kgriffith
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I really wanted there to be a parallel between Haden‘s and an existing community, and the bonus novella delivered. I frequently thought of the Deaf community when listening to this book, so I was pleased to hear the comparison.

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kgriffith
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The story is great but the constant use of “he said,” “I asked,” etc after each line of dialog is grating. I don‘t think I would notice it as much on the page as in my ears.

xicanti This is why I don't listen to Scalzi. Too many dialogue tags. 2y
kgriffith @xicanti Oh good, it‘s not just me then! I catch myself thinking, why didn‘t you use “muttered” there, or “why did you have to specify that it was dialog, so unnecessary.” It reads very juvenilely to me. 2y
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kgriffith
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This world-building is so good, excellently paced and not too expository.

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kgriffith
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Started this audio after deciding to tackle the new year with a new bullet journal, using what I‘ve learned about how it has and hasn‘t worked for me so far. I‘m usually pretty meh about New Years resolutions, but the timing is right for me to really tune into some intentions, so here we are.

kgriffith @adventuresthruwonderland This was partly inspired by revisiting my favorite bujo blog post, so thank you! 2y
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AlaMich
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I just started the Amber Benson version of the audio (the other version narrator is Wil Wheaton, aka Wesley Crusher on Star Trek). I'm having a weird issue with all the "I saids" and "she saids." All books have them, but when you read in print, you can skip over them. On audio, you can't, and for some reason the way Benson says them drives me CRAZY. Like, to the point where I am considering bailing. ?#audiobookissues

xicanti I always notice Scalzi's dialogue tags so much more on audio. It's kept me from listening to him as much as I otherwise might. 2y
Well-ReadNeck I listened to the Wheaton version and enjoyed it. I don't remember specifically noticing the tags, certainly not enough for them to rub. Perhaps try that one? (edited) 2y
AlaMich @xicanti I'm glad I'm not the only one. 😬 2y
AlaMich @Well-ReadNeck I listened to part of the sample...it was better, but I think that now that I'm so focused on it, I'll still notice it. It's hard being me sometimes. 😔 2y
Constant_Reader I listened to the Wheaton version and I agree. The heard it too. It was driving me nuts. I also considered bailing because of it but in the end I liked the story. 2y
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MallenNC
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This is one of my favorite #futuristic books, though I don't read a ton of sci-fi. I can't even describe it well but I'm excited that the sequel will finally be out next year. #sizzlinsummerbooks @Tiffy_Reads

Purrfectpages I've wanted to read this one for awhile! 2y
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Miznanner
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Just finished this today--- a quick, fun read that has been hiding in my TBR. I have no idea how sound the science is but the combo of post virus and sci fi with interesting characters and a pretty fascinating plot had me reading way past my bedtime. I *hope* he continues the series. Anyone looking for something to get lost in at the beach@or cabin this weekend, this might be what you need.

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TindraTieren
Lock In | John Scalzi
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Re-listened to this now that I know a sequel is coming. I didn't know the thing about the protagonist on my first listen, so I really put effort into figuring out my biases (shaped by which version Audible threw at me before I knew there were multiple) and found that Scalzi really did a good job of making it all about your biases.

The novella at the end is pretty neat, too.

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howjessreads
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Jon Scalzi's books are always #funny - and these four are narrated by Wil Wheaton, which makes them extra fun! #audiobook #springflingreading

AlaMich Have you ever checked out his blog? I've been reading it for years and have never actually read one of his books. http://whatever.scalzi.com/ 3y
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Manieschaef
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Captivating sci fi crime thriller. Can't wait to read more of his books!

katjapants John Scalzi is amazing. 3y
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AmCheri
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Finished the Wil Wheaton version and now giving Benson's a shot. Great book!

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ToniB
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I am loving this book!

MrBook This book title sounds familiar... 3y
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JPrecht
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Y'all have probably seen this, but just in case: Kindles Daily Deals include all the Old Man's War series, Fuzzy Nation, Red Shirts, and the oh-so-fabulous Lock In by John Scalzi! I rounded out my Old Man's War collection (LOVED the first 3), and picked up Fuzzy Nation. Seriously, they're ALL great, but if you're hesitant about sci-fi, try Lock In - it's a good, not-so-old-fashioned noir whodunnit. LOVE!!!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I listened to The Dispatcher in the fall, and just picked up Fuzzy Nation and Red Shirts today. Can't wait to enjoy more of Scalzi's work! 3y
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howjessreads
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My #fridayreads! How about you?

Iindseyosborne How's Sue Perkins book? I love her on GBBO but wondering how she is as a writer 3y
Suzze @Iindseyosborne I loved Spectacles! Made me want to go out and try to find those shows she used to be on. I ordered the book sent to the US from Amazon.uk because I wanted it so badly! It's too bad the show changed networks and lost everyone but Paul. I assume we won't see it in the US anymore. 3y
howjessreads @Suzze - yes! It was hard to get ahold of this one! And @lindseyosborne, it's really good so far! 3y
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howjessreads
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Finally sucking it up and un-decorating Christmas. Kinda bummed (since I love Christmas!) so starting a Jon Scalzi book on audio, since those are usually funny. And I love Wil Wheaton's narration.

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bookwrm526
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I think this would make an excellent movie. The plot is great and the robot suits would be fun! #shouldbeamovie #seasonsreadings2016

saresmoore Narrated by Wil Wheaton! Cool. 3y
bookwrm526 @saresmoore there are actually two versions, one with a female narrator and one with Wil Wheaton! Wheaton narrates a lot of Scalzi's audiobooks 3y
saresmoore Ooh, good to know! 3y
RanaElizabeth I love how Scalzi played with gender in this book, especially with the multiple narrators. 3y
bookwrm526 @saresmoore yes! I thought it was an awesome 💡 3y
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