To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire, who with the help of Brian Javna, a childhood friend turned artificial intelligence, scours the earth looking for the rare creature. And they find it, in the unknowing form of Robin Baker, pet store owner, whose genes contain traces of the sheep DNA. But there are others with plans for the sheep as well: Mercenaries employed by the military. Adherents of a secret religion based on the writings of a 21st century science-fiction author. And alien races, eager to start a revolution on their home world and a war on Earth.
To keep our planet from being enslaved, Harry will have to pull off the greatest diplomatic coup in history, a grand gambit that will take him from the halls of power to the lava-strewn battlefields of alien worlds. There's only one chance to get it right, to save the life of Robin Baker - and to protect the future of humanity.
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By Norma Miles on 05-09-15
No sleeping time allowed
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.
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By James on 26-07-11
Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams
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.
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By DAVID on 12-11-11
Covertly flatulent Scifi at it's best!
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.
127 of 139 people found this review helpful