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  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a brilliantly thought out work.

  • By Nienke Lucas on 06-03-2015

Enoyed this a lot

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-2016

What made the experience of listening to Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton) the most enjoyable?

While it is a Detective Story, the setting and the Haden premise made it a fun and thought provoking listen.

Did Wil Wheaton do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

No, unfortunately Wil hasn't got the knack of softening the voice for the female characters without lowering his voice, this made for fun with my old phone that has to be on max volume to hear, so I was missing a lot of the female dialogue and ended up finishing the book at home.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me think

Any additional comments?

I will definitely be looking at John Scalzi's other books

  • The Egg

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

You were on your way home when you died.It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.And that’s when you met me." A short story about the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind. Blown.

  • By David on 26-02-2015

Not a bad paragraph

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-2016

Would you try another book written by Andy Weir or narrated by R.C. Bray?

Yes

What was most disappointing about Andy Weir’s story?

I wasn't a story, it was a paragraph!

Did R.C. Bray do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Who knew it was over before I changed gears as I drove off

What character would you cut from The Egg?

There were characters?

Any additional comments?

Yeah, I know I should have looked at the length of this before wasting my time, but I had marked in wish list for a later look after watching The Martian, having an unexpected long drive I just downloaded to my phone to play

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