Well handled classic.
Ltd Mandela on tranquilizers crashing on an asteroid and his suit trauma unit kicks in.
The protagonist, although Charlie is a close second.
I know the content well enough to say I would handle it by rank, because the book is divided this way.
While the world keeps changing, this book sticks with me. It's content is still fresh and Joe Haldeman has such an economy of language. Listen, enjoy, re listen.
The Forever War was my first foray into modern science fiction in Audible. I have since come to appreciate the quality of its delivery, which is further overshadowed by the story.
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After experiencing several other sci-fi books, this one is unique in its clear and moving illustration of relativistic time. Furthermore the events that take place between humanity and the alien species are very well constructed. The eventual ending can be believed with my only reservation being that I would have expected more time would have been needed to reach such a conclusion.
It is 1Am. I can usually stop listening at 9pm when I am supposed to be asleep but once I started this book I could not stop. addicting and an amazing balance of everything. I feel complete after this book. Don't know what book ia next just wow.
An outstanding example of one of the foundational SciFi stories.
The narration was performed with an aptitude not always experienced when you listen to an audio book.
Very disappointing storyline. There is next to no reading on the fighting in the war they were in. Story was just not that deep or interesting. You spend a good portion of the book wondering where the storyline is even going. There are some interesting concepts about space travel, it was just not my cup of tea.
Lack of substance in the storyline.
More detail and buildup to a bigger story. The book needed more information on the fighting in the war.
I was a bit skeptical when I got this book since I've found "classic" sci fi to be rather hit or miss. But I took the chance, and I'm glad I did.
I'm very glad I knew going in that the book is the author's take on Vietnam since knowing that makes the book make more sense. The book would be enjoyable without knowing that, but the parallels are obvious when you know to look for them.
The story is very well done and well paced. About the time it starts to drag, something happens to pick things back up. It is well written and very emotional.
The reader does a very good job. Characters are individually voiced, including little foibles (such as the subtle lisp for the gay man). The reader adds emotion to the book, and I almost felt like William Mandella was the speaker.
And very excited. At first I didn't like this book - thought it was a bit too slow and antiquated by modern Scifi standards - sure it is dated at times often discussing issues that likely wouldn't be discussed if it was written today. Or maybe just wouldn't focus as much on sexuality.
But it doesn't matter. On the whole it's a 1000 year story and it's not always the most exciting but it is engaging and interesting throughout. Glad I stuck with it. At first I almost stopped listening because it was so slow and stuck in training for a while. Excited to see what an adaptation could do as this could use a well handled modern refresh.
Would read more!