Hike and Paddle Guide
I listened to Old Mans War Twice and enjoyed it both times. It's easy listening, decent action with an interesting premise and plot.
one of the most original storylines with so many awesome details that I could picture 90% of what the author was conveying.
This was the first Scalzi that I had ever read. If I were to try to throw together a recipe that would capture the essence of this book I would add;
<Stock> Futuristic military landscape from the 'The Forever War' (be sure to strain off the Vietnam melancholy)
<Meat> Camaraderie and reasonably well developed personal relationships between the main cast
<Spice> Witty dialogue that's sometimes al dente, but never uncooked.
Stew for multiple, distinct acts spanning the stages of our main characters life and serve with a side of fun fast paced alien warfare.
As you can guess I've been cooking while listening to this book but I hope this helps your decision
I am an avid lover of books and stories. Audible has provided a great outlet for me to read when otherwise I couldn't. I love dogs.
Don't know, what makes you think I'd buy both?
His post resurrection version of the wife.
Possibly the dueling with the master race scene.
Action and adventure on the big screen.
This was a well written book that followed a distinct and logical plot line to a plausible and anticipated ending. It is a mirror of the classic "Forever War" This is not criticism, it came very close to capturing the magic of that earlier masterpiece and is not a bad book at all
I was told about this book years ago, and I wish I read it then. I really like the world/universe created and the main character gives you no immediate reason to hate him.
The narrator for this fit really well with the main character. I enjoyed listening to him in real-time as well as at my usual 1.5x speed.
Keeping brief, this is a wonderful book with engaging characters you quickly become attached to, humor, emotion, love, and vivid action. I haven't enjoy a book like this in a long time. On to the second installment!