5 stars - books that I will listen to again and again. 4 stars - books that I might listen to again someday. 3 stars - books that I probably won't listen to again. 2 stars - books that I know I will never listen to again. 1 star - books that I should have never listened to in the first place.
If you love Science Fiction and haven't read or listened to this book yet, you are really missing out on some great fiction. If you ask me, it's better than the classic, Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.
Speaking of which, I find it so hard to believe that this book hasn't been made into a movie yet. And I don't mean a campy sci-fi flick but the real deal with lots of special effects and heavy on the back story - growing old and aging.
Seriously, if you're starting to feel the pangs of getting older, just read this book and dream. I read it once a couple of years ago and I've just finished listening to it for the second time. William Dufris does a truly superb job of narrating this book.
And yes, this is book one of a series. Of the four books in this series, this is without a boubt the BEST one. I'm sure to listen to this book again.
Worth the credit and every minute of my time spent listening!
A good way to get through the work day.
Yes, its a good twist on the space war genre and pretty funny too
Hard to compare to another book being that its so different. The writing is also very different from other authors.
No, though it was a very good performance. Reminded me of Mark Boyett.
No, but still kept me interest.
This is an entertaining listen. The story has a very interesting concept that the author leads you to at a good pace. the perfromance matched the story well and added to a good experience.
No need to reiterate the positive reviews already posted. Great story, great action and pacing, and very funny (though the humor comes across as part of the natural narrative personality and does not compromise the action/adventure aspect of the book at all).
I suppose a 'deeper' novel could have explored the moral or other implications of the main plot device and scenarios posed but generally the novel was extremely satisfying even without a more thorough examination of the novel's universe (it's probable that the simplicity of the novel is one of the things that makes it so enjoyable). That said, Scalzi's writing was so crisp and characters likable that I wouldn't have minded a bit more time with them.
"Old Man's War" is little short but it's well worth the credit - this one had me looking forward to my commute so I could see what was going to happen next. I'm just sorry that it ended so soon!
William Dufris' performance is solid and feels natural. Audio quality is top notch. Both allowed for a full immersion into the story.
This book had a very creative twist to the typical outer-space war books.
I enjoyed the many twists and turns packed into this short book; leading up to the also creative ending.
I did find the character development a little week, I left the book with very little vested interest in any character aside from the main character, and even that wasn't a great interest.
I would recommend it as it is an enjoyable out of the box listen, especially as it has a very little time commitment to complete.
I picked this book up after reading Red Shirts by Mr. Scalzi. Red Shirts was hilarious and fun, and I wanted to check out another of his stories. Old Man's War was a pretty interesting narrative. I enjoyed the beginning of the book the best because it seemed to offer the most witty banter, and you were discovering new twists. As the book unfolded the story seemed to slow, and kind of ground to a halt by the end.
The narrator was engaging the whole time, so that was good.
Yes, it takes the usual plot and ake it interesting.
Tough one, not my usual read
William Dufrisi's performance was outstanding. So far everyone of his narrations have been worth the listen. I have not listened to a bad book that he has performed. Whether this is due to his good performance or his selectivity in choosing books either way I'm in for a listen.
I love to read, sci-fi - history - and fiction are my favorites.
this is a great read with great character development. The story has classic themes in it, while getting you to think about everything from your own mortality to what the universe is like. The reader does a great job with it as well, I strongly recommend it.
I am a good fight and sci- fi guy. I enjoyed listening to this book. It was very entertaining.
The story is compelling and entertaining. I had fun listening to this story. I hope that someone decides to make this show a TV series or a movie. I became hooked on this story in the first 5 minutes.
It's original and entertaining. You can't help but like the protagonist immediately.