the emotional connection you receive with the few main characters is amazing, i purchased Book 2 before being completely through with the first one, it is that catching. Beautifully written and narrated. Will be recommending to all my Sci-Fi loving friends.
I would listen again and plan on listening to other books in the series. It was an interesting twist on the space opera theme. And while I'm a couple decades away from qualifying to join up I'm old enough to appreciate a lot of the references to the perspective you gain on life as you age.
The characters response to their unexpected rejuvenation process.
The reader did a nice job with the audio presentation. I wouldn't call it exceptional but it was very good.
I did not have any extreme reactions but I did enjoy the presentation of marriage in a realistic but positive light.
I enjoyed the story. My only complaint is the overuse of "He said", "She said" to identify speakers during extended portions of dialogue. It was kind of distracting. This appears to be a common issue with John Scalzi's books and I had the same complaint with "Red Shirts". It is so persistent that I'm not sure that he uses it as a kind of insider's joke. It won't keep me from listening to other books but I will probably wait a bit before I listen to the next one in the series.
Honestly I thought it was a cliche sci fi cover art piece and title so I avoided it. This is great work. It was most refreshing, I read all the sci fi I can get my hands on (and ears I should say). I'm shocked I made it this far down the rabbit's hole without coming across this. I am buying/starting the second right now.
Thank you very much
To listen to a great book while I knit is heaven on earth.
I have listened to many of John Scalzi's novels. I enjoy the way he usually blends fiction with a parable, that gives us another view point to consider. He missed this time. He delves briefly with parallel universe and with genetics, but nothing is really developed. Too much time is spent with battles for my tastes. Enjoyable but empty .
This tells the tale where of a future where age no longer be the end, not if you willing to fight humanities enemies in an endless war. This is military SciFi that sings and is a solid read.