Interesting premise that has a fresh perspective. The story was good, not great, characters were a little predictable, and the plot twists weren't terribly surprising, but overall a good listen. I will be seeing what else this author has to offer.
I've read the entire series and really enjoyed it. The author built each character bit by bit. I really enjoyed the Old Farts.
Thanks for the read or listen.
I love this book and immediately purchased the next in the series. I came to Scalzi through the audiobook Redshirts, which was hilarious and thoughtful, and then went to Lock-In, which was genius, but set on earth. I wondered if this book would be too space-opera for me, but I loved the military aspect and the love story-- on top of the intriguing sci-fi concept. The narrator does a great job separating voices without being too flaky. I enjoyed this listen!
First and foremost: It's different. It's funny. It's intriguing.
Very interesting concept, excellent narration.
I don't usually give 5 stars, but this was a perfect book and well deserves them.
Perry of course. Witty and clever.
I think he liked the book as much as I did. Excellent performance. He even managed to soften the blows of the constant "he said" "she said" (the only weakness of the book)
I bought all the other books of the series as well and am waiting for book 7 now. The other books in the series are solid 4 star books and although they don't quite come up to the Old Man's War standard, they are great entertainment. Dufris' narration is great throughout.
This read like another incarnation of Heinlein. More modern, interesting take on tech, but none of it as important as the people and their lives, thoughts and outlook on the world.
This is simply a well written book with great likable characters and a great plot with solid science fiction. It is really multiple parts, when he enlists, when he goes to war, and when he deals with the Ghost Brigades.