Old Man's War has a really interesting premise that is expanded upon greatly. While some of the plot is predictable, I never felt cheated. Instead it felt like the natural reaction to the main characters situation based on his personality.
Very immersive with an excellent atmosphere.
The story and narration were fine; I was disappointed because I have become used to Wil Wheaton's AMAZING John Scalzi narrations. This narrator was fine; just not Wil Wheaton.
The narrator is aloof and reads with irony. It ruins it for me, I had to stop five minutes in. I'll be reading this one in paperback
It was my best purchase on Audible so far. Exactly what I was looking for - interesting setting, interesting story but not too complicated and not too hard on feelings. It's a great book to read after a long and busy day. There is this "he said she said", as others mentioned, but the narrator handled it very well. I hope other Scalzi books are similar, looking forward to listening to them!
Yes. It was well paced and interesting.
Jerry. His vernacular.
The way he says "Hey asshole" was quite pleasing.
Yes but I need more than a couple hours of sleep so that didn't happen. It occurred in two though.
As far as getting it is concerned. Listen to darth sidious and "Do it".
Set a few hundred years in the future, this novel sets up a fascinating premise and delivers solid science fiction with a realistic military feel. The typical high points of a "future soldier" scenario are all delivered well (reasons for joining, training, why is humanity in this conflict, and a few good action set pieces). Importantly, the author also delivers on a great protagonist and an excellent supporting cast, performing believably in the scenarios detailed. This book is fun, interesting, and well written; able scratch the sci-fi and military fiction itches without requiring you to read the whole series (although there is one).
Lot of fun. Heinleinesque but it's on creation. inventive well paced well narrated action political adventure with plenty of real life emotion.
Well, if you are into epics it's okay. No villain per say. It kinda reads like The Hobbit. Battle to Battle. I found it the least interesting of my reads. However, be the end, it starts to get interesting and complex both emotionally and militarily. Honestly, the narrator was simple dreadful. His female voices were very annoying and really took away from the story. The narrator from the Mind Dimensions series would have helped bring the story alive early on. On a positive note the epic scale of the story was rather vast and cool. The fact that the aliens are never truly humanlike made the story unique and interesting.