Architect & Environtmtal Designer specializing in off grid, low impact life.
I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel, it surpassed expectations and I cannot recommend it higher to anyone interested. Filled with well rounded characters you quickly come to care about along with an action packed tale that leaves no loose ends. If you want to listen to a unique and highly plausible Sci-Fi adventure, look no further!
The book was entertaining but not greatly written or voiced. I'd say it's like young adult level. The sci-fi is not unique but well embedded. Overall 3 stars.
I won't lie - I have put off this series time and again, thinking it was probably cute, but not something I could really sink my teeth into... I was wrong. Didn't even wait to finish the first book before I ordered the rest.
In the same vein of Starship Troopers, with soldiers thrust deep amongst the stars. Yet Old Man's War remains a more personal, more intimate story. Written with a true understanding of the age and perspective of the main character, the story is charted in a believable and realistic way. The emotions are truly well communicated through the writing and given great impact through the narration. An excellent combination of skills. Well worth the read/listen if you enjoy this genre.
An amazing book with a familiar premise, the twist? We are talking about senior citizens, their take on life, and the prospect of a new one make this adventure really interesting can't wait to follow up with the next book in the series