Story that seemed geared to a young audience that adults, like me, can like but a bit to slow and "childish" at times. The story is slow to start but the ending is wonderful and might even bring a few tears to your eyes. Wonderful reader.
This follows the characters from Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades. If you enjoyed them, you will enjoy this. Good story for teenagers, as well as adults, as it told from the point of view of a teenage girl.
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This is really is a rehash of everything that has gone before. The series really needs a new storyline. Not recommended.
It has very clever momnets and pretty well drawn out characters but I have read better and A LOT worse
The story is pretty good, although somewhat repetitive from The Last Colony. It is pretty obvious that it is a middle age man projecting himself onto a teenage girl, but it still works relatively well.
The biggest problem with the audiobook is that the narrator has a serious case of vocal fry that becomes more and more annoying as the book goes on. It is most evident when she portrays female characters but is present throughout. Other than that, it is a worthy listen.
Avid listener, former reader. Especially enjoys Audiobooks on long road trips. They help us to stay alert and minimizes arguments.
Refreshingly different way to re-read a previous tale, from the perspective of another character.
Letting Zoe, a 16 year old female who had an integral part in the prior story tell the tale was sheer genius. Not only did it fill in the blanks on her part of the adventure, but it allowed the reader to experience the angst and concerns of juvenile colonists.
John Scalzi weaves together a thoroughly exciting series of tales that captivates the reader and draws them into progressively intriguing circumstances. His characters, although different, are entirely believable and interesting to follow.
I have the entire series and enjoyed them all.
The narrator did this book justice. The book is written from the perspective of a (frankly annoying) teenage girl, and that's precisely how the narration sounds.
This book pretty much re-tells the story of the previous book in series, this time through the life of Zoe. All of the sudden, we have to suffer through the peculiarities of teenage narration centered around teenage drama obscuring almost the same events described in "the Last Colony." We do learn couple extra details of how she accomplished her mission, but, honestly, this is just an utterly pointless part of the series. I would advise listeners to skip this one and go directly to the Human Division. Now that I have finished the series, I do believe it is the best thing to do.
Very good take on the same story from The Last Colony but from Zoe's point of view. Explains some things that aren't obvious or explained at all in the previous book and the narrator did a great job interpreting Zoe.
The narrator did a poor job at pronouncing names (people and races) as they were narrated in previous books. This was very annoying.
This book adds very little to the storyline, and should have fit into an Epilogue of in the Last Colony.
Interesting to hear the story from Zoe's perspective. Good story, good performance. Great beach reading / listening. The series is great.