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yes. Scalzi and Dufris have better stuff published. Dufris isn't the problem here.
Yes, but I'll try to be careful how I pick.
This book although claiming to be part of a series did not have any of the characters from the first episode. It could be from a series, since it doesn't stand on its own like it claims to in the "flyleaf" of the purchase page. Its length is that of a "short-short", but it lacks both an ironic or unexpected twist that a good example of that style / genre should have. "Walk the Plank" lacks the wit and skill that one can see in nearly every short story by Saki, for example. I utterly disappointed in this 40 minutes lost of my life. Audible offered to take it back, but I paid money not a credit, so it's not even worth that effort. I plan to give episode 3 a try: it is projected to be longer so maybe Scalzi can put a story out there that at least shows as much respect for the audience as episode 1.
I was expecting better stuff because the first episode was really better and could have been followed up with something closer good if not actually excellent. The story has no closure. Sure, the audience knows what happened to a number of characters, but none of the questions for the colonists are answered. I am trying to avoid spoilers here, so I cannot be more specific.
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Yes, While short it has all that's needed to add to the overall narrative
The way he conveys the emotion of the scene
I recommend the Audible edition -- the narrator adds great atmosphere and tension to the all dialogue episode. Even though it's short, it stands alone as an emotional and fascinating story.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
Episode one had a lot of interesting events in it... that would happen in any "TV Show", but the second episode is talking about something different and has no mention of the first episode's events.
as a 39 minutes book, it wasn't bad, you get to know some of the weird actions that occur and start to think "Whats going on?", but that wouldn't do until you read the next books.
So overall it was ok.
Its really hard to review a less than an hour book.
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Good start but it leaves you hanging, like it is supposed to. Dont know where it is going but eager for the next installment.
Wow. This is the darkest thing yet in Scalzi's OMW universe. We all knew life on extrasolar colonies was hard, but wow......
I thought this might be interesting and bought the 1st. one in series. The 2nd. made no sense to me and it is much to short. The story doesn't tie in with the 1st. book No story anywhere. This is not for me.
My wife says she can read me like an open book. Though she regrets not being able to shut me up the same way. :)
(This follows my review from episode 1.) I'm still a fan of author John Scalzi and narrator William Dufris. The momentum of their cred is still strong following my first exposure to Mr. Scalzi's work in the Old Man's War series. (Mr. Dufris can do no wrong in my opinion, since I've followed his work since the Destroyermen series. So his cred has lifetime membership as far as I'm concerned.) :)
But, now 2 episodes into the Human Division, I have to say I'm still not a fan of the "episodes" experiment. And, since the summary promised that these would be "...a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe..." then on the merits of this being a "self-contained" short story, I have to rate it fairly low. Call me old fashioned, but I still like my stories to have a beginning, middle and end. This one was all middle.
I know, I know... the storyline gets picked up again in Episode 3. I get that? But again, as a "self-contained" short story, this didn't do it for me.
That said, am I buying Episode 3 next? Absitively. But then again, I'm a fan.
Tip: If you get Episode 2, then you might as well go ahead and get ep 3 in the same online session.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
I'm assuming this will tie in with the story at one point. A different group than were in the first short. I like to read these as a pallet cleanser in between books.
I must say that I truly enjoy John Scalzi's work. I have every book of his available on Audible. I really enjoy his “Old Man’s War” series of books, but there is one thing that irritates me. Scalzi overuses the word “SAID”. In all of his books, it is “John said”, “Jane said”, “John said”, “Zoe said”. It is never ending. There is no other word that is used more in his books than the word ‘SAID”. Now, for the first time, there is a written work by John Scalzi without the word “SAID”. It was so refreshing. I feel free.
However, it didn’t last. The remaining episodes go back to the “SAID” monotony. There was a flirtation with the word “ASKED”, but “SAID” won out.
Did I say mention that this is a cool series? This episodic adventure is a nice departure from his other works. I like that he has expanded on the “Old Man’s War” universe. As someone who has had 15 surgeries in 15 years, I’d go back in the military for a new body. This is fiction, right?