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Bonnie

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  • The Human Division

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (606)

    The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

    linda says: "A Middling Position"
    "disappointing addition to the series"
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    The books consists of short chapters, each one it's own story, then tied together to form the whole. This is a series that I have loved from the beginning, but for some reason this book just missed the mark. For one thing, the reader didn't seem quite as effective as in the past and all the characters sounded the same. This is a reader I've previously given high praise. Have I just listened too much or is there really a difference in this particular book? Was the reader perhaps as bored as I the listener?

    I could tell that some of the stores were supposed to grab me emotionally. Unfortunately most of them missed the mark.

    If you love the series so far, I recommend just staying with those wonderful memories and pass by this addition.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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