Before I read this book the only foreknowledge of the story that I had, shamefully, was the Disney movie story. I was happily surprised to see that it was NOT like the movie; it was better. The story is more believable and captivating. The characters, mainly Tarzan, are developed well and the plot is riveting.
Old Man's War by John Scalzi explores the issue of growing old and dying, but with a twist. Scalzi expores the question, "what if one didn't have to die when they got old?" Through a science fiction storyline, Scalzi follows a man through his journey into the ranks of the unknown and secretive colonal defense force where it is alleged that old people are given a second chance at life if they fight for the CDF. The author weaves sci/fi, humor, and action together to form a great story that is intriguing: keeping the reader wanting to know more and more.
I generally enjoy authors like Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordon, and Patrick Rothfuss. This book was an enjoyable listen and the narrator was top notch. Definitly worth the credit.
John Glover is great, but the audiobook should be re-recorded with James. I will not buy the audio version UNTIL it is recored by James, as it should be.
As some of the other reviewers have said, the first two books in this trilogy were good. They were well written with developed plots. This book, however, dwells too much on culture clashes and way too much time is wasted on seemingly useless fluff. The story lines don't really reach any type of conclusion and you are left scratching your head thinking, "What? That's it?"
The author seems to have either rushed to get this book written or lost interest in the developing and writing a good conclusion to his story. Its a shame because the first two books were good.
This book is very long. Not only is the book long but the narrator reads a little on the slow side so I am sure that it could have been shorter. This book is, as others have said, hard to review because while the story does not go as you would think or even like, it is still interesting. Since I find reviews most helpful when I know the reviewers taste in books, I will list some of my favorite authors and series; Wheel of time by Robert Jordon, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Codex Alera and Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. While I tend to stay in the fantasy genre, this post apocolyptic caught my attention however, it was dissapointing and depressing. If you don't like the first couple of chapters then you will not like the book. Remember; 36hours.
This is a good book with a GREAT narrator. The story itself is interesting enough as Salvatore puts an atypical spin on fantasy book. There is part of me that liked the fact that the book did not follow the traditional path of the hero rising from nothing to defeat the warlock and save the damsel in distress. There is also part of me that wanted a bit more of the "WOW" factor however, I must applaud Salvatore for taking a step outside the box and not falling on his face. I was hoping for some sort of sequel but it looks as if this is stand alone story. As I said above. Good read but definitely not great.
Phenomenal eye opening sermon with a narrator that's captivates and holds your attention. I highly recommend this reading of "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God".
I have read all of the Sword of Truth books and really like the series. I got the first audiobook and loved it. The narrator was great with all the voices and after it was finished, left me wanting the second audiobook. Little did I know that the narrator had changed. I listened to this guy for 3 minutes and couldn't take anymore. His voice is monotoned and its almost as if a robot is reading it. Download at your own risk!!!
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