Colonial Union Ambassador Ode Abumwe and her team are used to life on the lower end of the diplomatic ladder. But when a high-profile diplomat goes missing, Abumwe and her team are last-minute replacements on a mission critical to the Colonial Union’s future. As the team works to pull off their task, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson discovers there’s more to the story of the missing diplomats than anyone expected... a secret that could spell war for humanity.
The B-Team is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
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Short and sweet and funny
Always love Williams performances
I love Scalzi's work he is wicked funny, but most his books just beat me down with all the swearing. It is nice to enjoy his talent without that trash.
The most terrible, cheese, awesome story I have read in a while. It's so so so bad. I loved it!
Having only read the first installment I can't be sure, but I think Scalzi is going for an epic Space Opera. I suspect it will end up more of a Space Matinee.
Scalzi's got great talent for taking the simple and making it complex--weaving various simple story lines together; developing simple situations into intricate plots. Plus, I've always loved this Universe, where humanity uses retirees as new blood for our military (this has great appeal as I live in Florida).
The only problem is Scalzi's script-like use of identifiers, and the producer/narrator's failure to edit them during the read:
"Blah, blah," Rickney said.
"Yeah, blah," Eagan said.
"Blah blah blah," Rickeny said.
"Of course, blah blah blah," Eagan said.
Ad infinitum. Reading something like this, it's easy to tune out. LISTENING to it is a bit tougher.
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
Mr Scalzi wrote Fuzzy Nation based on another author's work. It shows. This is very very forgettable. A very ordinary book with an ok reader.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
I loved Fuzzy nation and the way John Scalzi writes. This is a great way to set up and, start off a series. I like the fact that I can get a short in, in between the longer novels.
The B-team is the first in a series of short stories by John Scalzi. This is the first I have looked at any of his work and from a Science Fiction perspective, he has married a great storyline into a descriptive futuristic environment. The story is great an leaves much room for future stories in the series to branch out into many new plot lines.
The only negative is the audio recording. William Dufris puts in a good effort in the narration but I believe the poor recording quality doesn't allow him to present his true skills.
In short I'm looking forward to the next story in the series.
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I LIKE THE STORY AND WILL BUY ALL THE INDIVIDUAL PARTS BUT I WOULD RATHER HAVE IT ALL IN ONE BITE - WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL MARCH TO FINISH IT!
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