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.
Listen to the complete edition of The Human Division, the fifth full-length book by John Scalzi in the Old Man's War universe.
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I enjoyed Old Man's War and was glad to see other stories set in that universe. I think the format of linked short stories will be fun. This story sets the stage for some intrigue and mystery well without making it feel like the story was unfinished. I'm looking forward to the next one!
It's the same narrator as Old Man's War that I thought did a wonderful job of portraying the kind of thoughtful and circumspect view of older adults in the story.
I enjoyed the story. I am appreciative John Scalzi's skill to tell a story, screen play, or to help make theater in my mind with written words. I am looking for and reading the stuff he done. I think author is adept writing for television, theater, or movie script story production. Characters are developed but there is a common culture, and era of time of current popular culture. I think tis is something that older readers will discern.
The narration is excellent and performs great. The narration performance is as much the story as the written material. Not everybody gets excellent evaluation from me. However, it does seem so at times. I believe the level of pnarration performance talent out here is high in the common market of narration performers.
I await the science fiction next production from Mr. Scalzi. I will read collections of even shorter stories he has recently appears.
Not a short story.
None I recall..
I am seeking to experience more.
Worth every penny.....all 69 of them. I'm sure if you add up all the books it would cost way more than a credit, at half the listening time.
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.
Fanatical Endurance Athlete, who listens to a lot of books while training.
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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