William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?
Narrator George Wilson's performance conveys all the imaginative technology and human drama of The Forever War. Set against a backdrop of vivid battle scenes, this absorbing work asks provocative questions about the very nature of war.
©1974 Joe W. Haldeman; (P)1999 Recorded Books
"A vastly entertaining trip." (The New York Times)
I had heard about this book but never had been able to get around to reading it. Its a very interesting story with regards to the issue of near light speed travel and time dilation and the impact it has on the lives of the soldiers who travel back to Earth. I do reccommend this book highly.
For Sci-Fi fans, this is a good one to have in your collection. It examines an interesting problem in interstellar warfare that no other book (or movie or TV show) has attempted to tackle: relativity.
It's been a few months since I listened to this one, and I don't recall anything especially memorable about the characters, but this isn't about who the people are as much as it's about the cultural impact upon the characters of "moving through time". There's a lot of orginal and thought-provoking ideas here, and overall it's worth the time and credit.
Classic story that follows William Mandela, a soldier in a centuries long galactic conflict . Strongly anti-war message, it underscores the alienation of soldiers coming home from a war, and the mindlessness of endless conflict and a military economony. Read it for the message, believable technology and a good story, only Mandela is presented as a fully fleshed out human being.
Note: this book has many representations of sex, homosexuality, etc. Story had some interest but the foreground was just a romp
The idea behind the book is fine, though when you finish you'll probably recognize the plot from other places. Being that this is a fairly old book it might be why that is.
The performance is a little bland, just a bit monotone in it's delivery. All that said I think it's worth listening too. It's under 10 hours, so it's a good In-between other books type book.
Slow in the start, but a story that encapsulates the human experience. The Forever War tells the story of an average man fighting to get by through time, war and the beuracracy of life and war. My only complaint is that the end will leave you wanting more. By far the best book I've found on Audible.
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