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)
This book has some antiquated ideas about what the future holds for humanity in a millennia spanning space war. For everything the writer got wrong, there was more than enough forward thinking to make this book thouroughly thought provoking.
definitely some cool Concepts pretty decent story and very strange view of what the future may or may not look like I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book
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.
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.
You'll realize the influence this book has had on the military sci fi sub-genre with a chapter. Old Man's War has taken the most, and fans of those books will likely enjoy this. The book as an allegory for Vietnam is rather thinly veiled, but only takes the forefront on occasion, and never preaches.
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