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)
Proud to be an old school Gamer and Geek
This is a classic Sci-fi but it feels very dated to the 70's. The performance was great , but I found myself at times hard pressed to finish the story.
This is a good read, comparable to Ender's Game in its use of time scaling, and Old Man's War in its use of searching for an identity in a totally dehumanizing experience. But it is at times a bit dry. I would reccomend it as an inclusion of then and now sci-fi, but it's not my favorite by a long shot.
I liked the book. But the way the author discusses homosexual vs heterosexual is very obviously a bit antiquated in terms of modern ideas.
I waited several years to read / listen to this book and am by no means disappointed. Bravo to Mr. Haldeman! Excellent sci fi concepts but makes you feel for what the characters are going through.
Most interesting aspect was the change in culture due to Time Dilation during travel. Imagine if everytime you came back home your home culture was drastically different from when you left.
Well handled classic.
Ltd Mandela on tranquilizers crashing on an asteroid and his suit trauma unit kicks in.
The protagonist, although Charlie is a close second.
I know the content well enough to say I would handle it by rank, because the book is divided this way.
While the world keeps changing, this book sticks with me. It's content is still fresh and Joe Haldeman has such an economy of language. Listen, enjoy, re listen.
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