That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game - as leaders of a new human colony, to be peopled by settlers from all the major human worlds, for a deep political purpose that will put Perry and Sagan back in the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war.
Listen to Old Man's War .
©2007 John Scalzi; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
"Scalzi's captivating blend of off-world adventure and political intrigue remains consistently engaging." (Booklist)
"The sequel to Old Man's War combines taut military action with keen insights into the moral issues revolving around developing technologies. Scalzi has a finely tuned sense of balance between personal drama and the 'big picture'....Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
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I like this book. Not the best old mans war book, but still worth the listen. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to continue on the old mans war series.
Do NOT read "ZOE's World". It is literally this exact same book retold. It is written from the perspective of Zoe and at times it seemed Scalzi let his daughter write it because it really sounded like a little girl writing it to me.
Again, Scalzi doesn't disappoint with this well-crafted 3rd book in the Old Man's War series.
When you discover the final plan to protect the colony, you can't help but smile.
He does such an excellent portrayal of each distinct voice that the book really comes to life.
These books aren't great literature, but they are fun reads, and the narration is good. Too much "He said......" "She said......." "He said......", and there's just no way to read that gracefully Dufris does as good a job with it as anyone could. He does good work with voices..
Sorry cant say that I have had a chance to read the printed book yet
I have always loved John (AKA 90 year old dad) I can realy identify with him and loved him in the first book of the series.
I have gotten a number of books with Mr. Dufris's narration and I have relay enjoyed his performance
I think that the book more made me laugh then any thing but it definitely has its ups and downs.
This book is best read as part of the Old Mans War series.
Space is Harsh
second best book in the series, worth grabbing if you liked Old Man's War.
You could skip the middle books too...all you miss is Sophie's fathers story-line.
While carousing a book store I came upon the first book in this series 'Old Mans War'.. I opened it to the first line: "I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife’s grave. Then I joined the army." This was not normally in my genre but I couldn't put it down after that. The series, as well as this book, has been thoroughly entertaining.
John Perry of course. You identify with him quickly. I don't spend my energy wondering why John did this or that. But to be honest, it really isn't just about John in this book. He blends several stories and characters well.
I do feel that the end of this story should have included John getting the same enhancements as his wife. Talk about unequal footing.
Book 3 of the Old Man's War series unites the main characters from the first 2 books, John Perry and Jane Sagan, and jumps ahead to their retirement on the peaceful colony of Huckleberry. Of course their relaxed existence is disrupted as interstellar politics and conspiracies take over and they find themselves facing one impossible challenge after another. The Conclave plot line picks up steam and the stakes get ever larger as the story goes on. All of this makes for an interesting enough premise but in the end Scalzi's execution and Dufris' narration just didn't keep me immersed this time around.
A myriad of small plot devices add up as the book goes on and very few of the characters act realistically. John and Jane uncover clues that things are amiss but just go along for the ride putting themselves and their adopted daughter Zoe at great risk. The aliens speak using standard 21st century colloquialisms and General Gau, the Leader of the 420 alien race Conclave, puts himself at risk to personally visit colony planets to speak with the leaders before destroying them. The list goes on throughout the book and the final plot twist at the end was the least believable of the bunch.
I didn't dislike this book but it did leave me uninspired to immediately continue with the series. When I do resume it will likely be with book 5 and not book 4, Zoe's Tale, which is a re-telling of the story from Zoe's perspective. Although the story was ultimately entertaining, once was enough for me.
I don't know. I didn't read the print version.
I liked Hickory and Dickory, Scalzi made them really interesting characters.
I have listened to the entire Old Man's War Trilogy and I'm currently listening to the Sheriff of Yrmaneer. He is definitely better suited for action and drama than for humor. These books better suit his vocal talents.
Yes, but no. I listen to audiobooks when I drive. My Commute is 20 minutes at a time, and I work in my car one day a week.
this is book three of a trilogy. don't buy without getting book 1 - Old Man's War and book 2 - The Ghost Brigades.
Teenage girls...under 14
Someone who can portray a young girl's voice without the whining.
Sometimes new ventures don't work out...keep exploring.
I was surprised at this book having read the three others in the series. This is an alternate take on the events of Zoe's Tale. While that was through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl, this is from the perspective of her father, the colony leader. The issues I have is there are too many continuity errors between these two books. Having listened to one, the other won't mesh well. I would suggest reading this version first, then do Zoe's Tale and treat it as a standalone novel.
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