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Zoe's Tale Audiobook

Zoe's Tale

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Publisher's Summary

"How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?

"I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old.

"Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did - how I did what I had to do - not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes.

"It's a story you know. But you don't know it all."

©2008 John Scalzi; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    redxgirl 03-26-16
    redxgirl 03-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Really good. Read this series in order."

    Narrator was excellent. Only issue was that she pronounced the names of races and people in the story differently than the narrator of the previous book...which was somewhat jarring.

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    Charles 03-17-16
    Charles 03-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect narration"

    Old man's war is a great series. Zoe's tale is no exception by the narration is what makes this book stand out. I listen to a lot of books and really hate bad narration it can kill the best of stories and was worried about this book because the character Zoe was already a well established character in the series. Very happily the narration was a perfect match for Zoe while blending well with the audio personalities of the other character established by the primary series narrator.

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    Linda 03-09-16
    Linda 03-09-16
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    "Annoying but interesting."

    Annoying narrator, made sure to articulate every letter which almost drove me mad from time to time. Annoying and whiny main character but still interesting story. Would like to read more stories from this universe.

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    David Renton, WA, USA 02-22-16
    David Renton, WA, USA 02-22-16 Member Since 2001
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    "Another Masterpiece!"

    John Scalzi has done it again.
    With a personality all its own, Zoe's tale gives a new dimension to the Old Man's War Saga that makes the entire series a very rich delight.
    I hope this won't be the last we've heard from the Perry Family.

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    Patrick Flynn La Grande, Or United States 02-14-16
    Patrick Flynn La Grande, Or United States 02-14-16 Member Since 2016

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    "In some ways a better story than Last Colony"

    I loved this story even though much of it is the same story as The Last Colony. The biggest fear and plus side is the perspective of Zoe and how masterfully Scalzi writes from a young female voice.
    If you want a follow up to make The Last Colony even better, read/listen to this book.

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    Amanda G. 01-25-16
    Amanda G. 01-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Re-cap"

    The Narration was great. Fills-in a lot of gaps the previous book left out. Tells the story in a 16 year old point of view...can be frustrating at times. I will give it to my daughter when she was old enough. Hopefully will get her hooked on sci-if.

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    Amazon Customer 12-29-15
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    "Boring"

    Added zip to series. First book was very well structured and engaging. Second was good too and continued the story as expected. Zoe's Tale was a waste of money. Nothing new at all.

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    Nzmi Arnarson Hafnarfjörður, Iceland 11-19-15
    Nzmi Arnarson Hafnarfjörður, Iceland 11-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Frank Zappa's valley girl in space"

    Still, I liked it. Very good. Gave the characters from The last colony a little more depth.

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    Ashley Shady Shores, TX, United States 10-19-15
    Ashley Shady Shores, TX, United States 10-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Okay story, but not necessary for the series"

    I enjoyed the story for the most part, but it always annoys me when the narrator of a sequel pronounces names differently than the previous narrator. It is distracting.

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    caramella butterscotch 10-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "banal and incessant sarcasm is boring"

    this was not nearly as interesting as the first two in the series. also not necessarily for science fiction fan as it is more composed of childish banter. is it like a long after school special for middle.school kids. . it gets tiresome even to listen to . the good thing is with audible you can speed it up by three times. and even skip short sections. better for 12 year olds. .

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