Colonial Union Ambassador Ode Abumwe and her team are used to life on the lower end of the diplomatic ladder. But when a high-profile diplomat goes missing, Abumwe and her team are last-minute replacements on a mission critical to the Colonial Union’s future. As the team works to pull off their task, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson discovers there’s more to the story of the missing diplomats than anyone expected... a secret that could spell war for humanity.
The B-Team is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
©2012 John Scalzi (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Wow, that picture actually looks like me.
A great first episode. I wish Ep.2 was already out.
Can't say, I haven't read the print version. But, I really enjoyed the audio performance.
Ambassador Baer's demise.
Just liked the whole shebang! Love the snappy banter.
One of the beauties of a well performed audiobook is that with the different vocal characterizations the listener doesn't have to be told who is saying what. I really enjoy John Scalzi's work, but, can somebody (like his editor, maybe) please tell him to cut out the innumerable "he said" and "she said"'s? It's like almost as annoying as like, you know....like, you know?
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
You read previous books and you know how it ended.
Trading was established and Earth's Iron Curtain was finally dropped.
and everybody lived happily ever after? NO, YOU ARE WRONG !
It's time for some reality Injection.
I will certainly listen to it again. Scalzi's stories are enjoyable to reread, and Dufris hits all the notes perfectly. I might just go listen to it again when I finish this review. The nice thing about Scalzi is that the story is fun even when you know exactly what is going to happen. Speaking of which, as Scalzi has warned, this series does contain spoilers for the Old Man's War books. If you already know Scalzi, it's moot. You've already read that series and you've probably already purchased this audiobook because Scalzi just rocks. But if you don't know Scalzi and don't want to risk a credit on Old Man's War, my advice would be to buy this audiobook (I mean, 99 cents) and listen to chapter 1 (about 15 minutes) which doesn't give away any major prior events and/or characters. If you like it, you are going to like the Old Man's War books, so go ahead and beg, borrow or steal three credits and listen to the following: Old Man's War/The Ghost Brigades and The Lost Colony before finishing the rest of The B Team. (And if you got so engrossed in the story that you forgot to stop listening after fifteen minutes, never mind. Spoilers aren't so bad.)
Harry Wilson! Who else? That guy is just fun to be around.
William Dufris has narrated three of the four books in Old Man's War. He was a great choice and I'm glad he is narrating this series as well.
As with all Scalzi, there's a moment when I settle back with a satisfied sigh. For Red Shirts, he had me at "The rich are different." This time it happened while the ship was readying itself for a skip drive & Scalzi was judiciously sharing enough backstory so newcomers could keep up. Though he never took his eyes off the dialogue, he had a small smile on his face that we old Scalzi fans knew was meant for us. It told us he knew we knew all this stuff and to just relax & enjoy the ride. :)
Scalzi wrote a short story called After the Coup which features these characters & which takes place shortly before the events in The B Team. The ebook version is on Amazon (http://amzn.com/B003V4B4PM) and I wish there were an audio version. Pretty please?
The series started off well enough, but I grew tired of waiting for more episodes to come out. The piecemeal release of each episode is how tv networks operate, I don't want the same thing in my books.
The first book in the series.
My extreme reaction caused me to preorder the whole series.
After the ninth episode, I canceled the rest. I decided not to put up with having to wait. If a full book is published, I'll be one of the first to order it.
This book is a great start to a new saga. It has very good Narration, and a good story. The story does NOT have all that Unnessary crap a lot of books have. You know a lot of everything you don;t need to know or care about just to fill a book. I will now start the next book in this great saga!
nice short story, it left me wanting more of this little group.
I think I almost did this one in one sitting.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
Short but very entertaining sci-fi. Not a complicated performance, but it was well done.
This is my second Scalzi book (the first was a much longer Fuzzy Nation). He writes with constant "he said" "she said" at the end of sentences which gets annoying, but his stories are good enough that you still enjoy them.
I plan to listen to all the books in his Human Division series.
The B team takes place in the familiar universe of "Old Man's War" and is a welcome continuation of tales from that universe
A great listen
I enjoyed Old Man's War and was glad to see other stories set in that universe. I think the format of linked short stories will be fun. This story sets the stage for some intrigue and mystery well without making it feel like the story was unfinished. I'm looking forward to the next one!
It's the same narrator as Old Man's War that I thought did a wonderful job of portraying the kind of thoughtful and circumspect view of older adults in the story.
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