Old Man's War
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(4.3 based on 8632 ratings)
  • 1

    Old Man's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3553)
    Performance
    (2522)
    Story
    (2548)

    John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

    Michael says: "As good as Heinlein"
    As good as Heinlein

    This book reminds me of Heinlein ??? which is about the greatest compliment I can give a Sci Fi author. This book has multiple levels. It blends hum..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 14 2011 by Michael (Walnut Creek, CA, United States)
  • 2

    The Ghost Brigades

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1970)
    Performance
    (1398)
    Story
    (1413)

    The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

    wendy says: "Great story"
    Great story

    This is a nice followup to Old Man's War. Scalzi again creates a great ride, that is deeply enjoyable and with great characters.

    It helps to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2012 by wendy (NJ)
  • 3

    The Last Colony

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1340)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (1010)

    Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game.

    Katherine says: "3.5 stars"
    3.5 stars

    Originally published at FanLit.

    The Last Colony, the third book in John Scalzi’s OLD MAN’S WAR series, returns us to the perspective of John ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 19 2013 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 4

    Zoe's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (760)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (540)

    "I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: 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."

    David says: "A fun listen, and some new information, but..."
    A fun listen, and some new information, but...

    Zoe's Tale was fun to listen to. The reader was skilled at adding emotion to the story and was a good actress.
    The story itself filled in some ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2009 by David (Rio Rancho, NM, United States)
  • 4.5

    The Sagan Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (241)

    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

    wyatt says: "It's a Poem"
    It's a Poem
    Reviewed on March 27 2013 by wyatt (Albuquerque, NM, United States)
  • 5

    The Human Division

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (575)
    Story
    (585)

    The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

    linda says: "A Middling Position"
    A Middling Position

    First and formost, if you haven't read the Old Man's War series and are considering picking up this book - what are you doing?

    Stop.
    ..
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    Reviewed on May 23 2013 by linda (United States)