This is a single review of all 13 episodes. The narration is very good throughout all the episodes.
I really enjoyed Old Man’s War and sever..Show More »al other Scalzi novels, but The Human Division stories left me a bit unsatisfied. These were not at all bad stories and included pleasant story elements, humor, and sarcasm but lacked the touching aspects and strong story that made Old Man’s War more fulfilling. The Human Division was 13 short stories weakly bound together, lacking the character development and cohesion of a novel. This felt a little like a bunch of episodes of a TV series with a strong world framework and continuing characters, but lacking a strong continuing story. I was quite annoyed using the iPhone Audible app where titles are shorted excluding the episode number, and the episode details don’t include the episode number, so I had to query the internet to figure out which title to listen to next.
The narrator did a good job, considering what he had to work with. He had to read the name of every speaker!!! The book is 39 minutes of a boring st..Show More »ory that sounds like this:
Brown: Hey, John. How did you like "Walk the Plank"? Smith: It was pretty boring. I fell asleep listening to it. Jackson: Oh, no. And you bought the whole series, didn't you? Smith: Yeah, Steve, I did. Andrews: Bummer. You bought it too, didn't you, Mary? Perkins: Yep. I'm going crazy listening to the narrator read everybody's name! Brown: Man, I bet that really sucks. Smith: No kidding. Hope it gets better as the series progresses.
Throughout the series the narrator does the wrong voices once in a while. A man and a woman will be talking and suddenly the man has a woman's voice. ..Show More »It's a bit of a distraction, shoulda been an easy fix :/
In this episode you listen to the Conclave and what decision they are going to take... I'm not liking the length of each episode , i believe it woul..Show More »d have been better if they are a bit longer. But here you get to know some technologies and the human division getting bigger and bigger.
This story started out one thing, and then it changed. I just kept getting more intense and interesting. The drama and tension built, but there was..Show More » still a trace of comedy relief. I love books that can make me laugh but still have me on the edge of my seat to the end. The fact that this short story can do all of that in such a short time is brilliant. Brilliance shown by both the author and the narrator.
Thats it, this series is in my A list .... the sabotage, the plot, the mysteries are really great... I was at work while listening to this one, and i..Show More » couldn't focus mch at work the whole time.. had to go for a break to focus on the book..
In this book you see more and more into the human division, and who are trying to create more conflict between Earth and the Colonial Union... It got tense in a point in the book but then you have your B team to save the day, well mainly Wilson as usual.
i can't wait to see what will happen in the end of this series, but i think its going to be great.
No story, nothing but character exploration of the Schmidt family. Don't waste your money or your time. Even if you're listening to the whole Human ..Show More »Division series, do yourself a favor and skip this one.
Another good episode from John Scalzi's "Human Division", chock full of the wit and humor that makes his series so popular and enjoyable. Although the..Show More » issues in this volume are ones that have been covered in sci-fi before, Scalzi's delivery is very much his own.
STORY - This is one of my favorite episodes in this series. Scalzi managed to cram a pretty good plot with a twisted ending into 38 minutes, which sh..Show More »ould be some sort of record. This story takes place on earth (contrary to many of the others) and is about trying to solve the mystery of a murder that took place on a vessel in outer space. As far as I can tell, the story stands alone, but I suppose Scalzi might somehow tie all these short stories together in the final episode.
NARRATOR - Good job but not particularly impressive.
OVERALL - Definitely worth 69 cents and 38 minutes of your time!
The thrilling conclusion to Scalzi's serial "The Human Division" series nevertheless ends with a wide-open story still to be told. We finally get the ..Show More »biggest space battle yet, along with some harrowing scenes of danger facing our principle characters. If you've followed the series up till now, you will be satisfyingly rewarded, yet salivating for more. Lets hope the sequel, in whatever form it may take, will come out soon!