The Human Division
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  • 1

    The B-Team: The Human Division, Episode 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (433)

    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.

    A Fitts says: "Obumwe said, Eagan said, Wilson said, Rickney said"
    Obumwe said, Eagan said, Wilson said, Rickney said

    Can't say, I haven't read the print version. But, I really enjoyed the audio performance.

    Reviewed on January 18 2013 by A Fitts (Hood River, Oregon USA)
  • 2

    Walk the Plank: The Human Division, Episode 2

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (600)
    Performance
    (539)
    Story
    (540)

    Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized, and secret - so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His story of how he’s come to their colony is shocking, surprising, and might have bigger consequences than anyone could have expected. Walk the Plank is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories.

    Brian says: "Bad style - at least for audio version"
    Bad style - at least for audio version

    The writing style. The narrator having to say the characters name each and every line of dialog... ouch

    Reviewed on June 06 2013 by Brian (Lansing, MI, United States)
  • 3

    We Only Need the Heads: The Human Division, Episode 3

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (503)
    Story
    (508)

    CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has been loaned out to a CDF platoon tasked with secretly removing an unauthorized colony of humans on an alien world. Colonial Ambassador Abumwe has been ordered to participate in final negotiations with an alien race the Union hopes to make allies. Wilson and Abumwe’s missions are fated to cross - and in doing so, place both missions at risk of failure.

    We Only Need the Heads is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division.

    Professor says: "* said;* said;* said;* said;* said;"
    * said;* said;* said;* said;* said;

    this damn transcript style makes me furious
    Obumwe said,
    Eagan said,
    Wilson said,
    Rickney said

    PS
    I think I will wait..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 02 2013 by Professor (United States)
  • 4

    A Voice in the Wilderness: The Human Division, Episode 4

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (519)
    Performance
    (467)
    Story
    (473)

    Albert Birnbaum was once one of the biggest political talk show hosts around, but these days he’s watching his career enter a death spiral. A stranger offers a solution to his woes, promising to put him back on top. It’s everything Birnbaum wants, but is there a catch? And does Birnbaum actually care if there is? "A Voice in the Wilderness" 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.

    AudioAddict says: "Okay, but nothing special"
    Okay, but nothing special

    This is Episode 4 of the Human Division series. Some reviewers say each episode is a short standalone story, others say Scalzi just divided what would..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2013 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 5

    Tales from the Clarke: The Human Division, Episode 5

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (513)
    Performance
    (464)
    Story
    (466)

    Captain Sophia Coloma of the Clarke has a simple task: Ferry around representatives from Earth in an aging spaceship that the Colonial Union hopes to sell to them. But nothing is as simple as it seems, and Coloma discovers the ship she’s showing off holds suprises of its own...and it’s not the only one with secrets. "Tales from the Clarke" 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.

    Dennis says: "Very good 5th story"
    Very good 5th story

    These short stories are starting to come together to make a very good saga.
    All have great narration. The narration of any book is very important ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2013 by Dennis (CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US)
  • 6

    The Back Channel: The Human Division, Episode 6

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (503)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (455)

    The Conclave is a confederation of 400 alien races - many of whom would like to see the Colonial Union - and the humans inside of it - blasted to extinction. To avoid a conflict that neither side can afford, Conclave leader General Tarsem Gau appoints Hafte Sorvalh to resolve an emerging diplomatic crisis with the humans, before the only acceptable solution is war. "The Back Channel" 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.

    Hassan says: "The Conclave Side in this Episode"
    The Conclave Side in this Episode

    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 »

    Reviewed on February 19 2013 by Hassan (Springfield Gardens, NY, United States)
  • 7

    The Dog King: The Human Division, Episode 7

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (447)
    Story
    (453)

    CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has one simple task: Watch an ambassador’s dog while the diplomat is conducting sensitive negotiations with an alien race. But you know dogs - always getting into something. And when this dog gets into something that could launch an alien civil war, Wilson has to find a way to solve the conflict, fast, or be the one in the Colonial Union’s doghouse. "The Dog King" 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.

    Hassan says: "Best Episode Yet!!!!"
    Best Episode Yet!!!!

    I really liked this episode.
    A bit different than the rest, there are several funny points here, Wilson is a good character....

    And c..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2013 by Hassan (Springfield Gardens, NY, United States)
  • 8

    The Sound of Rebellion: The Human Division, Episode 8

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (481)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (438)

    The Colonial Defense Forces usually protect humanity from alien attack, but now the stability of the Colonial Union has been threatened, and Lieutenant Heather Lee and her squad are called to squash a rebellion on a colony world. It seems simple enough - but there's a second act to the rebellion that finds Lee captive, alone, and armed with only her brains to survive.

    leonie says: "Look with your ears."
    Look with your ears.

    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 »

    Reviewed on March 06 2013 by leonie (Australia)
  • 9

    The Observers: The Human Division, Episode 9

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (426)

    In an effort to improve relations with the Earth, the Colonial Union has invited a contingent of diplomats from that planet to observe Ambassador Abumwe negotiate a trade deal with an alien species. Then something very bad happens to one of the Earthings, and with that, the relationship between humanity’s two factions is on the cusp of disruption once more. It’s a race to find out what really happened, and who is to blame. "The Observers" 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.

    Hassan says: "This series is getting Better and Better!!!!"
    This series is getting Better and Better!!!!

    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 »

    Reviewed on March 12 2013 by Hassan (Springfield Gardens, NY, United States)
  • 10

    This Must Be the Place: The Human Division, Episode 10

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (420)

    Colonial Union diplomat Hart Schmidt is back home for Harvest Day celebrations - to a family whose members wonder whether its youngest son isn’t wasting his life clinging to the lowest rung of the CU’s diplomatic ladder. When his father, a legendarily powerful politician, presents him with a compelling offer, Schmidt has to take stock of his life and career. "This Must Be the Place" 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.

    AudioAddict says: "Yawn!"
    Yawn!

    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 »

    Reviewed on April 06 2013 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 11

    A Problem of Proportion: The Human Division, Episode 11

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (417)

    A secret backdoor meeting between Ambassador Ode Abumwe and the Conclave’s Hafte Sorvalh turns out to be less than secret, as both of their ships are attacked. It’s a surprise to both teams - but it’s the identity of the attacker that is the real surprise, and suggests a threat to both humanity and The Conclave. "A Problem of Proportion" 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.

    Joshua says: "A Scalzi Twist on a Sci-fi Theme"
    A Scalzi Twist on a Sci-fi Theme

    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 »

    Reviewed on March 27 2013 by Joshua (mcleansville, NC, United States)
  • 12

    The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads: The Human Division, Episode 12

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (408)

    United States Diplomat Danielle Lowen was there when one of her fellow diplomats committed an unthinkable act that had consequences for the entire planet. Now she’s trying to figure out how it happened before it can happen again. Putting the puzzle pieces together could solve the mystery - or it could threaten her own life. "The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads" 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.

    AudioAddict says: "A 38-minute murder mystery"
    A 38-minute murder mystery

    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 »

    Reviewed on June 04 2013 by AudioAddict (Austin, Texas, USA)
  • 13

    Earth Below, Sky Above: The Human Division, Episode 13

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (442)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (402)

    At last, the Earth and the Colonial Union have begun formal discussions about their relationship in the future - a chance for the divisions in humanity to be repaired. The diplomats and crew of the Clarke are on hand to help with the process, including Ambassador Ode Abumwe and CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson, both of whom were born on Earth. But not everyone wants the human division to be repaired.... And they will go to great lengths to make sure it isn’t....

    Joshua says: "Thrilling Yet Open-Ended Conclusion"
    Thrilling Yet Open-Ended Conclusion

    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 »

    Reviewed on April 10 2013 by Joshua (mcleansville, NC, United States)