Old Man's War
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    Old Man's War | John Scalzi

    Old Man's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

    Old Man’s War by John Scalzi was the first book that I downloaded with my Audible subscription as I had heard from various sources (including the Swor..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2012 by M. Spencer (Buffalo)
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    Old Man's War: Old Man's War, Book 1 | John Scalzi

    Old Man's War: Old Man's War, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    At 75 years old, John Perry is after a fresh start - so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth's military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands two years of hazardous service in space. This is how Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his original DNA. A genetically enhanced and upgraded new body, ready for battle. But upgrades alone won't keep Perry safe. He'll be fighting for his life on the front line as he defends humanity's colonies.

    Damn it kept me awake!

    I use audio books to help me sleep by distracting from overthinking. This engrossed me.

    Reviewed on June 23 2017 by Neil Power ()
  • 2
    The Ghost Brigades | John Scalzi

    The Ghost Brigades

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    Starts slow but comes together in the end.

    The Ghost Brigades is the second book in the Old Man’s War series and although it is a relatively stand-alone story the first book provides some neces..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 15 2014 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
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    The Ghost Brigades: Old Man's War, Book 2 | John Scalzi

    The Ghost Brigades: Old Man's War, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Three hostile alien races have united against humanity, determined to halt our expansion into space. The mastermind behind this lethal alliance is a traitor - Charles Boutin. He was a Colonial Defence Force scientist with access to their biggest military secrets. Now the CDF's only hope is to discover Boutin's plan. Trouble is, Boutin's dead. As a supersoldier created from Boutin's own DNA, Jared Dirac may have answers.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 3
    The Last Colony | John Scalzi

    The Last Colony

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    Excellent But Different
    Reviewed on December 04 2012 by Michael (Montclair, NJ, United States)
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    The Last Colony: Old Man's War, Book 3 | John Scalzi

    The Last Colony: Old Man's War, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    John Perry was living peacefully on one of humanity's colonies - until he and his wife were offered an opportunity these ex-supersoldiers couldn't resist. To come out of retirement and lead a new frontier world. However, once on the planet, they discover they've been betrayed. For this colony is a pawn in an interstellar game of war and diplomacy. Humanity's Colonial Union has pitched itself against a new, seemingly unstoppable alien alliance dedicated to ending all human colonization.

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  • 4
    Zoe's Tale | John Scalzi

    Zoe's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
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    "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."

    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)
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    The Sagan Diary | John Scalzi

    The Sagan Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
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    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.

    It's a Poem
    Reviewed on March 27 2013 by wyatt (Albuquerque, NM, United States)
  • 5
    The Human Division | John Scalzi

    The Human Division

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    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.

    A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS

    WE ONLY NEED THE HEADS
    I am a huge fan of Scalzi. I had listened to the first episode, The B-Team for free and liked it, so I got the whole book. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2014 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
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    The End of All Things: Old Man's War, Book 6 | John Scalzi

    The End of All Things: Old Man's War, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, John Scalzi
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    Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement...for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

    why a lower rating on performance?

    Mr. Dufris did an excellent job as always. Ms. Gilbert's porrayals of male characters had an irritating qualitty as well as lacking differentiation b..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2015 by D. Kassiday (Rockville, MD United States)