The Forever War
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  • 1
    The Forever War | Joe Haldeman

    The Forever War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2692)
    Performance
    (2005)
    Story
    (2022)

    William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

    A classic.

    The Forever War is science fiction at its best: A commentary on war cast in a science fiction motif.

    Haldeman wrote this specifically a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2008 by John (Vail, AZ, USA)
  • 2
    Forever Peace | Joe Haldeman

    Forever Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (230)

    War in the 21st century is fought by "soldierboys". Remote-controlled mechanical monsters, they are run by human soldiers who hard-wire their brains together to form each unit. Julian is one of these dedicated soldiers, until he inadvertently kills a young boy. Now he struggles to understand how this has changed his mind.

    Good, but not as good as The Forever War

    In terms of sheer writing skill, and the ability to portray the raw tragedy, loneliness, and emptiness of being a soldier, Joe Haldeman is without equ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 25 2010 by Noah (Bryan, TX, United States)
  • 3
    Forever Free | Joe Haldeman

    Forever Free

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    An epic story about war, peace, and the price of freedom, Forever Free reintroduces listeners to William Mandella - who has been living peacefully on the planet called Middle Finger, a refuge for humans who refuse to become part of the group mind known as Man. But after decades of this peace, Mandella and others are tired of living like zoo animals. So they steal a starship - and embark upon a voyage that will forever change their understanding of the universe, and themselves.

    Go fetch!

    The conclusion to the story started in the first two books is far fetched to say the least. Incoherent and diffuse storytelling, leaving me far from e..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2016 by Arjen ()