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  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,013

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

A very good listen for sci-fi fans

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Great story with enough action and interesting characters, a few interesting science tidbits. Very well narrated. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel

  • The Fates of Human Societies
  • By: Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 665

In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. Guns, Germs, and Steel is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Unabridged?

  • By Susan on 12-21-06


2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-09

Interesting concepts. The abridged version missed many of the detail and richness that may have made the book a best seller. It felt as if the narrator read only the first and last sentence of each paragraph.

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