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.
The Sound of Rebellion 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.
What made the experience of listening to The Sound of Rebellion the most enjoyable?
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 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.
What did you like best about this story?
The narration is wonderful. Perfect pitch. I can see the irony that would be evident without the words.
Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?
I read that question twice and then went and checked the narrator's name. The main character is a woman and even though I know it was a man's voice, my mind tells me I heard a woman. That is a real skill.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
This was a book I had to listen to in one sitting. I couldn't just listen to part of it and go do something else. I needed to know the end.
Any additional comments?
this is a great series. I'm torn as I can't wait for the next one to be released, but then there is one more gone towards the end of the series. I don't want it to end. But I want to know what happens. Colour me confused much?
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Damn, Lee is a smart one, I liked the 7th book, but this one was much better..
I liked the ending a lot and specially the ...... well have a listen and you will know.
Anyways another good book in this series and looking forward for next week's book.
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The only thing I don't like is that they are too Short! This is a very cool story.
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I enjoyed the series more as I went through each episode. At first I struggled because it seemed like random stories set in this universe. But as it continued and I realized it was interwoven story lines I enjoyed them more. The main characters were enjoyable. It's pretty traditional sci fi fare but still worth the read.
5 stars is great.
4 stars is good.
Three Colonial Union soldiers are captured on a rebellious planet-- stripped, blindfolded, bound, and questioned. As per usual Scalzi entertains us with novel thinking and plot development _____________________________ 😱
This is Episode 8 of The Human Division series. Only two episodes so far have, in my opinion, been freestanding episodes with good, solid story lines and a creative conclusion. Many of the episodes are just filler stuff, making me wonder why in the &%$#@!! Scalzi divided what might have been one longer book into all these silly pieces, some of which have no plot and no real ending. Strange. That being said, this episode had a good plot with creative thinking by the main character, some action and, of course, a scifi component. It came to a complete conclusion, but that conclusion was kind of -- well, blah.
The narrator did a good job, despite the fact that there were no real challenges to the performance. The computer-enhanced voice for the alien was really cool!
Sound of the Rebellion is one of my favorites so far. while the plot is familiar , how the protagonist solves her situation is clever and entertaining .
As soon as a new segment is available I stop listening to whatever else I have on the go.
The characters feel real and the narration is superb. I would like to see more series like this one.
This was a fun action-packed episode in the ongoing series. So far Scalzi has been giving us lots of vignettes of various characters in the universe as the larger plot unfolds in the background. It's an interesting way to look at it. I wonder, since we're past the halfway points whether then larger events will be resolved in this series, or whether he is setting the stage for a larger novel later on. My guess is the latter!
Now this is what I expect from a story from the Old Mans War universe. Blood (in a good way) and guts, attitude, and comedy all rolled into one. Dont mess with Lt Heather Lee and the CDF