The Human Division

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,784 ratings

The B-Team Publisher's Summary

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.

The B-Team 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.

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  • Book 1

    • The B-Team

    • The Human Division, Episode 1
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 912

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Whole Series – Just OK

    • By Michael on 05-19-13

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  • Book 2

    • Walk the Plank

    • The Human Division, Episode 2
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 888
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 803

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring Hard-to-Follow Transcript

    • By AudioAddict on 03-17-13

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  • Book 3

    • We Only Need the Heads

    • The Human Division, Episode 3
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 829
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • * said;* said;* said;* said;* said;

    • By Professor on 02-02-13

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  • Book 4

    • A Voice in the Wilderness

    • The Human Division, Episode 4
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 686

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read them in order

    • By Karlyn Keller on 09-09-17

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  • Book 5

    • Tales from the Clarke

    • The Human Division, Episode 5
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 751
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read em in order

    • By Karlyn Keller on 09-09-17

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  • Book 6

    • The Back Channel

    • The Human Division, Episode 6
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Conclave Side in this Episode

    • By Hassan on 02-19-13

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  • Book 7

    • The Dog King

    • The Human Division, Episode 7
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 658

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best Episode Yet!!!!

    • By Hassan on 02-26-13

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  • Book 8

    • The Sound of Rebellion

    • The Human Division, Episode 8
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Look with your ears.

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-06-13

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  • Book 9

    • The Observers

    • The Human Division, Episode 9
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 694
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series is getting Better and Better!!!!

    • By Hassan on 03-12-13

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  • Book 10

    • This Must Be the Place

    • The Human Division, Episode 10
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 697
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Character-Driven Episode

    • By Joshua on 03-20-13

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  • Book 11

    • A Problem of Proportion

    • The Human Division, Episode 11
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Scalzi Twist on a Sci-fi Theme

    • By Joshua on 03-27-13

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  • Book 12

    • The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads

    • The Human Division, Episode 12
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A 38-minute murder mystery

    • By AudioAddict on 06-04-13

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  • Book 13

    • Earth Below, Sky Above

    • The Human Division, Episode 13
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 672
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling Yet Open-Ended Conclusion

    • By Joshua on 04-10-13

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