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Tales from the Clarke Audiobook

Tales from the Clarke: The Human Division, Episode 5

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Listen to the complete edition of The Human Division, the fifth full-length book by John Scalzi in the Old Man's War universe.

©2012 John Scalzi (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Karl Gjertsen UK 08/04/2013
    Karl Gjertsen UK 08/04/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Great short story"

    This is a great short story, in a collection of intertwined short stories.

    I will look for more title by this author.

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  • David D. Schneider
    Albuquerque, USA
    18/10/16
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    "I just love this short series! Do them in order! 😱"

    5 stars is great!
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    Some of these are vignettes pulled from larger works. If you're a Scalzi fan you'll have heard them before. IT DOESN'T MATTER . . .
    You'll love these . . but do them in order . . 😱

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • danny lawrence
    Charlotte, NC USA
    13/02/13
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    "Cubs and Cards help out Harry Wilson"

    Good ol' Harry back to stir things up in a story that is typical John Scalzi. Love the humor and even has baseball thrown in for good measure. More intrigue and mystery to build upon previous episodes, but this is a nice little self contained story, well worth the 69 cents

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dennis
    25/02/13
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    "Very good 5th story"

    These short stories are starting to come together to make a very good saga.
    All have great narration. The narration of any book is very important to any story.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua
    mcleansville, NC, United States
    12/02/13
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    "Another Engaging Episode"

    This was another fun little episode in Scalzi's ongoing series. Scalzi continues to craft the interesting characters and crew of the Clarke together piece by piece. This one picks up after episode 3, but doesn't follow directly, rather continues the story some weeks later. Wilson and the crew get a new ship, but not the kind they wanted, and the mission they are sent on is not all it seems to be at first.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hassan
    Springfield Gardens, NY, United States
    12/02/13
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    "The Crew is Back!!!"

    i liked this episode, there is a moment in it where you get a good laugh... and you see the results from the past episode and what the union is doing now for earth....

    I hope the next episode will be more and more deep into the plot...

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • joey2shoez
    knoxville
    08/05/15
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    "Wrong Voice"

    Throughout the series the narrator does the wrong voices once in a while. A man and a woman will be talking and suddenly the man has a woman's voice. It's a bit of a distraction, shoulda been an easy fix :/

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karyn
    Three Forks, MT, United States
    18/08/13
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    "Tales from the Clarke, ship that keeps flying"

    I have enjoyed John Scalzi, mostly short stories, but now I am hooked and like to check out his novels or longer stories. Well worth the listen, but get the first 4 to understand this 4th Episode.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mel Aclaro
    ANAHEIM, CA, United States
    01/05/13
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    "Frustrated. But still hanging on..."

    (Follows from my reviews in eps 1-4.) So, I think I'm figuring out what that ineffable "something" is that I'm not gelling with in these "episodes" format.

    I think it's the fact that each of these "self-contained" short stories feels like chapters of a novel where the first third of each chapter finds us breaking continuity so the author can "re-acquaint" us again with the storyline. If you see irony in breaking continuity so as to keep readers aware of a continuous storyline, don't worry, you're not alone.

    Then there's the whole bit toward the end of each chapter where we have to slow momentum -- just when it's starting to build -- for the sake of wrapping up with a convenient end to the episode....

    ... Only to start the next episode and have to suffer an indoctrination all over again to summarize highlights in previous episodes.

    That's what I don't like about this serial format.

    Okay. With that off my chest. On to Episode 6. >:-\

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • AudioAddict
    Austin, Texas, USA
    26/03/13
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    "Not a standalone story"

    This is Episode 5 of the Human Division series. Scalzi has apparently divided what could have been one book into multiple separate episodes. I don't understand that logic (at least not yet), as the episodes don't stand alone unless you're a fan of a very short plot with a flimsy leave-you-wondering type of ending. Hopefully the weak connection between the episodes will build with each one and culminate in an interesting finale, but that is not evident yet after five episodes.

    Reader did a good job, even though it was not a difficult narration to perform. This episode lacked the irritating transcript style with all the he said/she said crap which absolutely ruined some of the earlier ones. Thank goodness!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI, United States
    09/03/13
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    "Enjoyable Story"
    Would you listen to Tales from the Clarke again? Why?

    This is one of my favorite stories in this series. I really enjoy hearing stories of people from the Clarke, and their interactions while on the Clarke.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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