The Forever War
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(4.3 based on 249 ratings)
  • 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
    (210)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (141)

    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?

    Loved it.

    Having always wanted to read this book, I took the opportunity of a long commute to listen to it instead. it is slightly dated, but if you cannot ris..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 January 2009 by Sara (Llanwrtyd wells, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Forever Peace | Joe Haldeman

    Forever Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    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.

    An Enjoyable Romp

    The first half of the book. The second half of the book.

    Reviewed on 29 July 2015 by Gavin Jones ()
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    Forever Free | Joe Haldeman

    Forever Free

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    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.

    A sequel, of sorts

    I was eager to get back into the world Haldeman created in 'The Forever War', and while it was slow to start, the book definitely picked up in its sec..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 October 2016 by Connor MacDonald ()