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The Last Colony

Old Man's War, Book 3
Narrated by: William Dufris
Series: Old Man's War, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

They must save themselves - or die trying.

John Perry was living peacefully on one of humanity's colonies - until he and his wife were offered an opportunity these ex-supersoldiers couldn't resist. To come out of retirement and lead a new frontier world.

However, once on the planet, they discover they've been betrayed. For this colony is a pawn in an interstellar game of war and diplomacy. Humanity's Colonial Union has pitched itself against a new, seemingly unstoppable alien alliance dedicated to ending all human colonization.

As this contest rages above, Perry struggles to keep his terrified colonists alive on the surface below - despite dangerous interstellar politics, violence and treachery. And the planet has yet to reveal its own fatal secrets.

©2008 John Scalzi (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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Good story but even better world expansion

Political intrigue, interesting characters, surprising battles, this book has exactly what you want.
Even though the premise of the story seems to point to a boring story, especially after the previous books, the twists of the story deliver a surprisingly captivating story.

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ok

a little dull in places as it covers day to day stuff with occasional action

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an excellent sequel to an incredible series

I love the old man's war series and have read all the books a number of times. the audiobooks simply add to the universe in such a brilliant way.

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Engaging Political Sci Fi

I enjoyed Old Man's War.
This is the 3rd in the series and rattles along at a fair pace.
Narrator really clicks with me and brings the story and characters to life, in an almost perfect story.

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  • 21-09-18

A fantastic follow up

I loved Old Man's War, but I didn't feel Ghost Brigades hit the same high notes. I enjoy it, but I felt it was a slightly inferior effort. I do however, love The Last Colony. Worth a listen!

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some of his Indian accents sound German,/horrific

I wish the narrator would not try to do accents. Hlois child female accents are sickening and the Indian accents so far off being accurate the narrator should not have evem tried to do his borderline offensive accents, it really detracts from the story

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So good...

I'm a Scalzi fan, so this was bound to please. It has all the ingredients: great characters, a strong story, humour and surprise. The performance by Dufris is impeccable, as usual. So, pretty much the complete entertainment package.

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Treads water a little

This is a good continuation of the series but it felt a little pedestrian. Neither plot or characters really break a sweat. That said, if you enjoyed the preceding books you'll probably enjoy this one too.

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  • 21-12-19

Awesome story, but nerrator need some work

Great story, but.. The nerrator's pauses between paragraphs are a bit too short, and I would have liked more diffrent voices for the characters.

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  • 03-01-19

I never expected to say "Positive Dark War Drama"

I'm not sure if that is entirely accurate, but suffice it to say that I loved the story, and how well it was narrated. Especially the way the narrator adjusted his way of speaking to the situations.