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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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  • 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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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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A tad disappointing

//not as thrilling as old mans war, storyline good, perhaps it was. the person who voiced the story not putting passion into it.

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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

boring dont bother...timid compared to the first 2 books...dont think I will bother with book 4

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Enjoyable listen

3rd book in the series, really enjoyed it! Not as much action as the first two! But still good following up the story.

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a very noteworthy book in the series

the performance is as good as the rest of them, really talented reader. the story didn't quite grab me the way the earlier books did but it's still good

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Epic

Loved it - the first three books of Old Man's War are a great trilogy and this is a fantastic end to the John/Jane story arc.

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fairly poor overall

The last one I buy. monotonous. undeveloped characters and plots. Predictable.

I liked the first one, but the rest of these are poor listening.

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brilliant thanks for your imagination

Best book this year third in the series takes humanity to the truth often funny and always heart ache is not far behind. cannot wait fo my next fix

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Another Gem

Twists and turns, humour, drama and the unimaginable expanse of space.
Written with imagination and skill. You can't ask for more in a book.

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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.