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Summary

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.

The Sound of Rebellion 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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Great 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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-03-13

Look with your ears.

What made the experience of listening to The Sound of Rebellion the most enjoyable?

This story started out one thing, and then it changed. I just kept getting more intense and interesting. The drama and tension built, but there was still a trace of comedy relief. I love books that can make me laugh but still have me on the edge of my seat to the end. The fact that this short story can do all of that in such a short time is brilliant. Brilliance shown by both the author and the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration is wonderful. Perfect pitch. I can see the irony that would be evident without the words.

Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

I read that question twice and then went and checked the narrator's name. The main character is a woman and even though I know it was a man's voice, my mind tells me I heard a woman. That is a real skill.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was a book I had to listen to in one sitting. I couldn't just listen to part of it and go do something else. I needed to know the end.

Any additional comments?

this is a great series. I'm torn as I can't wait for the next one to be released, but then there is one more gone towards the end of the series. I don't want it to end. But I want to know what happens. Colour me confused much?

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  • Hassan
  • 05-03-13

Lee is a smart one

Damn, Lee is a smart one, I liked the 7th book, but this one was much better..
I liked the ending a lot and specially the ...... well have a listen and you will know.

Anyways another good book in this series and looking forward for next week's book.

Cheers

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  • Dennis
  • 05-03-13

Very Good!

The only thing I don't like is that they are too Short! This is a very cool story.

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  • Gilbert M. Stack
  • 20-08-21

A Great Little Tale

In this eighth short story focusing on the consequences of the split between the Colonial Union and Earth, Skalzi takes us into the head of a lieutenant captured after putting down a nascent uprising on a Colonial Union world in which at least some of its citizens want to break away and join earth. It’s a great little tale, tense with danger, and featuring a smart protagonist who uses her wits to get out of a very bad situation. To make the story even better, she capitalizes on tech that’s been referred to in other stories, but uses it in ingenious ways. It’s just a great story all around and has me chomping at the bit to read the next one.

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  • Grant P.
  • 24-12-19

See Review for "The B-Team"

See Review for "The B-Team" this is Episode 8 (minimum 15 words in a Review)

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 20-12-19

Good but not his best

The Human Division is another chapter in the saga of Old Man's War, which is a hit and miss series. This one is somewhere in the middle. Good humor, middling characters, overall engaging writing, and convoluted plot.

I'm giving it a rock-bottom overall score due to the fact that this is not the version you should get. Pick up the final full book, not these expensive piece meal episodes.

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  • Keith C.
  • 27-10-18

too many short downloads to hear the story

audible ruined this by breaking it into individual chapters for download. the story was entertaining and the performance was good.

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  • Karlyn Keller
  • 09-09-17

Read them in order

I enjoyed the series more as I went through each episode. At first I struggled because it seemed like random stories set in this universe. But as it continued and I realized it was interwoven story lines I enjoyed them more. The main characters were enjoyable. It's pretty traditional sci fi fare but still worth the read.

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  • AudioAddict
  • 26-03-13

Pretty good episode for this series but...

This is Episode 8 of The Human Division series. Only two episodes so far have, in my opinion, been freestanding episodes with good, solid story lines and a creative conclusion. Many of the episodes are just filler stuff, making me wonder why in the &%$#@!! Scalzi divided what might have been one longer book into all these silly pieces, some of which have no plot and no real ending. Strange. That being said, this episode had a good plot with creative thinking by the main character, some action and, of course, a scifi component. It came to a complete conclusion, but that conclusion was kind of -- well, blah.

The narrator did a good job, despite the fact that there were no real challenges to the performance. The computer-enhanced voice for the alien was really cool!

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  • Norman728
  • 19-03-13

Voice Of Victory.

Sound of the Rebellion is one of my favorites so far. while the plot is familiar , how the protagonist solves her situation is clever and entertaining .