Old Man's War

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089 ratings

Old Man's War Summary

At 75 years old, John Perry is after a fresh start - so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth's military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands two years of hazardous service in space. This is how Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his original DNA. A genetically enhanced and upgraded new body, ready for battle. But upgrades alone won't keep Perry safe. He'll be fighting for his life on the front line as he defends humanity's colonies from hostile aliens. He'll pay the price for his choices, and he'll discover the universe is even more dangerous than he imagined.

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  • Book 1

    • Old Man's War

    • Old Man's War, Book 1
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    At 75 years old, John Perry is after a fresh start - so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth's military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands two years of hazardous service in space. This is how Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his original DNA. A genetically enhanced and upgraded new body, ready for battle. But upgrades alone won't keep Perry safe. He'll be fighting for his life on the front line as he defends humanity's colonies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Naration

    • By Ben G on 27-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Ghost Brigades

    • Old Man's War, Book 2
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    Three hostile alien races have united against humanity, determined to halt our expansion into space. The mastermind behind this lethal alliance is a traitor - Charles Boutin. He was a Colonial Defence Force scientist with access to their biggest military secrets. Now the CDF's only hope is to discover Boutin's plan. Trouble is, Boutin's dead. As a supersoldier created from Boutin's own DNA, Jared Dirac may have answers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Bobble on 16-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • The Last Colony

    • Old Man's War, Book 3
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but even better world expansion

    • By Ionescu Tiberiu on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Zoe's Tale

    • Old Man's War, Book 4
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    "I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Teenage Star Trek Story

    • By Nicola on 19-05-17

    Regular price: £31.49

  • Book 4.5

    • The Sagan Diary

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 18

    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Passive tense, introspective and a tad boring.

    • By Mr. S. P. Lambe on 05-11-15

    Regular price: £9.69

  • Book 5

    • The Human Division

    • Old Man's War, Book 5
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A return to the Old Man's War universe

    • By Melanie on 28-10-14

    Regular price: £20.59

  • Book 6

    • The End of All Things

    • Old Man's War, Book 6
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, John Scalzi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement...for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • author seemed to have lost interest

    • By JASON on 27-06-18

    Regular price: £23.49