Old Man's War
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(4.4 based on 548 ratings)
  • 1
    Old Man's War: Old Man's War, Book 1 | John Scalzi

    Old Man's War: Old Man's War, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (161)

    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.

    Loved it

    I loved the book and the narration.

    For me the story was something new and there was enough sci fi and personal touches in it to make it v..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 September 2017 by Esmeralda ()
  • 2
    The Ghost Brigades: Old Man's War, Book 2 | John Scalzi

    The Ghost Brigades: Old Man's War, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (97)

    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.

    Good fun

    This is great fun - and an interesting sequel. Some of the characters from the first book are there, and the and action scenes are excellent. A good ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 August 2017 by Anonymous ()
  • 3
    The Last Colony: Old Man's War, Book 3 | John Scalzi

    The Last Colony: Old Man's War, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    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.

    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 D..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 August 2017 by Martyn. R. Winters (Cardiff UK)
  • 4
    Zoe's Tale: Old Man's War, Book 4 | John Scalzi

    Zoe's Tale: Old Man's War, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    "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."

    Amazing 😄😄

    I loved every minute of this book and recommend it to 10 and upwards. The reader is amazing and really gets you into the story!! Totally recommend thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Elmamaria ()
  • 4.5
    The Sagan Diary | John Scalzi

    The Sagan Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By John Scalzi, Stephanie Wolfe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    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.

    Passive tense, introspective and a tad boring.

    I love Scalzi and his world. It's generally action filled, humorous and insightful. This was more a tale of someone saying 'I'm different ... I can lo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 November 2015 by Mr. S. P. Lambe (Tadley, England)
  • 5
    The Human Division: Old Man's War, Book 5 | John Scalzi

    The Human Division: Old Man's War, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (74)

    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.

    A return to the Old Man's War universe

    I'd probably not re-listen to it, there are some things about the writing in the book becomes a little annoying. I imagine that on the page the snappy..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 October 2014 by Melanie ()
  • 6
    The End of All Things: Old Man's War, Book 6 | John Scalzi

    The End of All Things: Old Man's War, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By John Scalzi, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    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.

    Pity

    I could not finish the book. after part one there was no one I cared for or had sympathy for. I felt like I. .. the reader... had been written out of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 December 2015 by adele ()