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Download Old Man's War Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32,825 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Scalzi Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.

The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets.

John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea of what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine. And what he will become is far stranger. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter Hutkins | 2/16/2014

    " Ender's Game + Starship Troopers, but for senior citizens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David Brann | 2/10/2014

    " The POV character was mildly annoying at times, but it's an excellent story that ended sooner than I wanted it to. Moving on to the rest of the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Reid | 12/31/2013

    " Though I expected this to be plotted more along the lines of The Forever War, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit more. Old Man's War has a lot of fun fictional universe discovery that reminded me much more of Ender's Game. The way the book goes about presenting the question "Why are 75-year-olds being recruited to be space marines?" and the slowly answering it is richly satisfying. The characters aren't particularly deep or memorable (with the exception of Master Sergeant Ruiz); it's the universe that Scalzi creates and the way he unveils it that makes the book so entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark | 12/5/2013

    " I heard about this book via the Sword and Laser video podcast on Geek and Sundry. I hadn't read anything by John Scalzi previously, but I really enjoyed this. It was an enjoyable, light sci-fi read and I will continue on reading the series. "

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