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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,671 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Scalzi Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Old Man's War Series Release Date:
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How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history? I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did — how I did what I had to do — not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. 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. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes. It's a story you know. But you don't know it all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • An Indie Next Notable Title, September 2008
  • A 2009 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 2009 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 1/9/2014

    " I loved the first half of this book and only liked the second half. I was impressed at how well Scalzi pulled off the teenage girl voice and my disappointment with the second half was mostly due to the fact that I found the plot less believable. Overall a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tomi | 1/7/2014

    " Made me laugh, made me cry. John Scalzi did it again. Zoe is not your typical teen, when she "wings" it, she scores. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Thomas Melfi | 1/5/2014

    " I loved the story from zoe point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kay | 1/1/2014

    " Over all I like the book. Scalzi can do smart-ass really well. Toward the end, it would have been better told via a third person narrative instead of having it told with dialog. "

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