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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.

    ©2005 John Scalzi (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

    Kritikerstimmen

    "Scalzi's imagined interstellar arena is coherently and compellingly delineated." ( The Washington Post)

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    What a fantastic book

    This book has immediately gripped me, it is a fabulos listen. As a big fan of RA Heinlein it is a little like coming home, a great writer, a gripping story that will make you want to buy all the other books as well.
    The narrator is very good too, all in all, a tremendously enjoyable experience, buy this, you will not regret i.

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    a little too simplistic, but easy listening

    I found the characters a little shallow and onedimensional, the alien races to be simplistic and cartoonish. The Boot Camp and training section of the book seemed kind of simple too – patterned after the boot camp scene in every war movie I have ever seen. There were aspects to the scientific / technical / military / weaponry descriptions that just didn’t make sense to me as well as the set up in a lot of scenes.
    However, if you are into military science fiction, it may be good easy listening for you. I might even buy the next sequel.

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    Reads kind of like "Starship Troopers"

    Might be more enjoyable if you liked "Starship Troopers", as for me I was kind of disgusted.

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    Starship Troopers meets Avatar

    Great world build-up with a very likeable main character that made me excited for the rest of the series. It reminded me mainly of Starship Troopers with a flavor of James Cameron's Avatar. The narrator makes a good job and has a fitting voice even for the female characters.

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    Volle Empfehlung

    Die Vertonung war anfangs etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig. Ich kann nicht sagen wieso aber sie klang irgendwie "billig". Der Eindruck verschwand jedoch nach ein paar Minuten hören und das restliche Buch habe ich absolut genossen.

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    Fantastic

    Imagine to be reborn - after having lived a full life... Come into a new world of stars, and wars
    I enjoyed every second of this fantastic audio book

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    very very good, right up my street

    way better than what I was expecting, not waiting for the Credit, im jumping on this Band wagen:-))

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    Great story with fun and wit

    Absolutely worth it, I wanted it to go on after the ending is the only problem I got with this book. Great job!

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    Top story

    gute Geschichte mit teils witzigen Konversationen, mit etwas Fantasie hat man nen super SciFi-Film im Kopf, meinen Geschmack hat's voll getroffen

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    awesome story and performance!

    it's a great audiobook if you like Starship Troopers, and the performance excellent as always