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Old Man's War

Autor: John Scalzi
Sprecher: William Dufris
Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 55 Min.
4.5 out of 5 stars (296 Bewertungen)
Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €
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Inhaltsangabe

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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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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awesome story and performance!

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

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  • 05.12.2018

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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Packing story

The story is well thought out and packing.
But the narrator sometimes messes up the voice acting and uses the wrong one on the wrong person.

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Good Solid Sci Fi

In you are a Fan of Hard Sci Fi then this is for you. Just finished the first book and looking forward to the second. Not as good as the epic Commonwealth Saga / Universe but only just. Wouldn’t have minded it being longer but still a definite recommendation, the reader certainly is the weakest link here but the plot makes up for that easily.

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the better science fiction

awesome science fiction. a great plot about identity. the protagonist is witty and relatable. I can't wait to hear the rest of the story.

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Hervorragend!

Ein kluges und fesselndes Stück Science Fiction. Sehr zu empfehlen. Ich werde mich für mehr Bücher von Scalzi umsehen.