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  • Von: John Scalzi
  • Gesprochen von: William Dufris
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 55 Min.
  • 4,5 out of 5 stars (554 Bewertungen)

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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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    Großartiges Science Fiction Kino

    Der Sprecher ist top, die Action super. Ein absoluter Science Fiction Knaller. Ein muss für Fans!

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    Volle Empfehlung

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    Fantastic

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