Old Man's War

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Old Man's War 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
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  • 1. Titel

    • Old Man's War

    • Autor: John Scalzi
    • Sprecher: William Dufris
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 55 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fantastic book

    • Von Kerstin Am hilfreichsten 15.02.2010

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

  • 2. Titel

    • The Ghost Brigades

    • Old Man's War, Book 2
    • Autor: John Scalzi
    • Sprecher: William Dufris
    • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 25 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • better than expected. no boring sequel.

    • Von André Wunderlich Am hilfreichsten 22.11.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

  • 3. Titel

    • The Last Colony

    • Old Man's War, Book 3
    • Autor: John Scalzi
    • Sprecher: William Dufris
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 51 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok but the First Book was Reallöhne the best of it

    • Von Philipp S Am hilfreichsten 24.09.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 22,95 €

    • The Last Colony

    • Old Man's War, Book 3
    • Autor: John Scalzi
    • Sprecher: William Dufris
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 51 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    John Perry was living peacefully on one of humanity's colonies - until he and his wife were offered an opportunity these ex-supersoldiers couldn't resist. To come out of retirement and lead a new frontier world. However, once on the planet, they discover they've been betrayed. For this colony is a pawn in an interstellar game of war and diplomacy. Humanity's Colonial Union has pitched itself against a new, seemingly unstoppable alien alliance dedicated to ending all human colonization.

    Regulärer Preis: 23,95 €

  • 4. Titel

    • Zoe's Tale

    • Old Man's War, Book 4
    • Autor: John Scalzi
    • Sprecher: Tavia Gilbert
    • Spieldauer: 10 Std.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    "I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: 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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The B-Side of The last colony

    • Von J.R. Am hilfreichsten 26.10.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 41,95 €

  • 4.5. Titel

    • The Sagan Diary

    • Autor: John Scalzi
    • Sprecher: Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
    • Spieldauer: 1 Std. und 34 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Geschichte
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

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  • 5. Titel

    • The Human Division

    • Old Man's War, Book 5
    • Autor: John Scalzi
    • Sprecher: William Dufris
    • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 53 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thanks

    • Von Anonymer Hörer Am hilfreichsten 27.03.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 23,95 €

  • 6. Titel

    • The End of All Things

    • Old Man's War, Book 6
    • Autor: John Scalzi
    • Sprecher: Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, John Scalzi
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 25 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement...for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Mixed Bag

    • Von Walter Am hilfreichsten 25.09.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 26,95 €