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The Last Colony

Old Man's War, Book 3
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

They must save themselves - or die trying.

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.

As this contest rages above, Perry struggles to keep his terrified colonists alive on the surface below - despite dangerous interstellar politics, violence and treachery. And the planet has yet to reveal its own fatal secrets.

©2008 John Scalzi (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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was ok

wasnt as good as the 2 previous books, but does advance the story so the next book should be an interesting listen

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Young adult cheese

I'm sorry but I can't think of a positive thing to say about any of the novels in this series let alone this warm puddle of a novel.

The story was so nauseating and predictable I physically could not bring myself to finish.

Unless you're in your early teens and have read all of the twilight series, and loved them, only then might you enjoy this book.

So bad I feel robbed

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  • Laurens
  • 03-01-2019

I never expected to say "Positive Dark War Drama"

I'm not sure if that is entirely accurate, but suffice it to say that I loved the story, and how well it was narrated. Especially the way the narrator adjusted his way of speaking to the situations.

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  • Ionescu Tiberiu
  • 07-02-2018

Good story but even better world expansion

Political intrigue, interesting characters, surprising battles, this book has exactly what you want.
Even though the premise of the story seems to point to a boring story, especially after the previous books, the twists of the story deliver a surprisingly captivating story.

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  • Alistair McLean
  • 27-01-2019

Engaging Political Sci Fi

I enjoyed Old Man's War.
This is the 3rd in the series and rattles along at a fair pace.
Narrator really clicks with me and brings the story and characters to life, in an almost perfect story.

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  • 21-09-2018

A fantastic follow up

I loved Old Man's War, but I didn't feel Ghost Brigades hit the same high notes. I enjoy it, but I felt it was a slightly inferior effort. I do however, love The Last Colony. Worth a listen!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-2018

some of his Indian accents sound German,/horrific

I wish the narrator would not try to do accents. Hlois child female accents are sickening and the Indian accents so far off being accurate the narrator should not have evem tried to do his borderline offensive accents, it really detracts from the story

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  • Martyn. R. Winters
  • 12-08-2017

So good...

I'm a Scalzi fan, so this was bound to please. It has all the ingredients: great characters, a strong story, humour and surprise. The performance by Dufris is impeccable, as usual. So, pretty much the complete entertainment package.

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  • matt hall
  • 02-08-2017

Treads water a little

This is a good continuation of the series but it felt a little pedestrian. Neither plot or characters really break a sweat. That said, if you enjoyed the preceding books you'll probably enjoy this one too.

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