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The Last Colony

Old Man's War, Book 3
Narrated by: William Dufris
Series: Old Man's War, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (184 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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Slow start but excellent finish to the three books

This book lived up to my expectations following book 1. Really enjoyable read that started slowly but had an excellent and well structured finish.

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  • Rob
  • 16-09-2020

Beautiful

Amazing how each book in this series can be so different from each other yet equally so engaging.

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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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  • Lars_Erik Grambo
  • 21-12-2019

Awesome story, but nerrator need some work

Great story, but.. The nerrator's pauses between paragraphs are a bit too short, and I would have liked more diffrent voices for the characters.

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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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  • james
  • 07-09-2020

Great book

Great book, not as good as the other two. Still worth getting and was amazing

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  • Aaron Kent
  • 27-07-2020

another great book

loved every book in this series so far and this is no exception. Once again John Scalzi provides a great story and characters made even better by the amazing narration of William Dufris!

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  • Craigy Gerrard
  • 19-05-2020

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

boring dont bother...timid compared to the first 2 books...dont think I will bother with book 4

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  • david
  • 06-01-2020

ok

a little dull in places as it covers day to day stuff with occasional action

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  • fiddlesticks 26
  • 12-09-2019

an excellent sequel to an incredible series

I love the old man's war series and have read all the books a number of times. the audiobooks simply add to the universe in such a brilliant way.

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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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  • MG
  • 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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  • Vetrina
  • 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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  • Sharon Barron
  • 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.