The Human Division by John Scalzi

I bought these books from Audible and listened to them using the Audible App on my iPhone.

The Human Division is something different, it is a collection of 13 short stories that take place in the "Old Man’s War" universe. This review is of the first 10 books in the series as the last 3 are not yet available.

I am a huge fan of John Scalzi’s writing and the first two books from Old Man’s War were pretty great. But now I have grown tired of the series and don’t feel like it is doing much anymore. My guess is that I will continue to listen to any new "Old Man’s War" books that come out in the future, but they will not be my first choice, if something else is available, I will read that first.

About "The B-Team" the first book in the series:

Colonial Union Ambassador Ode Abumwe and her team are used to life on the lower end of the diplomatic ladder. But when a high-profile diplomat goes missing, Abumwe and her team are last-minute replacements on a mission critical to the Colonial Union’s future. As the team works to pull off their task, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson discovers there’s more to the story of the missing diplomats than anyone expected… a secret that could spell war for humanity.

The B-Team is a tale from John Scalzi’s The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man’s War universe.

©2012 John Scalzi (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

I rate this series a 5 out of 10. If you like "Old Man’s War" or are an undying fan of John Scalzi then you will want to read them.

P.S.
This series is the first time the Audible App has really let me down. They have updated the user interface in the app and I don’t like it much. They are truncating file names and the file names in the app do not match the file names on the web site.

When looking at the individual books in this series in the iPhone app I could not tell which book was next. My solution was to send myself an email that listed the names of the books in the correct order.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.