Zoe's Tale: An Old Man's War Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Scalzi

Narrated By: Tavia Gilbert

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: August 2008

Duration: 10 hours 3 minutes


How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?
I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old.
Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did - how I did what I had to do - not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. 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. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes.
It's a story you know. But you don't know it all.


  • Eric C

    The Narrator must not have listened to the previous books being read. She mispronounces the majority of the characters' names and the names of most of the alien races. The story is funny and entertaining but the poor performance of the narrator makes for a trying and distracting time listening to the story.

Zoe's Tale: An Old Man's War Novel

by John Scalzi

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Zoe's Tale: An Old Man's War Novel, John Scalzi