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Walk the Plank

The Human Division, Episode 2
Auteur(s): John Scalzi
Narrateur(s): William Dufris
Série: The Human Division, Livre 2
Durée: 39 min
4 out of 5 stars (2 évaluations)

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Description

Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized, and secret - so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His story of how he’s come to their colony is shocking, surprising, and might have bigger consequences than anyone could have expected.

Walk the Plank 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.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • AudioAddict
  • 2013-03-17

Boring Hard-to-Follow Transcript

The narrator did a good job, considering what he had to work with. He had to read the name of every speaker!!! The book is 39 minutes of a boring story that sounds like this:

Brown: Hey, John. How did you like "Walk the Plank"?
Smith: It was pretty boring. I fell asleep listening to it.
Jackson: Oh, no. And you bought the whole series, didn't you?
Smith: Yeah, Steve, I did.
Andrews: Bummer. You bought it too, didn't you, Mary?
Perkins: Yep. I'm going crazy listening to the narrator read everybody's name!
Brown: Man, I bet that really sucks.
Smith: No kidding. Hope it gets better as the series progresses.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Professor
  • 2013-02-02

Prologue to the next episode

39 minutes ARE YOU SERIOUS?

If you exclude all names, there will be only 20 minutes left

this is just a prologue-side story to the next episode,
so don't waste time and buy episode 2 and 3 at once.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Brian
  • 2013-06-06

Bad style - at least for audio version

What would have made Walk the Plank better?

The writing style. The narrator having to say the characters name each and every line of dialog... ouch

How could the performance have been better?

I think the performance suffered with what he had to work with.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I couldn't finish listening to it. I suffered through the first series but I just didn't look forward to listening, so I stopped.

Any additional comments?

Just listen to the preview and ask yourself if you can tolerate that writing style for very long in audio format. The story seemed interesting but the dialog was choppy and the poor narrator had to constantly announce the person talking. Maybe this would be a better read vs. a listen because you could just gloss over the names. Thinking about it more, maybe as just text it would be better because there are those times where you read some dialog assuming it is one character, only to find out it was someone else talking at then end.

But in audio format like this, it just drove me crazy. Since the narrator does different voices, maybe they should have cut some of the name announcing out.

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  • Joshua
  • 2013-02-01

Short Interim Episode

This short, tense installment is written in the form of an audio transcript, and has a bit of a horror theme to it. It works all right, though you could skip it if needed since it doesn't involve the same characters as the first installment.

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  • Grant P.
  • 2019-12-24

See Review for "The B-Team"

See Review for "The B-Team" this is Episode 2 (minimum 15 words in a Review)

  • Au global
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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 2019-12-20

Good but not his best

The Human Division is another chapter in the saga of Old Man's War, which is a hit and miss series. This one is somewhere in the middle. Good humor, middling characters, overall engaging writing, and convoluted plot.

I'm giving it a rock-bottom overall score due to the fact that this is not the version you should get. Pick up the final full book, not these expensive piece meal episodes.

  • Au global
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  • mDye
  • 2019-04-14

Ridiculously short

This review is longer than the book. Especially since Audible makes me add these 8 words.

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  • Sylvia
  • 2019-03-09

really?

I usually love scalzi! buy the was two chapter excerpt... not what I thought it was.

  • Au global
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  • another know it all
  • 2019-02-05

short

ok addition to the story. hard to know or care about characters in such a short story. Scalzi is always good however

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  • Boo
  • 2019-01-21

Not a fan of screenplays disguised as literature!

This audiobook is not so much a book but a oral presentation of a screenplay. I was not impressed!!!