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The Ghost Brigades
The Ghost Brigades
The Ghost Brigades
Audiobook10 hours

The Ghost Brigades

Written by John Scalzi

Narrated by William Dufris

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did.

Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers—a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades.

At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason's for Boutin's betrayal.

As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat...

A Macmillan Audio production.

Release dateFeb 12, 2008

John Scalzi

JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular SF authors of his generation. His debut Old Man's War won him the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation,and Redshirts (which won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel), and 2020's The Last Emperox. Material from his blog, Whatever, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. Scalzi also serves as critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Another good one! Well read by the narrator! Slightly different cast than the last book.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Wasn’t as good as the first book, but I still enjoyed it. On to the third one!
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Good book to spend time with in the cold night
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Very low tech. Generic sf and no space opera stuff. I would give this good title a big miss. C minus effort