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Zoe's Tale (Digital Audiobook)

An Old Man's War Novel

By John Scalzi, Tavia Gilbert (Narrator)

Publication Date: August 18, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (4/28/2009)
Hardcover (8/19/2008)

September 2008 Indie Next List

“This coming-of-age tale of a teenage girl in a frontier colony on the edge of space is nothing short of remarkable. The voice is pitch-perfect, the plot is compelling, and the resolution of the tale is deeply moving. This stellar work from one of the luminaries in the realm of science fiction will appeal to the literary set, sci-fi fans, book groups, and teens looking for quality reads beyond Orson Scott Card, J.K. Rowling, and Stephenie Meyer.”
— Joe Drabyak, Chester County Book & Music Company, West Chester, PA
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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.