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The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

Published April 15, 2017

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

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Thoughts

This audiobook is read by Zachary Quinto, who did a fantastic job. But he had great source material to work with. The great thing about Scalzi is that these situations are incredibly fantastical, and yet they are so gritty and grounded, you’re immediately invested in them.

And it has to be that way, because the crux of a shorter work like this is getting straight to the heart of the ethical problems that arise. In this case, we’re talking about a world where if you are murdered, you get a second chance at living, so an entire industry is created around dispatching people. Plenty to discuss thereafter.

A great story, told well, with information revealed slowly to gradually unveil the entire picture, and there was plenty of time for a surprise or two along the way.

Rating: Unrated

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