The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).
Audible freebie on October 19, 2017 (currently $14.95 at Audible and $9.29 at Barnes & Noble as of writing this post)
Overall rating 4.02 with 9,803 ratings and 1,431 reviews
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
Narrator: Zachary Quinto
Published by Audible on October 4, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction
Length: 2 hours, 18 minutes
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook, Barnes & Noble
One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.
Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher - a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death's crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge a supposed wrong.
It's a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before it's too late...before not even a Dispatcher can save him.
I can’t remember how this freebie became available but I am very happy to have The Dispatcher. It was a short and fascinating story. The blurb handles the plot basics so I won’t repeat them. It’s a unique premise and thought-provoking as it plays out with real people and their lives (and deaths). I liked this a lot and have purchased several other audiobooks from this author.
I enjoyed the narration at 1.25x speed. Zachary Quinto did well with the voices, a great performance to which I was absorbed in listening.
Listen to a clip here:
These are only Kindle freebies I get, or ones through author newsletters which anyone can sign up and get for free. I don’t include things like Kindle Unlimited or Prime Free Reading (I do have it). Both Tantor and Audible have occasional free audios (to anyone) and I do include those. Since I one-click on 1-2 freebies a day or probably at least 5 a week, I came up with this feature to make sure I start reading them.
So I have thought about doing a Thrifty Thursday Challenge someday. For now, what I think would be fun is if you have read and reviewed a freebie, link up to your review (Goodreads, blog, facebook or wherever) below.
Add your review link here:
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- COYER BSBB