🎧 Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells @marthawells1 @kevinrfree ‏@recordedbooks @tordotcom #LoveAudiobooks

Posted May 12, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 10 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


🎧 Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells @marthawells1 @kevinrfree ‏@recordedbooks @tordotcom #LoveAudiobooksFugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
Narrator: Kevin Free
Series: Murderbot Diaries #6
Published by Tor on April 27, 2021
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 172
Format: eARC
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When Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of people—who knew?)

Yes, the unthinkable is about to happen: Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans!

Again!

The Murderbot Diaries series is one of my favorite series ever!  I just love the grumpy Murderbot who wants to be left alone to watch its shows.  Finding a dead human, of course now it will have to get involved in the murder investigation and that means it has to talk to humans!  It saves human lives even when they don’t trust it or try to shoot it.

Murderbot is trying to adjust to life on Preservation.  Its primary focus is protecting Dr Mensah. The security team doesn’t want it to have access or work with it anyway.  There is the side issue of whether this has anything to do with Graycris, as they expect an attack from them.

Fugitive Telemetry is a thrilling murder mystery with a lot more happening.  Of course, Murderbot is able to figure things out more quickly than the humans, since Preservation rarely has this sort of crime but SecUnits run into these situations all too often.

I love everything about these characters. The world building and characters are just fabulous.  I was laughing consistently at the blunt honesty of Murderbot’s thoughts.  I listened to the book all in one sitting, unable to stop at all. I highly recommend this series, and always prefer to read in order.

Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


🎧 Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells @marthawells1 @kevinrfree ‏@recordedbooks @tordotcom #LoveAudiobooksFugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
Narrator: Kevin Free
Series: Murderbot Diaries #6
Published by Recorded Books on April 27, 2021
Genres: Science Fiction
Length: 4 hours, 24 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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I adore the audio version of this series.  Kevin Free is perfect in his delivery of Murderbot’s tone and yes, emotion of its thought stream.  The other characters are distinct and their voices feel authentic.  I listened comfortably at my usual 1.5x speed.   I know I will listen to this brilliant series again and again.

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About Kevin Free

Kevin R. Free has appeared on national television in commercials and on NBC’s Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU. New York audiences have seen Mr. Free Off-Broadway, creating the role of Memphis in From My Hometown both for Amas Musical Theatre and at the Gramercy Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Audelco Award. He was also seen Off-Broadway at the York Theatre in Taking A Chance On Love, and as Bubber Brown in The New Federal Theatre’s acclaimed The Conjure Man Dies. He has been featured in concerts with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and with the education department of Symphony Space.

Mr. Free has performed regionally in many places, including his home state of North Carolina at Charlotte Repertory Theatre (Belize in Angels in America, Paul in Six Degrees of Separation) and at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ariel in The Tempest). Other favorite roles in the musical theatre include Dromio of Ephesus in The Boys From Syracuse at CENTERSTAGE, Nemur in Chasing Nicolette at Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia,Milton in Avenue X at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Gift Guy in Adventures In Love at the Ordway in St. Paul, MN, and Flick in Violet at Stage One in Wichita, KS and at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, for which he was nominated for a Barrymore Award.

About Martha Wells

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads), the Ile-Rien series (including The Death of the Necromancer) as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, media tie-ins (for Star Wars and Stargate: Atlantis), and non-fiction. Her most recent fantasy novel is The Harbors of the Sun in 2017, the final novel in The Books of the Raksura series. She has a new series of SF novellas, The Murderbot Diaries, published by Tor.com in 2017 and 2018. She was also the lead writer for the story team of Magic: the Gathering’s Dominaria expansion in 2018. She has won a Nebula Award, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, a Locus Award, and her work has appeared on the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Award ballots, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List. Her books have been published in eleven languages.

She has had short stories in the magazines Black Gate, Realms of Fantasy, Lone Star Stories, Lightspeed Magazine, and Stargate Magazine, and in the Tsunami Relief anthology Elemental, The Other Half of the Sky, Tales of the Emerald Serpent, Mech: Age of Steel, and The Gods of Lovecraft.

She has essays in the nonfiction anthologies Farscape Forever, Mapping the World of Harry Potter, Chicks Unravel Time, and The Kobold Guide to Magic.

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Posted May 12, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 10 Comments


10 responses to “🎧 Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells

  1. I share your enjoyment of the series and Kevin Free’s narration work. I gave myself a treat and re-listened to the whole series and straight into this one. I’m so glad she is keeping it going and I hope to see more of Murderbot and A.R.T. scenes.

    • Oh please try them. They are all short, labelled novellas except one. It’s one of my favorite series ever and I laugh so much. If you like audio, Kevin Free is amazing. It’s scifi space opera with an anxious AI who would rather be left alone to watch his tv serials.