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  • Murder by Other Means

  • The Dispatcher, Book 2
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (369 ratings)

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Murder by Other Means

By: John Scalzi
Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
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Publisher's Summary

From Hugo and Audie Award-winning author John Scalzi comes an exciting sequel to the New York Times best-selling, number one Audible hit The Dispatcher, performed by the incomparable Zachary Quinto.

Welcome to the new world, in which murder is all but a thing of the past. Because when someone kills you, 999 times out of 1,000, you instantly come back to life. In this world, there are dispatchers - licensed killers who step in when you’re at risk of a natural or unintentional death. They kill you - so you can live.

Tony Valdez is used to working his job as a dispatcher within the rules of the law and the state. But times are tough, and more and more Tony finds himself riding the line between what’s legal and what will pay his bills. After one of these shady gigs and after being a witness to a crime gone horribly wrong, Tony discovers that people around him are dying, for reasons that make no sense...and which just may implicate him.

Tony is running out of time: to solve the mystery of these deaths, to keep others from dying, and to keep himself from being a victim of what looks like murder, by other means.

©2020 John Scalzi (P)2020 2020 Audible Originals, LLC

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excellent

another cosy set of murders and action. a very nice adventure with our friendly dispatcher.

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great 2nd book

Another great punchy story. if you liked the 1st one this is for you. some of the characters from the first book feature again 2 years on form the events of the 1st book.

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Really cool series!

I’m looking forward to more. Zac Quinto narrates these so beautifully. I wish they were longer.

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insanely underrated

if you think these books aren't underrated ask yourself - why isn't there a tv series or movie or more books coming out daily!!

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Enjoy these novellas

I am a fan of the main character, would her be called an anti hero or a flawed human being? And his friend the cop.

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I like the story line

Wish it was longer but a nice storyline and looking forward to the next book!

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Awesome

What a great storyline, superb narration. I enjoy short stories. They still an afternoon really good. Listen fully recommend.

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A good listen

This was a very good listen. Not a very long story but a good one. My main complaint is that the protagonist doesn't clue into a few things that seemed immediately obvious to the reader.

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Better than book 1

I enjoyed it more than book one that in hindsight did well to set this one up for a better story line.

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Quirky and beautifully read

I was new to Scalzi with this, and very pleasantly surprised. The story presents an unusual proposition that Scalzi doesn’t waste time trying to explain, just gets in amongst the narrative. Really well read by Quinto: lovely voice, excellent characterisations. Light but good.

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