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The Dog King: The Human Division, Episode 7 | [John Scalzi]

The Dog King: The Human Division, Episode 7

CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has one simple task: Watch an ambassador’s dog while the diplomat is conducting sensitive negotiations with an alien race. But you know dogs - always getting into something. And when this dog gets into something that could launch an alien civil war, Wilson has to find a way to solve the conflict, fast, or be the one in the Colonial Union’s doghouse. "The Dog King" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
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CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has one simple task: Watch an ambassador’s dog while the diplomat is conducting sensitive negotiations with an alien race. But you know dogs - always getting into something. And when this dog gets into something that could launch an alien civil war, Wilson has to find a way to solve the conflict, fast, or be the one in the Colonial Union’s doghouse.

"The Dog King" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.

Listen to the complete edition of The Human Division, the fifth full-length book by John Scalzi in the Old Man's War universe.

©2012 John Scalzi (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 02-26-13
    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2009

    5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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    "Best Episode Yet!!!!"

    I really liked this episode.
    A bit different than the rest, there are several funny points here, Wilson is a good character....

    And c'mon, a title that says "the dog king" is interesting in a space theme book. What is really good in this series is how everyone keeps on pointing the blame and faluts toward Wilson.

    Cheers

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    AudioAddict Austin, Texas, USA 03-26-13
    AudioAddict Austin, Texas, USA 03-26-13 Member Since 2013

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Delightful Short Story"

    In my opinion, this book is the only standalone story in this series since The B-Team (first episode). It is clever and humorous, yet within the realm of The Human Division sci-fi background. I would definitely recommend this for a light 58-minute listen!

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    ozgribbo Australia 03-28-13
    ozgribbo Australia 03-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Like detective stories but not Sci Fi?"

    Reminds me of the short stories/novellas written in the mystery/whodunnit/Ellery Queen magazines. You don't need a sci fi background to enjoy this "who dunnit" (sort of). This series is going from strength to strength in a gentle. no challenging way. Well written

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    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 03-05-13
    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 03-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Top Notch!"

    This is a very good but short story. Great narration. Kept me smiling the hole listen.

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    danny lawrence Charlotte, NC USA 03-02-13
    danny lawrence Charlotte, NC USA 03-02-13 Member Since 2006

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "One of the better parts of this series"

    This short story is classic John Scalzi. Harry Wilson has one simple job to do, watch the Ambassadors dog. What could possibly go wrong? Everything of course, so Harry has to do the things no one else would think of and try to save the day or at least the dog.

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    Dave Whittier, CA 03-01-13
    Dave Whittier, CA 03-01-13 Member Since 2010

    I'm a big fan of SF/F/Horror, and all things in between and out.

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    "Wondering if This Series is For You?"

    If you've been keeping an eye on this series, but haven't been sure whether to give it a shot or not, this is the episode for you. It's under an hour long, filled with fun SF stuff, humor, dog-eating alien plants (relax, it's totally fine), and completely self-contained, and as entertaining as you'd expect from Scalzi.

    I personally found it to be the right balance of ridiculous SF fun at the ideal length. For less than a dollar, it's hard to beat.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 03-01-13
    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Light, Witty and Fun"

    Another solid episode in Scalzi's "The Human Division" ongoing series. This one was light, witty and funny, and a lot of fun. Definitely one of the most enjoyable episodes to date. Also good if you like dogs. :)

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    leonie Australia 02-27-13
    leonie Australia 02-27-13 Member Since 2010
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    "sci-fi with humor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This story has a serious subject - peace in the universe- (or at least "lets have enough friends to scare off the enemies") - but the fate of a cute puppy could make or break diplomatic talks.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the real emotions and the fun elements.


    Have you listened to any of William Dufris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I loved the narration. One man can get so many tones to make the storey seamless. I love it when one character is angry with another and I just forgot it was all being read by one person.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It takes a lot for a book to make me laugh or cry, but this one kept me interested and brought a smile once or twice.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series so far. I have my favourite characters but even the stories with a different focus keep me interested.

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    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 08-20-13
    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 08-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Nice short story"

    Funny little short story. Loved Wilson's sense of humor despite everyone blaming him. Also liked the narrator.

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    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 08-18-13
    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another good Human Division Episode"

    This Episode 7 was good. I enjoyed all the first six also. All the episodes are worth listening to, and you can listen without the first, but it's more understandable with the first episodes known.

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    "Great short story"

    This is a great short story, in a collection of intertwined short stories.

    I will look for more title by this author.

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