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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Review: The Sound of Rebellion (Human Division #8) by John Scalzi


The Sound of Rebellion (The Human Division, #8)The Sound of Rebellion by John Scalzi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the eighth installment in John Scalzi's The Human Division serial novel. There will be five more, released over the next five weeks. While I would expect feeling more of a sense of coherence with a greater plot at this point in the series, I'm pleased with what we're getting, instead.

This episode brings back Lieutenant Heather Lee, who we last saw in
  We Only Need the Heads

. She's the main focus this installment, and it starts with her waking blindfolded, bound, and without her uniform that enhances her genetically engineered body.

I couldn't help but think of a recent episode of The Walking Dead, with a character bound to a chair and in a hurry to get out. While Lee's escape is more planned than Glenn's, it's no less impressive. She has even fewer resources at hand, but uses what she has to great effect.

This book may be related to the overall whole than I'm giving it credit for, but, even if it doesn't, I don't mind. I would read an entire book of Lieutenant Heather Lee's exploits, overarching plot or no. I loved this episode.

I listened to this installment on audio, once again. Not only were William Dufris's voices and emphasis spot on, but he had a voice modulator to replicate the effect within this episode. I would have had a much harder time imagining what it sounded like without that aid. I highly recommend listening to these on audio, if you can.

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