Friday, March 15, 2013

The Dog King (The Human Division #7), by John Scalzi (author), William Dufris (narrator)

Audible Frontiers, February 2013

The B Team has been dispatched to support a diplomatic mission acting as mediators on an alien planet attempting to emerge from civil war and form a new, unified government. The war has been going on for a couple of centuries, ever since the disappearance of the last king, and the pretext for the fighting is that each side blames the other for his disappearance.

CDF Lt. Harry Wilson has been given one simple task--watch the lead Ambassador's dog while she's mediating the very sensitive negotiations. It's a little, fairly well-behaved dog, and Harry and the dog have been given the run of the palace garden, with the assurance that there will be no repercussions for the dog doing normal doggy things. there. What could possibly go wrong?

Except that someone forgot to mention the carnivorous plants, some of them large enough to swallow a human whole...

This is a fun, entertaining interlude, lighter and funnier than recent episodes.


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