🎧 Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells

June 15th, 2021 Kimberly Review 7 Comments

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It’s no secret that I love Martha Wells’ Murderbot Diaries narrated by Kevin R. Free. The stories are a delight to listen to from the mysteries, to Murderbot’s interpretation and interactions with humans and other artificial intelligence. While Fugitive Telemetry takes us back through the timeline, it offered a murder-mystery that kept me guessing.

🎧 Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
Fugitive Telemetry
by Martha Wells
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #6
Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

No, I didn’t kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn’t dump the body in the station mall.

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!


MURDERMYSTERY Novella scifi well written

Fugitive Telemetry takes place between Exit Strategy and Network Effect. It offers up a murder mystery and rescue. Murderbot discovers a dead body at the Preservation Station and assists station security with the who, what, where and why of the investigation.

The novella is slightly different, from the time jump to the focus on the case. We see Mensah and others from the Preservation Survey but the story centers on Murderbot. The investigation and his interactions with station security are the primary focus. It was fascinating watching their dynamics and Murderbot react to their distrust. Particularly since Murderbot’s relations with humans on the station have strengthened.

While we didn’t gain any new insight, the murder mystery itself was an intriguing one and Wells kept me guessing. When the murderer was revealed, all the pieces clicked, leaving me impressed.

Kevin R. Free is the voice of Murderbot. I could not imagine enjoying these stories in any other format. I am excited that Tor obtained three additional Murderbot Diaries and hope we continue to see them on audio.

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About Martha Wells

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.

About Kevin R. Free

Kevin R. Free

Kevin R. Free is an actor, writer, director, and producer whose work has been developed both regionally and in NYC. He is an accomplished voice actor, having created voices for commercials and, most notably, the voice of Kevin for the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale. He is proud of his 20 years as an audiobook narrator whose work spans many genres.

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7 Responses to “🎧 Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells”

  1. Sophia Rose

    I enjoyed seeing Murderbot solve a mystery and I agree, Kevin R. Free is great narrating Murderbot Diaries.

  2. Nadene

    I am glad to see you are still enjoying the series. I have the first four books which I received for free from TOR.com. Hope to pick them up soon,

  3. Joyousreads

    I need to catch up! Well, since I have mostly forgotten the events from books 1 and 2, I need a refresher first.