Summary

Albert Birnbaum was once one of the biggest political talk show hosts around, but these days he’s watching his career enter a death spiral. A stranger offers a solution to his woes, promising to put him back on top. It’s everything Birnbaum wants, but is there a catch? And does Birnbaum actually care if there is?
"A Voice in the Wilderness" 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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4 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Byron on 18-02-16

He said, she said.

Really enjoying the plot and the universe of this series so far, my one big reservation, as a listener, is the authors writing style.
His insistence upon continually using the phrase "he/she said" in close proximity is extremely annoying. There are literally hundreds of other words that could replace the word "said" in a sentence, there are also hundreds of phrases that could replace "he/she said" many of which could denote feeling, tone and intent, to rely upon this one phrase is both lazy and incredibly, annoyingly, repetitive.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karl Gjertsen on 08-04-13

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Karlyn Keller on 09-09-17

Read them in order

I enjoyed the series more as I went through each episode. At first I struggled because it seemed like random stories set in this universe. But as it continued and I realized it was interwoven story lines I enjoyed them more. The main characters were enjoyable. It's pretty traditional sci fi fare but still worth the read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David D. Schneider on 17-10-16

Talk Radio Meets the 23d Century!. . . . . . 😱

5 stars is Great!
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IMHO this is one of Scalzi's best short stories and I'll say no more. Enjoy the listen . . . . . 😱

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