Boy, have I got a treat for you today: a totally free audiobook performed by Zachary Quinto. How is this magic happening? Well, Audible Studios are releasing an audio-original novella by the bestselling author John Scalzi, and for the first month of its release, it will be available for anyone to download for free. What a treat! The novella is called The Dispatcher, and it was written specially for Audible — meaning it was literally designed to be listened to, instead of read. (And once you've heard our exclusive clip of Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto reading it, you'll feel like it was designed to be read by him.)
While an audio-only story might seem rather modern, it's actually very old-fashioned, and goes right back to the roots of storytelling. After all, epics like The Odyssey were spread by word of mouth long before they were ever written down! We know John Scalzi never fails to write brilliant stories, so all that's needed to complete the effect is a brilliant performer — and Zachary Quinto certainly fits the bill.
In a video clip from Audible, Zachary Quinto praised The Dispatcher for taking the listener into "exciting and unexpected territory," calling it "a good adventure." We've teamed up with Audible to bring you an exclusive clip of the audiobook, so you can see for yourself.
Isn't it thrilling? You can pre-order The Dispatcher from Audible now, and it will be released for free (did I mention that bit already?) on 4th October.