System Collapse

Recorded Books. (The Murderbot Diaries, Bk. 7). Nov. 2023. 6:36 hrs. ISBN 9781705041024. $19.99. SF
In a world of augmented humans and artificial intelligence, androids are often regarded as glorified appliances. After one SecUnit was forced to massacre a group of humans, it took matters into its own hands, hacking its governor module and going rogue. Though it longed only to be immersed in solitude and sci-fi soap operas, a bot-for-hire gig connected the self-proclaimed Murderbot with a group of humans that it would inevitably, inexplicably begin to care for. Together, they fight alien organisms, corrupt humans, and evil corporations. With this seventh installment of her “Murderbot Diaries” series, Wells (Witch King) crafts another intricate, action-packed science fiction adventure. Narrator Kevin R. Free returns as the robot readers have come to love. His deadpan delivery is simultaneously robotic yet somehow relatable. Paired with Wells’s worldbuilding and witty dialogue, Free creates a dramatic and delightful listening experience.
VERDICT This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an immersive, engaging sci-fi series with short, fast-paced installments; as a continuation of the Network Effect storyline, this is not ideal as a stand-alone. Recommended for fans of Ann Leckie, Andy Weir, and Iain Banks.
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