I liked this. It was shorter than most I listen to. It could have easily been made longer with this interesting story idea. I really did enjoy it though and the narrators voice was a very good pick for this bots personality.
nice small story to listen to.
I liked it. I could relate to the characters, and can look forward to the following episodes
Robocop meets the Terminator…….
A nice introduction to murder bot ..
Would have liked the story to be longer ..
Love the narrator. Engaging and fast paced story with lots of moments of humor.
I loved how the story started. The only gripe I have is its length. Its too short and I wish the writer and her publishing company hadn't divided the book into novellas like this.
This is an awful book. I wish I had my money back. It goes nowhere!! You do not care about the main bot. it's garbage and a waste of $15
I like this
Really great book! I was happy to learn that in the end, Murderbot had been purchased by the Preservation client..but then for him to still slip away and go rogue! Looking forward to next book.
Great book. Definitely one of my top 5 sci fi works. The beginning was difficult to get into and im glad chose audiobook over text. But apart from that everything was good. I loved the pace and the simplicity peppered with sci fi lingo. The story is simple yet intriguing. It felt like watching a movie in bladerunner universe. Seems like the narrator was getting into the text as well.
absolutely love this book series
So I realize the 3hr length might deter some readers, so I recommend just biting the bullet and spending a credit on the monthly fantasy/sci-fi club subscription. It'll be worthwhile since the series is so addicting that only reading this first book isn't possible. This is most definitely a binge reading opportunity at it's finest.
Terrific. Often stories run beyond their effectiveness. And it’s more often not the story but the author’s lack of facility. I’d have loved this to have gone on longer but it works so perfectly for me I’d be fearful the story and character impact would be lost.
Wonderfully written and read. It is definitely a Hugo winning novella.
My only criticism is that I was expecting the main character to be less human at the start, but at the end of the book it seems like all types of "bots" are at human level, if not greater, of emotional maturity. It takes an pretty emotional person to enjoy 700+ hours of sitcoms and defend their plots with a ".... is a Fucking Lie!!"
This book was alright. I gave it a quick listen at the suggestion of another reader when I said I was re-reading HGTTG. It had some entertaining moments listening to the internal dialog of bot, whose POV the story is told from, but in the end, I think sci-fi is mostly just not for me. I've also read some Asimov, and I feel like this book really didn't give me much to think about, except for plot holes and the cognitive dissonance it created... E.g. This bot hacked its own governance module and continued to do its job, but repeatedly said it didn't care and was just programmed to carry out tasks. If this robot really had as much self-awareness as this book tried to make us think it did, why didn't it hack other parts of itself to dismantle that programming to see what would happen? I feel like repeatedly saying, "I don't care" was just a way to not delve into those kinds of questions. I appreciate the thought that people put into exploring the unknown regarding artificial intelligence, feelings, and actions, but it just feels so incongruent.
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