Prototype D

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4 out of 5 stars
By Felisha on 01-11-16

Fear is Power

Jason D. Morrow takes you into a story where the world after a nuclear war has devastated the earth and only a few million survive. But they are not without. Technology is still a key asset and the development of robots is a must for survival. With a simple, but not lacking, plot, Morrow does well to intrigue the reader but not put them off with crazy jargon and unbelievable narrative. The characters were well developed and the relationships and emotions unique.

Narrator James Foster delivered a solid performance. His easy going narration and honest character voices were truly enjoyable.

Overall, a great and captivating read. I would recommend this to all.

This audiobook was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-15-16

Loved this!!!

There seems to be a lot of robot books popping up lately but I'm so glad I started with this one. It. Was. Awesome!!!

Prototype D is about a girl, Hazel, who programmes robots with intelligence and a range of human emotions. Prototype D is one such Robot. It starts with Robot D thrown into a simulation to test his abilities, but the commander of the army isn't happy that Prototype D can feel fear and he wants the programmer to eradicate fear in the robots so that they can kill the outlanders. Hazel doesn't want to do it but doesn't have a choice either, thus Prototype E is born. He is the ultimate weapon but Hazel isn't happy because she learns some astounding news about the outlanders. They aren't how they are portrayed to the mainanders. How can her and Prototype D stop the ultimate robot?

I loved Prototype D, aka Des. He battles with his feelings but with a robot attitude. I absolutely loved seeing the story through his POV as well. We also get to see it through Prototype E POV, which is completely different than Des. Des seems more human but E is all robot.

The plot was fast paced and entertaining. Right from the start we are drawn into book and not let go till the end, even then, you don't want it to end. I really hope we see more from these characters, robots included, soon!!

In all, an engaging and addictive read. The world building was amazing, as was the character development. I need to check out the authors other books!

James Foster is one of my favourite narrators. He has such an amazing range of tones and voices and he always does a flawless performance. His voice is easy to listen to and he always draws me into the story. Listening to him bring the story alive is like watching a movie in your head.

*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affects my thoughts.*

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 03-07-16

A Solid Listen!

If you are a fan of sci-fi, you will love this story and enjoy the narration. We are introduced to a robotic soul new to the world that must be taught what it means to live with humans and more importantly how to make choices that will have an impact on both himself and the greater world as a whole. I found myself hoping this story continues in a book two as I really enjoyed this first story!

The narration by James Foster is fantastic and 5 star! I was pleased to see several of the books waiting in my library are also narrated by James and will be looking forward to a very professional and entertaining listen!

* I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from AudioBookBlast.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Got My Book on 01-27-16

Some difficulties connecting, but am a fan of Des

SERIES INFO: This is Book #1 of a series that, according to the author, will have 4 books in total. The ebook of Book #2, Prototype Exodus, was recently released and the audio should be available in April.

I am sad to say that this book never rose above average for me, due to the difficulties I had connecting with the majority of the characters and with the plot. However, I really liked Des and am looking forward to reading his further adventures.

Character comments: Hazel (Des’ inventor) - Her neglect of her father and treatment of Esroy made her hard to like. / Esroy (A.I.) - I couldn’t help feeling sorry for him. / Gizmo (the Pollyanna style companion robot) - he would probably drive me nuts if he were mine, but he was fun to read about.

The beginning was great. I loved Des right away and felt like the opening chapter presented his situations clearly and sympathetically. He was the true heart of the story. I also liked his interactions with Hazel’s father. I only cared about the rest of the story in so far as it dealt with him.

The book has some well-written and intense action sequences, for people who like those. The ending resolved the current situation, but leaves many changes to be dealt with.

Note: this book contains no significant swearing and no sexual content, which was much appreciated.

NARRATION: Smooth and nice sounding, no falsetto females / Listened on 1.25 speed (my usual)

FAVORITE PART(S): The opening scene, where Des awakes and immediately begins to demonstrate his humanity, despite being a robot. / Quote: “he had never seen the sun before. He could have scanned the archives embedded in his memory, but having knowledge of the sun and actually experiencing its warmth were two different things.” WARNING: Some intense “fear of heights” scenes

--Enjoyment: AVERAGE
--Re-readability: LOW - but I am planning to read the sequel.
--Narrator Impact: AVERAGE

I received this book free in return for an honest review, courtesy of Audiobook Blast dot com.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Karen Reese on 01-24-16

AI at it's best

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book.The author did a wonderful job at creating the character of Des.The robot is imbued with artificial intelligence and is learning about the world he inhabits.The struggles between Des's creator and her military bosses is portrayed realistically.I would highly recommend this book to any fan of the Sci-Fi genre.The narrator did an excellent job portraying the story.I received an audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Scott Nelson on 01-19-16

Great concept but needs some work

The story was good but needed to be fleshed out. The differences of opposing people's need to be outlined earlier in the story to up the conflict. More reference to the apocalypse that created the world would have also helped frame the plot.
Characters were good and the story was entertaining.

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