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OK, I will start with a disclaimer: I have never read/listened to any of the other works in Saberhagen's Berserker series, which are supposed to be excellent sci-fi. From what I can tell, this is a prequel to most of the other Berserker books and familiarity with the other stories isn't essential to understanding the book....although it might enhance your enjoyment of the book. I wasn't familiar with the others and I didn't particularly enjoy it.
Berserker Prime is best described as an instance of space opera, with the usual trappings: noble, larger-than-life heroes....an implacable, hard to defeat robotic enemy...the obligatory young lovers unjustly separated...the triumph of human spirit over the evils of the universe. Unfortunately, it was not particularly well-written space opera, the ending could be seen a mile off and, after a while, completing it just became an exercise in plodding along.
I generally like Paul Michael Garcia's readings in shorter works, but this is the first time I've encountered a full novel narrated by him. I think he did a pretty good job, but his reading was generally somewhat bland. Also, there were a few audio glitches which were irritating but not disastrous.