• by Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by Gabra Zackman
  • 0 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a robot defies his programming, is he broken? Or is he something else?


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so well presented and thoroughly enjoyable

Two formerly married scientists have sold out their love of robotics and artificial intelligence design for the far more lucrative business of making fighting robots. Wrapped in their effort to get back what they worked for is their buried search for their own humanity and their deep love and respect for each other.

Listening to short stories is at once satisfying and frustrating. On one hand it is great to listen to a tightly written creation knowing you are going to get to the characters and plot quickly, like diving into a cold lake; on the other hand, it is over before you know it, and with a good one like this, you are left hungry for more.

Glitch isn’t particular surprising or even a new idea, but it is well presented and thoroughly enjoyable. We are asked to look into our own motivations. We all work for money, making decisions that benefit ourselves, sometimes at someone else’s expense. Without spoiling the plot, that’s the essence of this little story. When do you say, enough is enough, my conscience can’t be stretched an inch more.

Glitch is read by Gabra Zackman, whose rich, deep female voice vibrates nicely in your ear. Narration is so personal and gives “personality” to a story. Gabra gives this one the contemplative mood that seemed just right, like being inside and outside of the characters’ mind at the same time. Well done.

Just to be clear, Glitch is a short story, only 30 minutes long. It does wrap up nicely, and will keep you engaged the whole time, but it isn’t going to get you through much more than one way of your commute. If you are reading this review on Audible, I would recommend buying it rather than using a credit, just a better value that way.

Audiobook purchased for review by the ABR.

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Great story but I want more. ...

What made the experience of listening to Glitch the most enjoyable?

The story was great, easy to follow, fast

What did you like best about this story?

Loved the futuristic story and the thought the author put into building the characters.

Which character – as performed by Gabra Zackman – was your favorite?

She did an amazing job with the male characters. Often the females interpretation of males are really bad but I was convenienced this short story had 3 narrators.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction. Sad when it ended. I really would like to know the rest of the story.

Any additional comments?

More please.

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- Leon "Loving books :) Quick and honest reviews."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios