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Publisher's Summary

A hundred years after the world is decimated by nuclear wars, humanity has been reduced to a surviving city of people called Mainlanders. They have food, water, and a wall that separates them from their enemies - the Outlanders.
Branded as savages, the Outlanders have grown in number and their attacks against the city have become more brutal. Increasingly, they threaten to overtake the city, bringing with them the doom and destruction that has plagued mankind for over a century. What the Mainlanders need is a weapon.
Des is the first robot created with a full range of human emotions. His reasoning skills and thought processes will make it so no human will ever have to step foot on the battlefield again. But when Des realizes his true purpose - to help destroy the Outlanders - he suspects that the real enemies might not be the people he was built to destroy, but those who created him.
©2015 Jason D. Morrow (P)2015 Jason D. Morrow
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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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By Natalie @ BookLoversLife 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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By Tony Bough on 01-27-16

Essential reading for all AI fans

What did you like most about Prototype D?

I really liked the intrigue and twists and turns in the book that come about as one of our important characters, Hazel, learns more of the history behind the rise to power of the Mainlanders, and its corrupt rulers. Alongside this we see Hazel’s struggle with her misplaced loyalties and the thinking of her two robots, Esroy and Des, who become central to success in the war between Mainland and Outland. Very good.

What other book might you compare Prototype D to, and why?

You have to think of I robot but we have a nuclear holocaust as a starting point so it's very dystopian as well.

What about James Foster’s performance did you like?

James Foster’s performance was excellent. He talks in a clear manner, creating different voices for the different characters and he drew me into the story. Very good.

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

It makes me think about AI and the ethics behind it. When does artificial become real intelligence. Is there a difference? Do we encounter this as a species with the same bias and fear that we encounter everything else that is new or different?

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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By j tracey on 01-05-16

Good read

If you could sum up Prototype D in three words, what would they be?

They are alive

Any additional comments?

An enjoyable story that was well narrated by James Foster, with a good variety of distinctive characters. <br/>I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.<br/>

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