Robogenesis

  • by Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Mike Chamberlain
  • 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and New York Times best seller Robopocalypse.
"The machine is still out there. Still live."
Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of annihilation, and the Earth was left in tatters…but the master artificial intelligence presence known as Archos had been killed.
In Robogenesis, we see that Archos has survived. Spread across the far reaches of the world, the machine code has fragmented into millions of pieces, hiding and regrouping. In a series of riveting narratives, Robogenesis explores the fates of characters new and old, robotic and human, as they fight to build a new world in the wake of a devastating war. Listeners will bear witness as survivors find one another, form into groups, and react to a drastically different (and deadly) technological landscape. All the while, the remnants of Archos's shattered intelligence are seeping deeper into new breeds of machines, mounting a war that will not allow for humans to win again.
Daniel H. Wilson makes a triumphant return to the apocalyptic world he created, for an action-filled, raucous, very smart thrill ride about humanity and technology pushed to the tipping point.

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The first David Wilson book that I didn't love

This book was such a waste, especially after the first book. I'm so disappointed, I'm actually writing up my very first review here on Audible. It felt like someone was forced to try and wrap a book around the bones of a movie treatment. If I were to pick one (out of many) of the worst qualities of this book, it's the author's near-fetish with bashing the reader of the head with the angst, the horror, THE SHEER PATHOS of...everything. Everything. Nothing in this book has a light touch. You will be subject over, and over again to the author's blinding lack of faith in subtlety or the bones of character development. Take (as just one random example) the relationship between Matilda and her brother. If there were a drinking game for every time I had to read about her mother's last words, and her despair over "failing" her brother (and vice versa)...I'd be in the ER. You will think it's hyperbole, but I believe that the only reason I wasn't dragged through a screed triggered by her anguish over his dental health was probably because the author had hit some kind of word limit. Every.single.character spends the majority of their inner monologue explaining, in detail, the emotional "why" and historical context to themselves. It's like the book was written third-person, then run through some horrible new Google Translator to turn it into first person. The narrator performance was probably weighed down by the clunky writing, but the narration didn't seem to do much to help things.
It's unfortunate I just found out that you can return bad books right after you finish them on Audible. It's too late, or this would have been the first return in 5+ years.
I've read everything by this author. I have enjoyed all of it until this book. Skip this book.
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- Dan Taylor

Picks up right you where dropped off!

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The second book in the Robopocalypse series (maybe a 3rd) picks up right where you left off, but where you where dropped off wasn't what you thought. This book gave me the same excitement that I got out of the first book, and i'm hoping for a 3rd. If you are fan of near future Sci-Fi technology thrillers you have just looked at a review for one of the best.

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- Ceasar "Hello world!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio