by Martha Wells
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #3
Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Length: 3 hours and 46 minutes
Genres: Science Fiction
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Narration: 5 cups
Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas?
Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial A.I. is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is.
And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good.
The Murderbot Diaries written by Martha Wells and narrated by Kevin R. Free are addictive science-fiction novels with humor and suspense that offer the reader a plethora of questions to ponder about AI Intelligence. Rogue Protocol is the third novel and has our SecUnit struggling with performing his own mission and protecting humans who find themselves in danger.
The series offers an overall arc surrounding an incident with GrayCris Corporation the makers of our Murderbot. Our SecUnit is offline and rogue. With each book we meet a new bot and I love the different personalities that are emerging. Murderbot is posing as a security consultant and exploring an abandoned facility when he stumbles across humans with their own security team and a bot named Miki.
This was intense and fascinating as we spent a lot of time in Murderbot’s head. His interactions with Miki and struggles in dealing with the humans and the other security team made for an addictive listen. In fact, I listened to this in a single sitting. Thank goodness for wireless headphones! Twists, turns and heart-pounding action scenes with deadly bots made for some white-knuckle moments. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next audiobook.
Kevin R. Free does a stellar job of giving voice to our SecUnit. He captures his hesitation, subtle wit and uncertainty. His tone and pacing enhance an already engaging and well-written tale. If you have a choice, I recommend listening.
Rogue Protocol is perfect for fans of science fiction, but a fantastic crossover for fans of suspense, humor and those who like to ponder the big questions about humanity and technology. Heck, it’s a fun series with an engaging protagonist who will steal your heart.
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