Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

March 25th, 2019 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

25th Mar
Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
Exit Strategy
by Martha Wells
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #4
Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Length: 3 hours and 46 minutes
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Publisher
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

The fourth and final part of the Murderbot Diaries series that began with All Systems Red.

Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?

Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.

But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue?

And what will become of it when it’s caught?

FED-THE-NERD Humor SUSPENSE well written

Exit Strategy is the fourth novella in the Murderbot Diaries and once again I chose to listen to the narrations of Kevin R. Free. Who says the truth isn’t funny?

This is the final novella, but I am beyond excited for Network Effect, releasing in May 2020. It will be a full-length Murderbot story and I hope they’ve secured Free as the narrator!

OK, enough fangirling back to Exit Strategy. Our Murderbot has evidence against the GrayCris Corporation, but Dr. Mensah is in trouble and our SecUnit plans to save her first.

Wow! From growth to unraveling what has happened, Wells provided an intense and entertaining ride. Our SecUnit is discovering friendship, feelings and more. I love his inner dialogue and disgust at himself as he realizes he cares. I laughed when he displayed some rather colorful human expressions and sighed when he experienced the joy of holding someone’s hand.

The geek in me, got my freak on with as he slipped into port systems, maps and overroad everything from trains to front loaders.

Kevin R. Free gave such a stellar performance for this series. He became the SecUnit and characters. He brought an AI to life and showcased the humor, snark and logical thinking Wells brought to our Murderbot. Free and Wells are a good pairing and I hope they continue together.

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About Martha Wells

Martha Wells

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads), the Ile-Rien series (including The Death of the Necromancer) as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, media tie-ins (for Star Wars and Stargate: Atlantis), and non-fiction. Her most recent fantasy novel is The Harbors of the Sun in 2017, the final novel in The Books of the Raksura series. She has a new series of SF novellas, The Murderbot Diaries, published by Tor.com in 2017 and 2018. She was also the lead writer for the story team of Magic: the Gathering’s Dominaria expansion in 2018. She has won a Nebula Award, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, a Locus Award, and her work has appeared on the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Award ballots, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List. Her books have been published in eleven languages.

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16 Responses to “Exit Strategy by Martha Wells”

  1. La La in the Library

    I have to start these! I think Hoopla has at least the first two. Greg and Heather (I still miss her blog), and now Annemieke keep raving about them. All of us loved the Wayfarer books, so I think I’m guaranteed to love these. 📚✨

  2. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    It’s always fun when you fins a series that makes you fangirl! The SecUnit sounds like an interesting character. I love that he sounds like he’s becoming more “human”. with his inner dialogue, and discovery of friendship, feelings, etc. Great Review Kim 🙂

  3. Ethan

    At first, I wasn’t a fan of these kinds of novellas, but they have since won me over. I love that they give us a little bit of the characters we love to hold us over in between the full length novels!

    Ethan recently posted: Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  4. sjhigbee

    And now I have got my Kindle Fire going – I may well get hold of these audio books:)). Thank you for yet another excellent review, Kimberly.

  5. kindlemom1

    I don’t read a lot of sci fi but you always have me wanting to pick this author up and try it anyways. Glad this was another good one!