Overall 4 Stars
Performance 4 Stars
Story 4 Stars
X is an android who works for the UEA, we are never told what that stands for in this book, with his human counterpart. All UEA androids must have a human counterpart because androids, by law, cannot have access to sensitive information that they could possibly use against the humans in an android uprising should another one occur.
A long time ago there was an android uprising that nearly wiped out the human race, but humans and androids have lived together in harmony for over a hundred years. Androids are programmed to not harm or kill humans unless their own existence is threatened. On the rare occasion that an android should kill a human the android is hunted down and killed by removing its black box. This is done by other androids, such as X, who is now called upon to hunt down and kill another android that has gone rogue and killed over a hundred people. The UEA wants the android destroyed and his black box examined in order to find out what went wrong. X is successful in finding and eliminating the rogue android only to find out that a larger plot is afoot; a plot that is much bigger than just one rogue android.
This is book one of a series and as such it ends on quite a cliff hanger. The UEA headquarters has been attacked and many people and androids have been killed sending the UEA into a war it does not want. How will this war play out? What is the “Android Winter” that keeps coming up? Who is the human android hunter going around killing androids and stealing their parts along with their black boxes? What does she want?
I can’t wait for book two to come out to find out how this story ends.
The narrator, Erik Johnson, does a masterful job telling this story. All of his voices, both male and female, android and human, are believable. He was an excellent selection for this book. I hope he continues with book two.
I received this audio book from the author via AudioBookBlast.com in exchange for an honest review.