vN

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Madeline Ashby

Narrated By: Christina Traister

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: July 2012

Duration: 10 hours 28 minutes

Summary:

For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother's past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks them, young Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive. Now she's on the run, carrying her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive. She's growing quickly, and learning too. Like the fact that in her, and her alone, the failsafe that stops all robots from harming humans has stopped working... Which means that everyone wants a piece of her, some to use her as a weapon, others to destroy her. "Ashby's debut is a fantastic adventure story that carries a sly philosophical payload about power and privilege, gender and race. It is often profound, and it is never boring." - Cory Doctorow "vN might just be the most piercing interrogation of humanoid AI since Asimov kicked it all off with the Three Laws." - Peter Watts

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  • Chad Harding

    I enjoyed the book, but the narration could have been better. I don't know how much rehearsing goes into an audiobook production, but there should have been more on this one. Her voice is actually quite nice, but the way she read the dialogue sounded unnatural. The emphasis she used seemed wrong nearly half the time, and was very distracting.

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by Madeline Ashby

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