All Systems Red

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.28 hours)
Product Number: Z13683
Released: Dec 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501977244
Narrator/s: Kevin R. Free
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All Systems Red is the first tense science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld and Ex Machina. All Systems Red by Martha Wells begins The Murderbot Diaries, a new science fiction action and adventure series that tackles questions of the ethics of sentient robotics. It appeals to fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans. In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid - a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Author(s): Martha Wells
Series: Murderbot Diaries Series No: 1
Genre: Sci Fi
Awards:2018-Best Novella-Winner-Hugo Award,
2018-Alex Award,
New York Times Bestseller
Imprint: Sci-Fi Audio

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Author(s): Martha Wells
Narrator(s): Kevin R. Free
Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number DF0676
Released: Feb 16, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501977015

Professional reviews

"The creature telling this story, a security unit tasked with protecting a planetary survey team, calls itself "Murderbot." It's depressed and withdrawn, and Kevin R. Free performs the character perfectly, giving its voice languid tones and a slow-speaking pace, layered with an unsettling tension that hints at dangerous rage. There are similar subtle notes in the other characters' voices. In this short work we don't get to know many of the team well, but Free provides each of them with as much individuality as the text allows. His pacing varies nicely as the plot thickens, and listeners will be left eager to hear what's next in the android's adventures. D.L.Y. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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