Machines Like Me

A Novel
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Author(s): Ian McEwan
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
CD - unabridged
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Product Number: C05589
Released: Apr 05, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980032281
Narrator/s: Steven Crossley
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New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong, and clever-a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan's subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Ian McEwan
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Product Number Z15316
Released: Apr 23, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980032335
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Ian McEwan
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Product Number MP2710
Released: May 24, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980036753
eBook
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Author(s): Ian McEwan
Product Number EB00737400
Released: Apr 23, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385545129

Professional reviews

"Steven Crossley is a frequent narrator for McEwan's novels, and one who conveys with subtle effect McEwan's most ingenious and subversive storylines. That voice is a modern variation of the detached, worldly narrator of classic British suspense fiction--a voice that might have fit Adam, one of the first 25 autonomous robots on the market, rather than Adam's owner, Charlie, this book's protagonist and designated narrator. Charlie is another of McEwan's hapless innocents, a struggling day trader in an alternative Thatcher-era London where Britain has lost the Falklands War, where WWII code breaker Alan Turing is a revered elder, and where Charlie becomes the first man cuckolded by a machine. This high-class entertainment challenges the mind, tests the wits, and teases and confounds the imagination at every turn. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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