I was almost always engaged in the story. the narration is wonderful. The hero defines what is best about human beings. Some of the technical details about the hard-boiled detective fights were over the top, but all in all this is a fun listen.
Professor, Ohio State University
The robot probationary citizen is a clever wrinkle on the standard robot sifi novel and the hard boiled detective novel. The main character's development as both a
The robot-loving wealthy patron with a very high IQ. The was a new approach to the
Excellent interpretation of the robot's personality.
No. I try to extend the pleasure of books I like by listening to other things between segments of a book. Books I do not like especially, I try to finish as quickly as possible.
This should represent only the first in a series of books about this robot detective's adventures. I will get them all!
This book is light hearted, very easy to listen to, and the main characters are all
loveable, even the villains. My wife and I both enjoyed this one.
In a world of literature where there are few original ideas or characters, Martinez came up with both. As the story unfolded the city and people all started to make a weird kind of sense and the mental image unfolded into a universe that was real enough to relate to and strange enough to entertain.
The gorilla cab driver does a great supporting role throughout the book
Although a very good narrator I thought Marc was best with the gorilla and the police detective.
This book is obviously setting up for a series, and if they continue to entertain as well as this one I will keep buying them.
Love epic sci fi and fantasy, but hate looking of really good books. So many duds out there. I am gamer too.
What a good, fun story. Between the narrator and author the story has this hard boiled 1950's feel. Would like to see a follow up story, enjoyed getting to know Mack and how he gets along in the world. It was nice to see a main character that is not human. I've all ready listened to Gil's All Fright Dinner, plan on getting my hands on the rest of Martinez works.
Dashiell Hammett - because of the film-noir style
No, but I very much liked this one
I practically did - but I didn't want it to end, so I forced myself to make it last
I didn't expect much out of the title but I found the book to be a witty and smart adaptation of the film-noir-style detective story. It delivered.
Need a more mature and interesting story, this is an extremely naive, especially computer programming jargon from the 80s
The robot "hero" certainly doesn't follow Asimov's three laws of robotics and is all the better for it. A novel premise and a different alternate universe. I wavered on initial purchase, but really enjoyed the book.