Some secrets are best kept frozen. Especially when it's a million-android army who wants to rip the world apart.
X and Shortcut pursue their foe to the Badlands, a desert area rampant with deadly android hunters. With no technology to protect them, they have to rely on an unlikely guide.
If the bad guys find the secret to unlocking the frozen city of androids, goodbye world.
This is the conclusion to Michael La Ronn's Android X series, full of fast-paced action, androids, and thrills.
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Android Winter (Android X Book 3) is the continuation of Michael LaRonn’s series of humans vs androids. Xandifer “X: Crenshaw and Shortcut are set to rescue the day but not before encountering battles with other deadly android hunters in a barren desert area known as the Badlands. Throughout the series their assignment has been to track down rogue androids and destroy them. Now they are charged with keeping a deadly secret from the bad guys who want to rule the world after destroying it.
X, Shortcut and others are desperately trying to keep the secret armies of frozen androids from being released and used for nefarious reasons. From the beginning it has been believed that the future belongs to Humans and Androids. This is one future that may just not be as positive as one believes.
Each book is split into four hour lengths which make it appealing and easier to follow; one does not become lost.
LaRonn does an excellent job of character development and plot development. He vividly describes battles and the struggle of X very well. Each character is important to the overall story – there are no useless distracting ones.
All three books have flowed smoothly with no transition issues.
Erik Johnson does an excellent job for all the characters. His narration of the backstory tends to be a tad bit monotonous and a few action sequences which do not come across as exciting as they could but overall he did a great job.
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In Android Winter, X and Shortcut enter the badlands to figure out who is behind the recent attacks.
Narration in Android Winter was done by Erik Johnson who did all three Android X books. His narration was the story. He became the characters and that really made this series a breeze to listen to for me. I like it when I can tell that someone really worked hard to make the characters shine, and I think that Johnson does that here.
This was an interesting one for me. I loved all three stories, but I liked them a little less each time. I think because I felt like I had to wait for what to me felt like a full story that was split into three parts. Granted the 4 hour audiobook times were great, I flew through them without looking back. But I think that if this was released as a full story it would have gotten a 4.5 maybe even a 5 out of me.
With that being said, the conclusion to this story was really enjoyable. Action packed, and full of surprised. Michael La Ronn didn’t hold back as he wrote the finale of this series and even pulled the wool over my eyes a full times. Shortcut is back and not doing well throughout, but with no spoilers there’s not much I can write about him. X is forced to face off against people he never expected — in a place he never expected to be.
The story flowed really well throughout this book and through the whole stories (I see that now that they are finished, a full audiobook of the entire series is now published too (which I would HIGHLY recommend).
The series was incredibly fun, fast-paced and a lightning fast read/listen.
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