The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and New York Times best seller Robopocalypse.
"The machine is still out there. Still live."
Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of annihilation, and the Earth was left in tatters…but the master artificial intelligence presence known as Archos had been killed.
In Robogenesis, we see that Archos has survived. Spread across the far reaches of the world, the machine code has fragmented into millions of pieces, hiding and regrouping. In a series of riveting narratives, Robogenesis explores the fates of characters new and old, robotic and human, as they fight to build a new world in the wake of a devastating war. Listeners will bear witness as survivors find one another, form into groups, and react to a drastically different (and deadly) technological landscape. All the while, the remnants of Archos's shattered intelligence are seeping deeper into new breeds of machines, mounting a war that will not allow for humans to win again.
Daniel H. Wilson makes a triumphant return to the apocalyptic world he created, for an action-filled, raucous, very smart thrill ride about humanity and technology pushed to the tipping point.
©2014 Daniel H. Wilson (P)2014 Random House Audio
Almost a re-imaging, I enjoyed it, but wasn't inspired to listen to it again. That said, I would probably buy a sequel to listen to.
The second book in the Robopocalypse series (maybe a 3rd) picks up right where you left off, but where you where dropped off wasn't what you thought. This book gave me the same excitement that I got out of the first book, and i'm hoping for a 3rd. If you are fan of near future Sci-Fi technology thrillers you have just looked at a review for one of the best.
This book was such a waste, especially after the first book. I'm so disappointed, I'm actually writing up my very first review here on Audible. It felt like someone was forced to try and wrap a book around the bones of a movie treatment. If I were to pick one (out of many) of the worst qualities of this book, it's the author's near-fetish with bashing the reader of the head with the angst, the horror, THE SHEER PATHOS of...everything. Everything. Nothing in this book has a light touch. You will be subject over, and over again to the author's blinding lack of faith in subtlety or the bones of character development. Take (as just one random example) the relationship between Matilda and her brother. If there were a drinking game for every time I had to read about her mother's last words, and her despair over "failing" her brother (and vice versa)...I'd be in the ER. You will think it's hyperbole, but I believe that the only reason I wasn't dragged through a screed triggered by her anguish over his dental health was probably because the author had hit some kind of word limit. Every.single.character spends the majority of their inner monologue explaining, in detail, the emotional "why" and historical context to themselves. It's like the book was written third-person, then run through some horrible new Google Translator to turn it into first person. The narrator performance was probably weighed down by the clunky writing, but the narration didn't seem to do much to help things.
It's unfortunate I just found out that you can return bad books right after you finish them on Audible. It's too late, or this would have been the first return in 5+ years.
I've read everything by this author. I have enjoyed all of it until this book. Skip this book.
I really loved the first book in this series where the AI wakes up and escapes and starts a war. But this second installment was just simply very boring for me. I had to really try to even get through this. Maybe it was the fact that this time there's some three different people reading the book, or that the story was just not as strong in general.
All said and done I recommend the first book in the series for all AI & scifi fans, but not this second one.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
Daniel writes a good tale, this is closer to fantasy than science fiction. Thos overal content and structure of Robopocolypse (sp) was much better.
The first two thirds of the book was pretty good. The last few chapters were a bit tedious. This has been true of many books I read recently...almost like the publishers have a minimum number of pages required...which has in many cases resulted in a much worse experience.
The robot woman who was with the older man.
The fight scene at the caves.
The fight for humanity.
It kind of reminded me of Alien a little.
Not really. It was a bit too slow.
It was as I expected.
Perhaps the coming out of the "human shell" for one of the characters. Made for a good visual.
That's an odd question, but maybe kill robots?
I never fully got into this sequel. I wanted to, because I loved the first one and gave it as gifts to family members who also loved it. This may be sacrilege, but the story dragged. And the reason, I thought, was because it was...too descriptive. Not every noun needs an adjective in front of it. My mind kept screaming "Strunk and White" as a scene dragged because of so much description and the need to always go back to the first war. We went back to the first war way too much. Each scene was difficult to maneuver through because there were just too many words on top of each other. Several times I kept thinking, get to the main point! Spit it out. It was distracting. But, maybe it was just me, I don't know.
No, I read his first one.
One narrator would be awesome. Three narrators in one book is confusing. Especially because characters change voices and that is unnecessarily obnoxious.
No. The premise kind of ran out of steam after the first book.
Flabby. Got through it out of an obligation to finish the series.
It was just a terribly written book. Human characters are more robotic than the robot ones.
Reread his first book and try to continue from there
The 3 narrator team was unnecessary and served only to disengage the listener from the book.
The new evil robot mind was ridiculous.
Reviewed some of the last novel to bring the reader up to date on the characters.
Clear, concise, nice pace
All of them
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