I have no idea who the target audience is for this book. After hearing the cartoon-ish voices, ridiculous technology, and the author's decision to sub..Show More »stitute a swear word with "you know what," I assumed this was a YA book. But, it seems a little violent for that, in terms of a large number of civilian deaths. The writing style is just not very good. Also, did you have to name a robot Smoochies? Come on...
Book 2 in the Android X series is a very worthy follower to book 1.
We get some more background details about the world as a whole, while we..Show More » follow X and Shortcut around in their hunt for Jeanette Crenshaw and her androids. X gets his memory chip back, and discover some interesting facts.
I won't spoil the story, but instead recommend that you listen - or read - it yourself. It's such a rich and exciting world. The characters are great, they're flawed and wonderfully human - even the androids ;)
I really like how realistic the author has made this book. He makes the futuristic parts sound very natural, while also exciting. Who wouldn't love to have nano bots riding around their body, discovering you have cancer and take care of that while you're sleeping, just to take one example? So many small notes about things like that, dotted throughout the book. Very clever.
We get a big chunk of backstory for the world very nicely woven into the story itself. A great way to integrate it, since it is shown to us through a futuristic museum, and not some awkward conversation about things that both characters already know (which is seen over and over again in a lot of tv shows). Kudos for handling that so well!
I truly enjoyed every minute of this book, and I can't wait for the next one!
Good narration, although the voice of Shortcut is starting to annoy me a bit, but nothing major so far. The narrator does a good job for pacing along with the storyline.
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..Show More » 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.
Audiobook provided for review by the author.
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