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Publisher's Summary

Jon Hawkins and his crew are exhausted and homesick. They've destroyed the alien machine menace, going deep into the Kuiper Belt to annihilate the secret A.I. base. From out here the sun looks like just another star. It's a lonely existence. They're ready to go home.

What they don't know - what no one could - was that the A.I. destroyer was only a scout.

More alien vessels drop out of hyperspace. This is an A.I. assault. The clock to human extinction has begun ticking.

Jon and his crew are tired, homesick, and pissed off. They've fought too hard and bled too much to quit now. They're going to find a way to beat the death machines; for the sake of their homes, they have to.

A.I. Assault is a novel of military science fiction by best-selling author Vaughn Heppner and the third book in the A.I. series.

©2017 Vaughn Heppner (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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An enduring story that keeps getting better.

The political picture is becoming more interesting, and the mysteries are getting deeper... I like this series.

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lovin' it!

great story breaks away from all the traditional sci-fi garbage. to think that is super Advanced AI entity would get stuck on two people; it's pretty funny!

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long and drawn-out, but still interesting

This would have been better with some tighter writing. It is starting to remind me of the Saga of the Seven Suns that went on and on and on. It gets tiring in the middle, but once again, in the end, it is enjoyable and interesting, and keeps us wanting more.

Some new characters are introduced and some others dispatched, and the humans keep proving they can outsmart an AI.This volume does move the saga forward quite a bit, so the next installment should be a good one!

Marc Vietor does well with all the voices.

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Still going ahead with these

What made the experience of listening to A.I. Assault the most enjoyable?

The voice actor has made some of the characters, just slightly less irritating to listen to. I applaud that. The AI and the Mentalist still have slightly annoying voices but nothing that can't be dealt with.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have done more research into the physics (at the very least, orbital mechanics) to make sure I'm being accurate and basing the physics on currently well-understood mechanisms. Or just left them to magic. The story tries to explain them but that just makes them less believable, not more. I also would have less religious discussion between characters; It's taboo to discuss religion in work environments and I don't think that it would be less so this far in the future. I don't have a problem with it but it does make the story less believable that everyone is talking about it.

What does Marc Vietor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think he's learning but then again, maybe the writer told him how he wanted them portrayed. I enjoy it simply because I don't have time to read anymore.

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Good Book.

At first it started off well but as I listened the temp picked up the pace and the book began to feel rushed as if for a deadline. I finished the book thinking that this was a big rush and the author wanted to set up the base-line for spin-off or stand-alone books.
I like this "galaxy" and hope for more books, just not "rushed" books.

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It is still a good read

I'm still enjoying the story line of this series but hope it gets a little better

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Meh

The concept of the story is good if unoriginal. The narrator is annoying. its meh

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The narrator can’t stop sounding skeptical

The story is ok, drawn out a little too long and repetitive. The narrator says everything with a skeptical inflection. It can get a little irritating. I suggest you book mark boyett.

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Supreme A.I. - SUPREME book!

I've listen to the first 3 books of the series. I'll summarize them in one review:

All 3 books have a great narrator!

Book 1 starts with a nice story, but the story develops quite slowly. The overall story is not bad, but it lacks lots of information. As if it goes too slow.. Other than that - the author does a short enough descriptions of people, ships, etc, so you won't be bothered with useless information.

Book 2 is kicking asses! Story goes much faster, lots of more information, very interesting!

Book 3 story is very rich - even more interesting than book 2.

In short - very nice series. Recommended!

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  • EB
  • 10-02-17

The Trilogy continues

I hope there is a next book so we can have a better sense of an ending.

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  • D. Marsh
  • 11-16-17

Better than the second, more battles,

OK story and well narrated, not very deep, but exciting in lots of places. Still more to come I'd think?