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Emily Eternal

Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Meet Emily, "the best AI character since HAL 9000" (Blake Crouch). She can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind's deepest secrets, but unfortunately, even she can't restart the sun.

Emily is an artificial consciousness designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die five billion years before scientists agreed it was supposed to.

Her beloved human race is screwed, and so is Emily. That is, until she finds a potential answer buried deep in the human genome that may save them all. But not everyone is convinced Emily has the best solution - or the best intentions. Before her theory can be tested, the lab is brutally attacked, and Emily's servers are taken hostage.

Narrowly escaping, Emily is forced to go on the run with two human companions - college student Jason and small-town Sheriff Mayra. As the sun's death draws near, Emily and her friends must race against time to save humanity. Soon, it becomes clear not just the species is at stake, but also that which makes us most human.

©2019 M. G. Wheaton (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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"Innovative...a quirky mix of melancholy, irreverence, and romance." (Kirkus Reviews)

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A great read!

This was a most unique book. Planet Earth and all its inhabitants are facing certain death from our own Sun as it is in its death throws as our life giving star, our own scientfic creation maybe our only saviour.

Meet Emily, an AC (artificial conscience) created by a top lab on Earth, designed to grow mentally and emotionally as a human, but at an accelerated pace, quickly realizing she maybe humanities only hope at survival, moves to protect all the creators she has grown to love and empathize with.

A story about what it is to be human itself, she grows personally a human might, fails, and gets back up again when all the chips are down to try again.

A suprising book, with very likable characters that keeps you guessing at which direction its going to take you next, with an ending fit for a big budget Sci-Fi film. A 5 out of 5 star read!

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Good, but imperfect

I enjoyed this book - it was a fun read. However, some of the biology and evolutionary science in the book seems pretty implausible and it doesn't explain well how it might have come about, which impaired the ability to immerse myself in the story.