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These days, even the humans are built by robots.

Charlie7 is the progenitor of a mechanical race he built from the ashes of a dead world - Earth. He is a robot of leisure and idle political meddling - a retirement well-earned. Or he was, until a human girl named Eve was dropped in his lap.

Geneticists have restored Earth's biome and have begun repopulation. But primate cloning is in its infancy; human cloning is banned.

Far from a failed genetics experiment, Eve is brilliant, curious, and heartbreakingly naïve about her species' history. But Eve's creator wants her back and has a gruesome fate planned for her. There is only one robot qualified to protect her. For the first time in 1000 years, Charlie7 has a human race to protect.

Extinction Reversed is the first book in the Robot Geneticists series. For fans of old-school science fiction where robots are people and any problem can be solved (or created) with enough scientists. If you've ever wondered what the world would be like if scientists who'd read I, Robot created a race of robots, or if you ever wondered what might be more dangerous to clone than dinosaurs, this is the series for you.

©2017 J.S. Morin (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Great story but maddening narrator

I almost gave up listening several times because the narrator takes an extended pause after every sentence. That hesitation makes you think it's a transition to new chapter....EVERY sentence!
BUT I'm so glad I got through first few chapters because I discovered an interesting twist on the end of humanity & how "humans" could survive premise. The progressing plot helped me to get pass strange timing of narrator.
I'd definitely give this author another try (hopefully with another narrator) & look forward to the next chapter in this series. HOPING this narrator will rethink extended pauses!!

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Creative story with a Blade Runner Motif.

Would you listen to Extinction Reversed again? Why?

Yes it is a creative mix of many past writers who illustrate a future earth without humans and the evolution of Androids and how they attempt to emulate their creators.

What other book might you compare Extinction Reversed to and why?

Blade Runner.

What about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance did you like?

He did a reasonable job with the material.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Robots the next level of humans.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Return of the humans

Humanity went extinct a millenia ago, but humanity lives on in the matrixes of millions of minds, all based off the same 27 human minds that were involved in the original experiment. Those 27 minds came nearly entirely from the scientists involved in the original project, so sometimes knowledge and the pursuit of knowledge will supercede any moral or ethical issues.

But that's not the main point of the story. The main point of the story is that there is a black market for recreating humans, but so far they have all ended in failure...until now. Now a retired ancient robot, one that has lived through the extinction of humanity and the rebuilding of Earth, must protect this young, fragile human, and learn where she came from.

This story has some incredible worldbuilding potential, and so far I love the concept of an Earth that once was so toxic that humanity and most other lifeforms went extinct, but now has returned to the blue and green orb hanging in the sky. Charlie-7 talks a little about how humanity went extinct, but I suspect there's more to the story than the little snippets that an ancient robot is willing to discuss.

I'm looking forward to reading the next books in the series.

**I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook, at my request, and have voluntarily left a fair and honest review**

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  • Raul
  • Paraguay
  • 05-31-18

Corruption even gets robots

I was skeptical about the book at first, but the story blew me away. It's expertly written and the narration is spot-on. the intrigue and twists keep the plot moving and we are left with a cliffhanger, but also a preview to the next book. I the next one is as good a this one, I can't wait listen to it, though I have a bad feeling about the robot bureaucracy.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Role reversal compared to most other robot stories

The story plays 1000 years after an alien invasion killed all life on the planet, but a group of transhumanist scientists managed to copy their consciousnesses into robots.

It is interesting to follow the story evolving like a detective story in the beginning. Someone illegally cloned a human which managed to escape the laboratory where it was held.

Sometimes it feels a little slow, but everything comes together nicely eventually. There is quite a bit of world building the plays out great especially in regard to future books in the series.

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Was a Very interesting book

This story was very different from most stories I have read /listen to. I f you are looking for a different type new an unusual story this is it!
I recommend this book to others based of the new and unusual story line.

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Role Reversal!

I have to say that the premise of the book is awesome, narration is a bit off, but the plot is spot on. It is a serious departure from typical robot stories and the fact that they develop human frailties makes it even better. Worth the credit and time.


This book was provided at no cost for a fair and honest review.

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Fantastic concept!

I fell in love with this book. I received the audible version and I would have to keep going back a couple minutes to make sure I heard what I thought I heard. This is my first exposure to J.S. Morin's writing. I must say, he has a very unique mind. I just spent a credit getting the next book in the series. I can highly recommend this book/series to all. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • TU
  • 05-22-18

Not too bad, but pretty slow

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Has a bit of a Blade Runner feel but less exciting. The narration is kind of dry but not so much as to make it impossible to get through. The story itself is kind of interesting but, again, kind of slow. If you're looking for non-stop action, this isn't for you. Otherwise, feel free to give it a shot.

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kinda slow but acceptable

I recieved this book free of charge for an honest review . man creates robot. man destroys man, or becomes robot, robots recreate man. not much more to say about it. it was a decent book , some things happened but it was rather slow though not really boring. would say give it a shot

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  • Beamo
  • 06-02-18

Hated this

Hated the obvious story and the writing style capped off by an uninteresting and frustrating narration. Avoid

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  • thereadaholic
  • 05-16-18

Disappointing

I really wanted to like this book but ultimately found it impossible to sustain disbelief. And I am saying this as someone who love the Galaxy Outlaws Black Ocean Moebius series with its oddball crew of wizards, primates and giant sentient security feline.

The premise is good, A thousand years after humanity was wiped out by an alien invasion, robots are rebuilding the world in preparation for humanity's return from extinction. Rogue robot geneticists are secretly experimenting with growing humans in the lab; the majority of which are dismal failures destined to live out their short painful lives on Easter Island, known colloquially as the Scrapyard. But then a healthy intelligent girl known as Eve14 emerges.

A major problem with this book is that the supposed robots seem to operate with the same emotions, petty jealousies, rivalries and unreliability of the humans they were first based on while Eve14 displays the rigid and literal mindset one would expect from a robot.

It is unclear why, given she was raised in isolation by a robot known as the Creator, she so readily accepts and trusts otherrobots she has just met, particularly given their desire to remove her from the only person she ever knew.

We also meet another proto-human known as Plato who is hellbent on 'rescuing' Eve14 from her creator, who she also quickly accepts, trusts and follows. It is impossible to understand how another successfully grown human, one with super-human physique hellbent on delivering vigilante justice to unethical robo geneticists, could have lived for years under the radar.

As the book went on, the writing seemed to become more and more cliche-ridden. I finally gave up halfway through, unable to care about the ultimate fate of any of the characters or even humanity.