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Des stares at the mushroom cloud in the distance. The extreme heat threatens to melt his circuits. If he doesn't get away soon, he will be dead like the rest of his companions.

He travels onward, unable to stay behind and bury the bodies of those who had offered him friendship and a home. But his steps are not aimless. He knows there is only one group of people in all the world who could have detonated a nuclear weapon: the Mainlanders.

Upon arrival to Mainland, Des finds himself engulfed in another conflict between the Mainlanders and Outlanders as he tries to discover who is responsible for killing his friends. As the mystery unravels, he learns of a new danger that threatens to destroy humanity once and for all, and it is up to Des to stop it.

©2016 Jason D. Morrow (P)2019 Jason D. Morrow

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A good follow-up to Prototype D

Prototype D and Prototype Exodus are interesting stories about the potential singularity of AI What happens when we create machines that have their own ideas and feelings? Even if we can create the an artificial intelligence that mimics the computational power of the human brain, even if we attempt to imbue that artificial intelligence with feelings, even if we try to program ethics, will that AI behave as expected? The Prototype series is a story about robots, AI and what happens when machine evolution moves beyond its creators.

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An Interesting Sci-Fi Story

Having not read the first story in this series – I was jumping into this half-blind. But, having read through some of the other reviews of this book (I usually try and avoid that but I couldn’t wrap my head around how I felt) it sounds like this is sort of a retelling of book one, but in the opposite direction. Now, having not read the first book didn’t seem to affect my review or feelings on this since it was well explained and written out. I honestly thought it might be a book one since it had that “opening” feeling with only a few parts that made me feel like we were already in another story. Morrow’s tale is an interesting one and I found myself enjoying it. It feels weird saying that, but some stories, even if I give them a 3.5 aren’t that enjoyable. This one was. It was entertaining from beginning to end. The biggest area that I felt this book was missing was character development. Even though I said it felt like a book one, it still felt like it was missing some of the reasons why characters were doing the things that they were doing. That only bothered me when I genuinely couldn’t figure out why certain things were going on. The narrator in this is it’s largest strong point. This is my third title by Bennett and it will not be my last. His narration in all three books I’ve listened to have added to the story in some way. Overall, a pretty good book that kept me entertained from beginning to end.

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is a good book however the first book was better

the story was pretty good great the acting was okay again overall I thought it was I liked the first book better.

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  • BT
  • 07-26-19

Feels more like a rewrite of Book 1

I was provided a free review copy of the this book, at my request, and am leaving a voluntary unbiased review. Book 2 in the prototype series sees Prototype D return to a still dysfunctional Mainland in an attempt for revenge. This book follows the same formula as the first with only the settings changed, and it feels a bit tired. The new struggles are interesting and the characters are just as real as the first, but it takes something away when the characters spend a second book, in the same struggles they "over came" in the first. And while the story is believable and the situation makes some sense, it feels like you can skip the events of the first book and just jump into book 2. The action sequences are few and far between and most of the book is spent on over exploring the emotional state of the characters. The downfall is all the characters are an open book and wear their emotions on their sleeve, so dwelling on it seems like overkill. The story, however, is smart and logical and plays out in a sensible way. A few twists and turns but mostly just straight forward with little deviation. The voice acting is done reasonably well, however there are editing issues where the narrator will be speaking, then suddenly a small audible change and he is speaking in a completely different tone. It was fairly distracting. All in all, another run of the mill book. Enough events are left ambiguous that I expect a third book, and I wouldn't mind reading/listening to it. But I won't be waiting with bated breath. ***spoilers *** In the first book, Dez is created, fights for his survival, breaks out and hides while Hazel is convinced to fight and plans are made and plots are created to overthrow Mainland government and free the Outlanders from oppression. This book has Dez fighting for survival and breaking IN to Mainland and hides while Hazel is convinced to fight and plans are made to overthrow the Mainland government and free the Outlanders and robots from oppression. Even all the same characters are involved. And as only 1 of the main characters died in this book, I suspect all will be in the next, because Dez doesn't know how to tie up loose ends. All very frustrating, really.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 09-07-19

We're going to build a better world.

Prototype Exodus continues the story set some one hundred years following a nuclear near-annihilation of humanity, and five years after the apparent resolution of the conflict between the Mainlanders and the Outlanders at the end of the preceding novel, Prototype D. Both groups were supposed to have grown together, but had actually remained divided. Des, was the first fully functioning robot programmed with the Soul Project created by genius programmer, Hazel. With it, the robot had been given full consciousness and emotion: more than machine, he is fully alive. He had left Mainland, alone, five years before and found a home, and friendship, in a village in the wasteland. But their destruction by another nuclear bomb takes Des back, looking for his creator - and revenge. Like the first book in this series, the story is good and detailed with some nice characterisation of both people and robots. However, there is also some unnecessary repetition which slows the action and loses some smooth continuity of the plot. It is, nevertheless, a good (if predictable) story, the tension building as it progresses and with an unexpected wash of emotion contained within it. The narration by Gary Bennett is good, adding to the enjoyment of the story with a well crafted performance and differentiated voicing of the individual characters. I was fortunate in being freely gifted a complimentary copy of Prototype Exodus by the rights holder, after my request via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. It is an interesting science fiction story with the intrigue of political conspiracy and the questioning of what truly constitutes a person as well as that age old nature of nurture conundrum in a somewhat unusual context. Definitely worth reading, and an enjoyable, easy book to hear. I look forward to the nexr, should a third be written.