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Publisher's Summary

Henry Kyllo is a Runner, a member of a secret society called the Inferne Cutis. Every day he is chased through the city by Hunters whose goal is to fill him with bullets. It is a secret war steeped in history, tradition, and mutual fear.

Rumours abound about what happens when a Runner achieves ascension, but it has supposedly never happened before, so no one knows for sure. Except that it has happened before. And it is happening again. This time to Henry Kyllo.

©2016 Brett Savory (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Weird but good.

Where does A Perfect Machine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

About the middle of the road.

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

I am not sure. Maybe cut down on the number of main characters.

What about John Banks’s performance did you like?

Good pace, easy to understand.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nope.

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This is an odd book. Not bad just odd. It's kind of hard to keep track of at times. Didn't much care for the ending, thought that it was really kind of bland and campy. It's still a good read and or listen. The Narrator does an excellent job at bringing the story to life.

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Good start, not great at the end

Wonderfully unique premise with a total loss of coherence at the end. Performance of John Banks was as good as ever.

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  • A. Watts
  • 07-22-17

Dreadful

Really, really poor. The all the characters are from the same city, yet half have English accents, half have pseudo American accents. The narrator does not have a good American accent, and not in the way that people say occasional English Hollywood actors have shaky American accents, this sounds like he's never even tried before.

The story makes no sense, has no regard for basic physics, and has 0 consistency for the size of the character. No motivations are clear, and worst of all, nothing is in any way explained. The story is based around a potentially interesting secret sub-culture, but it is never explored, explained, or really even referenced. DO NOT buy this if you're interested in the premise. Or, realistically, at all. I'm genuinely trying to think of a redeeming feature, but I can't.

Just don't buy this. If it were free, I'd say stay away.