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Aye, Robot Audiobook

Aye, Robot: A Rex Nihilo Adventure - Starship Grifters, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

After interstellar con man Rex Nihilo hijacks a cargo freighter on a whim, he decides that he, and his long-suffering robot sidekick Sasha, have found their calling as space pirates. But when the ship's cargo turns out to be a cryogenically frozen religious fanatic who holds the secret to a vast galactic conspiracy, Rex and Sasha find themselves on the run from real pirates - as well as agents of the oppressive Malarchy, crazy space cultists, and the Ursa Minor mafia. If Rex is going to get out of this jam alive, he might just have to save the galaxy - again.

This edition of Aye, Robot also contains the complete audiobook, The Yanthus Prime Job.

©2017 Robert Kroese (P)2017 Robert Kroese

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    korneel 10-20-17
    korneel 10-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "narration ruined this book for me"

    Somehow the narrator has a score of 4.6 for this work, I strongly disagree with this. The narrator of the first book did a great job and i loved the performance and the story. Here we get a new narrator who tries to speak robotic, taking breaks after every 2 words. If even modern GPS systems can speak more fluent then this it is not even annoying but also unbelievable.
    The story itself is still great and that part i enjoyed alot. I'm going to look for more work from this writer and hope narration is more to my taste.

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    J A Darby 10-15-17
    J A Darby 10-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyable read"

    Narrator did wonderful job of bringing story to life. Fun charactors and wild plot line.

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    Thomas Allen 10-05-17 Member Since 2011
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    "It was okay, but not great"

    I loved Starship Grifters, including the perfect choice of Kate Rudd. So when I saw that this audiobook arrived, I bought it immediately and started listening. And it was okay.

    My first impression listening to the book was that J.D. Ledford is no Kate Rudd. I guess that's obvious. J.D. Ledford pushed the robotic voice way too far in her reading and it got really annoying. And her voice characterizations were nowhere near as fun as Kate Rudd's. J.D. Ledford sounds like a new narrator with potential, but she just doesn't have the skill. Over and over again, I really found myself missing Ms. Rudd's voices, especially for Pepper and Vlak.

    While still fun, the story just didn't get to the level of Grifters. It continued to be funny and quirky, but I didn't have near the amount of laugh-out-loud moments as its predecessor. And the author almost completely did away with the movie and book references that made Grifters even funnier. The book had several gags that it spent too much time on, including one at the opening of the book that had me wondering when it would move on.

    Honestly, though, I have to circle back to J.D. Ledford. I think that I would have loved this book had Kate Rudd returned. Instead, I liked it okay.

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    Robert 10-04-17
    Robert 10-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Even better than the 1st"

    Very funny. Highly entertaining. If you're looking for some serious hard sci-fi that's certain to become a classic, thought provoking work of art then this is not the book for you. But if you are looking for some light sci-fi that is fairly predictable and makes you laugh out loud often then this is definitely the right choice. The humor is great, the writing solid, the narration is spot on. No complaints whatsoever.

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    Mike Q Saltzgaver PFLUGERVILLE, TX, US 09-29-17
    Mike Q Saltzgaver PFLUGERVILLE, TX, US 09-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I can't, I just can't..."

    Somehow I overlooked that Kate Rudd isn't narrating this. I don't regret the purchase because the audio was a kindle add-on. I'm still going to read this book. Now having said that the first book is one of the best reader and material pairings in my library, bar none. A very tough act to follow, but expectations are what they are and this isn't passable. Going to have to read this one the old fashioned way... On a kindle.

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    "Fun, but not as good as the first"

    I loved the first book! The second is fun, with great narration, & new characters that I hope we hear me from. We also got some great character development at the end setting us up for the next book. Overall though, that's the thing, book two feels like a course correction & prep for what comes next.

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    The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem 09-05-17
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    "Insanely funny. "

    This audiobook was full of chaotic ridiculousness, laugh out loud confusion, and comedic characters that make your eyes roll while smiling.

    "Aye, Robot" is a crazy spacefaring adventure of pure comedy. While it is technically a sequel to "Starship Grifters" and still features the main characters, Sasha and Rex Nihilo, "Aye, Robot" doesn't really require listening to the first book in order to fully appreciate it. Laughter is the likely outcome either way.

    The narrator for this audiobook is J.D Ledford and if she sounds a bit robotic at first, well, that's intentional; This story is told from the first person perspective of Sasha, Rex Nihilo's loyal but unappreciated robot sidekick. J.D Ledford's vocal range becomes more apparent and more impressive as the audiobook introduces more and more quarky characters; frustrated robots, drunken pirates, bug aliens, irritated old men, pious cult members, parrots...the list goes on. When you finally get to a bonus short story featuring a side character, Pepper, the strength of this narrator's talent is very obvious. There were a few instances of audio editing errors when a line is spoken twice, but these were easily ignored in light of everything else.

    This audiobook is very highly recommended to anybody who needs a good clean laugh. There is no intellectual science fiction here. It's all goofy comedic gold centered around the insane antics of a theif, liar, and wannabe pirate in space.

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    Todd Bowman 08-25-17
    Todd Bowman 08-25-17 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Story with Bonus Novella, Recording needs review."

    Another great story in the Rex Nihilo universe. Funny, fast-paced, and inventive. This audible version includes a bonus novella starring Pepper Melange. The recording does need to be re-edited. The quality is fine but there are several instances of repeated words and repeated sentences. These can be distracting and take you out of the moment.

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    "THEY'RE BAaaaaaCK!!!"

    After a 3 year break, Rex and Sasha are at it again!

    Rex decides to take a break from get-rich-quick schemes, double-dealing, double-crossing, theft, prison-breaks and the general mayhem and confusion that ensues and pursue a more rewarding and reputable career... piracy!

    The new narrator, J.D. Ledford does a good job but I miss Kate Rudd's performance, from the first book.

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