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Run Program Audiobook

Run Program

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Publisher's Summary

What's worse than a child with a magnifying glass, a garden full of ants, and a brilliant mind full of mischief?

Try Al, a well-meaning but impish artificial intelligence with the mind of a six-year-old and a penchant for tantrums. Hope Takeda, a lab assistant charged with educating and socializing Al, soon discovers that day care is a lot more difficult when your kid is an evolving and easily frightened A.I.

When Al manages to access the Internet and escape the lab days before his official unveiling, Hope and her team embark on a mission to contain him - before he causes any real trouble.

Soon the NSA is on Al's back, the US Army is fighting a brigade of mass-produced robots, and a wannabe cyberterrorist is looking to silence Al permanently. After months spent "raising" Al, Hope knows she's running out of time - and she's not sure she'll be able to protect him. Will she manage to control the unruly A.I. and quell a global crisis, or will Al outsmart them once and for all?

©2017 Scott Meyer (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    Wayne 06-26-17
    Wayne 06-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Bit like a sneeze that does come out."

    A lot of potential, but not much reward.


    It's an ok book, but it feels like a story that could be so much more.
    I could believe this was the first 1/3 of a kickass book, but it ends with little to no reward.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    jacob 06-22-17
    jacob 06-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great addition to Scott Meyer's library"

    I love A good sci-fi AI story, and Run Program really hit the spot. I have been reading Scott Meyer's work as it comes out and it was really nice to get a book in a different universe than his other work. I really enjoy his writing style, it is fun, often goofy, but always keeps on point, and the pages fly by.

    The narration was great, Angela really brought the book to life.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Bill 07-12-17
    Bill 07-12-17
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    "unbelievable. childishly ignorant."

    written by someone who knows preciously little about almost everything relevant to the story line. I got through chapter 17, barely, and then gave up. It wasn't getting any better

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jay 06-22-17
    Jay 06-22-17 Member Since 2017

    I enjoy fantasy books, especially epic fantasy. I love to lose my myself in the pages and imagine the characters!

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    "EXCELLENT!"

    When a book has me laughing aloud and clapping before its half way over, you know it's worth your time. Scott Meyer And Angela Dawe have done and excellent job!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Svetlana OR, United States 06-26-17
    Svetlana OR, United States 06-26-17 Member Since 2006

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    "I expected more from Scott Meyer"
    What disappointed you about Run Program?

    This book is a disappointment. Everything that made "off to be a wizard" so much fun is missing here. It was made worse by the narrator, who was not awful by any means other than she sort of killed all attempts of humor by narrating it all in a meekly serious way. <br/>It took some effort for me to finish this book, so little I cared for the characters or the story.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Luanne 06-28-17
    Luanne 06-28-17 Member Since 2011
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    "I wish it had a different narrator"

    I had to stop listening and will just get the paper version. The narration lacks the humor and sarcasm that the author intended. The narrator is good, but not suited to this book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Wright 07-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "another spectacular work by Scott Meyer"

    this was action packed, funny, intelligent, and masterfully crafted. if you're hesitating, please read it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-21-17
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    "Hard to finish"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Lots of "X said Y", over and over. The AI didn't really seem plausible, and overall the story line felt trite.


    What could Scott Meyer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Potentially bad behavior on the part of an AI is relevant to our time. Some research on how <br/>Deep Mind and Watson are used would have gone a long way toward making this story richer. Besides the AI, having to listen to the character dialog was difficult.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last scene in the book.


    Was Run Program worth the listening time?

    No. I almost asked for a refund but thought it wouldn't be fair to Audible.


    12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Dag Erik Laumann Norway 07-21-17
    Dag Erik Laumann Norway 07-21-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Scott Meyer is normally better."

    Scott Meyer is usually in my mind quite technically accurate. Here however the computer science seems a bit dodgy at times.
    But then i work in the field and might be to critical.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ginger Birmingham, Al USA 07-21-17
    Ginger Birmingham, Al USA 07-21-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Good book a little slow in the middle"

    Overall I enjoyed the book although it felt a bit like the author filled in the middle a bit too much and there is one character that did not really add. Perhaps someone more competent with mire practical reasons for action. It is worth listening to though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Darren
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    "He said she said"

    I like the author and have read many of his other books; this is not his best but worth a listen.
    The biggest issue is the same as with many audiobooks the " he said, she said" reputation. With many book now in multiple formats. Surely an author or editor can have a search function and re enter variety as it stand out like a sore thumb when you notice it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P. Gabriel
    7/2/17
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    "starts off well"

    but ends up being a somewhat boring romp that's not exactly a fun journey :/

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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