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Madeline was rich and arrogant. She fired all her human servants and purchased robotic "ServBots". Everything is great until she realizes all is not as perfect as it seemed.

Find out why some jobs are better left to humans.

©2016 Janine R. Pestel (P)2016 Janine R. Pestel

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Pure Fun

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"The Servants" is a satisfying taste of short form horror - a good length, great characters, a fun twist, and narrated well. I enjoyed this thoroughly! I would recommend this short story to anyone who reads horror/sci-fi/thrillers!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Marcus
  • SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States
  • 12-21-16

I liked it, though it could have been longer

I was provided this audiobook by the author in exchange for a fair review. I downloaded and listened to it during a single long drive.

The story follows an arrogant and wealthy widow who decides to replace her entire help staff with robots, which then goes wrong.

I felt the author's writing was excellent. Though short, I was still drawn into the story the whole time I listened. Without giving anything away, I felt the conclusion of the story could have used much more fleshing out. However, I enjoyed the ride, and that, to me, is the mark of a good story.

I liked the narrator. She had the perfect voice for the characters in the tale, though I felt she could be a tad over-dramatic at times.

Overall, I'd say it's worth a listen, though the length may make it better suited for a collection of tales instead of a standalone purchase.

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Very short but fun!

In this story we see a rich woman who puts herself above others. When she sees an ad for robotic servants she gets rid of hers and buys the robots only too late does find out their more than robots.

I liked the twist and it was the perfect length for me drive.

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A great tale wonderfully narrated

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Just a quick story of a self-absorbed woman . Through her actions she says the seeds for a climactic ending . Great narration and a wonderful quick listen .I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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I was gifted this Audio ARC for a honest and unbiased review from the author/narrator.

This was a very delightful short story. The narrator did a beautiful account narrating the story. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and when it did, I was surprised. This would make a great episode for the Twilight Zone.

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4 1/2 Stars

What a unique story, short but very enjoyable and I really enjoyed Sheree Wichard performance.

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  • cps
  • Texas
  • 04-30-17

Got better the longer I listened

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This is a strange story but interesting. I didn't care too much for the performance by the narrator. I like the idea of robot servants but it could have been better. However, if it was developed as a full novel I would try it - so not too bad.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Twisted Westworld

It felt like a twisted version of Westworld. Thoroughly enjoyed both the story and the narrator even though i called the ending immediately. Definitely would be interested in it becoming a full novel. Look forward to hearing other stories by the author.

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Good read

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The Servants by Janine R. Pestel was a good quick read. Madeline is a very rich but arrogant woman. When she fires one of her servants she decides to replace him with robots. This turns out to be a deadly decision.

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Short yet Sweet

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Yes, great plot and characters. Kept me glued. Wish it was longer.

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This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."