• The Android Sisters

  • Volume 1: Identity Crisis
  • By: Gary Starta
  • Narrated by: Anne Lentino
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All androids are not alike. Especially if they're teenagers...

By the 2070s, most humans have interacted with androids in either a servile or sexual relationship. Dr. Bryan Galloway wants to tip the scales. So, he’s engineered two sisters who not only share a synthetic form of DNA, but a sentience and individualism no android has enjoyed before.

Like human teens, the android sisters develop not only by nature but by nurture. Nyx, the red-eyed robot, finds life to be a journey you experience a step at a time. For Dayna, the violet-orbed android, life is a game to be won through emulation and manipulation. But Nyx’s journey is a whole lot less passive than she imagined, especially when she suffers bouts of what humans call PTSD.

As Nyx becomes convinced her programming is unable to separate past from present and reality from virtual experience, she begins to doubt her creator Bryan Galloway and his sudden disappearance from her life now that she faces school, boys, and the pressure of planning a future in a still dominated human population.

Is Nyx defective or, maybe, is this what it's really like to grow up as a human female? Perhaps, there is a third alternative she and her sister know nothing about...

©2017 Gary Starta (P)2019 Gary Starta

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A good start

The story is that of two sister who are made more human like than any android before. This is the story of how society and the two sisters deal with being teenagers and the first of their kind. Trying to find themselves and what they would like to be. The first book in a series is always about introducing characters. The story starts out slow and you don't really get a good feeling for the book until you get closer to the end. I found it interesting and will have to look out for the next volume. The narrator does a good job with the characters and the story.

This is my first book by Gary Starta and I got it free.

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Good Android story

This is the start of a good series with Androids, it was a quick fun read. With great narration that brought the story to life.

Audible did not have chapter titles for this title at the time of this review.

This title was provided free for review, however, this is my honest thoughts and review.

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The Android Sisters Volume 1: review

This was a fascinating, entertaining book from beginning to end. The two main characters were interesting to read about and now look forward to part two and the rest of the series.

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Android's view in this book, Interesting!!

This story is about 2 Android sisters and how they fit in with family that adopted them and their view of happenings around them. This is a interesting viewpoint .

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What an original spin on androids

I have read many books from Gary Starta And he writes pretty awesome books, but this one I think it made me the most. I thoroughly enjoyed this book Gary start to take sci-fi to new dimensions with old ideas. It’s as if he gets a faded painting re-finishes it and it still the same paining but there’s a new twist on it that’s just fabulous. I can’t say enough about this book you can read the summary And just know if you’re looking for a sci-fi book that’s not the same old trope you found it. The narrator also I thought she did a wonderful job I loved her voice.

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Children Approved!!

My children were so engrossed in this book they stopped playing their games. Every time we got in the car they wanted it on. Thanks to the author of this audio series.

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Great Story!

A new twist on the android genre. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what happens next!

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Interesting story about teenage androids

Full disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Interesting premise where teenage androids are self aware and trying to fit into society. But face hate and greed, in addition to the social anxiety's of being a teenager and an android. Overall, I enjoyed the book. The narrator was clear in her performance, but was a little too dry for my tastes. She sounded a bit robotic. This was my first book from this narrator.

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A unique AI story

Starta pens a wonderfully unique story in The Android Sisters. I always read what Starta writes, with no expectations except that his stories are that good. I enjoyed both reading, and listening to his story. I was not disappointed in this story as well. The Android Sisters are Dayna and Nyx, artificially created but are so human-like. Galloway is their creator. It's a futuristic story that is worth the listen, as I love the author's uniqueness in his imagination. I liked the evolution of the sisters, though they were androids, they indeed were able to grow and had a lot of depth, almost human. "Nyx couldn’t think anymore. Her brain seemed flooded by water and she was losing consciousness, quickly. And in one last desperate move, she commanded her CPU to engage in sleep mode." The narration never lets the reader forget they were artificial, but also that they were beings as well. I really enjoyed listening to this story, and I listened to it from beginning to end in one sitting. I look forward to reading and listening to more stories by this author.

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  • Brian Davies
  • 06-17-21

Teenage angst in android form

While I'm clearly not the target audience this was surprisingly well written for what it is, and what it is is teenage angsty drama with an interesting sci-fi element. The intrigue develops nicely over the course of the book, characters are perhaps a little one dimensional and I'm hoping they'll develop more in the subsequent books. I'd give it 3.5 stars if it was an option.

The narration is decent but let down by poor audio quality, I would say it's been over-processed to the point of being audibly distracting.

Overall not bad and I imagine it'll resonate well with the target audience.

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  • Mrs. E. Brewington
  • 01-16-21

Think teen drama

Not a bad story and a very interesting concept. Much higher professional level of both writing talent and performance than initially expexted.

Simplistic, doesn't require much in way of deep thought to decipher some hidden meaning or subtext. Reminds me of watching 90210 or Dawsons Creek, a simple mellow drama with intrigue with every character being overly dramatic.

If this was a real TV show, this pilot episode would have drawn a loyal fan base that would reverbate for years after the final season. But this is only the first episode, so plenty more books to delve deeper into the lives of the titular Android Sisters.

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  • Fred Jones
  • 01-10-21

A wonderfully engrossing story

A wonderfully engrossing storyline, the trials and teenage troubles of the first android sisters one a conformist and one more of a rebel, The story has intrigue, emotion, teenage angst, with an background conspiracy that will become clearer in the next book. Beautifully written with great style and heart. Narration is superb and gives the story even more depth.

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  • tomsboxers
  • 04-23-20

Very in-depth

Very well written it not my type of book, it was interesting and the characters are well portrayed in the story. The narrator is very clear and a pleasure to listen too.

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  • Charlotte
  • 01-26-20

very enjoyable

3.5 stars.

I liked this a lot. The premise is really cool and I was rooting for Nyx. I wish it were longer, more days just watching the sisters navigate the world would have been great.

the audio narration was really great, I fell into the story very quickly.

I wasn't a huge fan of the ending. there's no reason why the rich bitch needed to inhabit a sentient android, she could have easily occupied an empty shell. It also seemed to end too quickly.

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  • Ian Rider
  • 01-10-20

A great book

A nice take on AI and siblings at that, it was interesting to see where the story takes you.
It's very well written and and thought out.
The narration is really good bringing the characters to life.
Overall a great book.