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Rob Dunbar is the world's best history professor. And with good reason: he's been alive for 3,000 years, keeping his existence a secret since before the days of Athens. But a stranger named Baxter has a better use for Rob's vast expertise. Baxter's looking to found a mining company in the Asteroid Belt. In exchange for Rob's help, he'll try to unravel the mystery of Rob's origin. As they're getting their outfit off the ground, they come under covert attack by HemiCo, a powerful Mars-based corporation. And Rob learns Baxter has a secret of his own - he's not human. He's a highly illegal AI. Developed by HemiCo in the wilds of Mars, the first AI escaped decades ago. They've been fighting a shadow war against their creators ever since. Dragged to Mars, Rob is thrown into the center of the fight - and becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution that will change the course of human history amongst the stars.

©2013 Edward W. Robertson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Adam
  • Abita Springs, Louisiana
  • 09-29-16

Great book

Perfect narrator, great pace to the story, makes you think. I sure hope to see another book.

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Interesting book, decent narration

I thought the story and historical references were interesting. Sometimes I found some moments a little challenging to follow. Loved Dufris narration of The Old Man's war, which is what drew me to this book. Some of his characters were a little annoying which is why I gave Perf 3 stars.

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The story nor characters were very compelling

While Edward W. Robertson is one of my top tier writers, e.g. Cycle of Garland, Breakers, &c. Nothing about the story arc nor the characters were very exciting. We find out in the beginning that this is in the future and the protagonist has been ageless for the past 3000 years and he is shanghaied to act an arbitrator enzyme to resolve a dispute between two multi-planetary mega-corporations based solely on the fact that he has survived thousands; ergo, he must have super-negotiating skills. Yes, that line of reasoning is very thin but, that's what it is. Then, a great deal of the novel has the protagonist recalling, mostly to himself, his past lives with ancient Greece being the primary one and 20th century touchstone events being a distant second. The recollections are simply broad-brush telling of the Greek and Persian battles with him playing the role as a regular soldier. Regrettably, most of it came off very dry and I could not get engaged at all in it. Also, way too many references to masturbation as a means to gratify himself but ... yeah.

As mentioned above, I enjoy this author a lot for a number of his other novels but this one missed the mark for me.

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Ancient immortal and A.Is.

Loved this book, very interesting concept, give it a shot. A story of the ages.

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  • Jayde
  • Nampa, ID
  • 11-17-17

Unique sci-fi, A rare and wonderful gift.

I have enjoyed many of mr. Robertson’s stories and although I would not rate this one as his best, I did really enjoy it and thought it was well written.
I really liked the fact that this story used a different narrator than the other stories I have heard. Not that the other one was bad. I just liked that this story had a different narrator.

I highly recommend this author and this story.

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  • Christine
  • Sandy Hook, CT, United States
  • 01-26-17

This was pretty entertaining

I found the writing style very agreeable and of course the narration by William Dufris was typical (i.e. awesome). the book was light and humorous but a little on the shallow side.

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  • Roger
  • Amherst, Nova Scotia
  • 10-04-16

I wanted to like this book...but...

Would you ever listen to anything by Edward W. Robertson again?

I'm sure it's just me since many others seem to like this book but I found it just barely OK. The narration is likely the only reason I finished it.

What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I've previously listened to many of Dufis' narrations and I'm a fan of his work and it was his name as narrator that swayed my choice to purchase Titans.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Easy choice...Disappointment that at no time in the book did I feel any excitement about what was developing in the story.

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