Brother, Frankenstein

  • by Michael Bunker
  • Narrated by Andrew McFerrin
  • 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Chris Alexander, a borderline sociopath and technological genius, has designed an advanced cybernetic life form from prototype decommissioned military drones and top-secret experimental DARPA technology. The HADroid was supposed to be a military grade robot with the transplanted heart and brain of a human donor that would transform it into a devastating state-of-the-art war machine when activated by its onboard human operator.
When the mad doctor steals the dying child of a simple Amish couple and transplants the brain and cardiovascular system of their dying 11-year-old autistic son into the incredibly lethal robot, the dark forces of government come looking for their investment.
Dr. Alexander and the monster escape into another Amish community to hide among the plain folk. Frank, the autistic 11-year-old boy trapped inside the body of the world's most deadly robot, befriends another child who will help the prisoner inside the machine. Tensions arise among the plain and pacifistic yet closed minded Amish as they begin to suspect just what kind of technological monstrosity is hiding among them. Before long, hard men who do the government's most dirty deeds will come looking for a killing machine only to find a boy named Frank who has the power to defend a closed society from the worst of the world.

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What is a man?

A remarkable story, well read by Andrew McFerrin.

The idea is a simple one - what is it to be human? Can a child who has lost his body of flesh and blood, had it replaced with something synthetic, still be a child? And what, too, is a monster, a metal killing machine or the organic beings without thought or kindness to others? It is certainly thought provoking but never heavy. The story is well written, well paced, often moving but never sentimental. it is also fascinating for the glimpses were are given into the everyday life a an Amish community.

I would most sincerely recommend this book.
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- Norma Miles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-06-2015
  • Publisher: Michael B. Bunker