Prototype D

  • by Jason D. Morrow
  • Narrated by James Foster
  • 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A hundred years after the world is decimated by nuclear wars, humanity has been reduced to a surviving city of people called Mainlanders. They have food, water, and a wall that separates them from their enemies - the Outlanders.
Branded as savages, the Outlanders have grown in number and their attacks against the city have become more brutal. Increasingly, they threaten to overtake the city, bringing with them the doom and destruction that has plagued mankind for over a century. What the Mainlanders need is a weapon.
Des is the first robot created with a full range of human emotions. His reasoning skills and thought processes will make it so no human will ever have to step foot on the battlefield again. But when Des realizes his true purpose - to help destroy the Outlanders - he suspects that the real enemies might not be the people he was built to destroy, but those who created him.

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Essential reading for all AI fans

What did you like most about Prototype D?

I really liked the intrigue and twists and turns in the book that come about as one of our important characters, Hazel, learns more of the history behind the rise to power of the Mainlanders, and its corrupt rulers. Alongside this we see Hazel’s struggle with her misplaced loyalties and the thinking of her two robots, Esroy and Des, who become central to success in the war between Mainland and Outland. Very good.


What other book might you compare Prototype D to, and why?

You have to think of I robot but we have a nuclear holocaust as a starting point so it's very dystopian as well.


What about James Foster’s performance did you like?

James Foster’s performance was excellent. He talks in a clear manner, creating different voices for the different characters and he drew me into the story. Very good.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It makes me think about AI and the ethics behind it. When does artificial become real intelligence. Is there a difference? Do we encounter this as a species with the same bias and fear that we encounter everything else that is new or different?


Any additional comments?

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- Tony Bough

Good read

If you could sum up Prototype D in three words, what would they be?

They are alive


Any additional comments?

An enjoyable story that was well narrated by James Foster, with a good variety of distinctive characters.
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- j tracey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-12-2015
  • Publisher: Jason D. Morrow