- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 5 hours and 37 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Goldfinch Publishing
- Audible.com Release Date: July 15, 2016
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IFBMYOK
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The Wrong Unit: A Novel Audiobook – Unabridged
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Everything but freedom.
A robot, or Unit, has been tasked with raising an infant human. This is the story of how the Unit and human grow together and search for the ICEMAN. This is the story of how a robot and humans come together to free humanity from enslavement. And, it's about cake. We can't forget the cake.
It's a funny and exciting story. I read it in one sitting. It grabbed my attention and didn't let go. The reader learns about the main characters gradually. Hint: it pays to keep track of the dates at the beginning of most chapters. This story covers a time span of close to fifteen years. Thankfully, not in real time.
Editing is excellent. The pace and storyline are smooth and constantly interesting. Many, many humorous lines and circumstances. There are a few instances of profanity but they are appropriate to the circumstances and not gratuitous by any means. Nothing pornographic. There are bits of violence, also, so be warned.
In the end, this story is uplifting and very human, even extending to a few robots. Read it, you'll like it.
Told mostly through the eyes of "the wrong unit", we get an outsider's view of humanity, and what years of technology gone wrong can do to that humanity. The funny thing is, the spark of humanity that carries us through this story, and I think also carries most of the characters we follow, is this mechanized human helper. We watch Heyoo grow and mature beyond his predetermined programming, and by the end, I have to remind myself he is not human. Being a father and a stepfather myself, this book really hit home as the definition of "father", "family" and "love" really has you thinking. Don't want to give too much away, but it's a great read and would suggest it to anyone looking for a solid scifi tale with a real story and characters you care about.
Well done, Rob Dircks. You must be a really wonderful guy to write a book like this. I look forward to reading your other books as well.
For me, that feeling means the author did a wonderful job making a reader long for a relationship with a fictional character.