Artificial Condition

Written by:
Martha Wells
Narrated by:
Kevin R. Free

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2018
3 hours 21 minutes
The follow-up to the hugely popular science fiction action-adventure All Systems Red Artificial Condition continues The Murderbot Diaries, a science fiction series that tackles questions of the ethics of sentient robotics. It appeals to fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans. 'As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure.' It has a dark past-one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself 'Murderbot.' But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don't want to know what the 'A' stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue. What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks.
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Daren H.

read the first book and was hooked, now listening to all the rest.

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Great book.

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So good that I went straight to the 3rd in the series

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Great story, great characters and nicely acted

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I enjoyed listening to this book. The science is interesting, and I think we can all relate to the struggle of wrestling with our own feelings. Murderbot is sarcastic, serious, compassionate, and sometimes humorous. I found him to be a very sympathetic character.

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I love Murderbot but ART really steals the show in this one

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Great book, fitting narrator

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It is worth the read….

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Daniel D.

I just wish there were more books in this series... or more contemppraty, quality science fiction in general.

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A charming and captivating story. Murder Bot is a great protagonist with more heart and integrity than most humans I know. I am so happy to have found this series

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Amber L.

very enjoyable

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Rachel Walker

Loved it. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer.

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Too short to my liking but I'm going to continue with the series. This only felt like a rather lengthy chapter than a novella to me.

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Stephen K.

Fantastic series

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Anthony Spangler

Great sifi adventure! Like nothing else Ive ever heard..Amazing narrator! Looking forward to the rest of series..

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Judith M.

This book was awesome!!! I love how Wells develops the “Murderbot” into something similar to but prfoundly different from a human. The introduction of A.R. T. Was a masterstroke! Love it!!

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