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A.I. Destroyer

The A.I. Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Series: The A.I. Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It came from deep space. It sent the signal. Now our computers are killing us, helping the enemy drive us into extinction.

But some of us refuse to die. We fight back. We learn.

Jon Hawkins revives from cryogenic sleep in a drifting SLN battleship. The crew is dead and the main computer has been destroyed. Jon is a soldier, the start of the resistance, the one man with the will to beat the alien death machines that have terminated 1000 races.

This is our hour as we face the ultimate evil, the galactic destroyer of life.

©2017 Vaugn Heppner (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Interesting

Interesting take on the "superior alien ship visits the solar system" scenario. Unlike with the Rama series this interstellar visitor is hostile and the main character has trouble to outwhit his opponent, an ancient AI.
So far so good. The story has the feel of a 1970's SciFi novel as the tech is a little on the loose side. However, the characters are good and one wants to listen to the next installment. This is also thanks to the great talent of narrator Marc Visitor. In particular his interpretation of the AI voice is priceless.

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Written for 12 year olds!

This is possibly the worst science fiction book I have ever experienced. It is almost a parody of the genre; crammed with memes, stereotypes and cliches that hold hands and pretend to be a cohesive story line.

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  • 27-08-2017

Enjoyable read, er....listen.

Entertaining, if somewhat shallow, story line. Appreciated minimal course language. Happy with my choice. Looking forward to next in series.

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  • cabaker1990
  • 22-10-2017

A Good Story

The best book that I’ve heard in a while. I guess the idea of an overarching intelligence isn’t entirely original, I mean, you know, the “Borg”. But hey, it’s a big universe. Anyway, excellent plot, unpredictable ending, realistic characters, with realistic problems, a main character who is not narcissistic and who doesn’t constantly reflect on his past glories (I mean, no one want to see your vacation videos) and thankfully, no melodrama.

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  • William
  • 22-10-2017

To many cliches but a good overall story.

Good action all through the book. Never got bogged down in one area as so many do. Hoping book two is the same or better.

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  • David
  • 23-08-2017

Starts Slow and Builds

Where does A.I. Destroyer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is solidly in the top 50%.

What other book might you compare A.I. Destroyer to and why?

It is reminiscent of the Terminator series, though in this instance, the AI is alien in origin.

What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

Marc does not distract from the story and his performance was excellent.

Any additional comments?

My main comment is that the AI was not all that intelligent, especially for a being that had destroyed multiple civilizations.

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  • Christopher Shipley
  • 12-10-2017

Refreshing and innovative in concept.

The storyline kept me interested throughout as I could not assume what course the plot line would take next. It is refreshing to read a book that you can't predict the next turn in the story line. The main enemy in the story was refreshing an innovative. You actually believe this AI could truly exist and be that evil. You can't help but smile when you read about its demise.

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  • tekone
  • 07-08-2017

A great new series!

I always enjoy Mr Heppner and I feel like it's been ages since I last listened to Marc Vietor! He is such a a great narrator.

Anyway this series is a little like his Doom Star series and the formula works, I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the next!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-2017

filled with contradictions and

I didn't like this at all. seemed like every chance that author had he repeated stainless steel rat. I wanted to pull my hair out. the story kept describing how we can't use radio to talk cause the enemy could find us but then they would say they were connected to the ships systems.

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  • Edward
  • 21-08-2017

The lead is not believable

No reasonable human would react the way Jon does in most situations. Bummer, the plot is cool though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-12-2018

Religious

Hi in general I actually really like the series. My mane problem is with the obvious religiousness of the Author witch pops up everywhere and really takes u out of the story because its really over done all the good humans are Christian all the bad ones non religious all the good aliens have faith all bad ones don't. And some of the characters them being secretly religious completely dosent fit the rest of their persona or the assassin being moved to tears by someone praying for them is completely laughable only a very religious person would believe that at all likely.

Hope this is seen just as constructive criticism do enjoy the series.

Not4Hire

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  • J. Wilson
  • 27-11-2017

Don't believe the good ratings

This book is so full of cliches and bad dialog that I had trouble getting by the first two chapters. Then you have the a protagonist that is just stupid and the reader is expected to just stick with it and hope that the growth would happen somewhere in the next book or two. Don't expect a space opera here, it is more of a exercise in talking you to death.

Oh I used the word stupid above as that word is used a ton of times in the first two chapters and that is all that stuck with me

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  • JayTeeWalker
  • 10-10-2019

slow but worth it

the book is sort of slow-growing, but, it has just enough mystery to keep you hooked.