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A.I. Destroyer

The A.I. Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 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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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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Arthur M. Thomas IV
  • 31-01-2019

Overly dramatic narration for an undramatic story

This one seems like it could have been auto-generated from a sci fi template. I didn't really enjoy it and is seemed way to simplistic. The AI didn't seem cold and rational as I think the author intended but petty, emotional, and vindictive. I think calling this A.I. is filled for 'generic angry space enemy'. It is a pretty linear story and unconvincing as far as a small mercenary group stopping an invasion. The characters also seem very exaggerated to the point of being unrealistic. This would have been better if the author had put more development thought into the story line and characters. I hate to be so critical because I love trying new books, but I was sadly just disappointed by this one.

I just could not get used to the narrator on this one either. It would be better if he didn't try to dramatize every-single-word. It was incredibly distracting having every sentence read as if it were a cliffhanger sentence dripping with tension. It would be better if he found his 'narrator voice' and amped up parts of the story.

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  • Timothy Shearon
  • 16-01-2019

It's... interesting

it's an interesting story but you are just sort of thrown into the world. You can tell there is a lot of backstory to the main character. Unfortunately none of that is brought to light, I found myself hard pressed to make an emotional connection. This is sort of like an action movie but in book form, heavy on action but light on exploration.

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  • Eamon
  • 10-10-2017

He said, she said

I would like a pound for every “said” that was used in this book. Narration also got annoying. Story was good, it was just the way the narrator chose how to voice the characters.

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  • Liam
  • 25-02-2019

hard to start but gets very interesting

starts off slow and hard to keep track of what's happened but once it's going its interesting will be enjoying the rest of the books

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  • Mr S P brick
  • 06-02-2019

loved it

first in the series looking forward to the second in the series a bit slow o start

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  • D. Marsh
  • 28-10-2017

Not bad good battles, if a bit simple

OK, nice series start, similar to his other books ie
big super ship over taken by humans , now going to do battle with baddies. it's my kind of thing though a bit flat chacter wise compared to expeditionary force books.

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  • Andy D
  • 17-10-2017

When was this written?

I wanted to enjoy this book as the subject matter is of great interest to me at the moment, however I found the whole thing confusing.

Spoilers ahead.

Firstly there are Communist Secret Police in the future? That didn't make sense to me, so I figured the writer lived in the Eastern Bloc in the 80s or something, however that's not true, so why are they in there?

The narration is like something from an American 50s radio play, making the characters seem so shallow, so black and white.

The story is kind of interesting, but nothing very imaginative.

I'll skip the other books in the series.

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  • Jeremy Dalton
  • 05-09-2017

Not the most original but worth a listen

To cut a 9hr story short; it's the Terminator universe in space.

But It was worth the time i spent listening to it and i fully intent to buy and listen to the other books in the series.

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  • Mugforbuying
  • 05-09-2017

Ok to a point.

This review has mild spoilers. It's one of those listen that in the first couple of hours you think "I'm really enjoying this".
Our heroes back story and how he was introduced to us, i really liked, giving us good exposition. The story kind of plodded along, during this period, i would have liked to have found out more about our hero. At no point was i told his age or given any real information about what he looks like. I guess he just a 6ft square jawed white guy.
To me what really turned this story from a ok listen to a bad one, was the Ex Machina about two thirds through. The "help" literally came from nowhere.
Sorry mate, really good idea, but poorly executed.