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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Asaro Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sunrise Alley Series Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9781455189922
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When a shipwrecked stranger washed up on the beach near research scientist Samantha Bryton’s home, she was unaware that he was something more than human. He said his name was Turner Pascal—but Pascal was dead, killed in a car wreck. This man only held the remainder of Pascal’s consciousness in a technologically enhanced humanoid body. He was, in fact, an experiment by the notorious criminal Charon, a practitioner of illegal robotics and android research. Charon has been secretly copying human minds into android brains, with plans to make his own army of slaves.

On the run from this most ruthless criminal, Samantha and Turner seek help from Sunrise Alley, an underground organization of AIs and androids that have gone rogue. But these cybernetic outlaws are rumored to have their own hidden agenda—not necessarily congruent with humanity’s welfare.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hillary Huber integrates a healthy dose of skepticism in her characterization of Sam, giving her a quality that is fitting for a scientist…Huber moves the character along a spectrum of emotions that are sometimes raw but always under tight control.”

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  • “An epic chase across a near-future landscape, enlivened by twists, complicated puzzles to solve, plenty of intriguing technology, and a strong element of romance.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Huber creates an excellent true-to-character voice for Samantha and does a particularly notable job with Turner as well, gradually changing his cadence from slightly mechanical to wholly and believably human. Huber’s well-timed pacing and occasionally emotional reading enhance the story line, keeping listeners engaged through a multitude of escape and chase sequences…Plenty of action and a dash of romance.”

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  • An Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 1/11/2014

    " What a terrific, thought-provoking story! Great characters, and a tensely-plotted tale of intrigue and betrayal, trial and redemption, not to mention ethics and the ultimate question of how we delimit humanity. Not to be missed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/7/2013

    " Asaro does a wonderful job of forcing you to ask the question "What is the line between man and machine?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Palmer | 12/5/2013

    " A well told science fiction romance where the romance forms part of the philosophical discussion of what makes us human. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 11/11/2013

    " fun and good character development, as usual for the author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 11/1/2013

    " So if you take someones brain after they have died and transfer it to a machine is the new being a sentient artificial intelligence? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/14/2013

    " A really interesting near future novel about artificial intelligence, humanity, machine, and combinations thereof. Catherine Asaro is a new to me author and I'm glad to have found her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 5/13/2013

    " Light on action but interesting interaction among humans, hybrid humans, and various AIs. For more serious discussions of human and machine intelligence try The Mind's I by Hofstadter and Dennett. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 2/26/2013

    " I very much enjoyed this book! It wasn't a book I devoured in a day, but it was a great secondary read. I plan on reading Alpha next - her character was trouble waiting to happen (technically did happen) I recommend it to UF, SF readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fayley | 1/14/2013

    " Really interesting ideas well presented. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 9/8/2012

    " It was more like romance/science fiction. A little too sappy for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Destructo The Mad | 6/6/2012

    " Not worth reading, even as a free e-book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pioden | 12/3/2010

    " Stand alone, same world as Alpha, I think "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tressa | 10/2/2010

    " I found the story a bit repetitive and the characters were okay. I didn't realize that this was a sequel to Sunrise Alley, but the book does stand on its own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/12/2010

    " Very impressive story. The characters and the world-building were amazing. Alpha was unstoppable. Now I'll have to go back and read Sunrise Alley, the first book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 6/17/2009

    " fun and good character development, as usual for the author "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mayakda | 6/22/2007

    " Got this off the library's new books stand. Not Asaro's best book, but it was a fun read. "

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