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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (286 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781469271286
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Nominated for the Phillip K. Dick Award, a science fiction fairy tale set in a collapsing future America about a girl and the android she falls in love with.

When Cat Novak was a young girl, her father brought Finn, an experimental android, to their isolated home. A billion-dollar construct, Finn looks and acts human, but he has no desire to be one. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection.

His primary task now is to tutor Cat. Finn stays with her, becoming her constant companion and friend as she grows into adulthood. But when the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, Finn struggles to find his place in the world. As their relationship goes further than anyone intended, they have to face the threat of being separated forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s a neat premise and Clark examines the ramifications with the precision of a poet, eschewing the genre’s typical preoccupation with science and opting instead for a dramatisation of the love affair. Hard SF aficionados be warned: this is SF for admirers of The Time Traveller’s Wife.”

    Guardian

  • “A haunting, memorable, and very original love story, told in an alluringly graceful prose.”

    Peter LaSalle, author of Tell Borges If You See Him: Tales of Contemporary Somnambulism

  • A 2013 Philip K. Dick Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 E. Catherine | 9/21/2013

    " Review to come, RT Book Reviews. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 9/20/2013

    " I'm still working on piecing everything together... I didn't know whether to be freaked out or be beside myself at the possibility of romance. My completed review will be coming in the near future. Still digesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kamela | 5/17/2013

    " I wasn't entirely happy with this book while I was reading it, but I'll admit that it's been 3 days since I finished and I'm still thinking about it. The story sticks with you and I was left wondering what the character's lives were like after the last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Todd | 2/16/2013

    " Engaging story. Perfect balance of "love, loss and robots." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki-Michelle | 1/15/2013

    " Read my review on Open Book Society "

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About the Author

Cassandra Rose Clarke is a speculative fiction writer and occasional teacher living among the beige stucco and overgrown pecan trees of Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of the 2010 Clarion West Writers Workshop and holds a Masters degree in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons.

About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.