Narrator: Kevin Free
Series: Murderbot Diaries #4
Published by Recorded Books on October 2, 2018
Genres: Science Fiction
Length: 3 hours, 46 minutes
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Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?
Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.
But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue?
And what will become of it when it’s caught?
Exit Strategy continued in the tradition of the rest of the Murderbot Diaries series having me laughing in the first few moment. The truth can be funny, especially when stated in such a blunt, factual way. Murderbot is still trying to figure out humans. His own observations and experiences plus the episodes of Sanctuary Moon provide diverse fodder for his impressions.
He is headed back to Dr. Mensah with information to help her. Naturally, she is in danger. Of course, both Murderbot and some of her team go in to save her in spite of the danger to themselves. I continue to love the stream of consciousness from Murderbot on what is happening. I still enjoy the technology aspects.
I mentioned, in a previous review, how I thought his plans reminded me of the A-Team style of complete confidence but I am pretty sure he got the modus operandi from his entertainment media. It’s so outrageous; it’s unexpected. Murderbot’s tactical skills and experience as a SECUnit plus a little help from his friends, manages to just work in the direst of circumstances.
I highly recommend this entire series for its fun action, technology and precious look at human behavior. 5 stars all the way!
Twenty-seven minutes was plenty of time for me to do something stupid.
I finally have this complete series on audio. I pre-ordered this one and listened to it the day it arrived, finishing it on release day. I happily listened at my usual 1.25 speed. The delivery of Murderbot’s thoughts was well accomplished to provide the humor I loved so much. I’m sure I’ll be re-listening to Kevin Free’s amazing performance again.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- 2018 New Release Challenge