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Publisher's Summary

Ages 10+

Fugitive. Criminal. Robot.

A sci-fi adventure for young listeners, Interview with the Robot introduces a unique heroine who seeks the truth about herself.

Eve looks like an ordinary 12-year-old girl, but there’s nothing ordinary about her. She has no last name. No parents or guardian. She’s on the run from a dangerous and secretive organization that will stop at nothing to track her down.

And most astonishing of all: she’s a robot, a product of Eden Laboratories. When Eve discovers the truth, she realizes everything she thought she knew about herself is a lie. Eve manages to escape, fleeing the lab, the only home she’s ever known.

After being arrested for shoplifting, Eve is interviewed by Petra Amis from Child Welfare Services. Her incredible story unfolds during the interrogation, with flashbacks to her life inside Eden Laboratories, which has a dark secret. Listeners follow Eve from her first moment of consciousness to her evolution as a nearly-human companion to Emory, the son of the founder of Eden Laboratories.

Exploring a range of topics that drive our society and our lives—topics such as artificial intelligence and human nature - Interview with the Robot is a story told by a startlingly original protagonist, a story that explores the vast potential of technology and the deep complexities of humanity. 

©2020 Lee Bacon (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Loved It

This was such an interesting concept and the performance was so good that I could picture the entire book in my head, playing out like movie.

Would definitely recommend

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Overall really loved it .

I really loved this book and it was amazing , the narrative style was amazing.

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  • KS
  • 23-03-22

Incredible

It will make you question everything you knew until the end!Amazing plot twist, never expected it.

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A perfect story with predictably ending

Overall this is a 3/5

Though I abandoned this story since I was able to see how predictable this plot was and I was hoping to see if the investigator aka child services was also robot from Eden instead of Emery. This would be more fun with much denser and engaging plot line.

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Awesome!

Everything was good.there was nothing wrong.The end was really nice .I really enjoyed it!.I think science fiction fans will really like it!

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Good Story

Story narration is good. It also has moral. So be ready to listen this audiobook. It's totally worth it. The words are recognisable and understandable. I can be listened by those who are not a native speakers. I loved this Book.

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Awesome story,

Narration great , Writing creative and Performance Execution perfect ...........


Great story to listen to if you are in office and skipping work

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Fantastic short story - very well acted out.

More like a play with the whole book told through an interview with excellent twists on the story.

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One of the best modern stories in a long time.

This story has everything modern technology, comedy, story of a family, drama etc must read for everyone

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Great story with a great twist at end

Loved the performance of Ameri. Story was good. The plot twist was the best part.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-01-20

fantastic audio presentation.

as an audiobook it reminds me of the old radio shows. wonderful sounds and voice acting.

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  • Ronnie
  • 07-01-20

Good Short Listen

Overall, I enjoyed the book. I spent the first 30 minutes trying to decide if it was written for an adolescent reader/listener. I am a tech guy, so it held my interest past the opening. Then a few unexpected twists were thrown in which made me what to know what happened next. It’s not an “I can’t go to sleep without knowing what’s next” kind of book. But I also didn’t feel like I wasted my time listening. Hope this review helps you decide.

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  • Wayne
  • 11-01-20

I loved it!!

I'm an old man in my 77th year, but my grandkids will tell you I'm in my second childhood. Approximately 12 years in! That must be why I loved this story so much. I loved Lee Bacon's marvelous story and the fantastic narration of the seven narrators. So whether you are young or just young at heart like me, you need to get this audio book!

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  • Talinn
  • 05-01-20

Plot holes, but decent story, great performance

There were a lot of small plot holes and details for such a short story. They weren't so bad that they ruined the story, but it definitely took away from it for me. On the other hand, the performances were great.

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  • Megan Dann
  • 03-01-20

Pleasant Surprise

This was actually a great story and performed really well. Even though it was a quick listen, it was entertaining and kept me interested the whole time.

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  • Roman Clarkson
  • 05-01-20

Great voice actors

The story moved along at a nice pace, production was very good, characters were interesting. Very good original. Kid friendly.

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  • Julianne
  • 03-01-20

Pleasantly surprised!

A quick story that I finished all in one sitting. I was pleasantly surprised - great story!

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  • david sue
  • 02-01-20

Surprisingly good

This is probably the best Audible Original feee story I’ve ever listened to. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and performances!

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  • Brian
  • 23-01-20

Brilliant

This book was one of those Audible Originals that I picked up on the cover alone. I didn’t care that it was a middle-grade or YA book. I didn’t care that it was under 4 hours. I saw the cover and knew I needed to read it. Boy was I glad that my instincts were right.

The fact that the story was being told to someone who talks and understand children on a different level really took this story up a notch with me. I honestly can’t tell a better way for this interesting and unique story to have been told. But the flashbacks while Eve was retelling her history was brilliant and allowed for Petra to bring her back out of the moment and ask her questions. The questions were interesting and sometimes they were probing while others were just to get clarification.

The entire story is told as more of a dramatization and a performance than your typical audiobook and I couldn’t think of a better book for it to happen to. When there needed to be robot/mechanical noises in the background, instead of imagining them they were there. The ambiance and warmth that this added to the excellent storytelling really took this book to another level.

Granted the writing wasn’t directed at me, it was still great. Bacon was able to write a story that has a ton of emotion in it. A story that kids and adults alike can understand. One that resonated with me and will stick with me for a while. There were so many twists and turns that all of the unexpected events weren’t even surprsing me anymore (the moment itself didn’t surprise me – the actual reveal always did). At one point I think I may have actually exhaled in shock at one of the reveals.

I am really glad that I picked this one up and I would have paid for it had it not been one of the free books with the Audible subscription.

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  • Mouse
  • 04-01-20

No, it's not another Blade Runner

This was a surprisingly entertaining take on an oft-visited theme, and I give it a four star (like") imstead of a 5 star ("like a LOT") only because I'm a more experienced (jaded?) near 50 year old who couldn't quite buy into part of what made the story's happy ending. I think even 20 years ago I would have given it a 5.

The story is captivating, and I was happy to discover that my two main concerns about trying this book, that the interview format would be too dry or that the themes surrounding humanlike robots that so many books and movies have already explored would make the story too "old hat" for me, did not turn out to be issues.

The problem I foresaw with the interview format is handled nicely by dramatized flashbacks, and provides for an interesting ending that would have been impossible without it.

And the story was just different enough that it DID entertain me all the way through. I hated every time I had to stop listening for a bit!


I was only disappointed when I found that I couldn't let myself fully believe in the ending, no matter how much I wanted to. It just didn't fit with my life experiences and knowledge of computers.



So no, it's not as dark and complex and more "believable" for a jaded older person as the original Blade Runner movie ( especially the cut that VHS the ending the director originally intended), but it's not meant to be. As a lighter take on similar themes meant for younger readers, I think it's a definite win.

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  • rah
  • 16-10-20

Original story

I finished this book within 2 days. It was that good. Read this book with your children of 12 years and above. It's really interesting and engaging. You won't regret reading it.

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  • Tariq
  • 01-09-20

Enjoyable listen

Quiet enjoyable, I was able to imagine some of the scenes in my head. I had to listen in at x1.50 speed, a bit too slow at natural speed, but that's just personal preference or may be I am just too used to speed listening.

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  • Deborah
  • 10-04-20

Good book

This book is a exciting and interesting one that shows that thing have a place in this world, it's just hard to find it.

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  • Lily 123
  • 09-05-22

interview with the robot

I love this book I can't get enough of it and never get bored of it

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  • Emma
  • 24-04-22

A unique, wonderful and entertaining book

Interview with a robot is a unique book. It is perfect for young creative kids just like me. I was so upset that the book ended in fact most of the time it felt like I was actually there, sat down listening to Eve, when she had a flashback it felt like I was actually there, in the coffee shop, running out of eaden, it felt like I was Eve when she was doing the ropes course I felt the horror and suspense when she fell.I loved the book and would definitely recommend to friends.

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  • mccartneychris
  • 18-04-22

Really good book!

It’s a really good book with amazing characters and a good storyline. I would definitely recommend it to others!

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  • Angel
  • 04-04-22

Surprisingly good and funny!

I got it for free from Audible, but this book is worth paying. Deserves ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-22

Amazing!

I have enjoyed listening to this audio. Thanks a lot! Clear voice quality good sounding.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-22

LOVED IT!!!😜❤️

Omg! l could not put this down! I love Lee Bacon's stories!!! 😍
Thank u!

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  • jumpinjack
  • 30-01-22

Brilliant

I loved this book, cleverly narrated with a very compelling story. Even as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-22

The Future

A wonderful heart felt funny story that’s not without sadness about AI. I enjoyed every moment. I would listen to a follow up instalment

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-22

Great for curious minda

My nine year old loved it. Could not stop listening to it. will look at ither stories from author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-01-22

Great for kids or adults

My 7 year old was captivated and listened to the entire book in a single day. I decided to give a listen and loved it as well.
Great story and character development, the full cast performance brings it alive.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-01-22

Wow.

I bought this book for my kids. I was surprised how much I loved it too.
This book was amazing. The story was interesting and it kept you guessing the whole way. We did not see the ending coming. So good.
This is easily the best children’s audiobook my kids have listened to. You won’t be disappointed.

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  • Hellcat
  • 28-03-20

probably the best book I have listened to

i loved this book I never struggled to pick up my device and listen. overall beautiful book.