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Interview with the Robot

Written by: Lee Bacon
Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins,Ellen Archer,Josh Hurley,Eileen Stevens,Erin Mallon,Jonathan Davis,Stephen Bel Davies
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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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love this

I listened to this a bunch of times with my daughter and now it is my favorite bedtime book. The narration is really good, it makes me really like the characters. The story line is really neat. I can and do) listen to this one over and over. Excellent family listen for road trips.

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Gooooood

It is very goooooooooooooood good god for fod fod fod fod fod fod of dog d

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Entertainment

It was an interesting premise. It was a good way to pass some time.

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Great Listen with Kids

Myself, my 10 year old and my 13 year old LOVED this audible! We would listen for 20 mins twice a day (to and from work/school) and we were always pumped to get going so we could hear more. It ticked a lot of the interest boxes and I would recommend to anyone in this age group. Even kept me interested with a twist at the end none of us saw coming! I love these "Only from Audible" selections as there are different character voices and some sound effects in the background which makes you feel truly emursed in the experience!

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I loved this book

I really really really really really loved this book it made me feel things that I didn’t now I could feel for the character.

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Really good little tale!

I wasn't expecting to love this as much as I did but it's a really good sweet story which I definitely recommend!

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  • 2022-10-02

Sad to finish book!

Really good “read”, perfect balance of emotional dissection/growing self awareness, and strategy & chases;)
Well done and thank you!

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great story

loved this story. something different, especially liked Erin Mallon (Eve). have enjoyed my first Audible book.

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A bit better then I I thought it would Be

The book had me interested enough to listen to it in 2 parts. The only thing i have to complain about is the one character Emerson being way over whiny. Constant whining. Narration was spot on for other characters.

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A Must-listen audiobook

It will make you wonder and question your own human nature as it humanizes artificial intelligence.

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  • Ronnie
  • 2020-01-07

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
  • 2020-01-11

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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  • Mouse
  • 2020-01-04

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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  • david sue
  • 2020-01-02

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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  • Megan Dann
  • 2020-01-03

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-01-06

fantastic audio presentation.

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

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  • Roman Clarkson
  • 2020-01-05

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
  • 2020-01-03

Pleasantly surprised!

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

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  • Talinn
  • 2020-01-05

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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  • Ida Wilcox
  • 2020-01-03

Another Good Read today 1-3-19

Another good read for today.
Totally not what I expexted but it was good.

The Characters were likable and the story flow quiet nicely.

I wondering if this story could be continued.

The adventures of these two robot children.
I think it would be very interesting to read/listen.

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