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Interview with the Robot

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  3,949 ratings  ·  623 reviews
Listening Length: 3 hours and 42 minutes

Fugitive. Criminal. Robot.

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 Labratorie
Audible Audio, 4 pages
Published January 2nd 2020 by Audible Original
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
This was fanfreakingtastic!

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J.L.   Sutton
May 18, 2020 rated it liked it
“Family isn't just parents and kids. It's not only DNA. Real family, the family that matters... it's about the connection we make to people. A connection that's so strong, it might just rewrite your programming.”

Interview with the Robot (Audiobook) by Lee Bacon |

Having recently read Walter Isaacson's The Innovators with its numerous discussions of the Turing Test (and Stan Lee's A Trick of Light with its emphasis on AI), it was fun to read Lee Bacon's Interview with the Robot. I thought the conversations between '12-year old Eve' and CWS socia
Montzalee Wittmann
Interview with the Robot
By: Lee Bacon
Narrated by a cast of performers
This is a story for preteen/teen but adults would like it too! It's about a girl being interviewed at a jail for stealing. The interview tells the story of why she was stealing, who she was running from, where she came from, and more! Great sci fi story!
The narration cast performance was excellent!
Sheila Beaumont
Excellent! This is by far the best Audible Original freebie I've read yet. ...more
A fun & exciting little young adult/sci-fi that was a free audible offer.

I may have rated it lower, had I read it in print, but as a full-cast audible production, it was very well dramatised.

The fact that it was not too long (just short of 4 hours) is also one of its advantages.

Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eve isn't the typical 12-year old girl. After being arrested for shop-lifting, she calmly explains her actions and her background to a child welfare worker. Eve has no parents or family. Never had a last name. Doesn't eat. Doesn't drink. She's a robot.....and on the run.

I listened to the audio Audible Original performance of this story. The full-cast performance was quite entertaining and fun to listen to! The story is definitely geared toward middle grade age kids, but still enjoyable for adul

Fugitive. Criminal. Robot.

4 Stars!!

Really enjoyed this little gem! I picked this out as one of my freebies from Audible this month. Sometimes the selection is not that great so I got this with hopes that it would be an alright read and it ended up surprising me!!

I really liked the layout of the audio- it was in interview format with time lapses that made it feel like you were actually there. This is probably considered a middle grade read and I cant wait for my boys to give it a listen. Alth
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was so good! I wasn’t expecting that.

Audiobook: 5/5 ⭐️
Story: 4/5 ⭐️
Susan Kennedy
Jan 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, short-stories
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this Audible Original, but it wasn't disappointing. The narrators kept it entertaining and enjoyable to listen. It was a fun story about an AI girl that had the appearance of being 12 years old. It was her story from her beginning and how she came to be what or who she was.

It was fun to listen to her evolve from where she started to what she became and to those around her. It takes place with her sitting in a police station interview room and talking abou
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was actually pretty good. It definitely reminded me of the movie Replicas.. which features Keanu Reeves. No idea why that movie came to mind while listening to it but it probably had to deal with the whole robot family. Or child and soon to be mother. Not quite sure where Eve fits into this picture.

That being said, this sci-fi adventure was dark and fun to listen to. In it, you will meet Eve who is not quite a girl.. and not quite a robot. She's adapting to every little thing that she learn
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a short and sweet YA Sci-fi listen from Audible Original and I enjoyed the 3 hours and 42 minutes of Eve's journey as a fugitive at large.

This is a full-cast audiobook and all the narrators did a fantastic job of playing their own role. Each narrator brilliantly breathed life into their characters, in particular, the narrator who played the role of Eve was absolutely fantastic. The monotonous, robotic accent she employed to play Eve at her infancy is totally worth a listen, I sometimes
Aaryn Flott
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
One of my monthly audible original choices. Quick and unique read. Definitely wasn’t expecting that ending. Loved all the sci-fi jargan, and the analyzation of what it means to be a human, and what it means to have a family.
Lennie Grace
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Omg. This was so much fun! I loved Lee's other audible original, "The Mystery of Alice." so I had to read this one. :D And it was amazing. I highly recommend "Interview with the robot" for a family-friendly science fiction adventure. :D

The story starts with a child welfare worker interviewing a 12-year-old girl. Who is a lot more interesting then she seems. Then, we start learning Eve's backstory. She's a super-intelligent, super-advanced, super-realistic robot. And she's on the run.

Anna Maria
Aug 13, 2020 rated it liked it
The book starts with a girl being interviewed by a police officer as she was found stealing, and she explains that she committed this crime as she was running away. I appreciated the voice of the narrators who all did a great job and Eve was absolutely perfect, she really seemed a robot. I must say that I am not so keen on audible books as I prefer reading from a book, maybe I am too sentimental but books for me are the best and the most loyal friends you can have and they illuminate my life, th ...more
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
This story is one of January’s free Audible Originals selection.

This sci-fi adventure about a twelve year old girl who is actually a robot is told in interview snippets and flashbacks. The fun and at times dark story is about friendship, family, and agency. It was an entertaining and short, three hour story.
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, audiodrama

Cute story about AI's.

Also, this will count at the 963 book I've read in 2020. =)
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was a cute YA SF. I kind of want to read the subsequent story about Eve and Emory.
Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it
The whole thing is mediocre, but it has a good twist.

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I see a movie or read a book that so perfectly represents its genre, I impulsively measure all other stories to that. For example, I can’t watch an indie musical without comparing it to Once or Sing Street. I can’t read magical realism without comparing it to anything by Murakami. And I can’t read a story about robots without comparing it to Her or Ex Machina. Interview With The Robot just doesn’t comp
Lis Carey
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eve is, apparently, a twelve-year-old girl, who gets arrested stealing an unlikely variety of items at a tourist gift shop in New York City. Since she's obviously a minor, and claims to have no parents, no guardian, and no last name, the only thing to do is call Child Welfare Services.

Petra Amis is the CWS social worker assigned to interview her. When she insists she wants the truth, no matter how bonkers it sounds, she gets a truly wild tale.

Eve does take the sensible precaution of first demo
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A really fun Audible original.
Brian Hogan
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
It was fine.
Alan Teder
Different Take than Emergence
Review of the Audible Original audiobook edition (January 2020)

The synopsis reads like this will be a very similar story to the opening episodes of the 2019 television show Emergence but it actually goes a different route entirely so it wasn't the copycat that I had initially thought. Saying much more would be a spoiler though.

The cast of narrators were all excellent in their roles. The occasional robotic voices were somewhat monotonous but were in keeping with the p
Jen Brodehl
5 Stars- Well it turns out I really like stories about robots. This was a full cast audible original and such a great story! If you need an audiobook to listen to with your kids, this is perfect! Short and captivating.
Audible Review

Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

Entertaining for all ages.
I enjoyed this Audible Original. It's a quick listen, easily finished in a day if you have the time. I liked the way it was presented and I thought the narrators/performers did a terrific job. I especially liked that the narrator for Eve's part (Eileen Stevens I believe?) sounded convincingly like a young girl. The only problem I ran into was when they were on the streets of NYC and
Books on Stereo
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
An excellent audiobook that delivers unexpected twists and turns.
Apr 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Free on Audible
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was cute and short. A great dramatization with some interesting characters. It was a fun book to listen to.
Youssry Effat
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
one of my best experiences and audio book listening
first of the narrators are amazing
the story is totally fantastic and full of movement and thoughts
i really liked this
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
A short and enjoyable audiobook.
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eve is a robot that looks like a 12-year girl, existed for about 4 years, have all the knowledge of the internet, and is still figuring out how things work in the real world like most tweens. Although this book is aimed at an young audience, it explores some interesting topics (like human beings versus artificial intelligence, ethical use of technology, and sentient beings).
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