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Mankind's last stand against the machines begins - now.

The machines collapsed society with blinding speed, hunting mankind to the edge of extinction. Yet Junior, a young robotics expert, has managed to survive on his island in the Pacific Northwest. He's leveraged his extensive combat experience to learn even more about the tireless enemies that stalk him. He's ready to escalate the battle - and now he and the hardened soldier Brick have allies.

After the fall of the Pentagon and its secondary facility at Mount Weather, a small team managed to escape on an aging gunship to Junior’s island. Their expertise is vital - Dr. Harper Shin wrote the book on robiomechanics, and the two commandos accompanying her are armed to the teeth with the latest military technology.

They'll need all the firepower they can muster, because the machines have altered their tactics to finish what they started. But even if the survivors can stand strong and win the day - will victory be worth the price?

©2020 J.L. Bourne (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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a really gripping sequel to Trylobite

This was a brilliant sequel, I really loved how this story progressed and really enjoyed the twists along the way. very well written and a gripping story throughout.

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Entertaining!

Not deep, not overdeveloped in terms of character and plot, but good fun and well voiced. Really enjoyed it and will check out other JL Bourne stories.

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What a journey

i really enjoyed this. I even laughed out loud at one point. An enjoyable journey with a great ending.

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  • Jed
  • 28-10-20

Knocked this one out of the park!

What a ride! J.L. Did it again!

Performance: 5/5
Entertaining from start to finish! Love hearing Jay Snider back again! I wasn't a huge fan of Junior's actor at first, coming from the first book. This one I really enjoyed every second of his acting. Great performance overall from everyone involved with this book!

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Ohhh man, where to start. So I decided to listen to this on my 20 minute trip to work, and 20 minute trip home from work 5 days a week. Figuring it would keep me interested in the story and I could savor every minute. Using it to wake up in the morning and to unwind at the end of the day. Always leave them wanting more, right? Well, I spent the last couple days putting in at LEAST an hour of listening. Cleaning around the house, playing games, the usual. This is a great continuation of Trilobye and I'm looking forward to a 3rd book if that's in the cards. If not, the ending was still incredible!

There were some really incredible parts to this book that had me driving home with my mouth wide open in anticipation of what would happen next! It's hard to really talk about the book without spoiling anything, so we'll just leave it there. If you liked the first book/audiobook, pick this up and you will not regret it!

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  • Justin Miller
  • 29-10-20

Great book

Another sold book from J.L. Bourne
Check it out you will definitely not regret it.

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  • APabon
  • 27-10-20

Wow, looking forward to the next book!

Trilobyte does not disappoint. The adventure continues, machines known and unknown fills this journey. Voice actor's are wonderful and have this magic of bringing their characters to life. Jay Snyder does not disappoint and Chris Andrew Ciulla has become a favorite whom I'll be looking out for.

The world has become a more dangerous place since book 1, (you have no idea), as the story continues an usual alliance has occurred and story leading to a jaw dropping event befalling the reader (listener).

Do not hesitate, if you read or listened to the first Trilobite, then hit the purchase button and get ready for another surprise!

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  • michael
  • 09-11-20

Bourne

While I have been a Bourne fan since he was writing the DbD series, this book and it’s series is amazing. A hell of a writing style and an amazing narrator. It’s well worth the credit and your time.

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  • Eric Hultgren
  • 09-11-20

Wow!

I dug Trilobyte but this? I love Remote Five and has such a great (redacted)! Terrifying in all the right ways and an absolute treat.

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  • Doc
  • 06-11-20

Another outstanding book by J.L.!

J.L. Bourne does it again and creates another story that gets better and better! I’m always bummed when it’s over because I want it to keep going! Sooner or later someone in Hollywood will notice this author and realize that his books would be amazing on the big or small screen! Can’t wait for your next book J.L. Lifelong fan here!

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  • Sarah B. Eilers
  • 03-11-20

JL Bourne pulls it off again

Bourne is unparalleled in his post-apocalyptic storytelling. His memorable and well developed characters are paired with robust technical detail and believable science fiction.

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  • Kurt Wasserman
  • 03-11-20

A great follow up to a frightening timeline.

Full Disclaimer: I am a long time fan of J.L. Bourne. Been following him since the beginning and have no intention of stopping as new works come out. That said, I really enjoyed this follow-up to Trilobyte. One of the things that keeps me reading Bourne's work is the level of detail and familiarity with the tech/gear/strategy/tactics being portrayed. Granted, I can stick with some of Tom Clancy's chapter-long dissertations on geopolitics so maybe I am the oddball.
Remote 5 picks up after Trilobyte and continues with the same characters, bringing them forward in the fight against an out of control AI that has deemed humanity as a hindrance to its plans. The story progresses briskly and has a good amount of detailed action.
Echoing my review of Trilobyte, my problem is I wanted MORE. More detail of the world and how it got that way. More detail of the technology. More detail of the character's and how THEY got to this point. More More More. There is a lot of fertile ground in this world of Bourne's and I hope that it continues.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-10-20

Another Solid from J.L. Bourne...

I'm not a audio book guy, so it's a first for me. I didn't want to wait for print, loved the previous book and it turned out to be a great start to my audio book collection. Good voice acting and a interesting plot twist near the end to tie it all in. If you're a fan of the authors reading, I promise you it will be a heck of a listen!

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  • Morgan Putnam
  • 31-10-20

dadgum it

dadgum it J.L Bourne got me again. Got me hooked and then the bookends.
(Smashes phone on the floor) ANOTHER!!

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