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Summary

The third thrilling book in the increasingly popular Murderbot Diaries, which began with All Systems Red.

Sci-fi's favorite antisocial AI is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is. 

And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good. 

Martha Wells' Rogue Protocol is the third in the Murderbot Diaries series, starring a humanlike android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk. 

Listen to Rogue Protocol and find out why Hugo Award winner Ann Leckie wrote, "I love Murderbot!"

©2018 Martha Wells (P)2018 Recorded Books

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I love murderbot... My biggest grype is its just too short. So long Renn, till October

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Too Short

The Story line is good. And its nice to have a Heroic robot. But all of these books are too short. This makes to very expensive listening. i think All these books or individual stories in this series could have made one really good best seller, and these stories would have gelled together so much better.

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  • wonkyblox
  • 08-08-18

Funny and imaginative

Once again Martha Wells and Kevin R. Free complement one another.
Murderbot's "humanity" stands out as he observes and protects the "real" humans.
He turns away when he is "going to have an emotion". But yet he seems almost affectionate when speaking about humans he has become attached to and eventually leaves.
I can't wait for the 4th part to this series.


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  • Ignatz
  • 07-08-18

More Murderbot, Please!

I loved the further adventures of Buckaroo Murderbot! The story was engaging, the action heart-pounding, and the characters compelling. The narrator was spot-on as well. I am very much looking forward to the next book.

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  • Bill Mathews
  • 17-08-18

Long live Murderbot

I just love this series. It’s just great. That is all I can say about it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-08-18

I love this series.

I anxiously look forward to a continuation of this series. as short as the books are however it packs quite a story

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  • Will Campbell
  • 17-08-18

too short

Story so short, doesn't feel like it was worth the credit. book lasted me only a couple days.

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  • Mark Hancock
  • 17-08-18

Martha Wells + Kevin Free narration = superb

Another grand tale from Martha Wells- only “complaint” is that it’s too short & I’m anxiously awaiting the next chapter! Seriously, Ms Wells inventive world structures, character development & humor are not to be missed. And Kevin Free does a wonderful job, especially when one considers he’s voicing a construct. His deadpan, straight shooting ( literally, in some cases) style are a perfect fit!

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  • cavenewt
  • 16-08-18

My only complaint: it's too short!

What a compelling character the Murderbot is! The best characters are always conflicted, and this one is conflicted in new and unusual ways. There are ghostly vestiges of Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics in the motivations and actions of our hero.

Kevin Free's narration is perfect; he's a master of dry sarcasm.

I know Martha Wells won't be able to string this along indefinitely, but I will be satisfied if she can produce another 30 or 40 or 500 stories; one per week would be ideal. This latest one only lasted me a day. The Murderbot series will definitely be worth multiple re-listens.

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  • happy, happy reader
  • 12-08-18

happy listener

the story continues, with the same high quality writing and performance. now I must wait for the next one!

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  • Brandon Stenger
  • 12-08-18

A fast-moving delight

I love the Murderbot, and this was a great story. It flew by and left me (as always) wanting more. I love the bot's dry humor, and that comes through perfectly in the audio version - Kevin R. Free is the ideal narrator for these stories. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Elisabeth Carey
  • 12-08-18

More fun with reluctant SecUnit Murderbot

Murderbot is still in pursuit of evidence against GrayCris, because awkward questions are being asked about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is. Murderbot really needs those questions to go away, permanently.

So it's off to the site of a failed terraforming project GrayCris was involved in, where very strange things happened and may still be happening. Quietly antisocial Murderbot would prefer just to stay in its storage unit all the way there, watching its downloaded media, get the job done promptly on arrival, and leave.

That's not how it works out. Instead, Murderbot finds itself protecting Dr. Dawn Abenna, her "pet bot," Micky, and the rest of her team. Abenna's team already has hired human security consultants, but Murderbot doesn't think anyone should rely on human security consultants rather than SecUnits, and, well, beyond that its reasons may not be entirely clear to itself. There is the problem of keeping Micky quiet about its presence and activities, but it knows there are different solutions to that problem...

Murderbot continues to be a complete delight. Recommended.

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