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Machines like me

Author: Ian McEwan; Steven Crossley; Findaway World, LLC.; Playaway Digital Audio.; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Findaway World, LLC ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed exclusively by] Recorded Books, Inc., [2019] [2019] ℗2019
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Sound recording   Computer File : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McEwan; Steven Crossley; Findaway World, LLC.; Playaway Digital Audio.; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781980043218 1980043213
OCLC Number: 1089732665
Notes: "HD Light."
In container (17 cm.).
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated media audio player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Title from container.
Performer(s): Narrated by Steven Crossley.
Description: 1 sound media player (11 hr., 15 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Responsibility: Ian McEwan.

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Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong, and clever--a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan's subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control.

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