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Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

By McEwan, Ian
Read by Howle, Billy

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan. 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. Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. 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 of the power to invent things beyond our control.
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ISBN 9781786142252
Released NZ 18 Apr 2019
Publisher Cornerstone
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781786142252
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Random House Audiobooks
Released 18 Apr 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By McEwan, Ian
Read by Howle, Billy
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 140mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 243g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade