• The Last Human

  • By: Lee Bacon
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (152 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In a future when humans are believed to be extinct, what will one curious robot do when it finds a girl who needs its help? 

In the future, robots have eliminated humans, and 12-year-old robot XR_935 is just fine with that. Without humans around, there is no war, no pollution, no crime. Every member of society has a purpose. Everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Until the day XR discovers something impossible: a human girl named Emma. 

Now, Emma must embark on a dangerous voyage with XR and two other robots in search of a mysterious point on a map. But how will they survive in a place where rules are never broken and humans aren't supposed to exist? And what will they find at the end of their journey? 

Humorous, action-packed, and poignant, The Last Human tells a story about friendship, technology, and challenging the status quo no matter the consequences. It's not just about what it means to be a robot - it's about what it means to be a friend.

©2019 Lee Bacon (P)2019 Recorded Books

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WOW!!! Wonderful story, perfectly narrated!

This is only my 2nd audio book finished (I'm a massive lifetime reader, but new to audio). My first was this author's Amazon Original of "Interview With A Robot," and I loved that one, which was a full production with multiple voices and some sound effects, immediately. I've started two others by other authors, but they haven't grabbed me yet (I'm still continuing with them). This book has just the one narrator and no sound effects, and at first I didn't think it would be as good as "Interview," but I actually ended up enjoying this even more. This was an absolutely MARVELOUS story (huge kudos and thank you to the author) with exactly the right narrator who did a fantastic job! Although the two main characters are 12 years old and there is some "younger readers" content, it was also full of thoughtful explorations of the good and bad of humanity while being full of rapid-paced action and many thrills! The author and narrator made me care deeply about his characters, figuratively biting my nails as they faced dangers. This 61 year old LOVED the story, and I HIGHLY recommend it!

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Wow, this is a great book. The NARRATIVE is superb, the story line is great. This is a must have for your collection.

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Good book

After listening to Interview with a Robot, I went looking for more from this author. This story has a cultural depth and builds steadily, drawing you in. Probably in terms of literature, it is better than Interview with a Robot--but just not quite as much fun. Like all good writing, this book has layers of message. In these difficult political times, it is very apt. Don't miss this author.

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Could be a fantastic movie

Loved the character development and story. Has it all. Adventure, suspense, humor, love, empathy, moral.

The “slash” writing is very unfortunate and nearly ruined this book for me but loved everything else so grit my teeth.

Adored the voice of xeron or ciron.

Skd was cute and xr and xeron so funny together.

Wonderful.

Truly would be a great movie, cross between terminator and somewhere over the rainbow.

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Wonderful Book

My family loved this audiobook! I appreciated the conversations that came forth from different perspectives.

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Excellent- not just for kids!

This charming story starts a little slow. Then, as the plot unfolds with surprising depth, you realize you are listening to a real gem.

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Awesome read !

Loved the idea, good reader , good performance, brought characters to life !
This has also inspired me to get into 3D animation and begin work on my own story !
Props to the artist, we await your next masterpiece !

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Totally enjoyable

Good story line
Lovable characters
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Encouraging caring and self sacrifice for others and tolerance.

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This is what dystopian YA should be like

Unlike most of the fad dystopian garbage (Maze runner, Hunger Games, etc) this story takes place in a world that actually makes sense, where the set-up makes sense, and where the consequences of the actions make sense. And it does so without patronizing the audience. In fact, it doesn't even have to be a YA book.
As for proof that Pres1Dent was corrupted, it says "snuck" instead of "sneaked." What more evidence was needed that this clear grammar failure.

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Pretty Good story but....

Yes, this is a clearly written story with some nice moments. There is something, however, that deters from its appeal and those considering a purchase of the audio format should take this into consideration, This book has the annoying (and to me very annoying) habit of starting a new chapter every paragraph or so. I am not sure why the author or editor did this, but following 2-3 minutes of text, there will be a pause for a few seconds and then a new chapter. I mean there are approximately 70 chapters in this 7 hour book or more ... each with that short pause in the narration. It has to effectively lengthen this book's play time for a full ten percent. This is a bad habit of some audio-only books and i hope it does not become more common.