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Trilobyte

By: J.L. Bourne
Narrated by: Eunice Wong,Chris Andrew Ciulla,Jay Snyder,Bahni Turpin
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Publisher's Summary

The machines brought society to its knees. Now, the last remaining humans fight for survival - and to take back what's theirs.

Junior, a robotics expert, tinkers quietly underground. With dozens of machine kills under his belt, he knows the enemy inside and out. 

Alpha0verride, a reclusive black hat hacker, uses the skills acquired over a life of shady activity to outwit the hyper-intelligent machines swarming in on her. 

Brick, a special forces operator and one of the few Pentagon survivors, fights his inner demons to embark on the most important mission of his life. 

Together they are humanity’s last, best hope - if they can only find each other in time. 

Leveraging his decades of active military and intelligence community service, Trilobyte is the techno-thriller only J. L. Bourne could write.

©2019 J. L. Bourne (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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My only flaw in this new creation by J.L.Bourne is ...that it was not longer !! Strap in ! For another crazy , but very new glimpse into the mind of your favorite mistro!!!

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Fantastic

The start of Another winning series by JL Bourne. Very cool story line. Cant wait until the next one comes out. Artist performances reading were top notch as well.

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Another outstanding book!

As a technology and firearm enthusiast you had me hooked. You keep writing books like this and I'll continue to buy them.

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A terrifying future, an exciting adventure!

If you love zombie stories, if you enjoyed Robopocalypse, you'll love Trilobyte!
Bourne has knocked it out of the park, AGAIN! With his terrifying story of survival against an insidious technological monstrosity.
The voice actors were excellent and added to the excitement and depth of the story!

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a cross between techno and zombie

great book if you like his other work cyberpunk or zombie stuff youll love this

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Very hard to get through

If this was Bourne's first novel, he probably wouldn't have a career as an author. Weakly written characters, and none of them were interesting. Only the survival aspect of Junior was anything that approaches entertaining. The story barely existed. It could have been told in a hour.
The only character I wound up caring about by the end of this 8hr torture session was the bear.

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First Book Listened too by this author... love it!

Had some recommendations to check out this author and finally did with this book. Definitely has you on the edge of your seat eager to find out what happens next.

Scary in a different way. The story paints a reality that is Science fiction but also very believable. Definitely makes you re-evaluate where we are headed with technology.

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Wow! Another home run book by J.L. Bourne!!

I listened to this book on a long drive from Tucson AZ to Death Valley last week, it was wonderful! I'm a huge fan of Mr. Bourne's other books but this one was incredible! I love how he keeps the book to a few main characters (and a one eyed bear) and then tells a great story around each. I highly recommend this book and cannot wait until the next one is available!

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Well done, Sir.

Creativity has returned. This book was well imagined and written, Its audio version was exceptionally performed. Not since Day by Day have I so eagerly awaited a sequel.

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On the edge of my seat.

I love the storyline and love that there is another world under the manipulation of Mr Bourne. I can’t wait for the next installment.

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  • Stephen
  • 09-30-19

Robotic Zombies...I'm Intrigued

A contemporary take on the Zombie apocalypse genre with plausible and well thought out scenarios for the story to develop within.

I liked the author’s writing style and characters. There’s a strong theme of perseverance and ingenuity to survive isolation and a technological nightmare change to society.

The story is nicely paced with a good balance between well considered detail, realistic challenges the characters would encounter and action sequences.

There’s certainly scope for further books in a series and I hope there are as I’d like to know how things develop.

The voice actor performances are very good and well matched for the characters they portray.

First story from J.L. Bourne I’ve listened to and I enjoyed it.

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  • Ellie
  • 04-02-21

Struggled...

I dunno, maybe it's just me but I struggled with this book. Seemed all over the place and just didn't flow storywise. loved the day by day series by this author so was probably expecting something similar.

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  • Mark
  • 12-06-20

loved it!

I really enjoyed this story, I'm a fan of J.L.Bourne and really like his style of writing. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in this type of novel.

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  • Craig D
  • 11-28-20

Great concept, so so execution

The concept was very unique, but I didn't find myself as engaged as I thought I would be. The first person narration style makes sense because they're line survivors so I get why they went that way, but I'm not a big fan of it, it makes it feel a bit overly simplistic. It may have been my imagination having a bit of an off day but the descriptions of the "trilo" robots for me could have been better, I was mainly going by the cover art for my image of them rather than the authors description.
I'm forcing my way through it because I am still intrigued by the concept (I'm more than happy to just drop a book I don't like so that's definitely a plus point in this case), but it's not quite what I was hoping for.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-25-20

Nice story

Interesting characters written around a solid plot. a bit 'techie' at times but you can actually learn to let that flow by! Human characters and gripping set pieces!

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  • Damo
  • 10-28-20

Better than I expected

I kind of had reservations about robot zombies, but this was a really good listen and kept me engaged to the end. Will get the next in the series.

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  • Mr D G Cunningham
  • 10-24-20

What a ride

i loved listening to this. My first audio book. it was well performed and i finished it in two sittings. now for book 2.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-24-19

Fun sci-fi adventure

An original sci-fi adventure. Day by day Armageddon meets the matrix. Time to strap on your talos grab your carbine and go trilo hunting.

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  • Connor Donaldson
  • 08-08-20

Brilliant (and scary) work!

I've been really into J.L. Bourne's books since I stumbled on them. Trilobyte is brilliant. Great story and amazing voice work.

Parts of this book sent some shivers down my spine!