Published by Audible Original on December 3, 2019
Genres: Sci-Fi, Romance
Tropes: Second Chance
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Narrator: Regina Hall, Mindy Kaling, Feodor Chin, Therese Plummer, Dina Pearlman, Neil Hellegers, Adenrele Ojo, Kyla Garcia
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
Trinity Jordan leads a quiet, normal life: working from home for the Hive, a multifunctional government research center, and recovering from the incident that sent her into a tailspin. But the life she’s trying to rebuild is plagued by mishaps when Li Wei, her neighbor’s super sexy and super strange nephew, moves in and turns things upside down. Li Wei’s behavior is downright odd—and the attraction building between them is even more so. When an emergency pulls his aunt away from the apartment complex, Trinity decides to keep an eye on him…and slowly discovers that nothing is what it seems. For one thing, Li Wei isn’t just the hot guy next door—he’s the hot A.I. next door. In fact, he’s so advanced that he blurs the line between man and machine. It’s up to Trinity to help him achieve his objective of learning to be human, but danger is mounting as they figure out whether he’s capable of the most illogical human behavior of all…falling in love.
THE A.I. WHO LOVED ME
by Alyssa Cole
A while ago when I came across the preorder of THE A.I. WHO LOVED ME the first thing I noticed was the cute cover. As I’ve said previously, they are my weak spot and I fall for them every time. Then I read the blurb and I was intrigued but also a little skeptical how this could work. I have never read a book written by Alyssa Cole before but I know she’s wildly popular so I was happy to give this a chance.
If you decide to pick this up, prepare to suspend your disbelief – the title says it all. We meet Trinity Jordan, a woman who has lost some of her memories in an incident that isn’t quite clear in the beginning, and Li Wei, her strange neighbor who uses a weird speech pattern. From the start it is obvious that Li Wei isn’t human but along the way his personality develops and we watch him fall in love with Trinity.
Alyssa Cole takes us on a journey into the future that may or may not become true. It is full of contemporary issues like climate change and the dehumanization of the world which I really appreciate. I think this story could have gone a lot deeper and longer with all the issues that were touched on. The sci-fi theme makes for an interesting background and it turns the story into something unexpected and surprising. I enjoyed this audiobook, shortness notwithstanding – it was smart, quirky total fun and a little trippy.
Regarding the narrators I was expecting a multi-cast narration and what we have here is a dual narration with some cameos with the characters of Li Wei and Trinity being the main protagonists to perform. Regina Hall and Feodor Chin did a fabulous job performing Trinity and Li Wei. Especially Li Wei’s transformation was extremely well done!