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Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

eBook - 2018
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Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries, comes to a thrilling conclusion in Exit Strategy.

Murderbot wasn't programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?

Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah--its former owner (protector? friend?)--submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.

But who's going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue?

And what will become of it when it's caught?

"I love Murderbot!" --Ann Leckie

The Murderbot Diaries
#1 All Systems Red
#2 Artificial Condition
#3 Rogue Protocol
#4 Exit Strategy

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Publisher: New York : A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250185464
1250185467
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (172 pages)
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JCLCharlesH May 03, 2021

Murderbot Diaries Book 4 - The conclusion to the first four book arc for everyone's favorite foul mouthed, soap opera loving artificial construct. Murderbot is at his finest in this story with an exciting, fast paced plot propelling him to push himself harder than he has ever done before.

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Kiki898
Apr 23, 2021

I have enjoyed this series. Clever, exciting, and a good sense of humor. I rated this one lower due to redundant plot lines and a significant increase of bad language. Murderbot is becoming more humanly emotional and that concerns me. I have liked the contrast of his dislike for humans versus his desire to save them. However, I will likely read the next book in the series to see if this was a one-off.

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AMB_4
Apr 14, 2021

Oh my goodness! Got this from my library, and LOVE it! Devoured all in the series in one night.

RandomLibrarian Jan 19, 2021

I really enjoyed this installment of the series, too. It was action-packed, as usual, but had those moments of self awareness as Murderbot experienced emotions and growth. Looking forward to the next book very much.

Hillsboro_RobP Dec 23, 2020

Wells does a great job writing books that are both butt-kicking and emotionally satisfying. I enjoy them, and I enjoyed this particular volume of Murderbot's butt-kicking, emotionally satisfying journey.

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labraden
Sep 30, 2020

When Murderbot leaves Milu, it intends to take the incriminating information that it has on GrayCris and deliver it personally to Mensah, but a Newsburst tells it that Mensah is missing. Its mission has changed, so it sends the data from Milu off to Mensah's family and finds transport to Mensah's last known location. Murderbot now realizes it must make contact with the humans that it once befriended but still does not trust, in order to find Mensah and take her home.
This is an action packed addition in the Murderbot Diaries series. Murderbot has evolved dramatically from when it first met Mensah and her team, and it has to use all of its newfound knowledge to rescue Mensah, risking not only its life, but also the freedom it has learned to enjoy. The connections to humans and other bots like ART and now Ship are endearing and show Murderbot's caring as well as sarcastic nature. If I could, I would probably rate this as four and a half stars with the only weakness, again, being the length of the story. Overall, a very good read.

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JLMason
Aug 21, 2020

Novella #4 ties up the serialized story of Dr. Mensah and the illegal activities of the Graycris Corporation with the usual formula of human’s in danger that Murderbot saves (by hacking everything) to serve his own moral code. However, Murderbot is developing more emotional intelligence! Probing questions from the perceptive Dr. Mensah help Murderbot gain self-knowledge on its journey to personhood. Its internal dialogue wrestling with emotion and relationships elevates the book above a basic space opera. Fortunately the door is open for future Murderbot adventures and character growth, hopefully with the return of ART.

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evanbrow
Jan 28, 2020

Exit Strategy is a satisfying "season finale" for the series, with a tease for more to come. With this novella's focus back on the original PreservationAux team (specifically Mensah), Murderbot's journey to find its purpose is handled well here. My third favourite Murderbot novella.

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Ghettostone
Oct 21, 2019

From Editor/Chief Michael R. Brown of Ghettostone Publications Company
and Leader of The BEST SELLERS BOOK CLUB comes a review of author
Martha Wells -"Exit Strategy" part 4 in the "Murder Bot" series...!
"WE LOVE MURDER BOT"..!

Book #4 "Exit Strategy" is the conclusion of the Martha Wells series about a cyborg,
"Sec. Unit" hero, who is still part human, but mostly machine. He calls himself Murder
Bot after a horrible incident in which 21 humans died during a malfunction he can't
seem to remember. The final story ties up most loose ends of the series, and answers questions like does the bad corporations ever get caught! Or did our hero really kill 21 humans? Or what ever happened to the woman he seemed to "like" will they see each
other again? And will "Murder Bot" ever stop running from the law? We really enjoyed
this story! It was well written, short, and filled with actions sequences that took place in interplanetary locations. Martha Wells uses terrific descriptions that take the reader
away to distant places. Not over done itemized droning, but a weaving of descriptions
with storytelling a real artwork. We finally get why "Murder Bot" has been watching
all those TV shows that he's been downloading. And there is even a little cliff hanger
that leaves open the possibility of more "Murder Bot" stories to come...!
Highly recommended by the entire BEST SELLERS BOOK CLUB for book lovers of all ages!

Thank you to all of our Book Lovers and Book Club followers on face book!
Please dont forget to like us @ghettostone / facebook

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Jul 29, 2019

Murderbot, as always, is a super fun escapist romp.

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Mar 19, 2021

Coarse Language: at least eighteen uses of f**k; at least ten uses of s**t

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CMLibrary_gjd Nov 13, 2018

pg 35 (for one thing, the shows and serials were trying to communicate accurately with the viewer. As far as I could tell, real humans usually didn't know what the hell they were doing.)
pg 154 "I don't want to be human"
Dr Mensah said, "That's not an attitude a lot of humans are going to understand We tend to think that because a bot or a construct looks human, its ultimate goal would be to be human."
"That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard."

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