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His Robot Girlfriend [NOOK Book]

Overview

Mike Smith's life was crap, living all alone, years after his wife had died and his children had grown up and moved away. Then he saw the commercial for the Daffodil. Far more than other robots, the Daffodil could become anything and everything he wanted it to be. Mike's life is about to change.

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His Robot Girlfriend

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Overview

Mike Smith's life was crap, living all alone, years after his wife had died and his children had grown up and moved away. Then he saw the commercial for the Daffodil. Far more than other robots, the Daffodil could become anything and everything he wanted it to be. Mike's life is about to change.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000691915
  • Publisher: Wesley Allison
  • Publication date: 5/11/2009
  • Series: His Robot Patience , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 74,805
  • File size: 822 KB

Meet the Author

Wesley Allison is an author of science fiction and fantasy books including the popular His Robot Girlfriend. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He has taught English and American History for twenty years in southern Nevada where he lives with his lovely wife Victoria, his two grown children Rebecca and John, and a large iguana named Cissy.

For more information about the author and upcoming books, visit http://wesleyallison.com.

Books by Wesley Allison:

Princess of Amathar

His Robot Girlfriend
His Robot Wife
His Robot Wife: Patience is a Virtue

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Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Sorceress
The Many Adventures of Eaglethorpe Buxton

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Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 2: The Dark and Forbidding Land
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 3: The Drache Girl
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 4: The Young Sorceress
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 5: The Two Dragons
Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 6: The Sorceress and her Lovers

Tesla’s Stepdaughters

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Blood Trade

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted November 8, 2010

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    "Mike's life was crap"... and so was the story about him.

    I was compelled to drop this story within the first page, but I figured that it was only 100 pages, so I could tough it out and see if it got better. It didn't. The whole story felt like a 40-something, sci-fi nerd's wet dream and the author could benefit from being more adventurous and explore the concepts of a larger vocabulary and longer, more complex sentences. Mike was a detestible, pig of a character, and I often felt pity for his deceased wife for ever having married him. I found the rampant use of brand names and pop-culture references incredibly annoying, as were the random made up brand names such as "vueTee". Also, the economics in the story did not seem realistic to me - Mike balked at spending $2000 on a robot (which seems extremely cheap to me considering the full range of functionality available) but had no problem spending $150 at Wal-Mart for two dresses, a package of underpants, and a candy bar, or later funding thousand-dollar shopping spree for his robot. I found the politics in the story boring and held no value towards the overall worth of the story as I had no idea who these people were nor what relationship they had to anything in the story, so I often skipped those paragraphs. Had the author actually used more descriptive words instead of writing the story like an itinerary, and had there actually been more of a plot, I might have enjoyed it. The one and only thing that I did find rewarding in the experience was how the robot girlfriend started to transform Mike into a better person. By the end of the story, I still thought he was a shallow idiot, but I hated him less, all thanks to his robot girlfriend.

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2011

    Sophomoric

    If you want a very fast read, this is the book for you. If you're looking for character development and an engaging plotline, try something else. This book seemed to be the written by a man fantasizing about how his mid-life crisis should play out. For free it's worth a look, but for any other price, don't even waste your 99 cents.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

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    Fell short for its lack of plot

    This book fell real short of my expectations. It was a shame that the author did not delve into the possible permutations of human / machine relationships. Instead we are left with teenage male fantasy of the 'perfect' woman who just happens to be a robot. All that is required of the human character is a fat bank balance or good credit. This story had very little in the way of plot. The "no robot" policies didn't faze anyone and just seemed inconvenient. Everyone is accepting of him dating his robot, the lack of real conflict lost this book for me.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

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    Great read for bookclub.....

    Is it ok to have a robot Girlfriend? Discuss amongst yourselves.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2010

    If Commander Data is your favorite ST:TNG character, you'll love this

    A relatively short and simple story with lots of pop sci-fi references and insider techie jokes. Are the characters well developed with a deep history? Not so much -- this is, after all, a short story. It is, however, a story I just couldn't stop reading, even well into the early hours of the morning. That's my benchmark for a good read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2012

    If you are curious to know about women's fashion (and the unique

    If you are curious to know about women's fashion (and the unique names that some of their clothes are called), how without a woman (even a robotic one) a man is incapable of taking care of himself, and like to see the two biggest cliche's in robotic lore (unexpected shutdown and robots gone bad), then this is the book for you.
    Otherwise, search elsewhere.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Fun, no depth

    A fun, easy read. I like Patience, the robot, much better than the main character. No real character development. Kinda purile.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

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    Entertaining

    I picked this up just for kicks and it didn't disappoint me. The main character was predictable in that he slept too much. Whereas Patience was delightful. I would have enjoyed learning more about Patience's eBay business, and the ending left me hanging.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2010

    Great Story Im glad how it ended

    I wish they would do a movie it fit perfectly and Im glad it was the first book to finish on my nook color

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2010

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    Nice read

    This book was a fun read and not very long. It's about a man who finds him self wanting more and gets it. I have downloaded tons of free books and this is one of the few so far that I have enjoyed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Lost

    I was really curious about how this book would be, hoping it was a challenged romance butitwas more like that one movie about a guy that fell in love with his phone (I think the movie was called her) maybe justa tad better since it was a robot instead. Not my taste but maybe someone else will be interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Cute

    AWEWSOME I LOVE ROBOTS ESPECIALLY ROBOTS THAT MAKE PEOPLE FEEL BETTER

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    I really enjoyed this "what-if" of a life companion af

    I really enjoyed this "what-if" of a life companion after the death of a spouse. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Read the entire story and nothing remarkable about it.

    Nor character development or truly engaging plotline. Story was about 107pgs long. The story read more on long the lines of a 40-something, sci-fi nerd's wet dream and the author could benefit from being more adventurous and explore the concepts of a larger vocabulary and longer, more complex sentences. The rampant use of brand names and pop-culture references incredibly annoying – because it this was in the way future why would a very bad movie like starship troopers be still around to watch on TV sorry “vueTee” and the random made up brand names such as "vueTee" were just annoying. Read the entire story and nothing remarkable about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Ok.Short.Not all that

    To be continued. Probably wont get second book

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Good story line.

    Well written story. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Robot girlfrienf Robot girlfriend

    Reminded me of aaimiv







    Like issac asimov with the rest of the robots stories
    Pretty good read

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  • Posted October 23, 2012

    Fair to good

    a good book if you like 1940s styles

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    I wonder?

    I have read many books about robots but none such as this. A very well written book and a wonderful story. I wonder if robots like thisare in our future?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Pleasant Story - keeps your attention.

    If a robot were indistinguishable from a person, is it a person? Can there be a real love between a man and a machine? Is the programmed response love in any real way.
    A pleasant easy to read story placed in a plausible future. Worth the read.

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