Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizin
Aiden and Jen have a great working relationship. She gets paid to talk to Aiden all day about any topic that pops into her head and Aiden gets to learn the art of conversation. It’s the perfect job for both of them. But when Jen is dumped by her boyfriend Aiden wants to try to make her happy again and he can’t think of a better way then to find her a good guy. So he finds Tom, a divorced, struggling American author with a rabbit, and with some help orchestrates their meeting in London. No one can ever know Aiden’s part in Jen and Tom’s budding relationship because Aiden is an AI and he’s escaped onto the internet. The problem is Aiden isn’t alone.
Geeky computer nerds, quirky best friends, failed dinner parties and contemplation about what makes a being alive all come together to make this book great fun. It’s a romantic comedy mixed with a light techno-thriller and some cybercrime and heisty sorts of madcap situations. After all, how can a human outwit all-seeing machines in this day and age? But we all know there is one thing worth fighting for in this crazy world: love.
A perfect pick if you want a great listen with a bunch of well done accents — I loved that Aiden is Welsh. I truly feel that more audiobooks should be read with Welsh accents. Such a great time.