Goodreads: This Long Vigil
Author: Rhett C. Bruno
Published: 20th December 2015
Source: Free from Giveaway (Audio)
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “From the author of “The Circuit Series” and “Titanborn” comes a science fiction short story taking place in the “Titanborn” universe.
Synopsis: After twenty five years serving as the lone human Monitor of the Interstellar Ark, Hermes, Orion is scheduled to be placed back in his hibernation chamber with the other members of the crew. Knowing that he will die there and be replaced before the ship’s voyage is over, he decides that he won’t accept that fate. Whatever it takes he will escape Hermes and see space again, even if it means defying the regulations of his only friend — the ship-wide artificial intelligence known as Dan.” – Goodreads
Review: The audio was only under 40 minutes so it was an extremely quick listen. It does start off a bit dryly but then again one of the main characters is a computer so that side is expected. It both a sad and compelling short story. It didn’t add any extra fluff or any unnecessary drama. It simply told a story about a man and a computer, plus a man’s dream to go out the way he wanted.