The highly anticipated sequel to Audible's Best of 2016 - Science Fiction winner, We Are Legion (We Are Bob); a book listeners are calling "so much fun", "what science fiction was meant to be", and what would happen if "Andy Weir and Ernest Cline had a lovechild".
Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.
Bob and his copies have been spreading out from Earth for 40 years now, looking for habitable planets. But that's the only part of the plan that's still in one piece. A system-wide war has killed off 99.9 percent of the human race; nuclear winter is slowly making the Earth uninhabitable; a radical group wants to finish the job on the remnants of humanity; the Brazilian space probes are still out there, still trying to blow up the competition; and the Bobs have discovered a spacefaring species that sees all other life as food.
Bob left Earth anticipating a life of exploration and blissful solitude. Instead he's become a sky god to a primitive native species, the only hope for getting humanity to a new home, and possibly the only thing that can prevent every living thing in the local sphere from ending up as dinner.
Listener favorite Ray Porter returns to narrate Bob - and his many incarnations - in all of their geeky glory.
©2017 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Noooo! NOw I have to wait for the next one forEVER! A fantastically creative and entertaining tale. The stakes just keep getting higher, and the Bobs keep getting quirkier. Amazing.
I'm loving this series. now I'm just waiting for the next installment with baited breath.
This book is incredible, easily in my top 5 right along with We Are Legion (We Are Bob). Easily on par with another of my favorites, The Martian by Andy Weir.
Every main character is just a different iteration of Bob but Mulder brings more to this story than I originally thought he would. The side characters in this book are just as good as the original and Archimedes is still easily the best of them all.
He brings the same varied life into this book as he did the first. However, there are a few words that are pronounced completely different in this book than the last (If you heard the first book you know exactly what I mean). This is a bit off-putting at first but after around an hour or so you get used to the new pronunciation.
This book is an absolute must have and I hope to see a lot more from this series! Please support this author and buy his books so he can make more! I promise you won't be disappointed!!!!
Ray Porter is Legendary. His enactment, tempo, and changing speech patterns for each individual Bob is distinct and engaging. I do not believe the print version is any less compared to the audiobook but I will say Ray Porter adds a new dimension to the novel that cannot be appraised enough and would suggest to any reader to give the audio version a try.
Howard. He showed the humanity of the Bobs in a new way that was never explored in the first novel.
Death. Immortality is beginning to wear down on the first generation of Bobs. In a way, they are truly becoming akin to the sky god bob always joked about. It really shows the diverging character that is bob after every copy is born. How they handle each situation is completely different but yet so similar that you can see the Bob in them.
This series has blown my mind. Very few novels have I ever thought improved from the first as this one has. I'm looking forward to the next novel in this series and have officially added the author to my "Read any book they write " list.
My name is Chris and I am an addict.
This book reads like an extension of the first. Well that is what most sequels should do, but do not always manage. Relationships grow and I actually like how the characters interact with each other. There is also plenty of action, space battles, and discovery of new worlds. Time passes and the characters grow, and the plots thicken. This book will leave you wanting more just as much as the first one did.
The only gripe I have is that I think some pronunciations are different from the first and second book, Ray Porter is a good listen as always though. If you enjoyed the first book pick this up.
Everything was great about the book. What I regresar is that it was too short! Or I was so immerse that I didn't even noticed time. Great sequel now when will the next one be available! Grrrr....
Say something about yourself!
Great book! Picks up where we left off in the first book and has all the awesome nerd isms we have come to expect from Mr. Taylor.
This series has everything for a great Sci Fi. Ray Porter does any amazing job of narrorating, as always.
Listened to it was too fast, another year of waiting I suppose! I don't have to go into detail about how awesome the "bob" is, so just read it and keep Dennis in business so we can have many more books! And Ray Porter once again turns the book into something so much more then a movie ever could!
I'm still trying to figure out why I love this series so much. It does not follow the norm in terms of story arches - and its characters... Huh.. Well, it's Bob.
"Great story, but why the change in pronunciations?"
Good follow up to the first book, but complete change to the pronunciations of a lot of the star systems in the first audiobook. Have to admit, don't know which are the correct pronunciations, but those in the first one are what I was more familiar with, especially thinking back to things like Patrick Moore on The Sky at Night, so it took a little bit of an adjustment in this one.
Better than the first book, looking forward to the third. Also one of the nest narrate books I have ever listed to.
loved it (not quite as good as the first one )but great concep for a book and it didn't take long to finish always a good sign
"More of the same, but that's great!"
Very much a continuation of the previous instalment but when it is this enjoyable that's fine. Looking forward to the next instalment.
I listened to this in one sitting, after having listened to the first book 3 times. The second in the series doesn't have quite the same stunning impact of the first novel, mainly because the premise is already known to readers. However, Taylor introduces enough new elements to keep the drama rolling along. I particularly like how little Taylor panders to the reader/listener - we are expected to keep track of the multi-strand story without any sorts of recaps (with a few notable exceptions, which stand out as being weirdly repetitive in a book that is otherwise free of such techniques). Similarly, the audience is expected to have a certain level of scientific know-how (I had to look up a few things, like Dyson sphere and 'albedo'...) and a decent knowledge of popular sci-fi.
This is really not a novel you can listen to on 'auto-pilot' - in addition to the above, the weaving of multiple strands, over months and years, all of which are told in the first-person narrative using the same voice require you to be much more active as a listener. That is a positive in my eyes, but others may disagree.
Cannot wait for future adventures in the Bobiverse!
Good story but seemed a bit short. Good I'll need to wait for the next installment.
"Superb! Best Sci-Fi series in a long time"
I picked up the original book out of curiosity. A sentient time-travailing Von Neumann probe? 'The Martian' is my favourite book and I've listened to it more than two dozen times, so when I came across this I thought 'why not?' and gave the Bobiverse books a try. Oh My Lord. I am so glad I did. Such a unique subject and a totally original idea. Bob himself is brilliantly written and voiced by both Denis and Ray. The adventure is completely out of this world and introduces so many fascinating topics and ideas that it is simply mind-blowing. All carried along on an exciting and engaging story. I absolutely can not wait for the third book.
"Excellent follow up"
The story continues wonderfully, adding new characters, themes and plotlines. It also sets up the third installment very well, it should be pretty spectacular. A couple of minor issues, some brief segments were clearly re-recorded, and the quality change is a bit jarring. Star pronunciations were a bit inconsistent too. Despite this, Ray Porter does an absolutely fantastic job of narrating. Can't wait for the next one - the Bobiverse cries out for a Netflix TV series...
After much anticipation, to the point of even pre-ordering this book, I was sadly disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of the Bobiverse, but this sequel did not have the same gravitas as book 1. Hopefully the next book will reignite that original spark.
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