The Laundry Files
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  • 1
    The Atrocity Archives: A Laundry Files Novel | Charles Stross

    The Atrocity Archives: A Laundry Files Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic. But for some reason, he is.

    A great techno-spy-Lovecraftian-horror-comedy

    Charlie Stross writes great-to-excellent science fiction/fantasy in many sub-genres, but this novel (and its two sequels) is probably his most..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 08 2010 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
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    The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files | Charles Stross

    The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Never volunteer for active duty... Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob's under a desk restoring lost data. His world was dull and safe; but then he went and got Noticed. Now, Bob is up to his neck in spycraft, alternative universes, dimension-hopping terrorists, monstrous elder gods and the end of the world. Only one thing is certain: it will take more than 'control+alt+delete' to sort this mess out...

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  • 2
    The Jennifer Morgue: A Laundry Files Novel | Charles Stross

    The Jennifer Morgue: A Laundry Files Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Bob Howard is a special operative for the British agency called The Laundry, and his task is to stop a rogue billionaire from using an artifact, known as Gravedust, with the power to reanimate the dead. The U.S. Black Agency sends the lethal Ramona Random to aid Bob’s mission, but she seems to have a different agenda.

    The Laundry as James Bond

    The demon dimensions exist. Scary things from your nightmares are real. And Bob Howard- a computer geek - works for the Laundry. An MI-6/MI-5 type ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2012 by Bryan (Monument, CO, United States)
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    The Jennifer Morgue: Book 2 in The Laundry Files | Charles Stross

    The Jennifer Morgue: Book 2 in The Laundry Files

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Some agents have all the fun. Others save the world. Bob Howard is an IT expert and occasional field agent for The Laundry, the branch of Her Majesty's Secret Service that deals with occult threats. Dressed (grudgingly) in a tux and sent to the Caribbean, he must infiltrate a millionaire's yacht in order to prevent him violating a treaty that will start a war with an ancient underwater race.

    I had so much fun

    Great take on an a spy agent.

    (Why do I have to use all the words in order to submit?)

    Reviewed on January 07 2015 by Kari Hardersen Soós ()
  • 3
    The Fuller Memorandum: A Laundry Files Novel | Charles Stross

    The Fuller Memorandum: A Laundry Files Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
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    Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross is renowned for his cutting-edge science fiction. This third entry in his “edgy … spoof of Cold War spy thrillers” (Booklist) finds covert agent Bob Howard learning about a top-secret dossier that vanishes with his boss. Determined to discover the contents of this memorandum, Howard runs afoul of Russian spies, ancient demons, and apostles of a hideous cult planning to raise the Eater of Souls from the undead.

    Top notch!

    While _The Jennifer Morgue_ was a bit disappointing (though by no means bad) compared to _The Atrocity Archives_, this book was every bit as good as t..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 12 2011 by Maggie (New York, NY, United States)
  • 4
    The Apocalypse Codex | Charles Stross

    The Apocalypse Codex

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The winner of multiple Hugo Awards, Charles Stross is one of the most highly regarded science fiction writers of his time. In The Apocalypse Codex, occasionally hapless British agent Bob Howard tackles a case involving an American televangelist and a supernatural threat of global proportions.

    Still great, though a bit of the magic has faded

    I am a big fan of the Laundry series, and this book is still excellent, but, as the series moves on, it has matured, by necessity, in ways both good a..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 31 2012 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
  • 5
    The Rhesus Chart | Charles Stross

    The Rhesus Chart

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry - the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats - Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative to help the agency battle the forces of darkness. But shining a light on things best left in the shadows is the last thing Bob wants to do - especially when those shadows hide an occult parasite spreading a deadly virus. Traders employed by a merchant bank in London are showing signs of infection.

    The Laundry series returns to excellent form

    The last Laundry novel was a bit disappointing - eschewing much of the office politics and humor and instead telling a straight-forward story where Bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2014 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
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    The Rhesus Chart: A Laundry Files novel | Charles Stross

    The Rhesus Chart: A Laundry Files novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    London can drain the life out of you.... Bob Howard is an intelligence agent working his way through the ranks of the top-secret government agency known as the Laundry. When occult powers threaten the realm, they'll be there to clean up the mess - and deal with the witnesses. There's one kind of threat that the Laundry has never come across in its many decades, and that's vampires. Mention them to a seasoned agent, and you'll be laughed out of the room.

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  • 6
    The Annihilation Score | Charles Stross

    The Annihilation Score

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Elle Newlands
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    Mo's latest assignment is assisting the police in containing an unusual outbreak: ordinary citizens suddenly imbued with extraordinary abilities of the superpowered kind. Unfortunately these people prefer playing superpranks instead of superheroics. The mayor of London being levitated by a dumpy man in Trafalgar Square would normally be a source of shared amusement for Mo and Bob, but they're currently separated because something's come between them - something evil.

    Falls apart in all the wrong ways

    I am a huge Stross, and Laundry, fan, but this is the weakest entry in the series so far. I really appreciate what Stross is trying to do - introduce..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2015 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
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    The Annihilation Score: A Laundry Files novel | Charles Stross

    The Annihilation Score: A Laundry Files novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Carolina Guthrie
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    Nobody does it better.... Dr. Mo O'Brien is an intelligence agent at the top-secret government agency known as the Laundry. When occult powers threaten the realm, they'll be there to clean up the mess and deal with the witnesses. But the Laundry is recovering from a devastating attack, and when average citizens all over the country start to develop supernatural powers, the police are called in to help.

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  • 7
    The Nightmare Stacks: Laundry Files, Book 7 | Charles Stross

    The Nightmare Stacks: Laundry Files, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
    Overall
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    After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was drafted by The Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency that's humanity's first line of defense against the forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his continued existence - as Alex has no stomach for predatory bloodsucking - he has little choice but to accept his new role as an operative in training.

    The magic is back and then some!

    The last three Laundry novels have been very uneven, as Stross seems to have run out of steam with his increasingly damaged, increasingly powerful mai..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 11 2016 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)