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Publisher's Summary

The year is 2039, and Los Angeles is poised between order and chaos. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, now known as the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities and became a de facto third world country within the borders of the city.

Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there's no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane. So when movie mogul Selah Fiore decides she needs to get her hands on a rare coin lost somewhere in the city, she knows Keane is the man for the job.

But while the erratic Keane and his more sensible partner, Blake Fowler, struggle to unravel the mystery of the elusive coin, Blake's girlfriend, Gwen, goes missing, and Selah Fiore turns up murdered. Both of these crimes seem to be linked to the coin - and to an untraceable virtual currency called iotas, used by drug dealers and terrorist networks.

Framed for Selah's murder and desperate to find Gwen, Keane and Fowler must outwit DZ warlords, outmaneuver a reclusive billionaire, and stay a step ahead of the police while they gradually uncover the truth about iotas. Soon the clues begin to point to a conspiracy at the highest levels of government - and to a mysterious trickster who has orchestrated it all. As the DZ devolves into chaos and another Collapse seems to loom, Blake Fowler realizes that the brilliant Erasmus Keane may have finally met his match.

Set in the world of The Big Sheep, Robert Kroese delivers another dystopian adventure audiobook full of wit and intrigue.

©2017 Robert Kroese (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Different narrator, pronounces names differently

To me it seems like the worst insult when a new narrator steps up and can't be bothered to learn how the previous narrator in a series pronounced names.

The book itself may be fine, but certain names are said frequently and always mispronounced. I find this really jarring, and to boot the new narrator doesn't really have the voice to pull off a noir type novel.

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Please dont change narrators

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Please keep the same narrator fir all books jn a series!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Iota?

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Who would you have cast as narrator instead of P. J. Ochlan?

The person who read the Big Sheep

Was The Last Iota worth the listening time?

Yes

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An excellent noir adventure!

The Last Iota is a worthy sequel to The Big Sheep. It's a rip-roaring noir adventure through the disturbingly possible labyrinth of near-future Los Angeles. Fowler and Keane remain intriguing characters and a compelling team to read. Also, it's great to actually have an author with a realistic grasp of economics.

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Loved it!

I listened to this a couple of days after I had finished The Big Sheep. Other reviewers complained about the new narrator. I loved him. He did a great job. Yes, one name was changed. To be honest, I had thought at the time that the narrator of The Big Sheep had mispronounced it all along. So, for me, it was rather a relief.

This adventure also takes place in a post apocalyptic future in LA. This time, the currency that had taken the place of the US dollar is in danger. A lot of comparisons about the wobbly nature of putting value on a country's currency and the fact that ours is no longer based on gold, were made. I quite enjoyed it, but I have a feeling that it is more accessible if you are computer literate. If you don't live online, it might be a reach. There is humor, adventure, and a small bit of romance involved. Great story, I hope for more!

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Perfect story and follow-up

After reading Big Sheep got hooked and wanted a finisher. Rob made again a great work, the narration was incredible. Can't recommend this more. Read Big Sheep and then this, you won't be disappointed.

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More money more problems

A really interesting with a lot of neat twists and mysteries. I preferred Fred Berman as a voice actor over this one, but he still did a good job.

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Not Bad But A Step Down from the first

What disappointed you about The Last Iota?

Although mildly entertaining, the book wasn't very interesting to be honest. There was a lot of talk about digital currency and several narrow escapes, but the ending had a big hole in it in my opinion and it was missing several of the intricacies and twists and turns of The Big Sheep. The premise had potential, but everything was too convenient. It was mostly predictable and the one twist that caught me off guard seemed to be plucked right out of the last season of the BBC's Sherlock. I almost put this down part way thru but hung on. I can't help but wonder if the author had a deadline and rushed this story a little bit.

If you're looking to continue the serious, it's mildly entertaining but that's it.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Dark Matter

What didn’t you like about P. J. Ochlan’s performance?

The narration was bland but tolerable. The switch in narrators was a let down and that plays into my assessment. The first guy was better. Maybe this guy would have been okay had he done both.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment