Review of For We Are Many

February 1, 2018 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

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Review of For We Are ManyFor We Are Many by Dennis E. Taylor
Series: Bobiverse #2
Published by Audible Studios on 04-18-17
Length: 8:58
Genres: Science Fiction
Format: Audiobook
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four-half-stars

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.

The sequel to BOB ramps up the action and stakes. Now there is a new threat to the galaxy that the BOBs must take on, plus their continued work to save multiple species from destruction. I though the book picked up the action well and kept a great pace. The story keeps getting more and more fantastical and inventive but its still very entertaining. The new enemy is quite interesting and I’m looking forward to seeing how they fight it in the next book. If you liked the first one, you’ll like this one. And the narrator continues to do a great job with this with no misses that I heard.

four-half-stars
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