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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.
After quite a handful of decades, Bob has amassed quite a number of duplicates and is continuing to further his efforts to relocate the 50 million human that remain onto a few habitable planets. While trying best to avoid becoming "God" to a particular species original Bob has grown accustomed to assisting in their development, a new enemy has arisen that threatens to develop entire galaxies including the new planets humanity now resides.
Story: Grade | A
This book actually did a good job at pulling some of my emotional strings. There are a couple of issues that arise between original Bob and the species he has been helping. The kind of problems that arise when you realize you are immortal, along with a few other more relational problems. The book was so good I was literally startled when it came to an end. I can't believe I have to wait another couple of months for book 3 to become an audiobook..
There is nothing I can really say that I disliked, and that's really saying something because I can usually find it something in every book that I dislike..
Narration: Grade | B+
Not much to say about how the audiobook was narrated, it kept my attention and the voice did not distract me from the story..
Overall Grade | A
This book did a good job picking up where it left off and continuing the tradition of telling the story in almost a "Captain’s log" type fashion. Because there are so many Bob's now there are a few gripping stories to manage, and the writer did a good job in its balance. I would easily say this book series is one of my all-time favorites.