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For We Are Many

Bobiverse, Book 2
Lu par : Ray Porter
Série : Bobiverse, Volume 2
Durée : 8 h et 59 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 notations)

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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.

©2017 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Calliope
  • 03/03/2018

Weaker and more muddled, but still really good

This isn't as good as the first in the series, but it's still very good, with an excellent narrator who really embodies all the various incarnations of Bob. However, with all those incarnations, there's bound to be some thinning of the stock, and it's just a little more unfocused than before. Very enjoyable, though, and I still recommend it.

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  • Devin
  • 18/04/2017

Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

Would you consider the audio edition of For We Are Many to be better than the print version?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Howard. He showed the humanity of the Bobs in a new way that was never explored in the first novel.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Jack
  • 29/05/2017

Please release a whole book.

I like the Bobiverse concept, and the writing is compelling and well paced. But, come on,at least give me a real book. This "episode" is marketed as a novel but is really more of a Saturday afternoon movie serial, no resolution,all cliff-hanger set up. I understand the economics of novel writing are tough these days but don't cheat your readers by releasing half a story.

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  • Squid73
  • 20/04/2017

Hooked? No not me, as I sit in a corner holding myself

This book doesn't fail to excite and entrap me into this story and want for more. Like so many others who love this book as much is I do, I am now beside myself waiting for book 3. Dennis E Taylor has captured in my view, the addiction of old-school serials that hearken to the days of Flash Gordon and original Star Trek, but brings enough of the new technology and realism with a fresh mix of Bob comedy that has made this series of books to move to my top 10 list of best stories of all time. Douglas Adams has a run for his money now with Dennis and the bobs!!

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  • James
  • 24/06/2017

Good performance, same book as #1

This book is so close to book #1 that it's almost unnecessary to even read. The same bad jokes, the same idea. You walk away after reading both books with the same feeling, like you've just read the same book. Don't get me wrong, I really liked book #1, but didn't find any excitement in book #2. Nothing new. Too bad.

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 03/05/2017

THE FECAL MATTER HAS HIT THE ATMOSPHERIC PROJECTOR

WELCOME TO BOBNET
I did listen to all of this and I did enjoy it. It is not as good as book one and it is really a filler or story stretcher to get us to the next book. We don't see or talk to the main antagonist (THE OTHERS) until 6 hours and 40 minutes into the nine hour book. When an author waits until two thirds of the book is over to introduce the main bad guy, than he is setting up the next book. Do not get me wrong interesting things happen and I am sure the biggest nerds of the crowd are tickled pink. I was starting to wonder if their was going to be a plot, a romance or exploration of space. There are a few confrontations with minor bad guys in the first six hours, but they are minor and are handled fairly easily. There was no challenge for Bob.

THE RISK OF GODHOOD
One of the main themes that is explored in the first six hours, is Bob trying to help too much. Every time he does something he thinks will help, something bad happens as a result. I loved this theme and I liked the way the author did not cheat, and made it tough on Bob.

BOB HAS NO JUNK
We have been told for years that sex is in our heads and I strongly agree. I also feel that love and companionship are extremely important to mankind. I believe without such companionship, we suffer mentally. There was a hint at a romance in book 2 and some talk about making other replicants. I believe the introduction of women to the storyline will benefit the series greatly.

THERE CAN NEVER BE TOO MANY OF US. THERE CAN ONLY BE NOT ENOUGH FOOD.
I really like the sound of these bad guys. They sound very evil and like a huge challenge for Bob. I wish they would have been involved in the plot earlier, but at least they are here to cause havoc now. Hopefully book three will show us more of the evil beings.

REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY, NOT JUST FOR HUMANS
Don't listen to Ray Porter or any of the books, he reads. (Reverse psychology)

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  • Leah
  • 02/07/2017

Portrayal of women is insulting

Book 2 was a bit better than Book 1 because at least there were some female characters with lines. Still wondering why there are no female replicants (Brazilian, Chinese, or Australian). It seems the authors lack of inclusion in the first book was corrected in the second but his initial error still carries over.

However, listening to the narrator's falsetto and fake Irish accent drove me insane. Why not hire a female narrator to do the female voices?

Ray Porter's portrayal of female characters is insulting. The falsetto is jarring and takes me outof an otherwise engaging story. Men, make bettter choices.

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  • Julian
  • 19/04/2017

I shouldn't have mainlined it in one sitting.

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.

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  • Kathy in CA
  • 23/05/2017

Porter IS Bob!

Lots of fun here for sci-fi lovers in Book 2 of the Bobs' story. Of course, the Bobs are back--Bobs along with Bill, Riker, Howard, Mulder, and a myriad of other replicants intent on saving mankind from total annihilation.

I found this, the second book, just as much fun as the first story. The beginning of the book jumped around a bit, seemingly without direction, but it soon picked up with the discovery of the evil others. There's nothing predictable about this story, which I really appreciate. There's lots of lots of depth to the characters as they evolve over time. You'll also find plenty of humor, many references to sci-fi heroes of the past and other fictitious characters we all know, and lots of adventure.

Ray Porter is totally amazing as narrator. I haven't figured out whether he fits the characters like a glove or is it that they fit him like a glove? You would swear the book was written with him in mind, as he gives such a spectacular, uncannily good performance. His voice remains in my mind long after I turn the book off.

So, if you still have any reservations about entering the Bobiverse, read some of the other great reviews and get yourself convinced.

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  • Christian Shahmardian
  • 18/04/2017

A near perfect continuation

Where does For We Are Many rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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.

Any additional comments?

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!!!!

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  • Florian
  • 08/06/2017

Good follow-up with some production issues

Let's begin with the good stuff: the story is still very interesting (and sometimes thought-provoking), Ray Porter still provides a great Admiral Ackbar rendition. if you liked the first one, you will like this one as well.

I'm not going to spoil the story, but this second installment is not as laugh-out-loud funny as the first one. Our narrators deal with some pretty heavy issues.

However, the audiobook production has some pretty bad quality issues. It seems that roughly 5% of random sentences were re-recorded on noticably worse equipment. The switch between qualities is quite jarring.

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  • Dr. Andreas J. Häusler
  • 14/06/2017

Recording with glitches

As with the first book, story and narration are well executed. However, this recording has sone glitches. For instance, it's audible (no pun intended) at various places that the narrator accidentally skipped a word, upon which the recording would be halted, rewound a but, and done again. The effect of this being carried out sloppily is something like "[...] there was a s... very strange [...]", i.e., the S is clearly audible.

The worst glitch, though, occurs in Chapter 50 at 09:50, where part of a paragraph is missing. I made sure that it's not a transmission issue by re-downloading the audiobook.

This recording definitely gas room for improvement, and I'm looking forward to revising my rating after Audible updated this audiobook.

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  • Falk Ebert
  • 04/06/2017

Even more Bobs

Continues the story from pt. 1 with the same breathtaking pace. A very good read. However, the speaker pronounces several words differently than in Legion. The inconsistency can be quite irritating.

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  • Kindle-Kunde
  • 11/11/2018

bob does not aprove

gutes buch aber die immer wieder vorhanden neu vertonungen mit schlechteren oder anderen equipment lassen es wie ein Billig zusammenschnitt wirken. wenn ich für die vertönung bezahlt hätte würde ich es richtig wollen da so ein liebloser zusammen schnitt den buch nicht würdig ist und den ruf schadet.

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  • antrophos
  • 27/10/2018

Schöne Geschichte mit wenigen Audiofehlern

Zwischendurch hat die Stimme zu etwas blechernem gewechselt, ohne inhaltlichen Grund.

Die Geschichte an sich ist Großartig!

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  • T. W.
  • 06/05/2017

Tolle Sciencefictiongeschichte aus Sicht eines Nerds

Auch der zweite Teil ist wieder fesselnd wie der erste. Zum Glück soll der dritte Teil noch in diesem Jahr erscheinen, nur 4-5 Monate nach diesem.

Die Geschichte liest/hört sich ein wenig wie sich ein Computerspiel ala Master of Orion oder Civilization spielt.

Sehr empfehlenswert!

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  • Peter Ulok
  • 24/05/2020

Great audio book with minor issues

Some Audio Quality issues here and there as if the speaker wasn't recorded well enough or the microphone was standing too far away. The Story and Speaker are great though.

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  • NPException
  • 30/04/2020

Besser als das erste Buch

Sehr gelungene Fortsetzung des ersten Buches. Einziges Manko sind vereinzelte Stellen bei denen ein Satz in deutlich geringerer Tonqualität neu aufgenommen wurde.

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  • Andre G.
  • 17/02/2020

Toller zweiter Teil. Leichte Probleme mit dem Ton.

Einige wenige Probleme mit der Aufnahmequalität. Klingt manchmal etwas blechern. Geschichte und Sprecher sind klasse.

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  • Roberto
  • 06/02/2020

großartige Fortsetzung einer coolen Geschichte

Es ist eine tolle Fortsetzung, die mich vom Anfang bis zum Ende gefesselt hat! Ich freue mich schon auf die Fortsetzung Teil 3!