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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 (26 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nathan
  • 19/04/2017

main complaint, too short.

I'm loving this series. now I'm just waiting for the next installment with baited breath.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19/04/2017

More Bobs!

Dennis Taylor needs to replicate himself and Ray Porter in to keep telling Bob stories!!

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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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  • 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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  • Markus
  • 07/10/2019

as good as the first one

this requiring at least 15 words thing is really stupid, and I don't seem to be able to close the window before sending a review. bugger off

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 24/06/2019

Super catching serie like book

It is like those series, where you can't resist to watch another part. Once you start with this book, you cannot stop listening until you have heard it all!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27/05/2019

super geil,

super geil, hinkt dem ersten Buch in keinster Weise nach. Die Story ist sehr schön:)

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  • G. Arndt
  • 09/05/2019

great continuation of book1

I love how this book manages to continue the concepts of book 1 with more detail. The only gripe I have is that the speaker sometimes changes the tone of his voice without reason. it sounds like he change the microphone mid sentence sometimes. still very great Reading and this is highly recommended

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16/02/2019

Good story

Only only gripe I have is that there is so many stories one after another it is hard to follow all of them. Otherwise I liked it

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  • Daniel Heckrath
  • 11/02/2019

Why the inconsitency?

While the story of these books is great, I disliked the inconsitency in pronunciation in the first two books.