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For We Are Many Audiobook

For We Are Many: Bobiverse, Book 2

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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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    Misspelt 18/04/2017
    Misspelt 18/04/2017
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    "Absolutely enthralling!"

    A highly competent and entertaining follow on to We Are Bob. Bob has expanded his cadre and further sentient life is found. Is it friendly or not? You'll need to read for yourself to find out. The humour carries on from the first book, despite some of the topics being up there at extinction level! Quite a feat to carry off. And if you know your comedy programmes you'll laugh at the multitude of references.

    The narration was excellent again. The story is gaining momentum and there's definitely a sensation of rooting for team Bob. There's lot of metalwork being harvested here and flung around in the form of drones and new ships.

    The conclusion to this book sets up a great opportunity for the next book to excel. I do hope, despite the first two books being excellent, there's no desire to milk this to a series of unending books, hopefully it'll keep tight and rich and give us more of what we've enjoyed to date.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    ISee London 25/04/2017
    ISee London 25/04/2017 Member Since 2015

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    "Repetitive and tedious first half"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Overall the story is still compelling, so worth a read.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dennis E. Taylor before, how does this one compare?

    The previous book seemed a little more varied and fast paced.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I did enjoy the conflict with the others finally spilling over into a conflict, though I suspect the meat of the story was left for the next instalment.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The funeral scene actually made me shed a manly tear.


    Any additional comments?

    The first half of the book was a little too repetitive and tedious due to what was essentially a repetition of chores, looking after colonies and client species. When finally a conflict broke out, I could not get enough of it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cam 21/04/2017
    Cam 21/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Superb! Best Sci-Fi series in a long time"

    I picked up the original book out of curiosity. A sentient time-travailing Von Neumann probe? 'The Martian' is my favourite book and I've listened to it more than two dozen times, so when I came across this I thought 'why not?' and gave the Bobiverse books a try. Oh My Lord. I am so glad I did. Such a unique subject and a totally original idea. Bob himself is brilliantly written and voiced by both Denis and Ray. The adventure is completely out of this world and introduces so many fascinating topics and ideas that it is simply mind-blowing. All carried along on an exciting and engaging story. I absolutely can not wait for the third book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 20/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent follow up"

    The story continues wonderfully, adding new characters, themes and plotlines. It also sets up the third installment very well, it should be pretty spectacular. A couple of minor issues, some brief segments were clearly re-recorded, and the quality change is a bit jarring. Star pronunciations were a bit inconsistent too. Despite this, Ray Porter does an absolutely fantastic job of narrating. Can't wait for the next one - the Bobiverse cries out for a Netflix TV series...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    BigG 23/04/2017
    BigG 23/04/2017
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    "Amazing"

    Have you ever come across a book that you wish you could forget, so you could read it again and again, over and over. I could gladly read another 20+ books in this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, United Kingdom 23/04/2017
    C NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, United Kingdom 23/04/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "The most enjoyable books I have read in ages!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of For We Are Many to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The narrator was perfect for the book, Ray Porter has made a spectacular job.What matters to me most with readings is clear enunciation, correct pronunciation and the if I like the sound of the voice. Ray went beyond a good reading and, like an experienced actor, he enhanced the script with his performance and gave life to the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bob


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All of them


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Can’t wait for more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 23/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome listen"

    when's book 3 coming out !!! :)

    I was a bit worried at the start, that it wasn't going to live up to book 1 which I've listened to multiple times.

    I needn't have, great follow up, !!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Asbjørn 23/04/2017
    Asbjørn 23/04/2017 Member Since 2014

    My work takes me on frequent long distance travel. it used to be a chore. With Audible on my phone I frequently wish the flight was longer.

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    "Pleasure!"

    I'm still trying to figure out why I love this series so much. It does not follow the norm in terms of story arches - and its characters... Huh.. Well, it's Bob.

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    Gary W. 22/04/2017
    Gary W. 22/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Grat book."

    Better than the first book, looking forward to the third. Also one of the nest narrate books I have ever listed to.

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    OutOfThe80s 18/04/2017
    OutOfThe80s 18/04/2017
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    "An enjoyable second book in the series."

    Another great story in this series although I wish it was longer but that's just my preference for long books. I am really looking forward to the next installment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    03/05/17
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    "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)

    79 of 88 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/04/17
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    "More Bobs!"

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

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Boone
    20/04/17
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    "And I thought the first on he was great!"

    so so good, I loved the first book and when I found out there was a sequel I just couldn't wait. For the second time I just couldn't put this one down. I can not wait for the next one. Well I fell in love with a brand new set of Bobs and was good to see what the old ones were up to. ready for book 3 already.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Marshall MAy
    19/04/17
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    "I love this series"

    Read the book in a day and now I have to wait a year or more until I can get my hands on the next one in the series. Dang.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Devin
    18/04/17
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    "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.

    24 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • Nathan
    Waverly Iowa, United States
    19/04/17
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    "main complaint, too short."

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

    23 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Christian Shahmardian
    Denver, CO
    18/04/17
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    "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!!!!

    38 of 44 people found this review helpful
  • Julian
    Canada
    19/04/17
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    "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.

    26 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan Maeen
    Oklahoma City, OK, United States
    20/04/17
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    "I still need more Bob in my life!"

    Great book! Picks up where we left off in the first book and has all the awesome nerd isms we have come to expect from Mr. Taylor.

    This series has everything for a great Sci Fi. Ray Porter does any amazing job of narrorating, as always.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tyrus Dixon
    20/04/17
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    "another winner"

    bobiverse is fun and engaging in a way that makes it among the easiest books I own to accidently burn through all the pages. it's entertaining in both comedy and drama with that spec of sci-fi war you want out of it without ever making that the center and therefore like every other space scyfi book out there.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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