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Summary

Bob Howard used to fix computers for the Laundry - the branch of the British Secret Service that deals with otherworldly threats - but those days are over. He's not only been promoted to active service but actually survived missions against cultists, enemy spies and tentacled horrors from other dimensions. Willingly or not, he's on his way up in this dangerous organisation. 

When a televangelist with connections to 10 Downing Street seems able to work miracles, the Laundry takes an interest. But an agency that answers to the Prime Minister can't spy on him themselves, and Bob's shadowy superiors come up with a compromise - they hire 'freelancers', with Bob in charge. 

British citizens who discover the occult are either forcibly recruited by the Laundry or disposed of, and Bob's never heard of freelancers before. Officially they don't exist. Anyone who's big and bad enough to remain independent is going to be hard to handle, and Bob's not too sure that the one-week 'people management' course he was sent on in Milton Keynes is going to be enough.... 

©2018 Charles Stross (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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better and better

excellent performance from Jack Hawkins. the stories get better each episode. so glad audible UK finally managed to get the whole series now

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Awesome Bob

Bob is moving up the ladder within the laundry, getting himself in to all sorts of trouble doing the way. Warning, always check the pizza box before opening 😁

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Engrossing to the Max

Absolutely loved the imigery that is projected into imaginations and souls. Carry on with the excellence!

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Not happy about certain aspects

Not happy about certain aspects of this book. Which is a shame as I enjoyed the first 3 book.

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Excellent!

After the slightly disappointing previous book, this is back on form. Brilliantly written, nicely plotted and action packed, this is almost as good as The Atrocity Archives.
Receommended for fans of this series and The Rook series.