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We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) | Dennis E. Taylor
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.
Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty.
The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Your ship has finally come in, you sold your company for a tidy sum & decide not only to celebrate, but to will that tidy sum to yourself as you sign up for cryogenics... however you soon wake up far in the future, but instead of “after medical technology has advanced enough to heal you” as stated in the brochure, you are awakened as property of the state, downloaded into a computer as an AI, competing to man their current project.... to space!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheSpineView I didn‘t mean to start another series, but I did! 😱. One more to add to my #SeriesRead list 🤔🤪 4mo
TheSpineView I loved this series! 😍😍😍 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheSpineView I really enjoyed the first one too! 4mo
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KMM
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I am always grateful for challenges/groups/podcasts/reading buddies when I pick up something I may otherwise pass over and wind up loving it. This book is such an easy listen. Snark is my love language!

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
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SupTeaReadBooks
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Listening to this while I work through my orders. Using it for the ‘cover in Hogwarts house colour‘ prompt (this counts as blue and bronze, I‘ve decided). #newts2019

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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 Well, that was fun! Bob in the 21st century is killed in Las Vegas and, per his wishes, his head is cryogenically preserved. Fast forward 300 years, and he awakens on top of a lab table not quite himself! 😉

What follows is an adventure through space, time and, SFF pop culture references as Bob becomes legion.

Ray Porter, the audiobook narrator, nails it.

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LiljaPleasant
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Since it's raining cats and dogs, I'll try to finish my last book for this month.
I actually already started one of the audiobooks for next month. Audiobooks are just too practical having two little ducklings at home 😁

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LiljaPleasant
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Today I might be able to finish this book. I enjoy it quite a lot ☺

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LiljaPleasant
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How about some reading in the sun? Summer has finally arrived! Too warm to do anything else, but who says that's a bad thing? 😍

#sunshine #summer #thahandmaidstale #wearelegion #readingoutside #sunburnincoming

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LiljaPleasant
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That's what a cold, windy afternoon should look like! Got myself some mom-time, so off to bed and reeeaaad!!!

#exhausted #coldoutside #readinbed

PickwickPlockPlock I enjoyed that one. Didn't know it has been translated into German. 5mo
LiljaPleasant @PickwickPlockPlock Found it looking for another book with the same title. 🙂 Just bought it because the series is called Bobiverse 😍 5mo
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Aimeesue
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Some of the other Bobs rename themselves Marvin, Bender, Bill D. Cat, Mario, and Homer. D'oh! 😂😂😂

TheSpineView I loved that series! 6mo
Aimeesue @TheSpineView It's cracking me up! And I talked about it with a guy at the ALA annual conference today; he was demonstrating 3D printers. 😂😂😂 (edited) 6mo
TheSpineView @Aimeesue That is awesome! 6mo
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Aimeesue
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#audiobookwalk
It‘s gorgeous out here this morning!

britt_brooke Cute pups!! 6mo
Aimeesue @britt_brooke They thank you for the compliment and now would like a dog cookie, please. 6mo
squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
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PickwickPlockPlock
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Bob signs a contract with a cryogenic company and wakes up as an AI, property of the government and candidate for a space mission. Oops. After a strong start the book gets bogged down a bit, but recovers. It isn't high literature, but I had fun and will check out the sequel.

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Oblomov26
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And the Geeks shall inherit the Galaxy. One moment Bob has sold his tech start up, is wealthy happy and next he is dead. Revived as a computer program in the distant future, he is made the pilot of a Von Neumann machine and sent to prepare the galaxy for human colonisation. Soon there are many Bob‘s and his personality means his has gone of his creators script. The first in a series, a very fun quick read in the style of the Martian.

TheSpineView I read the whole series and loved them all! 8mo
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BillyH
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This is hands down my favorite sci-fi series. If you have never read it and like sci-fi even a little bit, I highly suggest you read it! It‘s even better as an audio book if that‘s your thing. What is you favorite sci-fi? I‘m looking for a new read. :)

CoffeeK8 Hey, I love scifi and my current favorite is Murderbot. Also if you‘re interested in a book Club I‘m part of #BBBBC which is dedicated to Sci-fi/Fanstady reads. 12mo
Addison_Reads The Red Rising books have been some of my recent favorites. 12mo
SW-T My current favorites are the Murderbot series and the Imperial Radch trilogy. Murderbot and Breq rule! (edited) 12mo
Clare-Dragonfly I love the Vorkosigan series. Start with The Warrior‘s Apprentice or 12mo
CaitlinR I loved, loved The Southern Reach Trilogy by Vandermeer. 9mo
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Mr.Hodin
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Yes!

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Eos462
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#RRSciFiMonth Day 13 - Best Ship in the Galaxy, kid.
Bob is all the ships. All hail Bob. These were good, got a little dragged put at the end, but the concept was cool.

#theaudiobookisworthit #scifi

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TheSpineView
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#tuesdaytidbits @SilversReviews

1. Yes
2 and 3 is a No. Maybe I need to expand my horizons.
4. Dennis E. Taylor

SilversReviews Let me know if you try either of them, and thanks for playing and adding an author. 1y
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Jason7
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Book 1 of the Bobiverse trilogy is an above average sci-fi audiobook. The narrator is good. The story is good. Anyone who liked The Martian will probably like this book. Nothing extraordinary here, but still pretty good. Overall rating: 4.01 stars.

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darthdan
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Just started yet another SciFi book. Totally sucked in after 2 chapters. So far We Are Legion has dealt with many weighty moral and scientific issues in the context of an extremely entertaining story. There's even great hints of humor in the first couple of chapters. I'm looking forward to finishing this one quickly.

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RealBooks4ever
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Wow! All the Bawbes! This speculative fiction story has everything! AI, classic sci-fi references, interplanetary travel, bickering factions, aliens, and more Bobs than you can shake a stick at! Highly recommended!

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lucylovestoread
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I started reading this along with the Sword and Laser book club podcast. It's not a book I would have picked myself but I loved it! It made me chuckle a lot and I loved the sentient spaceship narration. Bonus points for sensible space exploration (I'm talking about you Star Trek, even though I love you!)

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Bookboss
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I enjoyed this light hearted space romp with Bob, an AI spaceship who makes multiple copies of himself to create the Bobiverse. Bob is a fan of science fiction and pop culture, so he makes many, many references to Star Trek and Star Wars along with The Simpsons and Monty Python. Taylor has two more books in the series.

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TheCoz
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This is a fun, fast paced read. I loved the concept and enjoyed the story.

Choosing to have his head frozen after his death only to find he is 'property' when he wakes. He begins an adventure to explore space and save the human race.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And a belated welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 2y
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Marmie7
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Funny, quirky, and science-y, so glad I bought this audiobook! Ray Porter is doing an excellent job narrating 😊
#audiobook
#audible

Bookzombie Ray Porter narrates the Joe Ledger series and I love him. He captures the characters and stories so well. 2y
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e.c.vitoria
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Entertaining and quite funny, and the audiobook was done well.

7/10 💫

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e.c.vitoria
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Loving this book so far 🤣 and it's rather funny too.

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Shaunesay
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Just started on audio!

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bookandcat
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It is hard to pick, but The Lying Game has probably been my favorite finished summer read so far. I LOVE reading thrillers in the summer. That being said, so far I'm enjoying listening to We Are Legion (We Are Bob) on #audiobook - super funny and the narration is great!
Anyone else have a favorite read from this summer so far? If so, you can enter the @Cinfhen #packingproblems giveaway if you post about it!

Cinfhen Thanks for the shoutout 😊😻😄 2y
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Audiobookhead
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Released today is book three in this series. I read it's the conclusion, that makes me a bit sad because I enjoy the series so much.

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Mc_cart_ny
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This great #audiobook literally ended as I pulled into my parking space this morning. I could not have timed it better. #magical

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Mc_cart_ny
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This is a fun, fairly light-hearted, geeky sci-fi novel. Full of Star Wars and Star Trek trivial along with a smattering of other geeky trivia scattered throughout. We follow Bob across the universe as he searches for viable planets and everything he encounters along the way. If you liked THE MARTIAN you will probably also enjoy this book. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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#scifi
#audiobook
#audible

Tldeandrea Just started this and my first thought was how it had the same tone as The Martian. I‘m really enjoying it!! 2y
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daf_fields
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Oh, man! So far I am loving this book. Sci-fi, cryogenics, AI, eerie yet realistic political events, and a narrator with a great balance intelligence and levity.

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JoeRugola
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Great recommendation from a friend. This is just a lot of fun, and the Bobiverse is a place I'm happy to inhabit for a few hours.

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sfgretch
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This has been really fun so far and is great on audio book because the narrator does such a good job with weird voices.

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Audiobookhead
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Wow this is anthor fun sci-fi audiobook! My wife got me the sequel also I'm gonna start it immediately. It has the right amount of sci-fi with the right amount of action. Check it out this book is worth it!

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Bethsh
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Such a fun book!!! Right up there with The Martian and Ready Player One!! Book 2 is out in April and I can't wait! The audio version is very well done. Highly recommend this great sci-fi romp in the stars!

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mariejoechahine
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Just finished this one as an Audiobook.
Very cool and funny listen comparable (but not as good as) Ready Player One and The Martian.
I found the story very interesting especially in the beginning but by the end i was getting bored.
Will consider continuing the serie when book 2 comes out.

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fmcgeough
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Good news? That cryogenic freezing of your head thing worked! Bad news? When you awaken you find you are being used as the controlling mind for an extraterrestrial exploration vehicle. And, by the way, the world is pretty screwed up in other ways. Great nerdy read that references Star Wars, Star Trek, the Simpsons, etc. as Bob journeys the universe attempting to help an ungrateful mankind.

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Scott_BookInvasion
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Fun and entertaining sci-fi audiobook though not as outright funny as I had expected. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫🔭🌏👽👾🤖

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Scott_BookInvasion
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Great light humorous sci fi is the best and this is hitting all the right marks so far! Reminds me of Mechanical Failures that I read a few months ago.

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kgriffith
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I'm really enjoying this quirky little listen. It combines a few sci-fi tropes, pretty successfully so far. Scientific restoration from being cryogenically frozen, the search for habitable planets for humans, with the underlying question of souls and minds and bodies: which part(s) make us, us, and why it's important to know.

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