One of my favorite series ever, I'm genuinely sad its over...think I'll go listen to the first one again
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
My initial assumption was correct - the recording came without the last hour/14 chapters, but now it contains the full book. You just have to redownload it. If Audible can contact early buyers they should do so, because it would be a great shame if they wouldn't be able to experience a proper closure to this great series.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
I really liked the first book, was a touch underwhelmed by the second book and hate myself for disliking the third.
I am sad to say that I have found this third instalment very superficial in that it gave the impression of simply typing up all the loose ends to close the series and introducing no interesting or new concepts. What's more I found a lot of characters and thought processes unrealistic.
The others were building a dyson sphere in the book 2 and I half expected this to be about Matrioshka brain of the others versus parallel computing of the Bob, but all it came down to was just a big old fight with nukes and lasers and I felt that it was a missed opportunity to make the story thought-provoking like a culture novel would. The fact that the others were barely even mentioned until chapter 63 was another irritant in my opinion. Instead, this sc-fi novel lingered for at least four times as long as it needed to on the stone age deltans.
Lastly, I have spent an unreasonably large amount of effort to not just stop listening when the colony council decided to attack one of Bob's clones in an effort to retain their power over the colony, after having been warned and dismissing Bob's objections and concerns and after Brigitte's daughter has done everything possible to annoy the Bob clone.
BOB! the God-like AI that controls weapons, food and everyone alive owes their life to! If It were me, I would let it go taxidermist on my mother if it felt like it, but apparently in the Bobiverse, everyone and their dog are happy to just underestimate and dismiss the all-powerful being, with neither respect, gratitude, awe, nor fear motivating them to at least taking heed to Bob's input.
I did once again tear up at the funeral scene however, but I think that speaks more about y being a mellow wreck of a person with age, more than anything.
I am very sorry, but I did not like this book.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed the first two books but this one felt rushed. I enjoyed the story but it could of been so much better.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This is quirky, engaging, scientifically plausible in a way so many stories fail to deliver, has enough shiny references to star trek and science fiction franchises to make a big bang theory or Firefly fan very very happy, and manages miraculously to make a lot of Bob's individually personalised and uniquely geek-qualified. Didn't bugger up the ending either...satisfying closure, very well written, very well read.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Loved It? Absolutely!
Narration? on point as always. Despite all being Bob's, the differences in the narrator's voices, and inflections, are incredibly well done!
All I can say is I've enjoyed all three Bobiverse books so much, I put the series in my top 10. I hope this is not the end of them. I want to hear more about their adventures and how the Bobiverse, and bobnet expands.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful