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Author: Charles Stross Narrator: Gideon Emery Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Laundry Files Series Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781464048555
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The winner of multiple Hugo Awards, Charles Stross is one of the most highly regarded science fiction writers of his time. In The Apocalypse Codex, occasionally hapless British agent Bob Howard tackles a case involving an American televangelist and a supernatural threat of global proportions. "Stross gives readers a British superspy with a long-term girlfriend, no fashion sense, and an aversion to martinis."-San Francisco Chronicle Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stross gives readers a British superspy with a long-term girlfriend, no fashion sense, and an aversion to martinis.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “[A] solid spy/horror story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stross’ irreverent, provocative, often unsettling and undeniably effective brew seethes with allusions to other works of literature, film, music and what-all—it’s integral to the fun. Readers familiar with Stross’ dazzling science fiction should relish this change of pace and direction.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Readers can always count on Stross for inventive plotting, a fast, well-paced narrative, and a tough look at timely issues. Bob Howard’s new adventure is no exception as he finds himself in America grappling with fundamentalist fanatics. Bob remains a likable hero—witty and with a sense of morality that often gets him into trouble—and teaming him with the unpredictable Persephone and Johnny is a brilliant way to grow the character. If you’re not reading this series, you should be: gritty speculative fiction doesn’t get much better than this.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, 2012
  • Winner of the 2013 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/15/2014

    " Considering it was science fiction, which I don't like, this was pretty good. Still, hard to follow in some parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/29/2014

    " This was a fun continuation of the insane career of Bob Howard as he defends the rest of us from the unimaginable horrors which are starting to take an interest in the world. Some reviewers have complained that it is not groundbreaking like the series was when it started, but I was not expecting that, and enjoyed continuing along on the ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 1/18/2014

    " Best yet of the Laundry novels, in my opinion. Charlie Stross keeps getting better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janne | 1/15/2014

    " Modesty Blaise meets Call of Cthulhu. Ah, those were the days... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 1/14/2014

    " Ecellent follow on to The Fuller Memorandum. Bob Howard's job in the Laundry just got a whole lot tougher. Delightful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/3/2013

    " Another enjoyable installment in the Laundry Files. Well recommended for anyone who has read the previous books and just as good for new comers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 11/28/2013

    " Return to the world of The Laundry, James Bond meets Cthulu and then it gets darker. It follows through with the geek in jokes, although this time it's almost serious, is the world really coming to an end? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 11/11/2013

    " Love the Laundry novels! Especially liked how Stross works the Lovecraft mythos into the Western Isles of Scotland. Charles Stross has a whole different take on the Singularity! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 11/2/2013

    " Wonderfully funny, quirky and downright frightening at times - a typical and excellent Laundry book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 10/19/2013

    " More of the same from Stross. I liked this one better than the previous, but still a time killer rather than something I would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 8/29/2013

    " Loved the first book of the series, but just not enough new reveal for me as the series drags on...really want to like this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 7/25/2013

    " Not as much fun as its predecessor, and I'm not quite sure why not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 6/16/2013

    " The climax is a bit more ambiguous than might serve the reader. Bob Howard once again meets the adherents of the One True Religion and treats them as appropriate. The secret history aspect gets more stretched, deliberately. We'll have to see in the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arthur | 4/19/2013

    " WONDERFUL addition to the Laundry series. Was almost as good as the first book in the series, which is a definite improvement over the last couple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/2/2013

    " Another fine addition to "The Laundry Files". I just adore this series and the audiobook versions are great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Petar | 2/4/2013

    " Perfect summer reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/29/2012

    " Wow. The Christian right will love this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ari | 12/23/2012

    " Really enjoyable, but a little simple. This is a modern pulp novel for geeks. "

About the Author

Charles Stross is the author of the bestselling Merchant Princes series, the Laundry series, and several stand-alone novels, including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn’s Children. Born in Leeds, England, in 1964, Stross studied in London and Bradford, earning degrees in pharmacy and computer science. Over the next decade and a half he worked as a pharmacist, a technical writer, a software engineer, and eventually as a prolific journalist covering the IT industry. His short fiction began attracting wide attention in the late 1990s; his first novel, Singularity Sky, appeared in 2003. He has subsequently won the Hugo Award twice. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a flat that is slightly older than the state of Texas.

About the Narrator

Gideon Emery was raised in England and South Africa, where he won the National Vita Award for Comedy and a Gold Craft Award for Voice-over. Now based in Los Angeles, he has appeared on such television series as 24, Burn Notice, Eleventh Hour, CSI:NY, and Moonlight. His film credits include Primeval, Train, and Takers. He is also an in-demand voice for video games.