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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,642 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Stross Narrator: Gideon Emery Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Laundry Files Release Date:
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For outstanding heroism in the field (despite himself), computational demonologist Bob Howard is on the fast track for promotion to management within the Laundry, the super-secret British government agency tasked with defending the realm from occult threats. Assigned to External Assets, Bob discovers the company (unofficially) employs freelance agents to deal with sensitive situations that may embarrass queen and country.

So when Ray Schiller—an American televangelist with the uncanny ability to miraculously heal the ill—becomes uncomfortably close to the prime minister, External Assets dispatches the brilliant, beautiful, and entirely unpredictable Persephone Hazard to infiltrate the Golden Promise Ministries and discover why the preacher is so interested in British politics. And it’s Bob’s job to make sure Persephone doesn’t cause an international incident.

But it’s a supernatural incident that Bob needs to worry about—a global threat even the Laundry may be unable to clean up.

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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

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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer Franz | 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 by James Elliott | 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 by 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 by Janne | 1/15/2014

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

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