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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,099 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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A Hugo Award winner and bestselling author, Charles Stross combines the best elements of science fiction and fantasy. In The Atrocity Archives, a lowly computer geek working for a secret British intelligence agency gets promoted to field service after accidentally saving lives in a disaster. Now he’s faced with saving the universe using only his smarts and a disembodied hand that renders him invisible. Stross’ award-winning novella, The Concrete Jungle, is also included. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s science fiction’s most pleasant surprise of the year.”

    San Francisco’s Chronicle

  • “With often hilarious results, the author mixes the occult and the mundane, the truly weird, and the petty…Wonderful fun.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Highlights Stross’ storytelling expertise and vivid imagination.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan | 2/14/2014

    " Like chocolate and peanut butter, except insert Nazi-killin' for chocolate and Lovecraft for peanut butter. Sprinkle a generous dose of mathematical magic in and I don't know why I'm not re-reading it now... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alan | 2/12/2014

    " Finally a writer who mashes up science fiction/fantasy with the tropes of the spy novel who makes it work. Admittedly, this is what publishers used to call a "fix-up". Multiple short stories by the author usually connected by a character or characters. In this case the character is Bob Howard drafted into Britain's The Laundry. You see Alan Turing's mathematics not only helped break Nazi codes during WWII they also breached the space between dimensions. By the early 21st century computers are used for summonings, and former IT Help Desk, and hacker, Bob has been drafted into The Laundry, the spook show that handles spooks (and the unnameable). Stross goes for the humor, poking fun at the civil service, civil servants, and the endless forms and paperwork they generate. At the same time we are treated to Bob who is very much the every man who manages to find within himself the resources to save the day. Unlike Simon R. Green's Eddie Drood Stross doesn't feel the need for exposition dumps or to throw the kitchen sink at the reader. And, very much unlike David Devereux's Jack Bob remains competent without having to be a bastard. Stross has two novels in this series and my biggest question is whether or not the short stories can transfer well to the longer form without becoming repetitious with the scenarios and escapes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Trish | 2/12/2014

    " Another books which has the ability to creep you out! Spies, magic, computers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Friedrich Haas | 2/6/2014

    " The unexpected hero, the functionary par excellence. "

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