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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,309 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Somers Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Avery Cates Series Release Date:
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Time is your curse—lack of time. Everything requires time, and you have so little. This leads me to the fundamental question the Electric Church poses: How can you be saved when you have no time?

Avery Cates is a very bad man. Some might call him a criminal. He might even be a killer—for the right price. But right now Avery Cates is scared. He’s up against the Monks—cyborgs with human brains, enhanced robotic bodies, and a small arsenal of advanced weaponry. Their mission is to convert anyone and everyone to the Electric Church. But there is just one snag: conversion means death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Some debuts simply set new bars in a genre. Jeff Somers’ The Electric Church is one such book, a gritty noir story that challenges and surprises.”

    James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Map of Bones

  • “Somers packs his techno-thriller debut with enough gunplay and explosions to satisfy a Hollywood producer…But the characters are the real prize in this entertaining near-future noir.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A gritty, original blend of street-smart action and fanciful religious speculation, Somers’ stunning debut introduces one of the genre’s most promising newcomers.”


  • “An action-filled noir thriller reminiscent of Blade Runner.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ed | 2/17/2014

    " This book would have been much better is the author repeat a lot of the background every chapter. It felt like a serial book where each chapter was separately written and later combined into a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jason Reeser | 2/1/2014

    " This was pretty good, but relied too heavily on foul language to carry the dialog. Otherwise, this was pretty good. A bit silly in spots, but a nice, fast read. A bit too much action to be considered Noir, this was more or less straight up SF shoot-em-up, making up for its lack of depth with lots of shooting and chases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 1/30/2014

    " Reminiscent of the Petrovitch novels, though not as good. There's a problem with the premise that was never addressed. Still, it was a fun, if violent, dystopian sci-fi thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Monk | 1/24/2014

    " Loved the originality of this book. The whole concept of the Electric Church populated by cyborg Monks with human minds trapped inside was creepy as heck. Two problems with the book. The first is that the writing can be repetitive, describing the same people or groups the same way, again and again. That created some fight-through for me, but I was glad I stuck with it. Second problem is the ubiquitous presence of f- bombs. If you removed the mother of all swear words, all you would have left are the front and back covers. Just got tiresome. Quickly. "

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About the Author
Author Jeff Somers

Jeff Somers began publishing his own magazine, the Inner Swine, in 1995. He has published dozens of short stories, including “Ringing the Changes,” which was selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories 2006. He is also the author of the novel Lifers.