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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,756 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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Computational demonologist Bob Howard is catching up on his filing in the Laundry archives when a top secret dossier known as the Fuller Memorandum vanishes—along with his boss, who is suspected of stealing the file. And while dealing with Russian agents, ancient demons, and a maniacal death cult, Bob must find the missing memorandum before the world ends up disappearing next.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The satisfying ending should appeal to fans of gory horror while making them question the definition of humanity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gideon Emery is an engaging narrator who makes Howard a down-to-earth spy with moments of introspection and nonviolent tendencies. Emery’s offhand manner keeps the narration light even when bad events happen. He rides with the tongue-in-cheek humor without overdoing it.”

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  • A 2011 Locus Award Nominee
  • A 2010 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Nominee for Science Fiction

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margaras | 2/17/2014

    " Great novel. A little darker than the previous ones. I've also been doing the short stories in between, so I've missed nothing. Good thing, too, as they're referenced in this novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ed | 2/13/2014

    " I thought this one was a resounding return to form for the series after the disappointment of The Jennifer Morgue. The focus here, thankfully, was back on the internal machinations of the Laundry and the novel was closer in tone to The Atrocity Archives with its effective mix of black humour, horror and convoluted spy thriller rather than the meandering slightly-too-clever-for-its-own-good Bond-esque adventure pastiche of the second volume. There is a sense that Stross made a conscious decision to return to the original strengths of the series, although the trade-off is a slight sense of deja vu with the plot elements, in particular the tendency for the narrative to hinge on overly complex occult pseudo-science Macguffins, the explanations of which slow things down. The mapping of occult magic on to computer science is a nifty idea and really the crux of the series, but at the same time, even as someone who is a bit of a geek and knows how to code, it really isn't that fascinating to read the ins and outs of Stross' fictional mathematical/magical system and I would have liked to have seen him tone this stuff down a bit to be honest. (view spoiler)[Also I am curious as to why the evil mastermind, once again, is Bob's psychotic female manager? Given the plots of the earlier books, the twist was obvious almost from the start. (hide spoiler)] That said, if you enjoy the idea of Lovecraftian spy thrillers with a bit of cyberpunk and Kafka thrown in, then you really can't go wrong with this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Richard | 2/13/2014

    " Excellent sequel to the somewhat convoluted Jennifer Morgue. A very focused cloak and dagger experience, with plenty of scares and gory body horror worthy of both the Laundry series and of Lovecraft. Suffers from some pacing issues, imbalance of where exposition is given. Certain plot elements and characters are revealed too late. The characters have a tendency to speak in elaborate pop cultural allusions. However, Stross takes us through a gripping ride, and the final showdown alone is worth the price of admission. Here's looking forward to the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by kvon | 2/9/2014

    " Book #3, and I enjoyed it more than #2. We're back in the territory of bureaucratic fantasy mashed with Lovecraftian horrors. Bob Howard is once again the 'damsel' in distress, with his wife riding to his rescue at the end. Parts I could figure out, parts surprised me. There's a series arc continuing with the coming of the end of the world which I'm wondering how Stross plans to wrap up. "

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