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4.00009420496717 out of 54.00009420496717 out of 54.00009420496717 out of 54.00009420496717 out of 54.00009420496717 out of 5 4.00 (3,503 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 Series Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781440774041
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Bob Howard—a T-shirt–wearing computer geek and field agent for the super-secret British government agency the Laundry—must save the world from eldritch horrors, codenamed Jennifer Morgue, in this fast-paced spy thriller.

Bob’s current mission is to stop the evil Ellis Billington from achieving world domination, but he must overcome obstacles including the Gravedust device, which permits communication with the dead; destiny-entanglement protocol; banishment weapons; and Ramona Random, a lethal but beautiful agent for the US counterpart to the Laundry. Billington plans to raise the eldritch horror Jennifer Morgue from the vasty deeps, and communicate with a dead warrior for the purpose of ruling the world.

Blending physics and applied mathematics with the practice of summoning and demonology, this spy-meets-horror novel will keep sci-fi fans on the edge of their seats. This volume also includes a bonus story, “Pimpf,” featuring agent Bob Howard in the world of virtual gaming, as well as an afterword entitled “The Golden Age of Spying.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/10/2014

    " This was fun, although I realized too late that I should have read The Atrocity Archives first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Micone | 2/7/2014

    " Appeals to the HP Lovecraft and Linux geek crowd, a very small demographic, which I think might consist of only me and the author. This is an alternative reality, horror punk meets cyberpunk style novel. It's a good, fun breezy read. Though it's part of a trilogy, it can be read independently without losing too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Ross | 2/4/2014

    " In our house, all you have to say is, "I'm reading a Charlie Stross," as shorthand for "a wildly inventive, absorbing, thoughtful read." This follows THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES aka Cold War spy agencies with delusions of bureaucratic paperwork in Cthulu-Land. Now our computer-geek hero (and his violin-waving philosopher lady) are trapped in an unfolding James Bond scenario. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed reading Jennifer Morgue. It dates itself badly, with all the references to 2005-era tech: Treos and Palm Pilots and Neverwinter Nights, but should be familiar to anyone who's experienced the past decade. Having read his more recent stuff (Glasshouse, Accelerando), I'm struck by the contrast in style between his Singularity-punk and Laundry series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 1/13/2014

    " Lots of fun, and a very successful unholy melding of two genres. Playing up to every spy trope while delivering on them with bubbly joy, and letting the cosmic horror shudder away throughout. Larks ahoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karlo | 1/8/2014

    " Just a great, fun, rollicking good-time read. Few authors would dare to put Cthulhu, James Bond, and Geek-L33T hackery together in a comedic and engaging book. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 12/15/2013

    " As in the other books in this series, some of the computer / programming terminology is beyond me. However, I did think the references and homage to Ian Fleming's James Bond novels was great. The added short story by Stross at the end of the novel was again a great one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 12/6/2013

    " The James Bond theme was lost on me, but it's probably my small brain not being able to handle such a potent amalgam. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine B. | 12/2/2013

    " I'm really enjoying Stross' "Laundry Files" series. They're spy novels crossed with the Xfiles and Terry Pratchett where the protagonist is a computer geek and his wife (one of the other main characters) is a philosopher-mathematician. It's pretty great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 11/6/2013

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    " Not as good as Atrocity Archives, but fun summer reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mickey Schulz | 4/30/2013

    " The fact that the schmuck from the Atrocity Archives has to emulate James Bond in order to take care of things made me laugh until I couldn't breathe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 12/14/2012

    " I didn't like this quite as much as the Atrocity Archives. Maybe because I've never gotten into the James Bond thing as much, and the love-complication didn't seem as resolved as I would have liked. But still a great time. The Afterword bit was very fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Albin Skilje | 8/11/2012

    " Who knew James Bond and Cthulhu works so good together. A great read with more of the humor that made The Atrocity Archives great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olof | 2/21/2012

    " Still a genius concept! The middle part dragged a lot and the ending was rushed and felt a bit stilted. (Still want a novel-length "a colder war"!) "

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    " Excellent I am enjoying the laundry series just as much as the halting states books, going straight into number 3 now . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Peyton | 10/20/2011

    " Did not enjoy as much as the first one though the short story was a lot of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Smith | 8/26/2011

    " Loved the interview with Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Damien | 6/6/2011

    " A enjoyable mix of technology and the occult.

    I got completely lost about half way through, but persevered to the end and all the pieces fell together. "

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    " Awesome mythos, good humor, and one of THE best sudden twist endings ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 4/22/2011

    " Just as good as The Atrocity Archives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 4/17/2011

    " I'm not quite sure how to rate this book. There are some really nice ideas, and it's a fun read, but there were points where I got bored and wandered off to read something else. I'm still enjoying the Laundry books but it just could have been so much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 3/30/2011

    " Too much Bond but still an enjoyable read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 3/30/2011

    " The main story was OK, but it kind of dragged in the middle. Thankfully, things picked up again towards the end. I enjoyed the short story a lot more, so maybe he does better when he has more limited pages in which to tell his story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 3/23/2011

    " As in the other books in this series, some of the computer / programming terminology is beyond me. However, I did think the references and homage to Ian Fleming's James Bond novels was great. The added short story by Stross at the end of the novel was again a great one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 3/22/2011

    " I liked it. A fun novel with a strange Cthulhu/computer relationship. I'd definitely like to read the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 3/15/2011

    " A sometimes fun James Bond-meets-cthulhu story, but not as good as the first Laundry book (Atrocity Archives). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alain | 3/13/2011

    " Quite a fun read. Interesting mix of techno-geek (pretty hardcore, for that matter) and Lovecraftian Cthulhu mythos. In this sequel to 'The Atrocity Archive' Stross has a lot of fun playing with James Bond conventions and cliches. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heath | 3/10/2011

    " James Bond crossed with the X-Files crossed with Dilbert. Perfect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 2/28/2011

    " Ehn. Fun, but cliched to the max. Got boring at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 2/27/2011

    " Excellent story, well told. Secret agent meets Lovecraft mythos. "

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About the Author
Author Charles Stross

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.