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All These Worlds

Bobiverse, Book 3
Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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The epic and highly anticipated conclusion to the listener-favorite series that had countless Audible listeners (and employees) hooked from the very first Bob—featuring, as always, a flawless performance from the inimitable Ray Porter.

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble.

They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

Still stinging from getting their collective butts kicked in their first encounter with the Others, the Bobs now face the prospect of a decisive final battle to defend Earth and its colonies. But the Bobs are less disciplined than a herd of cats, and some of the younger copies are more concerned with their own local problems than defeating the Others.

Yet salvation may come from an unlikely source. A couple of eighth-generation Bobs have found something out in deep space. All it will take to save the Earth and perhaps all of humanity is for them to get it to Sol - unless the Others arrive first.

©2017 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Eli
  • 2018-03-01

Now what am I gonna do with my life?

I loved this series. I saw it on my recommendations for a while but I wasn't much of a SciFi fan. decided to try it and just wow. the story was amazing and captivating from beginning to end. the narration was the best that I've heard yet. I could visualize each characters facial features based on his tone before he gave the description of what they were suppose to look like. the story itself was great. it was one of the few series I've read that I've wanted to continue hearing more of. l usually get bored of a series in the middle but this one had me in the edge throughout the whole thing. I've been trying to find something else like this to listen to but no luck. When finishing the book I was just left with, what now? nothing can top that.
10/10 would recommend.

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great series

stretching a bit think in book 3, but still great fun. narrator deserves a raise.

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One of the best Scifi series I've ever read.

The kind of books you keep thinking about long after you read them. And Ray Porter is the best.

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A great finish to the series.

I found this to be a great finish to the series. You do have to pay attention to all the Bob's and dates and locations though to follow it right.

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Great concept and wrap up.

This book series held my attention and I basically listened to 3 books in the course of one and a half week.
(It helped me through recovering from eye surgery.)

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  • AK
  • 2019-03-15

Not as good as the first two in the series

plot was overall less interesting and the abundance of Bob variants resulted in multiple confusing storylines

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Tedious

If you like listening to 50 versions of the same guy complaining about all the things he has to fix then this book is for you.

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What a wonderful conclusion

I know that there will be more to this series, but damn it wrapped up well. Can’t wait for more

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addictive

one of the rare instances where the second and third books are just as, if not better, than the first

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wonderful story wonderful listen

I truely enjoyed Ray's performance. There were a few technical issues with some of his punch-ins but his performance was exquisite.

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  • Craig Schorling
  • 2017-08-20

Satisfying End to a Fun Series

It took a while for this one to get going for me but by the end of it I felt completely satisfied. Taylor wraps up all the loose ends and gives fitting endings to all of the characters. In keeping with the other 2 books, this one kept the balance of humor, pop culture references, heartfelt moments, and action. Ray Porter continues to show why he is one of the best in the business. I look forward to his future works.

I hope that this is the ending. Not because I'm glad it is over but rather I would hate to see it be brought back and have the conclusion tainted. The subjective nature of the ending is something that my friends and I are continuing to discuss and that is what makes a great story.

Overall: 4.75/5

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  • Virgil
  • 2017-08-08

Clean ending to a fantastic series

Note: Early readers need to redownload to get the complete book!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As with any series ending, you always wish there was more, and this book didn't feel as complete as the others, but was still a great read. The conflicts that arose were varied, and exposes the depths of humanity's desire for power and self interest. They were not as complex as in the previous two books, and the resolution came about a bit easy at times, but it didn't take away my enjoyment. Besides, we wanted to get to the battle with the Others anyway. Again, it was over a bit too quickly, but definitely gives you a sense of finality. The only minor sticking point is the Medeiros story line doesn't feel as complete. There are some real emotional highs and lows in this book I don't want to come close to spoiling. Overall a great end to a fantastic series.

Ray Porter's performance is amazing.

Do not read this book without finishing the previous two.

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  • JJ
  • LAUREL, MD, United States
  • 2018-07-26

I wonder what could have been

I'm not a writer and don't pretend to be a critic. It's easy to see what occurs in multi-sequel books and movies, that it's just not easy to tie a grand scheme together time after time. This is sort of how I felt with the wrap up of this series. The first part was excellent, interesting and novel... a new twist to AI and space exploration. But as the story progressed, it got bogged down in personal politics and rushed storytelling. It's like the author came to a crossroad in book 2... to the left lead a path that would bring this series to epic proportions and galactic grandeur, while the right path lead to a quick and convenient end. You can sense the greatness of what could have been and, in finishing the story, I felt a sense of loss that it could have been more.

That is not to say it was not enjoyable. It was just too conveniently and quickly ended.

The narrator was good throughout the books and finished well here in book three.

It was worth the credit and I don't regret it, although I'll continue to wonder what could have bbeen.

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  • Mr. Efrain B. Sr.
  • 2017-08-15

Excellent

Excellent and imaginative. a really interesting view of what the human mind is capable of if given time. And how politics, Religious views and fanaticism can easily destroy a civilization.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-11-07

Well... it was an ending.

The end feels like it was rushing to wrap up all the plot threads. The others were basically dealt with within a single paragraph...

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  • Michelle
  • 2017-08-17

Compelling Narrative; Talented Performance

Bobiverse book 3 is sets a new standard in sci-fi storytelling awesomeness - things just get more interesting in the wake of crushing Delta Pavonus defeat. The foreboding 'Others' threat maintains a constant suspense you just keep wondering about. The storyline is filled with futuristic realism and compelling plot lines. Dennis Taylor masterfully progresses his grand-plan narrative into an ever culmination climax that leaves you begging for Book 4! Very well done! You'll be taken places you've never imagined possible.

Ray Porter skillfully narrates the complex Bobiverse cast of characters; His consistency of tone with each makes the audiobook very pleasing to listen to and highly believable. His highly talented performance will lead you from laughter to anxiety and everything in between. Thank you Ray for such a great performance; I highly look forward to the next installment!

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  • Douglas Hurstell
  • 2017-10-11

Weakest of the series

Just a wrap up novel to close out the series nothing to see here move along

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  • Gohar
  • Issaquah, WA
  • 2017-10-03

A downhill ending to a (somewhat) good series

This series had a lot of promise from the first book, then second got slower and now the final installment is such a downer. I couldn't wait to finish this book. It started off with un-relatable and mostly 'don't care about them' characters and slow in action. With a relatively smaller book, I would expect the action to start early and stay on it. The book wanders around trying to end all the story lines. The Others are given hardly few chapters and finished in no time.

Very disappointing and anti-climactic end. Some stories ended ok but some were just ramblings. With so many stories going on with good potential, this last book was a rush and a waste of a series. The writing got real sloppy in this installment. It felt like the writer just wanted to finish the series and get on with something else. I couldn't tell which clone was the author talking about. It felt like he was all over the place. The end was so quick and so un-entertaining. I wish there was more to it.

The narrator did an excellent job till the end.

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  • KRE
  • Arizona
  • 2017-10-01

Author just phoned this one in

I loved the first book, was okay with the second and was disappointed in the third. As others have mentioned, there were just too many Bobs to keep track of. The story was uninteresting for the most part and I felt too much attention was given to the side stories and not enough to the main villains "The Others". I actually listened to this book twice thinking that I needed to go back and listen to the first two books again to refresh my memory...didn't help it though. The only reason this didn't end up with a 1 star review from me was because of the great narration.

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  • C. Yost
  • 2017-09-30

Mildly disappointing 3rd book

The first book in the series was amazing. The second book was decent, and built out a lot of content.

This book focused way too much in the side stories, and not enough on the main... “issue” (avoiding spoilers). Rather, than the attention to detail the first book had, it felt like a rushed moment. “Tadaaaa, we have this stuff and here’s how it panned out”.

I wish the series had maintained the quality of the first book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful