Mini-Review: We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

We are Legion (We are Bob)

Synopsis and Details:

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it’s a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.

Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he’ll be switched off, and they’ll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty.

The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad – very mad. 

Series:  Bobiverse #1  |  Genres: Science Fiction  |  Release Date: September 16, 2016  |  Publisher: Audible Studios  |  Length:  9 hours, 56 minutes  |  ISBN: 978-1680680584  |  ASIN: B01LWAESYQ  |  Format: Audiobook  |  Source: Purchased

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As I had indicated in a previous post, here, I like to use audiobooks as a way of encouraging myself to exercise. I know some of you love to exercise and I also know I am not in your crowd, 😆. I don’t hate exercising but there are also hundreds of other things I would rather be doing. Maybe you are just like me and for that reason, I started sharing my books with y’all in case you were also looking for audiobooks that could hold your attention enough to exercise.


I picked We Are Legion (We Are Bob) up as an Audible buy one get one free and I can say that I have no regrets. Bob – original Bob – was a funny and sarcastic guy who had a large range of personality traits. His traits came out in various ways as he started to expand – when you read the story this will make sense – and that was interesting to consider. I will admit that there were points that I felt that the story was a bit tedious and I did enjoy certain points of view more than others but, overall, We Are Legion (We Are Bob) was an entertaining science fiction story.

Now for the question I am sure you are wondering to yourself, was this story an exercise worthy story? It was a great story but I did not find myself walking extra to keep listening to it. Nor did the idea of what was taking place entice me enough to want to get out there just to hear more. So, no, it didn’t have enough hook to increase my motivation. However, I did enjoy the story and I was glad to hear more when I was doing my cardio. Now that I have finished this book I am hopefully off to find my next exercise worthy story.



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