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Junkers is the Robot Uprising we should all be reading Seriously, folks, Benjamin Wallace's wit and sense of humor make him a national treasure. Jul 08, Colin Rowlands rated it liked it. The robot apocalypse is a commonly used theme in scifi, but this less serious and humorous take on the subject gives it a fresh twist that works well. The varied cast of characters is led by Jake, a fairly down-at-heel everyman character who is struggling to keep his business going in a very corporate world and he is aided by a fairly motley crew that mostly help him in the fight.
The narrator's general tone was clear and pleasant, for the various characters he managed to convey a suitable level The robot apocalypse is a commonly used theme in scifi, but this less serious and humorous take on the subject gives it a fresh twist that works well.
The narrator's general tone was clear and pleasant, for the various characters he managed to convey a suitable level of distinctiveness without going over the top. Overall, this was a fun book and I will look out for more from this author in the future. Mar 15, Trever rated it really liked it. Really enjoyable and often laugh-out-loud funny, this near-future story of a company of rogue appliance "Blade Runners" reads like a blend of the A-Team and Laurell and Hardy.
Our wacky group is forced to upgrade from chasing down errant AI dishwashers and lawnmowers to fighting a fullblown robot AI apocalypse as more and more "smart things" start going nuts. Don't look for deep characters or complex relationships, but if you're in the mood for some SF laughs and heroes who punch the villain and Really enjoyable and often laugh-out-loud funny, this near-future story of a company of rogue appliance "Blade Runners" reads like a blend of the A-Team and Laurell and Hardy. Don't look for deep characters or complex relationships, but if you're in the mood for some SF laughs and heroes who punch the villain and get the girl, this is the ticket, at least for the short 4 hour running time of the audiobook version.
May 15, Bonnie Dale Keck rated it it was amazing.
Then the machines possibly rise, it's not going to be Terminator type, just billionaires on 2 sides, a not really an ex, a workshop full of employees and a shop badly in need of funds, glow in the dark 'junk', and okay it might still mean cyber-pocalypse that could become all too real.
Junkers - Junkers Season Jan 08, Peter Middldton rated it it was amazing. I dont know what the other people have been reading, but I dont think I read the same book. Sure, we can each have our opinion, but its my view that character development in this book or any other Benjamin Wallace book, for that matter is sub-par. Mind you, I love Benjamin's style of writing. Not taking yourself or any genre seriously has been my life's story, so anyone else doing the same is ok, in my books.
As good as the Duck and Cover books, if not better, this book doesnt take itself seri I dont know what the other people have been reading, but I dont think I read the same book. As good as the Duck and Cover books, if not better, this book doesnt take itself seriously and was never meant to be anytning but a great little read.
And, that is what you get. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Jun 30, Victor rated it liked it. A fun read, it doesn't feel like the book aspires to be too much more than that. But it succeeds in the endeavor. The premise that any machines made complex enough to perform human labors will occasionally go "renegade" and kill people is kind of funny.
The accompanying solution of destroying these machines which one can presume are exhibiting some level of sentience, is darkly hilarious, and very human. From the scarecrow with a minigun shooting corn kernels to the glowing penile prosthetic, th A fun read, it doesn't feel like the book aspires to be too much more than that. From the scarecrow with a minigun shooting corn kernels to the glowing penile prosthetic, the book was a fun quick read.
Jun 03, Joseph Inzirillo rated it really liked it. I love Wallace's writing style. Humor and action. This is actually the second book I've read of his.
The first was from the Duck and Cover series which is my favorite by him so far. Junkers is a great look at what could happen in the future and does this with that kind of tongue in cheek humor that makes Wallace fun to read. He just released Junkers season 2 so I'm definitely looking forward to that. May 20, Sean Duggan rated it liked it. Decent read, but not filling I enjoyed the book. I'll get that out of the way. But it's not one to take seriously. The characters are caricatures. The action becomes forgettable after the first few scenes, and the detective work basically consists of accusing one obvious suspect after another and ruling them out after they either deny their guilt or get killed.
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And it's shorter than the page length would indicate. Still, it's a decent airline book, and cheapish at 99 cents. Jun 22, Nicolas Knight rated it liked it. Pop scifi good for a few hours of mindless read. It's not pushing any envelopes, testing any boundaries or even trying to find the walls of that box. The plot is exactly what it says on the tin with 0 plot twist and 0 surprises.
The action is mostly entertaining and at least the main character never pretends to be smart so it's no shock that he isn't. Good popocorn book.
Jan 24, Brian Powell rated it liked it. Good, not great It was OK. This was superbly average. The characters weren't great, but you root for them. The villain is lame, but passable. Just really an average read in every way. Jun 18, allan graham rated it really liked it. Good A very easy read, a bit predictable, but still enjoyable. Definitely not for the "grammar police" or the 'space opera" brigade. Not a serious book, written for the big kid inside us all.
Will be keeping up with the series. May 29, RJ rated it really liked it Shelves: science-fiction , in-itunes , mystery-thrillers , humor. Here we have a humorous romp through the future of smart machines. This is a great change of pace story; fun characters and a quick read. I enjoyed the book thoroughly. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Jul 02, Neil rated it really liked it.
I am surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I picked it up at random and did not expect much as I am usually a fantasy fan.
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Its short and dose not try to be a deep and hardcore read. I laughed out loud a few times which is always a big plus for me. May 23, Matt rated it it was amazing. A fun and creative adventure filled with likeable and interesting, if simple, characters.
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You won't find anything here earth-shattering or amazingly creative, but you will find a fun romp with a side of Science Fiction fit for a good Saturday afternoon film. May 30, odedo1 rated it really liked it Shelves: own-as-audiobooks , free-in-exchange-for-reviewing. This book is pure joy. Together with Doug Tisdale Jr. Truly recommend for all. Accepted this audiobook for free for an honest review. Jul 03, Daniel McGill rated it really liked it. This was often actually fairly hilarious. I'm sure I looked ridiculous laughing out loud in the grocery store during the part with the cat.
I have a pretty similar cat, though fortunately mine prefers to pee in the neighbors' flower garden. May 07, Jake rated it it was amazing. Fun and fast read Well Benjamin Wallace didn't disappoint in this book, it was a fun read. I enjoyed his take on the robot "uprising". The characters were all very enjoyable.
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And I can't wait to read junkers season 2. May 18, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: 21st-century , action , comic-novel , adventure , science-fiction , fiction , usa , humor , science-fantasy. Dumb as a bag of hammers Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Feb 18, Wa Majorowicz rated it it was amazing. Very interesting read. Good humor throughout. Interesting world premise. Jun 22, Freda rated it really liked it. It's really hard to write adventure and comedy that's actually funny. I know, I've read too many failures. I don't often give four stars but this one definitely rated it.
Aug 29, Bob rated it liked it. This book is listed as humor- but it's not actually funny, just handled with a light touch. I enjoyed it, but I really wish there had been more to it- over too quick!! It was good enough to keep me listening. I won't be in a hurry to find any follow up books. Dec 26, Jason rated it it was amazing. Robot apocalypse still more likely than a zombie apocalypse. What a fun short read from Benjamin Wallace.
I hear he'll be writing a follow up to this book of robot madness. Feb 06, Jason rated it it was amazing. Great I started with Nomadic Warrior and moved onto this series. I've really enjoyed it.