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Green Light Delivery (The Webrid Chronicles)

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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Webrid is a carter, like his mother and grandfather before him. It’s not glamorous work, but it mostly pays the bills, and it gives him time to ogle the sexy women on the streets of Bexilla’s capital. Mostly, he buys and sells small goods and does the occasional transport run for a client.

Then he gets mugged by a robot.

Now, with a strange green laser implanted in his skull...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published June 2012 by Candlemark & Gleam
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Theresa
Aug 17, 2012 Theresa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Theresa by: goodreads
I won Green Light Delivery by Anne E. Johnson in a giveaway for free on Goodreads First/Reads. I was not too sure I would like this book, but I found myself captured right away with these creatures descriptions from the very beginning. I rated the book five stars~ I found myself wanting to know more and more about Webrid's journey. In the end- I was happy with the book the ending was a bit different than I was expecting. It was light hearted~ I would recommend this book to everyone looking for a...more
Diana
Ganpril Webrid is an improbable hero, easily distracted by food, alcohol, females, and his own erratic thought processes, but he’s got street smarts and professional pride. When an unknown client virtually compels Webrid to make the most important delivery of his career, he embraces his interplanetary mission—and immediately gets into trouble. "Green Light Delivery" chronicles Webrid’s continuing misadventures as he and a growing crew of allies travel from Bexilla to Cheed, beset by enemies on a...more
Nathan
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Book Abandoned

Stopping Point: 25%

Reason for abandonment: The book flat out wasn’t working for me.

Aliens in name only; despite describing how different they all looked the aliens were completely human, right down to using English acronyms like SOB when cussing.

The plot was very disjointed; the main character was bounced all over the place and escaped from the most inept captives possible a couple of times.

Main character was unlikeable; he was either lusting after every female...more
Barbara
I really enjoyed Ganpril Webrid’s adventure – when a green laser is implanted in his forehead, humble carter Webrid goes on a journey from his home on Bexilla to the planet Cheed, with several strange and unusual friends of different races, to fulfill what he sees as his contract to cart the laser to its destination. Along the way, their lives are threatened several times by various baddies, but they manage to escape to continue on their journey. The story finally comes to a rousing conclusion w...more
Judyec
This is a fun and interesting book to read! The main character, Webrid, is an ordinary guy on a planet in an alternate universe. He is going about his business, and a green laser is implanted in this forehead by a robot! He doewsn't know what it is or why this has happened to him. He soon realizes that this laser is of value to someone because various people are trying to do him harm to get hit. His friends help him through danger, interplanetary travel, and the solving of the mystery -- who is...more
Pop Bop
Outlandish, Well Constructed, and Fun

First off, this is a well constructed mystery/thriller/action novel. An everyman is handed a parcel and he has to deliver its unknown contents to an unknown recipient in a strange and unfamiliar place, while being pursued by numerous bad guys and while torn by doubts about whom to trust and whom to avoid. It sounds like a classic Hitchcock plot or the premise of any of a number of movies or popular novels. The writing is tight and the narrative has a strong f...more
Debbie


I bought this book as my high school classmate is the author. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The story was fun, well written and only mildly preachy. I really dug the fun "alien" characters and I could really envision the worlds in which the story was set. Great job, Anne! Glad to see a fellow BDHS grad doing something so awesome.
Toni
It’s a little refreshing to have a “hero” who isn’t handsome or angst ridden, or even vaguely dissatisfied with his lot in life. Webrid Ganprildefinitely fits this description.

Told from Wegrid’s point of view, this is a witty narrative. Its sharp retorts, comical situations, and zany characters—from Wegrid himself to the many-armed, sun ray-like Zatell—make it laugh out loud hilarious in spots, as do the far away places of Cheed, Bexilla and the Raralt Circle and the strange-sounding names of ge...more
Sarah
I love this book -- it takes the reluctant hero trope, drops it into alien worlds with alien ... aliens, and adds a little extra "I just want to go *home*, universe be damned!" Shaken, not stirred.

Webrid is such a believable every-critter, endearingly cranky, not unlike some endearingly grouchy people in my own real life. His friends (well, the plural comes later into the narrative) are just as well-written, reacting with exasperation and/or providing butt-kicking where needed.
Suzy Wilson
My goodness this book took me a looooooong time to come to terms with. Flashes of funny, patches of pathos ... But just way too many strange beings and unexplained terms and patchy prose. I warmed to it, and I enjoyed it in the end, but it was a bit like reading tech manual Asian English for a while ... You know, "to assembly, insert toggle g into trough l and mangle agitatedly" ...
MB
Dec 02, 2013 MB marked it as to-read
Recommended to MB by: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/06/20/the-big-idea-anne-e-johnson/
an intriguing sounding plot
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Anne E. Johnson is the author of three novels:

- Tween paranormal mystery EBENEZER'S LOCKER (MuseItUp)
- Noir sci fi GREEN LIGHT DELIVERY (Candlemark & Gleam)
- Tween medieval mystery TROUBLE AT THE SCRIPTORIUM (Royal Fireworks)

Drawing on her eclectic background, which includes degrees in classical languages and musicology, Anne E. Johnson has published in a wide variety of topics and genres. She...more
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