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Don't Touch the Blue Stuff!

(Where the Hell is Tesla? #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  296 ratings  ·  62 reviews
The sequel to Where the Hell is Tesla? is HERE!


Luckily, me (Chip Collins), Pete, Nikola Tesla, Bobo, and FBI Agent Gina Phillips are here to kick its ass, and send it back to last Tuesday. Maybe. Or maybe we’ll fail, and everyone in the multiverse is doomed. (Seriously, you might want to get that underground bunke
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published August 25th 2017 by Goldfinch Publishing
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Rob Dircks
Aug 28, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hi, I'm the author. I received such an overwhelming response to Where the Hell is Tesla?, and so many requests for a sequel, I decided to give it a go. The result? For me, it was WONDERFUL to revisit the world of Chip and Pete, Tesla, Bobo, Meg -- and add a few new friends, a million new twists, test the limits of absurdity, and see if Chip can once again save the multiverse (and himself). It was an absolute labor of love, and I sincerely hope you enjoy it!
My original Don't Touch the Blue Stuff! audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! is the second novel in the series called Where the Hell is Tesla? by Rob Dircks. After saving the multiverse in Where the Hell is Tesla?, Chip Collins is rudely interrupted during his wedding to once again enter the Interdimensional Transfer Apparatus, designed by Nicola Tesla himself, to interact with the infinite multiple universes. Chip is accompanied by the
Geoff Taylor
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author kindly provided me with a code for the audiobook on Audible and this is my honest review.

I thought both the book and the narration were excellent (like all of Rob's books). Rob Dircks is one of the best narrators I have listened to so it is great that the author narrates his own books. I listened to Where The Hell Is Tesla? for the second time yesterday and started this book around 10 minutes later. It was great to catch up with Chip, Pete, Nikola Tesla, and of course Bobo (he is jus
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"A big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff" was how the Tenth Doctor described time. Don't Touch the Blue Stuff takes place in that big ball. In fact this book is the ball, ball of fun, barrel of laughs, waterslide of goofiness. This whole book is hilariously fun and that would be enough.

But there's more. Within the wildly imaginative humor there's a touching love story and some very respectable science fiction that takes on even the metaphysical aspects of perception and creation. This seq
Kirsty 📚📖❤️
I absolutely loved the first in this series and now sorry I waited so long to read the follow up as it is equally as good.

Funny, bonkers and incredibly enjoyable sci-fi story. The characters and plot are spot on. I couldn't put it down.

Highly recommended series

Free arc from netgalley
Pop Bop
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Witty and Amiable Fun

There are a fair number of scifi based humorous buddy adventures out there, and lots of them are entertaining enough. But, this book, (and the series), strikes me as just right. The setup, (that Tesla left behind a portal to all of the other multiverses, our slacker heroes found it, and now they perform multiverse saving missions for the FBI), is basic, sound and only as complicated as you want it to be. The author doesn't struggle to make sense of or to justify the setup. I
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just so enjoy the characters, the outrageous plot, and the snappy dialogue. The sheer exuberance displayed by lead character Chip, his damn-the-torpedoes-full-speed-ahead approach to plot twists (plus the crying, cussing, vomiting that accompany it), carry me along like a tidal wave. The underlying 'love is all' message of both books in this series never gets sappy, old, or hackneyed. And I never tire of Pete, Tesla, Gina, Bobo, and other fellow travelers as they courageously forge ahead (or b ...more
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
4.5 out of 5 - Hilarious sequel to Where the Hell is Tesla

Don't Touch the Blue Stuff picks up from where Where the Hell is Tesla left off. I recommend that you read that book first as things will make a lot more sense, although the multiverse can be nonsensical at the best of times.

It is hard not to love Rob Dircks' Telsa series. The stories are imaginative, full of heart, and the characters engaging. Who wouldn't want to spend time with Chip, Nikola, and friends?

In this installment, Chip is re
Sep 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, comedy
I received the audio version free in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars. I relistened to the first book before going in to this one so I had a fresh comparison and because it was a pretty short listen anyway. Both books are told in the same fashion. Emails from Chip to Julie. For me this is a love hate style. I love the authors mixing it up and using a different style for his books. Adds a freshness to things. On the other hand by the end of the book I tend to be tired of the action breakin
Emily Ross
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

How great is this book??? Don't Touch the Blue Stuff! is the sequel to one of my favourite books, Where The Hell Is Tesla? and it is just as good as its predecessor.

What I really like about this series is the way it's written. It feels very much like lad humour, like a kinda grown up version of The Inbetweeners meets the Big Bang Theory. Obviously the main character is awful at science (he always fa
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, reviewed

Chip is not a hero. He's kind of a moron. That's not accurate either. Chip is a regular joe that ends up getting into crazy inter-dimensional adventures. Pretty sure I would never be able to "read" these books but they're 90% fun to listen to. There's 10% of this is really dumb but ignore it.

If you're in the mood for a goofball story, this is it. There's a good story at the core of the insanity + stupid shit. A solid story for some laughs and groans.
Wynne McLaughlin
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
The hilarious follow-up to Where The Hell Is Tesla? Another compulsively readable (or in my case, listenable--Rob actually reads both audiobooks and he's a terrific performer!) comic sci-fi multidimensional masterpiece. Seriously, you guys need to check out this author! I'm moving right on to his next book--the only one I haven't read--and now, like many of his readers, I'll soon be stuck waiting and jonesing for his next! :)
4.5 stars
Rob Dircks seems to always hit all the right things to make a great novel. Since this is a sequel to a novel that came out a couple of years ago, he perfectly addresses this by adding in a great little review. He doesn’t shy away from “breaking the fourth wall” and addresses the readers directly. I like this approach as it gives a nice personal touch to the book.

Just like the first book, Where the Hell is Tesla?, this was a fun and silly sci-fi novel that explores alternate dimensions w
Mohamed Hassan
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shit is crazy don't ask
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Chip...... Dear Rob, I LOVE your books. Please keep writing, so I can keep reading!
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Bobo is back!!! (Oh and Chip, Pete and Tesla too)! It was just as good as the first book and I think Chip even grew up a bit...
J.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
*Review copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

Try the blue stuff, it's delicious.

If you liked the first book you will like this one too. It's more of the same, which in this case isn't a bad thing at all. There are some good chuckles and a fun story.

Bring nachos for the ending.

The author did a great job with the narration.
J.D. DeHart
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As good as the first book in this series. I would recommend both. Comparisons to Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett spring to mind.

An entertaining example of a science fiction story that uses humor and does not take itself too seriously. Original and unique
Kevin Oberlies
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I always think this is one of the weirdest books ever. But I find myself thinking about it regularly and couldn't help myself, I had to try the second.

Rob is just as silly in this book as the first. Keep doing what you're doing, man, I can't seem to get enough of it.
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Don't Touch the Blue Stuff!” is the second book from Rob Dircks in his wonderfully witty and comical “Where the Hell is Tesla?” series. Not only is he the author of the piece, he is also the narrator of the audiobook edition; which in my opinion, is a good thing. Not only is the book well written for its genre, the narration was professionally done as well. All around, if you like wacky, zany, and downright fun science fiction books, I do not think you can go wrong with the latest book in a ser ...more
Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, it works fine as a stand alone.

Chip’s at it again! He was very fun in Where the Hell Is Tesla? and he’s just as fun in this book. The humor has carried over well even as the author added in a little seriousness. Pete has gone missing and Julie has big news for Chip that he hears just before being swept off by the FBI to assist in this latest problem with the inter-dimensions.

Agent Gina Phillips gives Chip a much needed hand throughout this adventur
Elena Alvarez Dosil
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review originally published at:

Chip has a good life after the adventures in the previous book. He is finally back with Julie and they are planning to get married. But the wedding is suddenly interrupted because Pete, living in another dimension with Maggie, has disappeared. Chip will have to enter again the Interdimensional Transfer Apparatus, with Gina Phillips, her boss in the FBI, just to discover that Pete has been swallowed by a blue stuff. The situa
Jill Elizabeth
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You never know with sequels... Fortunately, you don't have to worry about this one - Dircks' second in the Tesla series delivers every bit as well as the first (and if you haven't seen that review, look for it - I rave like a fangirl, teehee).

Chip and Pete and Bobo and Julie and Nikola are back - but not only are they back, they're back with a vengeance. The new adventure is even more madcap, yet still oddly relatable, than the first; somehow, Dircks' has this fantastic ability to take these guy
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was another weird-as wild ride with Chip, Pete, Gina, Tesla and Bobo. It's not so much the plot/story-line that's weird (though it is, no doubt) but with these books its the style of writing that makes them so different and enjoyable. You just get swept along with the action.

However, I'm left with soooo many questions, mainly resulting from the meeting with ABBA (a cockroach king imbued with essence of Bobo, not the Swedish pop group).
(view spoiler)
Zac Stojcevski
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's only one reason I'm giving this book five stars: It's because Goodreads won't let me give it six! The book continues from Where the Hell is Tesla? and again we have obvious alter ego Chip Collins along with Pete and Tesla and the FBI saving the multiverse. Yeah, and the appropriate catch phrase of "Shit's Crazy, Don't ask!" is a good way to make sense of the science when it gets too far into the realm of being mentally challenging. There are aromas - intended or otherwise - to Kafka's
Thomas Allen
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rob Dircks does a great job of creating a really fun, new and original story with the elements of Where the Hell is Tesla. And he does this with a more grown-up (but still irreverent and enjoyable) main character. In addition to saving the multiverse, Chip has to deal with love for his bride and potentially being a father. I also really liked all of the new characters introduced throughout the book (I never thought a being such as Abba could be such a total BOSS!). It's all touching and fun and ...more
Keith  Blodgett
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Had to debate between three and four stars for this book. The adage that lightning never strikes twice applies here. The author has gone right back to the story being told by the main protagonist to his girlfriend, friend and even us, the readers via email messages. The book isn't horrible. There were even a couple moments where I laughed, or at least chuckled, out loud. But returning to the same formula the same 'existence is at risk and only these goofballs can save us'. I tore through the fir ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful follow-up to the original, Don't Touch the Blue Stuff is a great book that you need to go out and purchase (whether or not you intend to read it). We, once again, pick up with our 'hero' Chip. This time around he learns that his best friend has gone missing. Or rather every single version of his best friend throughout the infinite multiverse. This can only mean one thing, trouble. So with the help of Tesla, Einstein, and an ancient god he sets out to save his friend, the world, and i ...more
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, fiction, sci-fi
I absolutely LOVED this story! It's the continuation of the story of Chip and Pete as they wander the multi-universe assisted by various alternate Nikola Teslas and Albert Einsteins not to mention chubby characters such as Abba, the immortal cockroach king, and Gina the amazon security person and more. Rob manages to make this story flow like a river, no breaks or falls, just smooth story telling with a LOT of humor. He must have had to study for some time just to be able to juggle the time/phys ...more
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just a quick note. This book should not be on the Science bookshelf but I can’t get it off.

Overall I enjoyed this books giving it three stars for the story and four stars for the narration with and overall rating of four stars. Lots of foul language in this book especially the liberal use of the F Bomb. If that bothers you then don’t bother with this book. It’s not for you. I knocked it down from four stars to three stars because of the use of GD in it. Even one occurrence will automatically get
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Rob Dircks is the Audible bestselling author of Where the Hell is Tesla? and The Wrong Unit , and a member of SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America). His prior work includes the anti-self-help book Unleash the Sloth! 75 Ways to Reach Your Maximum Potential By Doing Less , and a drawerful of screenplays and short stories. Some of these sci-fi short stories appear on his original ...more

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