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Green Light Delivery [Kindle Edition]

Anne E. Johnson
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Book Description

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 and a small fortune deposited in his bank account, Webrid has to make the most difficult delivery of his life. He doesn’t know who his client is, or what he’s carrying, but he knows that a whole lot of very dangerous people are extremely interested in what’s in his head. Literally. And they’ll do whatever it takes to get it.

With the help of some truly alien friends, a simple carter will journey across worlds to deliver his cargo. And hopefully keep his head in the process.

Product Details

  • File Size: 844 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1936460289
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam (June 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BP8STG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,331 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Webrid's Worlds Are Well Worth a Visit June 29, 2012
Format:Paperback
In this thoroughly enjoyable, fast-moving tale, both Webrid and his unexpected interplanetary mission (the green light delivery of the title) are full of surprises. While the hero is repeatedly distracted by food, alcohol, women, and his own erratic thought processes, he manages to escape from one misadventure after another, sometimes by virtue of his street smarts, and sometimes thanks to the crew of co-adventurers he acquires along the way. Webrid lives in a society plagued by organized crime, corruption, government surveillance, and other issues that are all-too-familiar to twenty-first-century Earthlings, but refreshingly free from interspecies rivalries. Our hairy hero is a strong, hulking Yeril, and his alien comrades include the feathery Stravin, diminutive, multilimbed Zatell, and slender siblings Leshi and Debney. It's easy to identify with Webrid's confusion and admire his spunk as he is beset by one enemy after another and the significance of what he has to deliver is gradually revealed. The worlds of Bexilla, Cheed, and the entire Raralt Planetary Circle are well worth a visit, and thanks to author Anne E. Johnson, it's easy to book passage there.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Outlandish, Well Constructed, and Fun May 31, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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 forward momentum.

But then, make the confused but earnest hero, Ganpril Webrid, an alien being and put him on various alien worlds, surrounded by a vast array of distinct and distinctive alien creatures. Mix together lots of common motifs - bars, snitches, grifters, booze, robots, cops, gangsters, femmes fatale, hangovers, muggings, and all the other noir and detective staples, but give them all alien and sci-fi flavors and angles. Make sure the hero drinks Valestin-Hundred Proof and eats ground janz on a bun and flirts with babes that have suckers, at least three mouths, and multiple protuberances. Especially make sure the hero comes across as a regular guy with a hidden Philip Marlowe tough guy decency, a slow burn and gumption.

Then make the whole thing funny. Not stupid funny or jokey funny, but smart and snappy funny, with sharp dialogue, snarky robots, dark humor, clever asides and subtle digs, colorful side-kicks, and the hero's constantly engaging and amusing interior dialogue.

That's pretty much what you get here. The writing feels effortless; there isn't a lot of huffing and puffing as the author strains to dot the i's and cross the t's of her complete and perfect imaginary worlds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun~ Fun~ Read You Will Enjoy July 9, 2012
Format:Paperback
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 fun~ light~ summer read! Anne E. Johnson did a great job with the character descriptions painting a awesome visual for readers. I did have a hard time putting this book down*** The main character is very likable and this is one of my favourites for 2012.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful read July 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I completely enjoyed Green Light Delivery. The worlds are wonderfully drawn and the characters are priceless, especially Webrid. I hope Anne Johnson will make this a series of books as I would love to read more. Reminded me of Douglas Adams. A really enjoyable escape!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Witty Narrative June 27, 2013
Format:Paperback
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 geffir fruit, janz rolls, and drunken Edjenels--whatever they are.

For those who like their science fiction with a generous injection of humor, Anne E. Johnson's tale of a mission improbable--though nowhere near impossible--will hit the spot. It's a hilarious and entertaining read.

(This is an excerpt from the review written by me for the New York Journal of Books online website.)
This novel was supplied by the publishers and no remuneration was involved in the writing of this review.
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More About the Author

Anne E. Johnson is the author of these novels:

- Tween paranormal mystery EBENEZER'S LOCKER (MuseItUp)
- The Webrid Chronicles (Noir sci-fi) GREEN LIGHT DELIVERY and
BLUE DIAMOND DELIVERY(Candlemark & Gleam)
- Historical romance novelette A KISS AT VESPERS (coming soon)
- Tween medieval mystery TROUBLE AT THE SCRIPTORIUM (Royal Fireworks)
- Coming soon: YA sci-fi adventure SPACE SURFERS (Candlemark & Gleam)

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's written non-fiction books for children with the Rosen Group and feature articles for adults in serials such as The New York Times and Stagebill Magazine.

As the author of nearly forty published short stories, she has won writing prizes for both children's and adults' short fiction. For a complete list of her publications, please visit her website, AnneEJohnson.com.

Anne lives in Brooklyn with her husband, playwright Ken Munch.

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