Looking for adventure, young Englishman Clarence Oliver Edwards joins up with his ex-butler who is headed off to America – the late 1800’s America, complete with Native American Indians on the warpath and the railroad still a work in progress and west untamed. Finding himself in trouble being chased by a lynch mob, Indians, gunslingers and many more, Clarence finds his true self and inner strength.
A delightful audiobook that has some tense moments and moments of hilarity! One first sees Clarence as a whining spoiled English wealthy brat whom his former employee, Guthrie tolerates on his mission to find his missing daughter. By the end of the novel, one does witness Clarence’s growth into adulthood.
The characters were vivid and rich, the dialog realistic that made the story advance. The characters were off a bit – the Indians, the train conductor, saloon gals just don’t fit the usual mode. Actually, all the characters were a bit “off” in a thought-provoking way that made one look at stereotypes. If one is looking for a Zane Grey or Clint Eastwood or John Wayne type Western – this is not it! This is a fantastic, oftentimes absurdly funny western genre experience written by Milo James Fowler. Fowler is vivid and rich in his descriptions painting a clear picture. Fowler has provided an entertaining story of action and adventure.
The narrator, David Blufton, performed the novel expertly. He had a firm grip on all the characters and performed them very well. This was a great pairing of a narrator to a novel!
I found it fun. I listened to this audiobook laughing out loud frequently. A great audiobook for solid fun entertainment!
There were no issues with the production or audio of this book.
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There are ghost hunters, Sasquatch hunters, crypt-zoologists and then there are the Zee Brothers, zombie hunters! The brothers are Jonah and Judas. Their first client calls them to report he may have zombies in the crawl space under his house. Fortunately for the Zee Brothers, their first client lives in the small gated community of Winter Oaks, Arizona.
Winter Oaks is the home and burial ground of the now deceased Pakatini Tribe. Buried among their people is an old sacred amulet which the loathsome President of the Home Owners Association accidently disturbed. The Zee Brothers arrive to find their first client dead; and they hook up with JJ (a busty beautiful woman) and her dog Xanadu who are visiting the family there.
The Zee brothers and JJ have to solve the mystery as to what has caused the Indians to rise (and why would a zombie want an omelet?) … and they know it is somewhere in the nearby landfill.
Well written zombie fun. Nothing is as it seems – Xanadu does some pretty amazing things for a dog, the magic 8 ball gear shift seems to be on target with everything the brothers are going through and if all else fails there’s chocolate! Grivante takes the zombie genre and gives it a fresh look and goes where no other has gone with the zombies and his heroes!
Only 1 hour and 55 minutes long, Givante does an excellent job of packing a ton of fun and danger into this short audio. You will laugh!
Ian McEuen did an excellent job of narration adding personality to the brothers and JJ. His voices and interjecting of music in this audio was spot on.
There were no issues with the production of this audio.
WordsAPlenty gives this a 4.5 star rating.
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