Narrator: Jonathan Cook
Published by Self Published / Indie on 30 May 2017
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
Genres: Humor, Science Fiction, Womens Fiction
Source: Author, Submitted
After 27 years as a newspaper man, Peter Anderson's career is slipping away, at least it was, until he stumbled upon the story of a lifetime. Sent to do a fluff piece about lights in the night sky over Arizona, he discovers far more than he ever expected when he comes across a mysterious young woman held prisoner in a basement. After helping her to escape, she disappears before he can learn the truth about who she is or where she came from. His search for her leads him back to the lights in the sky and leaves him with more questions than answers. The only thing he knows for certain...the only thing he can count on are the two words offered repeatedly by his friend and guide: "is belt."
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Journalist Peter Anderson is after a great story: some strange sky lights and the possible abduction of some people. But word gets out and there are some agents that want to silence Peter and chase him and his friends.
I didn’t know what to expect from this book, but it has been a great surprise. The story is nothing out of the ordinary, but it’s told in a very funny way, and the characters are unique and charismatic. I especially enjoyed Bob and his multiple cousins. Curiously, Bob is not the main character in this book, Peter is, but Bob is who interconnects everybody in this story.
Bob’s cousins and Bob himself are all very colorful characters, but I think Fred is one of my favorites. There are some hilarious scenes between Fred and Peter that would just justify reading this book.
We get an open ending, that is not my favorite thing, but I think it works well with the rest of the book. It’s just a light reading so even though the ending didn’t leave me thinking about it, I consider the book a success. It made me laugh out hard, and I think this was Maus’ main goal.
Jonathan Cook delivered excellent and very expressive characters’ interpretations, making Bob and his cousins shine. I had troubles several times though, distinguishing Peter from other characters, even female. As there are several scenes with more than two or three characters, this made the dialogs a bit confusing. I also noticed a bit more reverberation than what I am used to, and it bothered me a bit at the beginning of the audiobook, but I got used to it after a while.
I really enjoyed this book, and as I was in need of a pick me up, it was the ideal one for it: hilarious, light, and with charismatic characters.
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