Narrator: Rob Dircks
Series: Where the Hell is Tesla? #2
on 8 September 2017
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
Genres: Humor, Science Fiction
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Something called "the blue juice" is coming. For all of us.
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 bunker ready.) Either way, I've got to get home to Julie and find out - woah, I'm not about to tell you that right here in the book description! TMI.
WARNING: If you haven't heard Where the Hell is Tesla?, I apologize in advance, as you might get completely freaking lost. If you do, just call my apartment, I'm usually around, and I'll fill you in. (If I'm not stuck in the ITA.) - Chip
©2017 Rob Dircks (P)2017 Rob Dircks
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 adventure. She’s sometimes brutal but sometimes laughing (at Chip’s expense) and she make a great ally and would be a horrible enemy. Honestly, I am hardpressed to say whether Chip or Gina is my favorite character. Toss in some great minds like Tesla and Einstein and I was a very happy camper.
Bobo puts in an appearance early on and then again later in the story. He’s a contributing character even though he can only speak in rhymes. Then there’s Pete who has gone missing and the mysterious Blue Juice is suspected to be at fault. Indeed, all the dimensions everywhere may be in danger! Chip and Gina certainly have theirs hands full… at least until they meet a wise cockroach that provides some much needed answers. Yep! If you have any fear of large talking insects, then you may need to mentally gird your loins before launching into this book.
I loved the insects. That may just be me.
Everything worked up until the end of the the story… or so I thought. The tale really felt like it was wrapped up but I still had something like 2 hours left on this audiobook. Well, yes, there was a bit more adventure and world saving to be done. Gina needs to save a special person. Chip has to pretend to know it all as President. That was all good but it felt like a Chip short story or side novella that was added to the end of Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! So, that’s not a bad thing necessarily; it just wasn’t expected.
All told, I like this book a little more than Where the Hell Is Tesla? because of Gina. She’s a fun character, being so serious much of the time. He ability to be both fed up with Chip and also protect him as ordered created many humorous situations. I think everyone needs a Bobo.
I received a free copy of this book.
The Narration: Rob Dircks continues to impress me with his narrating abilities. Once again, all the character voices were distinct and his female voices were believable. I also liked his accents (Serbian, German, Togolese, etc.) and felt they were well done. There were no technical issues with this recording.
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