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  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By Chris A on 22-03-2016

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-2019

I thought I would enjoy this, as I liked other things by this author.
But any genuinely funny or exciting moments were bogged down by long passages of tedium. It's about 50% too long as well.
There was an extended section in the middle that was a make-over scene. It made me cringe so hard I nearly died. That whole section would have been better had the author simply replaced it with "HEY GUYS IT'S OKAY TO CONSIDER THIS CHARACTER F***ABLE NOW"
I couldn't wait for this book to be over.
At least the cat doesn't die.

  • Depends What You Mean by Extremist

  • Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables
  • By: John Safran
  • Narrated by: John Safran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure, he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John’s own Jewish suburb?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nasally voices are my thing

  • By Anonymous User on 12-07-2017

Brilliant and hilarious

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-2017

Eye-opening, regardless of personal politics. A must-listen for all Aussies. I can't wait to seek out more Safran!

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