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Deadly Kerfuffle

Narrated by: Mike Bishop
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

It’s 2006, and terror scaremongering in the media has rattled the residents of sleepy, suburban Dunlop Crescent. When a Maori family moves into number 14, the local cranks assume they are Middle Eastern terrorists hell-bent on destroying the Australian way of life. Rumour has it that they plan to turn their house to face Mecca.

This sets off an extraordinary chain of events that embroils the entire neighbourhood as well as cynical media figures, bumbling antiterrorist police and a gang of white supremacists with a radical plan to wake up the country and ‘preserve Australian values’.

At the centre of it all is Gordon, a retired widower, who just wants a bit of peace and quiet. Deadly Kerfuffle is a smart, riveting and incredibly funny novel inspired by actual letters to the editor in a local newspaper. Through biting satire and a cast of unforgettable characters, it’s an insight into the kind of paranoia that could only ever blossom in the quietest and safest of places.

©2017 Tony Martin (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Great fun!

This is a witty Aussie yarn reflects the Melbournian culture perfectly! I loved all the characters and their shenanigans.

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An eccentric story plot, comedy/espionage .

Off kilter story of tinfoil hat wearing residents, arson, vendettas and obscure theories against the oppressed.
However the narrative should have been done by the author, as he has quite the ability of character voices and and array of pots and pans to have made this a great audible adventure, that Tony Martin and Mr Pots&Pans fans would have appreciated .

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Very different to what I would normally choose to read/listen to. enjoyable, odd, funny and weird.

I would like to suggest the production team research Maori pronunciation, grated a bit for a kiwi listener.