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Pears and Perils Audiobook

Pears and Perils

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Publisher's Summary

Most people would be overjoyed to win $50,000 and the chance to star in a nation-wide commercial, even if it was just for a fast food joint like Camelot Burger. Then again, Clint Tucker has never been like most people.

Ushered to the tropical paradise of Kenowai, he and the other winners undertake an island tradition for the cameras, one meant to free a local imprisoned deity. One with very specific requirements that have yet to be met. One that might just be a bit more authentic than any of them expected. One that will begin a journey fraught with danger, excitement, and more beer than is wise or healthy.

©2013 Andrew Hayes (P)2014 Andrew Hayes

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    Amazon Customer 28/08/2015
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    "Praise to Hayes"

    I couldn't find any error in the book. Each character is unique and entertaining, the plot is structured into a basic search for mystical item, and there is some good humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Aaron Brown
    Portland, OR USA
    23/04/15
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    "Hard to classify, reminds me of Anansi's Boys"
    What did you love best about Pears and Perils?

    Thunder PUNCH!!! I enjoyed the set up and the quirky characters. These are areas where Drew Hayes is strong.

    I've also read the 'Fred Vampire Accountant' stuff and, while I prefer those, I thought this was pretty great as well. I thought the ending was a bit weak (the guy at the end suddenly seems to have skills that were never hinted at before), but by then I was pretty well hooked. If you enjoyed 'Fred Vampire Accountant' you'll like this stuff as well.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Raman
    15/05/15
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    "Read it for the author's snippet bio..."

    ...stay for the really weird and cool story.

    I'm so into this guy's writing, this is my third book he has written. I found him algorithmically by searching associations with ready player one, the Martian and the off to be the wizard trilogy- all of which are amazing. so if that is your jam, you should totally read this.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • K. April Holgate
    Montrose, PA, United States
    23/01/15
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    "From Eargasms Audiobook Reviews"

    This was a really interesting read. It is a little all over the place with the narrative. I love a mixed narrative, getting into many character's heads and POV. The problem here is that there are so many characters and the transitions are not always smooth. It makes things a little jumpy.

    I did enjoy the story once it really began moving. The beginning is more of a slow build, which makes it a slow read. It is predictable, but not in a way that makes it unpleasant to read. I liked the characters and really enjoyed the whole group dynamic.

    This book is a mix of island myth and modern reality tv, not so much a show but it has a reality show feel.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Matt Armstrong, who does a great job with all the voices. The voices of the island people are tricky, because their accents are tough to get at first. After listening for a bit your mind does get a feel for it and translation becomes easier. I really liked the tone of his voice and the energy he put into the read. His pace keeps the story moving, even when it is slow.

    Overall, I enjoyed this book and would be interested in reading more from this author. It wasn't a book I would rave about, but I would definitely recommend it as a good read.

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

    *** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog ***

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Sugarpucker
    MD, United States
    10/08/15
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    "Feel good fantasy"

    This story was pleasant, a feel good story. It was a little slow moving and predictable, and yet I still wanted to know how it turned out. The characters were fun and quirky which helped the story along considerably. I wanted to know how it ended because I was invested in the characters more than the storyline. Character development does seem to be Drew Hayes's strength. The narrator was great. He had a wide range of different characters to voice and did well with it. Overall, I was pleased.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Katie E. Martens
    katie
    1/06/16
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    "light and fun"

    a good summer time relaxing listen. the characters were likeable though not memorable. the plot was interesting and didn't get too convoluted. very good narration

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • HaloLove
    30/09/15
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    "😍 Thunder 😍"
    Any additional comments?

    This story was pretty awesome! A little bit of mystery, action, laughs, a God cat name Sprinkles (lol), Gods behaving badly, and a diverse group of people who formed an unlikely friendship that made this fun adventurous tale worthwhile.

    Thunder, of course, was my favorite character even though his total valley surfer guy talk hurt my ears.lol

    The narrator was fabulous. His range with the Minnesota accent, to the total surfer dude was outstanding!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/09/17
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    "Excellent"

    I really enjoyed this story. Different from what I have been reading but a lovely surprised. It kept me hooked the whole time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Logan79
    15/08/17
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    "Drew Hayes continues to be a favorite author"

    Drew Hayes continues to be a favorite author of mine. I like the way he writes characters and I like the way his comedic mind works. I like the continuity that the story holds and I like that the story has a purpose beyond that of characters. thanks Drew I look forward to grabbing a beer with you someday.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy R. Snyder
    Erie, PA USA
    19/05/17
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    "An excellent romp, if it's okay to say romp"

    This is just a good, fun, neat story. As is usually the case with a Drew Hayes work it's filled with characters that you can't help but like. You're rooting for them all the way. It's an enjoyable ride, well narrated, with a sweet and satisfying finale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jerry
    POWDER SPRINGS, GA, United States
    23/04/17
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    "Drew Hayes is quickly becoming my favorite author!"

    Has the feeling of Christopher Moore's "Island of the Sequined Love Nun" without being a copy! Drew Hayes has a great sense of humor and this comes out with every book I read of his.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Bento_Chic1994
    13/09/17
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    "I love Drew Hayes"

    Loved it yet another brilliant story from Drew Hayes I would recommend this along with his other titles

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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