This book sounded like one of those trashy tomes I try to avoid, but because it was set in SF I gave it go. Good move on my part. Got a lot of laughs. "The Asian Powers" are kind of stereotypes, but then if you've lived here, you know them. The reader does some very good voices, and the whole package is so entertaining that the bizarre premise isn't really an issue
I laughed out loud so many times listening to this book. It's just a fun, light hearted story that keeps you coming back for more.
The reader is the best I've ever heard. Enjoy.
i found that i didnt like the book at first, but after about an hour into it, it's a hoot.
I can identify so much with the "beta male"
I'd recommend it to anyone even alphas.
This book was sarcastic, funny, quirky, and the narrator was excellent. I have listened to hundreds of books from audible and this was one of the most refreshing in a while! The main character is an average “Beta Male.” He says what we are all thinking and want to say! The previous negative reviewer obviously knows nothing about humor if the do not laugh out loud with this one! It has the quirk of Douglas Adams (though not quite that far out there). Get this one… you’ll love it!
I loved this book - I laughed out loud many times and the only bad thing about it is that I'm done reading it and now I miss it. Fisher Stevens is a wonderful narrator and adds the perfect sarcastic tone to the reading. I've already recommended it to all my friends.
This was a very fun book. Loved the characters, loved the story, loved the narrator. Even loved the city in which the story takes place. If you want a fun book just for fun, A Diry Job is it.
If you like outrageous humor can endure a little gore, little respect for many of what most hold sacred, then be ready for a great listening ride while laugh works it magic. True you have to be able to laugh at yourself, political correctness, and for sure not take his worlds too seriously, and if so then Moore is your writer. He is truly and original writer who tackles sensitive subjects with definite wackiness and humor. And the reader makes the book a double pleasure, his voices are great not annoying as in many other books, and just double the laughs. This is a must listen and has left me wanting for more of both Moore and Fisher. What kind I say “Moore and Fisher…Like Bear”.
I read many of the reviews people had written on this book before I downloaded it. Maybe there is something wrong with me, because I could not even finish this insultingly sophomoric story. Many reviewers mentioned the language, that didn't bother me, the lack of anything truly funny was the problem and the way the author has to beat you over the head with what he thinks is hilarious. I am sorry that I had to give it 1 star, it should be a minus 5. Normally I would enjoy quirky humor, but this is drivel. Save your credit.
I had to stop listening after about an hour. Fisher Stevens is an actor, not a narrator, which means that he doesn't have a cast of voices to call upon and he hesitates at the end of lines. Perhaps if he slowed down a bit, he would be able to read continuously rather than pausing in the middle of sentences at inappropriate points.
Each of his voices sounded exactly the same, from a teenage girl, lesbian sister, protagonist, etc. The only person that sounded different was a black man.
And finally, the manner with which he narrated the book sounded as though he was reading it for the first time and many of his inflections were totally off the mark. It was very similar to listening to a 12 year old reading out loud.
I may pick up the book at a bookstore but this was a horrible recording!