Syfy funny. Great combo. This is the first book I have done by this author. But it won't be my last. Laugh out loud funny.
I bought this on a whim after it was on sale recently, and I am delighted with it! I don't read a lot of fantasy or science fiction, but the humor balanced out the mutated dinosaurs. The adventures of a semi-retired Neptunon conqueror of Earth are whimsical and nicely paced. The narrator is wonderful to listen to. He differentiates his characters very effectively and delivers the anti-hero's line with gusto and humor. I went and bought the novel on Kindle, too, but it doesn't compare to the audio performance.
Oh gosh! It tickled me so much. I've only been hooked by a few books so easily. Totally in the top 20. Sounds like a lot...but you know lists can be huge with bibliophiles!
It's more like what didn't I like ? Which I really can't think of any. A. Lee Martinez has tickled me ever since I found him in a barnes and noble during a part time job. So read it!
Oh god he does Emperor perfectly...and the intellectual banter oh my!
Oh when Snarg cuddled Zala. As animal companions go she;s better then lassie.
I always say this cause it's true. Buy it, if ya don't like it return it. Now for my other point. This book is funny, the narrator plays his roles perfectly. He plays off the gags between characters perfectly that you can't help but smile and the story is outlandish and silly and works just so well!
The narrator brings Emperor Mollusk and all the characters to life. As you listen you can discern each character by how different they sound. Good job Scott Aiello!
It's a unique contempory sci-fi book, that is difficult to compare to any other book. I would recommend you read another A. Lee Martinez book or a Christopher Moore book.
EXCELLENT! He knows how to make a varied amount of different character voices.
I was surprised by who was behind the Sinister Brain's Plot.
I have, but I have not convinced too many to try it...yet.
The story was extremely fun and the cast performance was very fitting to the characters. Mr. Martinez has a touch of Adams in his delivery.
No, it was a great motivator to get the kids off to school on time. So we got an installment every morning!
Alot of fun
Honestly, the narrator.
Haven't heard him before, but is very good.
Not really. I love the way the narrator expresses Emperor Mollusks disregard for others, to a point. I love it when his "guardian" says he should feel remorse for feeding the ruler to animals, and he says "Whoops. Sorry about that" and figures, it's done, why worry about it now. The lack of empathy is expressed, but with a lot of humor. You find yourself asking, yeah, what is the big deal.
Between the 50th and 75th percentile. I won't listen to it again but I will recommend it to other people.
The sheer absurdity of it.
The dry accent he used for the emperor was perfect.
Doesn't the title say it all?
This one makes it into my top ten.
I enjoyed the fact that Mollusk gradually changed his attitudes toward other less intelligent beings. It HAD to be humans, after all, that he liked best. Otherwise, the audience wouldn't understand why anyone could possibly put up with us.
Haven't tried them, but I will now.
My real life is poignant enough at this point with kids moving out and parents getting ill and dying. What I need is creative, humorous entertainment with a small helping of complexity. This delivers.
I'd like to meet Emperor Mollusk, but my teensy brain would probably explode.
Yes definitely. For anyone who likes fun, pulpy science fiction Martinez's story is breezy, comic and most important enjoyable read. It takes the reader on quite a fun adventure ride.
Madame Curie. Shambala and all the other wonderfully inventive people and places this story let me encounter.
I loved Aiello's emperor Mollusk, but the nefarious Brain was probably my favorite character. I kept thinking of the overly smart Sicilian kidnapper from The Prince's Bride whenever I hear him voice that character in the book. I just kept waiting for him to say 'That's Inconceivable!'
It made me laugh while reading it and while remembering parts of it writing this review. It ranks as one the best audible productions I've listened to.
As much as I loved this book, I can only hope that it is never a movie. It could never live up to the wonderful mind-film that Martinez's words and Aiello's fantastic narration build.