Hearing Yahtzee narrate his own book was in no other words possible, fun and brilliant. The story was good, but what really sold it for me was his way with words and ability to write simply hilarious dialogue.
I not only bought this book paperback but decided to get it on audible as well four years later just because Yahtzee himself is the narrator. Needless to say it was worth every penny.
Yahtzee is probably the best fictional writer I've read and believe me I've delved deep into the world of fiction. He ACTUALLY makes characters you care about and want to see develop. 100/10 would read again well listen... He narrates well because he wrote it so he knows the emotion and the voices are great you actually know who's speaking instead of 90% of the other monotone narrators out there. Anyway read this and Jam if you haven't all ready great books.
Yahtzee's use of amazing similes from ZP has made an exceptional transition into his novel and never got boring and made me laugh.
The narration was great as any audiobook and, I was really happy that he narrated his own work.
Great story, good pace and a diverse set of characters.
If you happen to know who Croshaw is and his work, then you'll know this book is absolutely fantastic if you play games of any sort. I've been an avid follower of his works and weekly reviews, so my next step was to finally get to his books which i can say i loved. will definitely hear this one again, and get started on Jam. Read or hear this book, you won't be disappointed.
escalation, funny, deadpan
I don't think theres really any book I could compare it to. The matrix meets world of warcraft meets the truman show meets Irobot? And most of those aren't even books.
Yes I think I liked this one a bit more. His performance, like his writing, takes some time to settle in your mind but then you just can't imagine anything else replacing it.
The matrix meets world of warcraft meets the truman show meets Irobot?
Much like Jam it centers on the mystery and central plot for the start with the main character not having much in the way of direction or immediate goal. But it'll keep you reading just to see what happens and where this is going with a lot of deadpan comedy to keep the duller parts more interesting.
Maybe it's not as deep and complex as your mother's unmentionables. Maybe it doesn't have that fire that comes alive when you're testing a blowtorch on your father's knackers. And maybe it won't have you yelling out in the sheet about it, like when you screamed the first time you had/you'll have sex...But shut up, sit down, and listen to this funny little satire on MMORPG's, you cretin.
Fun story with several laugh out loud moments. However the sound quality is poor. The "S" sounds and "K" sounds in the beginning are like daggers to the ear. A good sound engineer could fix that. The narration was about the worst I have ever experienced. The author wrote a wonderful story, but really should have had someone else narrate it. The audible starts and stops jar the reader out of the story every few minutes. Maybe a sound engineer could fix that as well. Again, I want to say, I loved the story. But it was painful to listen to.
By far my favourite - aside from Harry Potter. But that's Harry Potter. I mean, come on.
Oh, Meryl. They were all fabulous (especially Slippery John and our main man Jim!), but there's just something about Meryl... She makes me feel all the things. Mostly smiles. And a touch of sadness when Jim's being a dick. Which is a lot.
His character voices are so good! Ah, I love it.
It made me laugh and smile and laugh again.
Due to the nature of the audiobook, the e-mail segments are a little confusing. But overall, excellent. Just... excellent. You can play it again and again.