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  • Yikes!: Another Quirky Audio Book

    • ORIGINAL (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Adele Park
    • Narrated By Steve Campbell, Melissa Sandberg, Alexandra Harbold, and others
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    When marijuana enthusiast Blue McKenna suffers an apocalyptic case of writer's block, reality TV seems like an easy way out. A conglomerate of kooky contestants invades the polygamist community of Navel, Utah, to compete in a reality TV show called Yikes! Participants include Steven Finch, a lovable stoner who develops a conspiracy theory involving a rock band called the Rectal Surgeons, and Randall Smoot, a member of the Gay Mafia.

    Elizabeth L. says: "Heading back to Navel!"
    "Lively, wry and dry"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Adele Park's writing style reminded me of Joseph Heller's "Catch 22" (one of my favourite books); every new character is introduced with a neat little anecdote that tells you everything you need to know about them. There are no blunt phrases, no cliched descriptions, just a lively tangent into their background, and then you're back to what's happening now. The storyline takes it's time, but the characters are so amusing to be around that you don't really mind how long it takes to get where they're going; you're just enjoying their company.

    Each chapter of the book is from a different character's perspective, and here's where my only criticism comes; maybe there are too many voices. Adele Park's writing style is so rhythmic and, after a couple of chapters, so recognisable, that even though each character's voice sounds completely different, they also sound sort of the same... But that's a very minor negative for me.

    My favourite moment so far is Moon describing using her mother's home lab to create lotions and scents. For me, listening to someone describe how beautiful something smells, even if they're just listing the ingredients, is much more evocative than reading the words.

    The quality of the recording is really good. I've listened to some audio books that sound as though they've been recorded outside using a phone, and some where the narrator clearly doesn't understand what they're reading. This is extremely well balanced, contains some unexpected additions (rapping!), and all of the artists get big ticks for clarity and character.

    So - the story itself. It's wry, it's dry, and even the characters who are of dubious moral disposition are enjoyable to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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