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The Gullwing Odyssey Audiobook

The Gullwing Odyssey

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Marco's life as a messenger isn't great, but the work is easy, and he gets retirement pay in 30 years. Little does he know his life teeters on the cusp of change.

When an unusual assignment sends him overseas, he finds himself stranded in foreign lands. Even that wouldn't be so bad if he weren't constantly outrunning pirates, embroiled in international intrigue, and attacked by a hummingbird with an appetite for human brains - that's just the start of his misadventures.

But lurking in the wings is a much greater threat than getting sacked from his job. The fate of an entire civilization may rest upon his scrawny shoulders. In spite of himself and quite by accident, Marco may become the hero he strives not to be.

©2013 Antonio Simon, Jr. (P)2015 Antonio Simon, Jr.

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    Armando 06-01-15
    Armando 06-01-15
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    "Fun, fantastic, and funny!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I sure would. Marco's journey is fun, fantastic, and funny. It's a adventure full of pirates and dragons. I highly recommend it.


    What other book might you compare The Gullwing Odyssey to and why?

    The humor of this book is like what you would find in the "Shrek" movies.


    Have you listened to any of Elliott Walsh’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never heard any other performances by Elliott, but I'd like to. He does an outstanding job at bringing the story to life by giving every character his unique voice. And his comedic timing is great!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A young man goes on the journey of a lifetime by accident, and becomes the hero he strove not to be.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read more from this author, and hear more from this narrator!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Antonio Simon, Jr. 05-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hilarious, insightful, and sure to please"

    As the author of this work, I'm a little hesitant to review it, but I must give credit where it is due: Dr. Elliott Walsh's narration is exceptional.

    "The Gullwing Odyssey" is a very funny book, and one with substance. The titular character, Marco Gullwing, is a young man who learns that sometimes the life you seek isn't the life you ought to lead. The moral of the story is to be the best "you" that you can be. Of course, he learns this the hard way while dodging pirates and narrowly escaping with his life.

    Dr. Walsh's narration makes the written word come alive. His vocal style is nuanced, crisp, engaging, and enjoyable. It shows that he has a passion for storytelling - he doesn't narrate books, he performs them. The end result is a hilarious, insightful work that is sure to please. Bravo!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ana J Barbosa 05-24-15
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    "Charming, original, and absolutely hilarious"
    Would you listen to The Gullwing Odyssey again? Why?

    Absolutely! The plot is witty and fun, and the humor is PG-rated. This is a romp of an adventure for all ages, full of pirates, wizards, dragons, flying ships, and many more surprises.

    The narration is amazing! The narrator, Elliott Walsh, is a natural storyteller. He gives each character his own voice. His easygoing style brings a casual, breeze vibe to the story. When the action gets intense, he delivers a nail-biting performance.


    What other book might you compare The Gullwing Odyssey to and why?

    The humor is similar to "The Princess Bride," "Discworld," and "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy".


    Have you listened to any of Elliott Walsh’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard any others of Elliott Walsh's performances, but I am certain they are great, judging by his performance in "The Gullwing Odyssey."


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book is extremely funny, very tense in the action sequences, and many memorable moments.


    Any additional comments?

    Bravo to the author for having written this amazing book. Bravo to the narrator for this amazing performance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ali 11-10-15
    Ali 11-10-15
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    "A wonderful fantasy comedy"
    What made the experience of listening to The Gullwing Odyssey the most enjoyable?

    Mr. Walsh's narration, hands down. He is an excellent narrator with wonderful comedic timing. He did an exceptional job at voicing each character individually and giving each his or her own personalty.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it was a well-written fantasy comedy. It has something for everyone.


    Have you listened to any of Elliott Walsh’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first I have heard by Mr. Walsh, and it was great.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book will make you cry with laughter, but it also has substance. It has action, suspense, and heartfelt moments you won't soon forget.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly 01-02-16
    Kelly 01-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantasy Satire Coming of Age Tale"

    This book was a riot. I actually listened to it on audio book, which I think really made the characters for me. Nominally it is a (young adult?) humor fantasy novel following the adventures of Marco Gullwing. He is a messenger boy, who in the course of a mission accidentally boards the wrong boat and ends up in places doing things he never expected. Its a classic coming of age tale as Marco really starts out as a bit of an ass, but starts coming into his own through various trials and tribulations.

    I would call humor the main genre this book fits into. There's also magic, and dragon people, hence the fantasy. And I assume it is mostly aimed at a young adult audience, as most books with an adolescent main character are, but I waver on that, as the sense of humor is definitely adult. The word-play is fantastic, the satire is delicious, and farce of it all is definitely fun for adults too.

    All the characters in the Gullwing Odyssey are parodies of themselves. And yet, the exaggerated characteristics don't make them any less enjoyable to read about, or imagine in your head. Quite the reverse really. As I said, I listened to this book in audio form, and the narration was just perfect. He does all the voices. And if there's one thing that makes an exaggerated character even better, its an exaggerated silly accent voice. Oh yes.

    The characters come alive in your head, you can practically see the over-the-top costumes they're wearing as they stride across the back of your eyelids in a vivid colorful world full of snarky dragon princesses, furious pirate queens, and slacker messenger boys.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Victor DiGenti NE Florida 12-22-15
    Victor DiGenti NE Florida 12-22-15
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    "A fantastic journey"

    Antonio Simon, Jr's fantasy adventure conjures memories of Alice's Adventures through the Looking Glass where nothing is as it seems, where magic and trickery combine with satire, love and reluctant heroism. Did I mention the dragons, wizards and pirates? A thoroughly enjoyable tale.

    Aside from the entertaining and imaginative storyline, Dr. Elliott Walsh's audio performance was spot on and captured the spirit of Simon's narrative.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ketil vestby 06-25-15

    Love reading, prefferably books about mysteries, something to figure out.. Have read since I started, will stop when I do. B^)

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    "Really abstract storyline, great narrator"

    For some reason, I did struggle to get the details and finer parts of the story - and then it ended. I think I'll have to listen to it once more..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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