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Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed!: A Fast & Furious Novel | [Geoffrey McGeachin]

Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed!: A Fast & Furious Novel

Martin Carter is having a crook day. His home life's a misery, he's been retrenched by the bank, and everyone's forgotten his birthday. But a million-dollar payroll, a pistol, and a split-second decision change everything. Hurtling north on a motorcycle with the intriguing Faith, Martin encounters a mysterious hit-man, a new-age bike gang, a reclusive media mogul, and the booby-trapped mountain hideout of an old schoolmate.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Geoffrey McGeachin didn't publish his first novel until 2004, but since the award-winning debut of Fat, Fifty, and F***ed!, McGeachin has made up for lost time, writing two complete series in the wake of his initial success. The author is like the Australian version of Carl Hiaasen, populating his novels with wit, humor, and (often) criminal action.

Actor Peter Hosking has performed more than 100 audiobooks over the course of several decades. He brings his expert pacing and agility to this winner of the inaugural Australian Popular Fiction Competition. The performance is above all entertaining, taking emotionally defeated protagonist Martin Carter from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds.

Publisher's Summary

Martin Carter is having a crook day. His home life's a misery, he's been retrenched by the bank, and everyone's forgotten his birthday. But a million-dollar payroll, a pistol, and a split-second decision change everything. Hurtling north on a motorcycle with the intriguing Faith, Martin encounters a mysterious hit-man, a new-age bike gang, a reclusive media mogul, and the booby-trapped mountain hideout of an old schoolmate. With Faith's help he learns about love again, along with some bitter truths about instant coffee, brown suede shoes, and the legendary Great Aussie Truck-stop Breakfast.

©2004 Geoffrey McGeachin; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"A very satisfying adventure/romantic comedy with an undercurrent of impending danger....An effortlessly entertaining story that will have you itching to hit the open road yourself." (Australian Crime Fiction Database)

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    Judy Freeport, IL, USA 09-23-06
    Judy Freeport, IL, USA 09-23-06
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    "Delightful"

    This is the perfect book for a long drive or while doing chores. It's a very funny roimp through the Australian countryside with a bank manager who has just turned fifty and decides to rob his bank branch that just closed and chuck it all. You will laugh out loud. Very enjoyable.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Rochester Hills, MI, USA 07-24-07
    Douglas Rochester Hills, MI, USA 07-24-07 Member Since 2002
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    "Lots of fun"

    The story did not work my brain extra hard, but I really had a good time listening to it. It was fun, funny and entertaining. This probably has something to do with turning 50 this year.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey craigmore, Australia 03-19-14
    Tracey craigmore, Australia 03-19-14 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    the story stared well with good twists all through


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed!?

    the holdup it was differant


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

    yes they all pretty good he has a great sense for the storytelling


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    Lynne Mannering Park, NSW, Australia 03-02-10
    Lynne Mannering Park, NSW, Australia 03-02-10
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    "An Easy Listen"

    I quite enjoyed this book although the Narrator did sound a little bored reading it.

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    Phillip Dandenong Plaza, VIC, Australia 02-26-10
    Phillip Dandenong Plaza, VIC, Australia 02-26-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Very enjoyable"

    A great light hearted story that takes you on a journey through Australia with a lot of dry humour. Peter Hosking as the reader adds a lot to the story and it is a great listen on a long drive or flight.
    Highly recommended.

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    Ruth Burks 06-30-09
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    "Fun, lots of laughs"

    Very enjoyable,light and completely unbelievable. Doesn't tax your mind. Reader could have been better.

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