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Island of the Sequined Love Nun | [Christopher Moore]

Island of the Sequined Love Nun

Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation.
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Publisher's Summary

Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation. But when he demolishes his boss's pink plane during a drunken airborne liaison, Tuck must run for his life from Mary Jean's goons. Now there's only one employment opportunity left for him: piloting shady secret missions for an unscrupulous medical missionary and a sexy blond high priestess on the remotest of Micronesian hells. Here is a brazen, ingenious, irreverent, and wickedly funny novel from a modern master of the outrageous.

©1997 Christopher Moore; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    magicmarmot Minneapolis MN USA 01-02-13
    magicmarmot Minneapolis MN USA 01-02-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Christopher Moore quality as usual"
    What did you love best about Island of the Sequined Love Nun?

    I'm a fan of Christopher Moore ever since the "Gospel According to Biff", though this is the first audiobook version I've listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are flawed in some interesting ways. A bit cartoony, but if you buy into that, it's solid.


    Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

    Roberto, the Fruit Bat. Or Vincent. Or both at the same time. :)


    If you could rename Island of the Sequined Love Nun, what would you call it?

    It's a fine name.


    Any additional comments?

    Oliver Wyman's voice is not the same as my internal voice when I'm reading, which threw me off for the first several chapters. That's my own personal jarring, YMMV.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen MEMPHIS, TN, United States 10-30-12
    Kathleen MEMPHIS, TN, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent and hilarious listen."
    If you could sum up Island of the Sequined Love Nun in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, Well-Read, Unique.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Island of the Sequined Love Nun?

    Tucker crashing the bright pink plane.


    What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does an amazing job with all the different voices and really made the characters come to life.


    Who was the most memorable character of Island of the Sequined Love Nun and why?

    Definitely a tie between Mary Jean and Kimi.


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful book and definitely worth a listen and a read!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    david GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, United States 09-11-12
    david GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "lol romp from start to finish!"
    What made the experience of listening to Island of the Sequined Love Nun the most enjoyable?

    the story was funny, fast,well written.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the cast of characters


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    he had a total grasp of the story.


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

    i had many good laughs.


    Any additional comments?



    i would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something different and needs a good laugh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Russell Lewisburg, PA United States 08-14-12
    Russell Lewisburg, PA United States 08-14-12

    Too old to rock and roll; too young to die.

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    "Classic Moore"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anybody who likes a good story with a lot of humor, some of it quite grim.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Island of the Sequined Love Nun?

    The ending is classic.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    He does voices very well. He's a good reader. What else is there to say.


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

    It totally made me laugh.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Malcolm 07-05-12
    Malcolm 07-05-12
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    "Fun!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Island of the Sequined Love Nun to be better than the print version?

    This book was so fun to listen to! The characters come to life from the hand of Mr. Moore, but Oliver Wyman does a great job giving them a voice! I particularly loved the voice of "Kimmie the Navigator" This book does not drag in any chapter it is beat after beat of action and perfect story telling. This story may not be everyons cup of tea, but if you want to hear a funny story give it a try.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Oh man so many great parts. But I would say with out spoiling anything. When Vincent tells Malink to build the ladders and he does it on faith alone. Sort of like Noah.


    Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

    Beth Curtis


    Who was the most memorable character of Island of the Sequined Love Nun and why?

    Hard to decide from Malink or Sarapul, but I would say Malink. He did well for the shark people. He trusted in Vincent.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lysa Garcia 06-12-12
    Lysa Garcia 06-12-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Don't let the title scare you off!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a laugh out loud read


    What other book might you compare Island of the Sequined Love Nun to and why?

    There is no comparison


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    His overall enthusiasm


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

    Laugh until you cry


    Any additional comments?

    A funky, funny, exceptional novel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scraps 04-14-12
    Scraps 04-14-12 Member Since 2010

    I love to read and I read for fun. Escape and imagination are great reasons to love a book.

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    "Too slow to bother with"

    This was a huge disappointment. Practical Demonkeeping is great but this book just drags........and drags........ I have tried and tried to get to a funny part but by the end of part 1 of the download, I still did not enjoy it. So I just gave it up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 07-14-11
    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 07-14-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Good but not great!"

    This is my least favorite of Christopher Moore's titles. It was just so out there and a little hard to follow at times. I liked it... but didn't love it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra St. Louis, MO, United States 05-07-10
    Sandra St. Louis, MO, United States 05-07-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Save your credits..."

    Not nearly as good as Moore's other books. I'm a huge fan of the You Suck series, and have liked a few others like Lamb, but this one was not funny. It didn't make any sense and was so out there that I didn't laugh once. I stopped half-way through.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 11-04-14
    Michael 11-04-14
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    "Not What You Should Expect From Christopher Moore"

    Most of Christopher Moore's books are great satire. This one is just dumb. I am sorry that I wasted my time with it.

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