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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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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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    Benjamin HAWTHORN WOODS, IL, United States 09-24-09
    Benjamin HAWTHORN WOODS, IL, United States 09-24-09 Member Since 2009
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    "redeeming light thriller"

    Entertaining thriller that doesn't get stuck taking itself seriously. Redemption story, so takes awhile to start liking the "bumbling hero". Adult content -- not for the family car trip. At about $1/hr, worth the price or credit.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Helscher Cincinnati 07-01-12
    Holly Helscher Cincinnati 07-01-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Fun Read"

    I bought this title during one of the sales. I didn't know exactly what to expect, but I'm glad I took the risk. The characters were very different from most novels. We have islanders, a corrupt doctor and, naturally, the sequined love nun.

    Pilot Tucker Case is a miscreant who has a hard time following rules. As a result he is persuaded to fly the pink plane of Mary Jean Cosmetics while under the influence in order to help a young lady (and I use the term loosely) join the mile high club. From there it's all downhill for Tucker. He's disgraced and ends up on an island in Micronesia. Getting there is difficult and along the way we meet navigator Kimi, who has some unusual behaviors of his own. We also fall in with love Roberto, a talking fruit bat. We cheer on the Shark People, indigenous to the island. We cross our fingers that the doctor and his amoral wife get what they deserve. And we hope that the ghost of Capt. Vincent Bennidetti, USAF, gives Tucker enough guidance (but not too much) so that he doesn't screw it up. Many times, however, Tucker comes close.

    This isn't a thriller in the traditional sense of one. But it has thriller plot lines liberally seasoned with humor. The reluctant hero theme is evident, but Tucker is charming, although stupid in some places. He learns and grows and so we stick with him.

    The performance is well done. The writing is good. Go on. Take the same chance I did. you won't be disappointed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada 02-16-11
    Kelly Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada 02-16-11 Member Since 2006
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    "I Liked It"

    Island of the Sequined Love Nun is a cute story. This is what I've come to expect from Christopher Moore; a light amusing story revolving around quirky characters. I think it's worth the download.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
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    "This one is a keeper."

    I really enjoyed this book. I instantly fell in love with the characters, which works out great if your a Christopher Moore fan because he likes to use his characters in multiple books. I think this is kind of a bonus for the reader.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mari Farmington, MN, United States 04-22-13
    Mari Farmington, MN, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Made me laugh out loud"

    I took a chance from my normal category and got a home run. This story was funny, the characters were interesting and the performance was great. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for some fun.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Canada 09-10-12
    Ron Canada 09-10-12
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    "Total Goofyness"
    If you could sum up Island of the Sequined Love Nun in three words, what would they be?

    Whimsical, Fun, unabashed adventures of our unlikely hero, Tucker; his man-woman sidekick and the talking fruit bat. Pure fantasy with a surprisingly thought provoking outcome.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marta Maçussa, Portugal 07-14-12
    Marta Maçussa, Portugal 07-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Funny and whitty"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was my first book by the author and I had no expectations - I was very happily surprised to find out the story is not at all linear and obvious and the writting is clever and funny all the way. I will definetely search for more titles from C. Moore!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sory is not basic and the writing is really nice. It keeps you up and running all along - and smiling!


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    He got the character very well and was excellent doing the voices of the secondary ones too. He keeps up the pace of the story, no slowing down, very good.


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

    "Have you considered living in the tropics?"


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-02-13
    Ruth Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Moore book!"

    This was my second Moore book (after A Dirty Job).

    He's a very fun writer, and his books are compelling and well crafted. I absolutely recommend this one and can't wait to hear more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 09-03-13
    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 09-03-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Gods & talking bats!!!"
    Would you listen to Island of the Sequined Love Nun again? Why?

    Oh, yes.....this was just plain fun, from start to finish


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot was great, and all the characters were full bodied, and flushed out, they cam alive!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Beth is with the old cannibal


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

    Laugh, of course, laugh out loud!


    Any additional comments?

    This is one listen I would recommend to everyone. Moves along at a good pace, and gives you good laughs!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Bopp West Bloomfield, MI United States 07-02-13
    Kevin Bopp West Bloomfield, MI United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Fun Story!"
    Where does Island of the Sequined Love Nun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the top 3 or 4, without question.


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

    *Spoiler Alert*

    When Tuck steals a jet.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    The narrator really nails many of the characters on an emotional level. His voice conveys their emotions and mannerisms extremely well.


    If you could take any character from Island of the Sequined Love Nun out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Beth, because watching her devious mind work would be enlightening. And besides, there's nothing wrong with having a lovely lady on your arm at dinner!


    Any additional comments?

    Christopher Moore is fantastic and this story doesn't disappoint!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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