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When Elves Attack Audiobook

When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State

It’s ho, ho, ho time in this hilarious and wacky Florida holiday tale, featuring bighearted psychopath Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman. Like Santa, Serge knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Few can give with the generosity and creativity of Serge, and as December 24 rolls around, he is filling up the Serge sleigh with an unforgettable bag of presents. But before that, it’s all a big free-range Christmas office party, where Serge will be spreading his special cheer. And there’s that last-minute go-for-broke spree at the mall (just beware of those attacking elves - they bite).
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Publisher's Summary

I’m dreaming of a Serge Christmas...
Palm trees with twinkle lights...
Santa’s big belly protruding over a neon Speedo....

It’s ho, ho, ho time in this hilarious and wacky Florida holiday tale, featuring bighearted psychopath Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman. Like Santa, Serge knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Few can give with the generosity and creativity of Serge, and as December 24 rolls around, he is filling up the Serge sleigh with an unforgettable bag of presents.

But before that, it’s all a big free-range Christmas office party, where Serge will be spreading his special cheer. And there’s that last-minute go-for-broke spree at the mall (just beware of those attacking elves - they bite). While you’re there, skip the lame photo on Santa’s lap - Serge will give you a lap ride you’ll never forget. As for that addled elf Coleman, there’s nothing like a white Christmas. Let it snow!

So grab a six-pack, spike the eggnog, and hit the dunes on the beach as Serge and Coleman roast some nuts on an open fire and prove that reindeer really do know how to fly!

©2011 Tim Dorsey (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 07-02-13
    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 07-02-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Christmas-Serge Style!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh, yeah....to all of them


    What other book might you compare When Elves Attack to and why?

    None, really, it's a one of a kind!


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

    Coleman is good, but when Serge gets his engine running, it's Serge all the way!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, no, wait......yes & no....wanted it to last forever!!


    Any additional comments?

    Just a fun listen!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James FRANKLIN, WI, United States 10-01-12
    James FRANKLIN, WI, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Serge and Coleman Again"
    Where does When Elves Attack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not my favorite of the Serge series, but has it's moments. Short, 4 discs, get the impression that the author's publisher ordered him to write a short holiday themed story.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story line was not as good as the longer books in the series.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    I like the different voices for the different characters.


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

    Funny, funny, chapter when Jim explains to Serge the secret to a happy marriage.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a huge Tim Dorsey fan. Don't start with this book, it will help to know the character from the early books in the series. This is book 14.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Me 09-19-12
    Me 09-19-12

    I am an Avid Reader, I love all different kinds of books, from Mystery to Sci Fi and Horror.

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    "Loved it Loved it Loved it"
    Where does When Elves Attack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the best ever


    What other book might you compare When Elves Attack to and why?

    Anything by David Sedaris, the comedy is roll on the floor laughing, I listened to this book at work and almost got in trouble for laughing so much.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they come to Thanksgiving dinner with the mother in law there, I love the conversation with the daughter, about her boyfriend.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, but I did like that the man gave jobs to the security guard and the manager of the store.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to anyone, I bought it thinking it was just going to be a Christmas story, and it turned out to be the most hilariously entertaining book I have ever read. Forget Erma Bombeck or David Sedaris, Tim Dorsey is the new king of comedy writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 09-10-12
    Linda 09-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "More crazy people in Florida"
    Where does When Elves Attack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks about 6 our of 10.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How insane it was


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was at the end when everyone celebrated Christmas together.


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

    I was somewhat shocked at how casually murder of the bad guys was treated.


    Any additional comments?

    All in all, a very enjoyable and entertaining book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dale Apopka, FL, United States 03-19-12
    Dale Apopka, FL, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2007
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    "A rip roaring laugh a minute book."
    If you could sum up When Elves Attack in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, engaging, entertaining


    What other book might you compare When Elves Attack to and why?

    Any other Tim Dorsey book. He's in a class of his own


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

    Great. He does the best Serge and Coleman.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 03-27-12
    Jason 03-27-12

    Alpha Dork

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    "Serge's voice!! Ugh."
    Would you listen to When Elves Attack again? Why?

    I love Tim Dorsey and have read all his novels. This is the first one I listened to as an audio book as I commute to a different state during the week now.

    Great crazy story as always-- we need alternative holiday books! The only thing I didn't like was Serge's voice. Sure he's manic and bipolar and whatever. BUt he is also a really large, strong, studly guy, and shouldn't have a weasely voice. He sounded more like bob newhart on speed than the Serge I had in my mind.

    Excellent otherwise..


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    Brent Goodyear, AZ, United States 11-23-11
    Brent Goodyear, AZ, United States 11-23-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Fun book"

    Very well done!
    Great story and very well peformed by the reader.
    I would recomend this to anyone who likes Christmas and laughter

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cris Lake Waccamaw, NC, United States 10-29-11
    Cris Lake Waccamaw, NC, United States 10-29-11 Member Since 2013
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    but the book doesn't live up to it. The narrator used a very annoying voice for the main character. It sounded like he recorded it in a normal voice and upped the speed. I almost never comment on a book that I did not finish, but I could not make myself listen to the end. I often found my mind wandering.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    motown Bangor, Maine 12-27-11
    motown Bangor, Maine 12-27-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"

    I had a hard time getting into the book and slogged along to the end. I just didn't think it was that funny. I kept thinking it would get better and maybe I just missed something, but I don't think that I will listen to this author again.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Jacksonville, FL, United States 11-15-11
    Juan Jacksonville, FL, United States 11-15-11 Member Since 2015

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "A little Short but not bad"

    The book is funny but it reads like a few extra chapters from atomic lobsters. Very short and not too much of a story, still funny. He is no Christopher Moore but when you have nothing else it’s something that will keep you entertained.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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