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When Elves Attack Audiobook

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

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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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    Tiffany Ft. Worth, TX 07-18-14
    Tiffany Ft. Worth, TX 07-18-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Serge is my FAVORITE killer of all time!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of When Elves Attack to be better than the print version?

    Wow, that's a hard one. This is actually the first Tim Dorsey novel that I haven't read, but listened to. I had a much different idea of what Serge would sound like, but I liked his interpretation of Serge.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The craziness that is Serge A. Storms, as always. Who knew someone could create such a loveable psychopath!


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    The use of voices and the wide range he was able to cover. Very talented and enthusiastic.


    Who was the most memorable character of When Elves Attack and why?

    The G-Unit. How they would get rid of the blonde news anchors, priceless! I aspire to be them when I grow up.


    Any additional comments?

    Get as much Tim Dorsey as you can into your life. You'll thank me later.

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    Zen Flower 12-25-13
    Zen Flower 12-25-13 Member Since 2015

    I love my audiobooks! Great for traveling.

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    "I just can't get past the terrible narrator."

    I listened to about four of Dorsey's audiobooks. This one was atrocious and a pain to listen to. I think I listened to the first hour and just could not take it any more. I don't know whether the story is good. A narrator can make the story interesting but this narrator is horrible.

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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    Linda 09-10-12
    Linda 09-10-12 Member Since 2016
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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.

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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.


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

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    Cris Lake Waccamaw, NC, United States 10-29-11
    Cris Lake Waccamaw, NC, United States 10-29-11 Member Since 2016
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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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