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Bad Monkeys Audiobook

Bad Monkeys

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Publisher's Summary

Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder. She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil and that her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons - or "Bad Monkeys" for short.

This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail's psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy, or playing a different game altogether. What follows is one of the most clever and gripping novels you'll ever hear.

©2007 Matt Ruff; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Fast. Wicked. Scarily clever, and equally fun for those who like thrillers and those who don't." (Neal Stephenson, author of Cryptonomicon)
"Bad Monkeys has wit and imagination by the bucketload. Buy it, read it, memorize then destroy it. There are eyes everywhere." (Christopher Moore, author of You Suck)

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    Mike 08-14-08
    Mike 08-14-08
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    "awful"

    I looked forward to this book from an award winner but it ended up one of the few I've ever just lost total interest in, even at 3/4 through. I gave it an hour to get better and it got worse. m

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Troy, MI, United States 07-08-08
    Aaron Troy, MI, United States 07-08-08 Member Since 2003
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    "Really, really bad...no really"

    Really bad - the narrator, the story, everything. I was sucked in by reviews comparing it favorably to PK Dick and the like. It is not on par with any of his works; it is a truly lame mash-up of fight club, a scanner darkly and some other interesting works. the difference is, this is is a mess of cliches and sloppy writing. the "twists" are clearly made up as the author goes along. that and the narrator is indescribably weak. Look away, dear listener, look away..

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Des Plaines, IL, USA 12-21-08
    Kristin Des Plaines, IL, USA 12-21-08 Member Since 2013
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    "simplistic"

    uninteresting and poorly written, pass it by

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Drew Mace 07-29-16
    Drew Mace 07-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Story kept me listening"

    I really enjoyed the story but Allyson Johnson was difficult to listen to for me. I don't think her voice fits the story very well. That being said I still would recommend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    V loves S AZ 08-25-15
    V loves S AZ 08-25-15
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    "Sooooo stupid!"

    I made myself finish this because I paid for it but as an avid reader I have to say that this book is terrible!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark oshkosh, WI, United States 12-26-11
    Mark oshkosh, WI, United States 12-26-11
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    "Twisty and fast paced"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Just not believable where it counts.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure yet.


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

    This is the first one I've listened to by Allyson Johnson, but she is really good. She makes the story come alive.


    Did Bad Monkeys inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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