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DAVE! (A Novel from the Future), Part 1: The Invaders Audiobook

DAVE! (A Novel from the Future), Part 1: The Invaders

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The year is 2031. The United States has sealed itself off from the rest of the world. The state of the country is dire; the Constitution is ancient history, the poverty level is at an all-time high, and there is more corruption in the government than ever before. And oh yeah, Mel Gibson is president. But something is wrong with Mr. Gibson. He doesn't seem quite...human. What unfolds is a battle unlike any other. Bring on the Invaders, a secret society whose mission is to destroy the unknown forces in D.C. and take back this country.

From Marc Richard, author of Degrees of Separation and Those Eyes, comes a dark political science fiction thriller-comedy the likes of which you have never witnessed. Dystopia has never been this funny.

©2016 Marc Richard (P)2016 Marc Richard

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    Striker Atlanta, GA 09-18-16
    Striker Atlanta, GA 09-18-16 Member Since 2016

    If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!

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    "Comedy in a Sci-fi Future Dystopia"

    This book really was hilarious. I wouldn't go for this book if you're looking for an in-depth sci-fi story or realistic characters. However, if you're looking for a good laugh and a relatively short and easy listen, then this book is for you.

    The book takes place in a future dictatorship regime that all started with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. With the recent election of Mel Gibson to the oval office, the country is in a downward spiral...
    The comedy and characters were sometimes a little over the top, but for the creativity and the number of actual laugh-out-loud moments, it gets 4 stars. (Really more like 3.5)
    It was entertaining and I'm glad I took a chance on it and gave it a fair listen.

    The narrator was surprisingly good. Definitely earned 5 stars.

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dione 08-14-16
    Dione 08-14-16
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    "Mr. Richard is going places..... Probably hell .... And they will be glad to see him."

    I have to admit I thought this whole thing was a joke of some sort when I first saw it on FB. Then seeing FREE I assumed it was going to be horrible. I'm very pleased to say I was wrong on both accounts. It's pretty dang funny. I was reminded of Christopher Moore ( who I adore) and I can't wait to read ( listen to )more of Marc Richards works.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse 08-09-16
    Jesse 08-09-16
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    "A great listen!"
    If you could sum up DAVE! (A Novel from the Future), Part 1: The Invaders in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Different, Enticing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Carlton, his overall attitude and secret made "him" a character that i wanted to continue listening to!


    Which character – as performed by David S. Dear – was your favorite?

    Iron-Gut, the way he got his nickname and his overall view on events/life were hilarious.


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

    Where "Making America Great Again" leads us!


    Any additional comments?

    The book was funny and overall very interesting. It keeps the listeners attention and makes you excited for the next part of the series. The narration was excellent and easy to distinguish between different characters. It also allowed for easy conclusion of the characters personality/background just by listening to the different accents and attitudes. *I was given a credit so i could listen to this book and provide an honest review*

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Larry DAYTON, TN, United States 08-20-16
    Larry DAYTON, TN, United States 08-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "A new writer on the scene"

    This is Marc Richards first audiobook. I generally listen to audiobooks because it's so handy to be able to listen while i do things around the house. this book tho, i'd actually read a couple weeks ago. Marc is making a splash and I wanted to see what he was about, so I read the book. now he'd announced the audiobook, so I gave it a try. turns out I liked the story even better now. good production, good narrator worked to make the story more fun.

    looking for someone new? give Marc a try.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 09-28-16
    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 09-28-16

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    "It's about as far out there as they come!"

    This was an enjoyable oddball story. If you are homophobic in any way I'd suggest staying away from this one. I am not so I liked it. The story is completely fantastical, unrealistic & utter science fiction. Except for the part where Trump destroyed the United States. That part is completely plausible & likely if he is elected. That's what made it good. I'm all signed up to get the next one!

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Johannes Debler 09-27-16
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    "Funny and disturbing view into a crazy future"
    Where does DAVE! (A Novel from the Future), Part 1: The Invaders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is pretty close to the top, unfortunately it's a little short, but we'll see what the rest of the series has to offer.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of DAVE! (A Novel from the Future), Part 1: The Invaders?

    I love how sexuality and gender is treated in this fictitious future. Everything goes and nobody minds.


    What does David S. Dear bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A great narration that was fun to follow and made it easy to listen.


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

    Yes, and I pretty much did (but that might also have to do with it being pretty short).


    Any additional comments?

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    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Relevant and comedic for the times. South Park fans rejoice!"

    The author takes your brought twisted version of the future idiocracy style. Contains current presidential candidates, Mel Gibson, aliens and more. Very promising concept. It's tarts as an email chain and twists around to a single persons view for most of it. I found the story concept rather hard to swallow for only 13-14 years from now. I like comedies though so I figured I'd give it a shot. I was hoping for more. I see that it was compared to South Park. Not a big fan of South Park. Had I seen that at first I probably wouldn't have taken it. That will g said If you are a fan of South Park, this is probably for you. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul A. Luedecke Texas, USA 09-20-16
    Paul A. Luedecke Texas, USA 09-20-16

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    "A short beginning"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this short book. It is introduced and written as people's emails/journals. It is a good way to get different points of view and have a little fun. The absurdity of some of the aspects (president) coupled with the reality that we are in these absurdities now make one think, cringe, giggle, and ultimately decide to have a beer. At least that was how it worked on me. Looking forward to the next one.

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 09-17-16
    Rachel 09-17-16 Member Since 2015

    Some books may be better written and genres differ. So I rate on how mush I enjoyed a book, I am not a book critic.

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    "Did not finish"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Bart Simpson


    What could Marc Richard have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing, I should not have tried it.


    What aspect of David S. Dear’s performance would you have changed?

    I liked the narrator, he suited the story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No sorry, it did not have a story line. It jumped incoherently between a collection of harsh personalities.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was provided to the reviewer by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for posting a non-bias review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Quella 09-14-16
    Quella 09-14-16 Member Since 2016

    A reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and non-fiction Christian books. A reviewer for Audiobookboom.com

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    "Adult Swim meets future dystopian comedy world"

    If you enjoy stories that read like an Adult Swim cartoon, this rather short (serialized) book may be for you. If you are not one who enjoys shows like The Family Guy, South Park, etc. I would not recommend it. The characters are goofy, the plot is light and weak, and the vulgar language is over the top excessive. This book is not for anyone easily offended by vulgar language or childish poop jokes.

    The story itself is unique and somewhat humorous like “Agent to the Stars”, without the things that made that book entertaining for me. This book for me was all over the place and could easily be listened to by some with ADHD as it continued to jump around like a dog seeing a squirrel. It was difficult for me to focus or take the book seriously; although it is a comedy I still wanted more depth.

    The book, like TV cartoon comedies, attempts to insult nearly ever people group or subject. It deals with gender issues, racism, illegal immigrants, etc. Again, if you are offended by this material, I would say this book is not for you.

    The narration of this book was done by Davis Dear, which was a new narrator for me to listen too. He currently has a mix of book genres found on Audible, most of them shorter works; three hours or less. The audio was well produced and I could not find any artifacts such as pops, clicks, or swallows while listening. Mr. Dear was able to voice the different characters and their inflection quite well. He gave the book’s characters’ life and made them unique in their own way. I would listen to other audio materials by this narrator in the future.

    Disclaimer: This book was provided to the reviewer by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for posting a non-bias review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    9/25/16
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    "" Ha, ha, ha, ha. Bleep, bloop. ""
    Would you listen to DAVE! (A Novel from the Future), Part 1: The Invaders again? Why?

    I just loved this book. Great narration of a funny, funky, irreverent, dystopian, almost stream of consciousness, piece of writing, it made me laugh out loud - something I do far too infrequently nowadays.
    It starts as a chain email letter in which recipients are invited to say something about themselves then pass it on; but it pretty soon gets hijacked by a single author for his own ongoing story. Set some 15 years into a future where Mel Gibson is President and the USA is completely surrounded by the wall started by Trump, it pours out a soliloquy of angst against the powers that be, social isolation and interaction, loves and dislikes, moral (and immortal) disintegration and the subject's own recruitment into a spurious attempt to back the enigmatic Dave in his attempt to wrest the power for himself and hopefully his followers. Oh, did I mention the aliens? All as the email writer goes about his daily business.
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    As narrator, David Dear is perfect, capturing the fast talking, rather supercilious tones of the main email author. Slick and delicious, the underlying humour just oozes from his voice. I have not heard this narrator before but will certainly look out for him in the future.
    As I will also look for more by Marc Richard.
    Do not buy this book if you are repelled by sexual innuendo, irreverent takes on life and society and are shocked by slight dalliances with political incorrectness. Nor if you insist on a simple, straightforward story. But if this isn't you, go get this book now and enjoy. I'm off to look for Dave II.
    Thank you so much to the rights holder from whom I received a complimentary copy of Dave, part 1, the Invaders, via Audiobook Boom. It has really brightened my day


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