The mayhem starts when two bumbling Jersey mobsters, Nick and Squeaky, decide that their only way to get rich is to insure and burn down an old apartment building.
Unfortunately, their complex is above ancient alien beacon for communicating with their galactic space brothers. First contact by the aliens sets in motion a destructive course for mankind and the aliens. The fate of the galaxy depends on the decisions of Markus, a mobster named Squeaky, and a dog named "Snoop".
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A friend of mine recommended this - and I'm glad I bought it. This was alot of fun listening to. The intro is great, then it took a little while for the story to build so keep going. Also, you can't take it completely serious, this is basically sci-fi humor. I liked the way the author builds on the story of a complete idiot becoming President of the United States. The whole time I'm thinking how does this go? And yes there are some fart jokes but it's still funny (at least to me). After this one, I wish there were more of Tony Teora's books in audio format. I also thought the narrator did a good job bringing the characters to life. Recommended.
I hate to give it away but I loved the ending - I was waiting to figure out how this idiot becomes president.
Probably the big explosion.
Even an idiot can be President
I wish there were more books by Tony Teora in audio. I don't have time to read much and love the audio format.
When I read from fellow Audible reviewers that this book was riddled with fart and poop jokes, I thought, surely not riddled. Maybe padded a little with childish humor, but surely not riddled.
It's riddled. Smart pills make the consumer fart. Given the title, I should have assumed that would be a big plot point. Then there's the dog eating X-Lax and a slow-witted sidekick doing the same, in the belief that he was popping a little chocolate.
If you are a 10-year-old geek boy, hilarity ensues. If not, you wade through it to get a reasonably fun, madcap si-fi tale. It's certainly not Douglas Adams or even John Scalzi (love Scalzi's "Agent to the Stars," love it), but it lumbers along without, aside from the fart jokes, disgracing itself. There is very little violence and an overall Douglas Adams-John Scalzi wit, although not in their league.
Had I known about the relentlessly low body humor, would I have bought it? No, but I'm not a Three Stooges fan, do not enjoy vulgarity for its own sake and, above all, I'm a female. This is a male tale.
Excellent narrator. His aplomb almost saved the book, at least for me.
The performance delivery of this audio book is one of the best that I have ever heard. The narrator (Mark Nelson) is superb in giving voice to the different characters in a totally believable way.
The production values are the only thing that I can really recommend for this book. The story really tends to drag in places, and is littered with knocks at George W. Bush that already make it sound dated. The author apparently is a 9/11 truther as well, which he gives to us through a corrupt FBI character.
Its an interesting addition to your library, but not the first one you should buy.
To be fair, I didn't listen to very much of this book. The book might be wonderful. I just could not get past the almost loving description of one character's numerous farts.
I loved the irony of all the different civilizations (advanced or otherwise) and how similar we all are. The characters were filled with humor and the storyline was amazingly creative and fun to follow. The narrator does a great job brining the story to life and really keeps you glued. Only one suggestion... I'd call the book "Smart Pills FROM Dummies". Fantastic!!!
This was just a lot of fun! And the narrator was one of the best - great voices and he really brought the story to life! I know, I know, the plot summary sounds nutty, but it REALLY works! It's just hysterical! And, believe it or not, he crafts a really neat and appropriate ending - which is rare these days. Even Quark the robot is a piece of work!
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