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  • The Splendid and Extraordinary Life of Beautimus Potamus

  • By: Peggy A. Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

The mystical green planet of Rendaz is home to devout goddess worshiper and university professor, middle-aged Beautimus Potamus - who also happens to be a hippo plagued by hot flashes and poor self-esteem. Beautimus forms an alliance with Samuel S. Goodwings, a younger womanizing, atheist praying mantis. When these two are together, life morphs from the mundane into the fantastic. Our unlikely duo solve mysteries, bring a murderer to justice, and even help end a war, while experiencing their own trials, triumphs, and tragedies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABR Reviewer's Choice Award Winner

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-15-18

"Well done!" A quote from the book, I think...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-18

I loved Kelley Hazen's reading and was really awed by the "voices" of the characters. She captured their personalities with total consistency and emotion (the actress in her comes through beautifully--she becomes the characters!) The narration was clear and easy to understand.
I thought it would have been a more effective story if the author had edited it, or if it was a series. For my taste, it was too long. However, if you're one of those that just never wants a fun book to end, then this is for you!

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