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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
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.
ABR Reviewer's Choice Award Winner
- By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-15-18
"Well done!" A quote from the book, I think...
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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