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Unexpected funny and light listen

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

Reviewed: 01-23-15

If you could sum up The Junior Arsonists Club in three words, what would they be?

Funny, unexpected

What did you like best about this story?

The way you could empathize with the main character, both the author and the voice actress did a great job on this.Also, the uncommon characters, even if some of them could be a bit... creepy? It didnt feel like it went for cliches or was a redo of some other story.

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

Haven't listened to others

Who was the most memorable character of The Junior Arsonists Club and why?

Can't really decide between Marilyn and Zhana, It was easy to feel empathetic about Marilyn, but Zhana and her obsession with the couch were hard to ignore.

Any additional comments?

The title certainly makes you expect something entirely different, but it was still a quite enjoyable short story that even made me laugh out loud a couple of times. At first I expected this to be a story about Zhana and a couple of her friends creating a club to burn things or something, but i couldnt be farther from the truth.I feel that the last 15 minutes deserve a warning since the rest of the story is entirely PG13.

Finally, the couch had it coming... though it is hard to think about all the memories, both good and bad, that went with it;


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Still, Marilyn deserved a new begining, and there could be no better way to do so than to get rid of everything that couch meant to her.
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