Monica M. Brinkman

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  • Yikes!

  • Another Quirky Audio Book
  • By: Adele Park
  • Narrated by: Steve Campbell, Pavi Pavoczko, Alexandra Harbold, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

When marijuana enthusiast Blue McKenna suffers an apocalyptic case of writer's block, reality TV seems like an easy way out. A conglomerate of kooky contestants invades the polygamist community of Navel, Utah, to compete in a reality TV show called Yikes! Participants include Steven Finch, a lovable stoner who develops a conspiracy theory involving a rock band called the Rectal Surgeons, and Randall Smoot, a member of the Gay Mafia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lively, wry and dry

  • By Pokeyozo on 07-26-13

One of A Kind! The Best Kind.

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Reviewed: 06-02-13

Adele Parks has outdone herself with ‘Yikes’ Another Quirky Audio Book.

I was first introduced to Ms. Parks audio book ‘Jitters’ and knew she had a special talent that takes the listener deep into the story, actually transitioning them within the story, as they become as much a part of the town as the characters. This, my friends, is a very difficult task to master, yet Adele has the gift.

When listening to ‘Yikes’, I was truly amazed that, once again, I found myself laughing out loud, worrying about the characters fate, getting angry over an act or deed performed and mostly, enjoying every single minute. Who else but Adele Parks could interject marijuana, Reality TV, homosexuality, love affairs, death and sibling rivalry in such a way it intertwined perfectly and harmoniously into a delightful, refreshing and very funny story. Her ‘play on words’ is not obvious yet it adds an underlying synchronization which inserts a touch of magic to each chapter.

I laugh just thinking about the characters, their idiosyncrasies and personalities. This reviewer hosts the It Matters live internet radio broadcast and has read hundreds of books from guest authors. This quirky little audio book stands out from the rest, not because other books are not of high quality and substance, but because it is so uniquely different. You’ll feel as if you are within a theater or stage production from the start to the end of this hilarious wild ride through the town of Naval, Utah.

Can’t wait to see what author Adele Park comes up with next.

Monica M. Brinkman
Radio Host, Author

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