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Publisher's Summary

Advice: Stay indoors. Remain calm. Avoid roads. Fill bathtubs.

He's a part-time gardener and car thief. She's a murderous nun on a holy mission from another dimension.

Together, they can save the world from a politically charged alien invasion - but only if the world wants to be saved.

From Max Barry, the author of Jennifer Government, Providence and Lexicon comes a satirical speculative adventure for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk.

©2021 Max Barry (P)2021 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Narrator is perfect

Fun story, great voices, excellent performance. Highly recommended for everyone. This book was a fun surprise.

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Incredibly funny, and the narration is brilliant!

No spoilers: you've probably encountered people exactly like this irl. I know I def have! This is current American society in microcosm - ridiculous, recognizable, relatable. Regarding the Metricists: "I didn't think you do could it. You killed a man for preferring centimeters to inches."

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Tons of twisty turny fun!

Totally worth the listen, right up the same alley as Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and other similar styles.

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Terrific modern social satire

A proper followup to his Jennifer Government style of social satire. I've been wondering for a while how Max Barry would approach this kind of storytelling in our post-truth world. Turns out "brilliantly" is the answer.

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very good, except..

this story has an obvious political leaning which, fortunately, I happened to agree with. However chapter 12 got unnecessarily preachy. Skip chapter 12 and it earns 5 stars.

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If the Enlightened Centrism meme gained sentience

The writer attempts to satirically skewer all sides of the isle while understanding none. This book takes the South Park view of politics where caring about any issue is unforgivably monstrous .
This leads to one of the books main problems, the protagonist. For if having political opinions is to be framed as immoral and crazy, then our noble protagonist must have no opinions at all. Our hero is a Latino day laborer who also happens to be a part of organized crime (killing two racist stereotypes with one very dull stone) and neither of those things are very important to the plot or his charecterization. He is a man of few words and no internal monologue. Which quickly becomes annoying as his monosyllabic replies and lack of charecterization makes him a very frustrating character to follow. He is a character you are never sure if he's just quiet or dumb but it often seems to be both as he is thrown around the plot haphazardly meeting bad caricatures of various ideologies (or more often caricatures of caricatures of various ideologies). He has the depth of a thinly sliced piece of paper which makes his supporting cast look great in comparison as they have the depth of a puddle on a hot sunny day. All this could be withstood if the writer had something funny or interesting to say. Unfortunately, he does not and not even the performance of a genuinely good voice actor can't save the reader from the obnoxious tedium of his charecters.

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This book is a hoot!

This book is a hoot and you just might find yourself laughing out loud when you least expect it!

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Different & funny

There were a couple times I got lost with all the characters,& a couple times it lagged, but the times it was laugh out loud funny were worth it in the end.

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Fun!

Wonderful ! A good listen, I love Diego,he is a great character in this book, you go Diego!

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Enjoyable Surprise

This wasn't what I expected it to be, but I found it enjoyable anyway. The story is thought provoking, and contains quite a few ideologies and stereo types.