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F Is for Frank: An Alphabet Book for Grown-Ups!

The Alphabet Books, 6
Narrated by: David S. Dear
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
4 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Franks Wurst: The food of the future!

Try one today!

Many years have passed since Victor Frankenstein built his monster. The population has grown out of control. The food supply is getting low.

Solution?

Designer children.

Parents surrender their children from birth so that new ones can be made from the best of the parts.

Well, most of them.

Some children grow up Normal. The N-Word. Lower class. Unable to land jobs. Mistakenly killed by cops over and over again.

Franks franchises are popping up like weeds. With only one thing on the menu, hot dogs. The low-cost way to feed billions. And people love them.

But when meat becomes scarce, a new item appears on the menu: Franks Wurst. It's not long before that’s all anyone eats.

One night, Mr. Simonson, the Chairman of Franks, gets a crowbar to the skull.

He knew the secret recipe that not even he was supposed to know.

And the more time marches on, the weirder things get. And nobody’s questioning it.

Except for one: A Normal named Maria Shelton who finds the whole thing disturbing. The world’s addiction to Franks Wurst, the murder, and now Normals are disappearing by the hundreds. She’ll figure out just what the hell is going on. Even if it’s the last thing she does. 

And the more she digs, the deeper the conspiracy runs. It just may be the last thing she does.

Oh, Maria, what have you gotten yourself into?

It’s Frankenstein meets Soylent Green. Mary Shelley meets Charlton Heston. A crazy tale that you’d come to expect only from this author.

By the way, he can’t tell you what Franks Wurst is made of, but what he can say is it is not not people.

Note: These audiobooks do not need to be listened in alphabetical order. Mix and match! Trade with friends!

©2018 Marc A Richard (P)2019 Marc A Richard

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F Is for Frank

A strange and humorous story that is downright silly at times. This story gives listeners a different take on Frankenstein. If you wonder about hot dogs now just wait until you listen to this book. This story will give you a chuckle or two as you are taken alongside the main characters and her adventures in finding out the truth about her world. This is a fast-paced listen that will take you into the world of the outrageous. Narrator David S. Dear brings this world to life and keeps the narrative flowing to keep the listener engaged with the story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Marcus
  • East Coast, USA
  • 03-20-19

Lots of parody, not much staying power

This is my first experience with this series so I didn't know what to expect. Turns out: Idiocracy. That's the best way to explain the way characters in this story act. It gets a chuckle early on, but after a while, the whole "I'm not taking myself seriously, look at my calling out my own silliness" gets a bit old.

Add to that, the plot revolved around a mystery that was fairly obvious about halfway in, and that there's no real resolution to any of it, and I can't say that I felt it was a worthwhile listen.

Perhaps that's the way these stories typically go and I just wasn't tuned for it. Either way, this wasn't really for me.

The narrator did a pretty decent job (I was initially worried as his intro and outro contained a LOT of hard T's, which can get annoying, but the actual story was read without them).

I requested this audiobook for free and this review is my own.

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I have to admit

okay I have to admit I love those books I listen to them more than one time they are so good and hilarious Frankenstein was a very enlightening story those books are weird in the best way and this book wasn't an exception I just love them so very much

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A Monty python Mel brooks of literature

It’s ridiculous. It’s outlandish. It’s absurd. It’s totally hilarious. Every letter so far has been a twisted, raucous romp through a world and set of characters that you thought you knew till Marc Richards put his mind to telling you his view of them. Get them. Enjoy them. Escape from your current reality for a few hours and let your kind revel in the ridiculous of it all. I do at every newly released letter. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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No Hotdogs for me

Don’t eat a hot dog while listening to this funny take on Frankenstein. Enjoyed the character of Maria Shelton a PI and her dog. It is an insane take on how to decrease the number of humans to prevent overcrowding and feed the population. Recommend if you enjoy a sick, sarcastic comedy. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • Amanda
  • 03-14-19

Acquired taste

This book seems to be a very acquired taste. I myself don't find this book as funny as it's trying to be and it seems to be a bit of a mix match of random thoughts. Snatches of story that don't quite seem to belong.