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When a gold coin heist turns out badly, a pair of idiotic crooks hook-up with some moronic thieves (and a movie star) in order to steal the secret KFC chicken recipe. Along the way they reveal (among many other things) the connection between Gilligan's Island and the devil, what Salman Rushdie and Elvis have in common with Col. Sanders, why Betty was never a vitamin, and what Bootsy Collins does in his spare time. It also deals with the whole "why did the chicken cross the road" conundrum.

©2013 Jim Yoakum (P)2016 Jim Yoakum

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Fowl things are afoot!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A wandering, fabulist tale of heists, gold-covered cars, a head in a box, stealing KFC's recipe amid an array of colorful characters from Mad Rose to Bill Murray. Leading to the answer to the question of why the chicken crossed the road!!

It's a wonderful tale to listen to, easier to listen to than read & follow this collection of tall tales.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Definitely laughed!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Dan D.
  • Oakland, NJ USA
  • 01-05-17

A Birdbrained Scheme

Why did the chicken cross the road? Colonel Sanders, Bill Murray, and a whole host of dimwitted crooks all have their parts to play in answering that question.

Told as a retrospective by an unnamed narrator, Birdbrain tells the story of a heist (or two) gone wrong. Following the classic heist storyline, Jim Yoakum shows what would happen if you were to recruit a group of loudmouth drunken idiots at a bar and actually put them in a heist.

The characters play out as self-parodies of the typical roles, sufficiently proficient in one specific area, but so deeply lacking in the basest of common sense that it's a wonder they've made it thus far through life.

Seasoned with plenty of useless trivia, amusing conspiracy theories, and convoluted and mondegreened urban legends, Birdbrain is one book that you won't want to put down.

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A crazy story with good narrative and storytelling

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. This is a great story that keeps the listener engaged in the story and introducing details and events that keep the narrative moving

What was one of the most memorable moments of Birdbrain?

Without giving anything away, the story evolved from a simple event to a crazy, out of control situation, but all told amazingly well

What about Owen Daly’s performance did you like?

The voices he used for all the different characters were well done and easy to distinguish

Who was the most memorable character of Birdbrain and why?

The narrator, mostly because he was not named, I thought it was a fight-club situation where he was Baltimore

1 of 1 people found this review helpful