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For those of you that have blended families or have ever taken a family camping trip, the Rizzos' attempt at bonding will take you down memory lane. This hilarious story is full of family chaos, colorful characters, crazy antics and lively adventures. As a newly blended family, the Rizzos attempt to bond during a camping trip, following the advice of their family therapist. They travel by way of Cracker Barrel to Virginia Beach where they cross paths with two desperate rednecks that have just stolen a quarter of a million dollars of mob money. Unbeknownst to the Rizzos that mob money ends up mixed in with their camping gear. A stripper and her biker boyfriend try to beat the rednecks to the mob money as the Rizzos try their best to bond.

©2007 Alex Lizzi Jr (P)2016 Alex Lizzi Jr

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  • Lynn
  • Texas
  • 01-04-17

The Family Vacation from Down Below

What did you love best about Bonding?

The story was great. You could just imagine yourself in the car going on this vacation with them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved the Rizzo family in general. They were just a family who had everything go wrong.

Have you listened to any of Larry A. Brewer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first time listening to Larry A. Brewer. He did not disappoint with his narration. His voice gave life to the characters and the story.

If you could take any character from Bonding out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Have to be the whole Rizzo family just so they can tell me some more of their stories.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Cute comedy

A nice break from reality. Not a real believable story but has some laughs. Wasn't a waste of time, lol

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Never a Dull Moment!

If you could sum up Bonding in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, engaging and entertaining!

Who was your favorite character and why?

There were no favorite characters. They were all just like "family" members!

Which scene was your favorite?

So well done, there were no favorites!

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

I was laughing and chuckling throughout the entire read!

Any additional comments?

This book laughingly brings back childhood and family vacations!

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Not my cup of tea.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I am not a prude nor do I normally object to profanity, but I found this book a bit offensive on several levels. Maybe a man would enjoy it more?

What was most disappointing about Alex Lizzi Jr.’s story?

Aside from the above, I found it quite hard to follow - couldn't keep track of which character they were jumping back and forth to.

Would you be willing to try another one of Larry A. Brewer’s performances?

No, I did not enjoy his narration.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really, I can't remember enjoying a book less. I rarely give a book 2 stars.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.If I hadn't been, I think I would have requested a refund.

I think the story line had promise but overall, I was extremely disappointed in it.

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fun story

what a family vacation bunch of idiots with adults like that the kids don't stand a chance.
I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review and unbiased opinion via audio book boom dot com

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Good story. Awful ending.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The ending was too abrupt. It was almost like the author got tired of writing it and just decided to end it.

Would you recommend Bonding to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes. Just warn them about the ending.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Did Bonding inspire you to do anything?

No

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Bonding: A Rizzo Family Vacation

Bonding The Rizzo's Family Vacation
: Alex Lizzi Jr.

This is an absolutely hilarious, light hearted book. I loved following the family on their cross country vacation.All I could do was laugh out loud.


The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Larry A. Brewer had me wanting to strangle some characters while wanting to feed others chicken soup.



"I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

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good story

I'm not to sure about the narration. I don't know if the narrator drove me crazy or the characters. still a good listen. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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very Fargo-esque

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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Funny and confusing

I will start by saying I received this book st no charge in order to give an honest review. So here goes. The story itself is funny as all get out. The whole thing is filled with wacky characters that are both interesting and irritating. What I had a hard time with was the narration. While he did an excellent job with the male characters he used the same voice for many of the female voices? Not all mind you but a good many of them. It became very hard to know who was who. I listen to this on a road trip with my husband. He chuckled and enjoyed it very much but kept interrupting it to ask me who was who. So it wasn't just me getting confused. There was also no pause or break to give you a sense of change in places or new sets of characters and there are a lot to keep track of: I think the author should have given us a little more atmosphere such as : meanwhile back at the truck stop Billy Bob and Vernon. Among the glittering lights of the neon bar lights sat the three men deep in conversation. Something to put us back in each of the places as the story jumps around. I was never sure where we where the police station, blue balls, truck stop, Virginia? It was confusing. Still even as jumbled and confusing as it was it was funny. 👍🏻

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  • 11-16-16

Absolutely chaotic! Laugh out loud funny.

A church event to save the church with pot laced brownies (woops!). An accidental skunk spraying. A family trying to camp with an overpacked car. A wedding. A heist. Exploding port-a-potty. That is just in the first hour. The list goes on and on and chaos ensues. The characters and their stories get properly tangled with hysterical results. Overall, an entertaining book to listen to.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.