In his tragicomic debut - equal parts dark comedy, nostalgia trip, and rousing tale of redemption - manchild and small-town Indiana resident Hank Fitzpatrick stumbles through and beyond adolescence in the late 1980s. Hypersexual, drunk, stoned, occasionally Catholic, accidentally well-intentioned Hank doesn’t know it yet, but his life is about to implode in spectacular fashion.
The opening paragraph of this book caught my attention and it didn't waiver one bit throughout. It's interesting getting into the head of a teenage boy growing up in the 80s into the 90s. I laughed and cried with the characters. I found myself yelling at Hank from time to time because he was such an idiot. Any book that can get me that emotionally involved is a great book to me.
Johnny Heller brought Hank and his world alive with his narration.
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Would you try another book from Brian Sweany and/or Johnny Heller?
It was painful to listen to this one. The voice was grating and made it difficult to get through the story. Unfortunately the story line was not any better than the narration. I can't recommend this one.
Would you ever listen to anything by Brian Sweany again?
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The voice was irritating and choppy... it sounds like even the narrator is bored with story and rushing toward the end. The singing is horrible and really detracts from the story line.... the entire experience was right up there with mosquitoes buzzing around in my headset.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer?
Please cut the singing.... Completely annoying!
Any additional comments?
I want my credit back!
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