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Editorial Reviews

Geoffrey McGeachin didn't publish his first novel until 2004, but since the award-winning debut of Fat, Fifty, and F***ed!, McGeachin has made up for lost time, writing two complete series in the wake of his initial success. The author is like the Australian version of Carl Hiaasen, populating his novels with wit, humor, and (often) criminal action.

Actor Peter Hosking has performed more than 100 audiobooks over the course of several decades. He brings his expert pacing and agility to this winner of the inaugural Australian Popular Fiction Competition. The performance is above all entertaining, taking emotionally defeated protagonist Martin Carter from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds.

Publisher's Summary

Martin Carter is having a crook day. His home life's a misery, he's been retrenched by the bank, and everyone's forgotten his birthday. But a million-dollar payroll, a pistol, and a split-second decision change everything. Hurtling north on a motorcycle with the intriguing Faith, Martin encounters a mysterious hit-man, a new-age bike gang, a reclusive media mogul, and the booby-trapped mountain hideout of an old schoolmate. With Faith's help he learns about love again, along with some bitter truths about instant coffee, brown suede shoes, and the legendary Great Aussie Truck-stop Breakfast.
©2004 Geoffrey McGeachin; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"A very satisfying adventure/romantic comedy with an undercurrent of impending danger....An effortlessly entertaining story that will have you itching to hit the open road yourself." (Australian Crime Fiction Database)

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Delightful

This is the perfect book for a long drive or while doing chores. It's a very funny roimp through the Australian countryside with a bank manager who has just turned fifty and decides to rob his bank branch that just closed and chuck it all. You will laugh out loud. Very enjoyable.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Douglas
  • Rochester Hills, MI, USA
  • 07-24-07

Lots of fun

The story did not work my brain extra hard, but I really had a good time listening to it. It was fun, funny and entertaining. This probably has something to do with turning 50 this year.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A heartwarming story full of great Ozzie humour

What did you love best about Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed!?

Beautifully narrated story, loveable characters, brilliant one-liners. One of my favourite audible books ever.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Sue
  • Washington State
  • 08-06-15

Well Done

What made the experience of listening to Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed! the most enjoyable?

The pacing and humor went well together.

What did you like best about this story?

The opening scene showing why the male protagonist felt the way he did.

Which scene was your favorite?

See above.

If you could rename Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed!, what would you call it?

Running Free<br/>

Any additional comments?

no

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tracey
  • craigmore, Australia
  • 03-19-14

fat and f,d

Where does Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

the story stared well with good twists all through

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fat, Fifty, and Fxxxed!?

the holdup it was differant

Have you listened to any of Peter Hosking’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes they all pretty good he has a great sense for the storytelling

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lynne
  • Mannering Park, NSW, Australia
  • 03-02-10

An Easy Listen

I quite enjoyed this book although the Narrator did sound a little bored reading it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Phillip
  • Melbourne Australia
  • 02-26-10

Very enjoyable

A great light hearted story that takes you on a journey through Australia with a lot of dry humour. Peter Hosking as the reader adds a lot to the story and it is a great listen on a long drive or flight.
Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fun, lots of laughs

Very enjoyable,light and completely unbelievable. Doesn't tax your mind. Reader could have been better.

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  • Deborah
  • 01-28-17

Loved it!

wild ride with enough twists and turns to keep me turning the page (metaphorically speaking). loved the aussie references. 'once those cops leave there wont be a chilko roll left for twenty miles'.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful