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Geek Love Audiobook

Geek Love

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Publisher's Summary

No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies "special". As the oldest daughter, albino dwarf Olympia, puts listeners in the ring-side seat, her family's incredible drama erupts and spills over into the "normal" world.

Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, this brilliantly daring novel is shocking and delightful. Christina Moore's vibrant narration conspires with Katherine Dunn's evocative, energetic prose to shock us at seeing something of ourselves in these exotic characters.

©1998 Katherine Dunn; (P)1999 Recorded Books

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    cheryl 03-02-11
    cheryl 03-02-11
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    "Fun, Weird, and Original."

    Definitely worth the credit, very original. Tired of yet another zombie,werewolf, vampire book I was looking for something original. It is a fantasy twist with wit and heart. The protagonist is pathetic but lovable. The story entertaining and twisty. I enjoyed it. However a warning for the tender eared, a few moments of foul language and crudity are sprinkled in.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 01-31-11
    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 01-31-11 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "sad.."

    great story.. it was hard to follow at time but only cause im slow.. got hooked and stuck it out.. good ending.. great book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 04-26-10
    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 04-26-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Intriguing story but not gripping"

    This book took me forever to finish. It was an incredibly different, and strange, book but it definitely dragged on in spots for me. Frequent time/plot changes didn't help. You'd get involved in the story of the main character's adult life issues with her daughter, and then it would go back to her childhood for hours, so hard to stay involved at times and tough to keep characters straight. However, very thought-provoking and a different way to look at life, but full of a lot of characters who were 'ugly' inside so at times hard to feel a lot of sympathy. Overall, I'm glad I listened to it, but I didn't feel good at the end.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    anniepaints Idaho USA 01-25-09
    anniepaints Idaho USA 01-25-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved this book!!!"

    I read "Dia's" review and it convinced me to get this book.
    I doubt if I would have considered using a credit for it without Dia's words to entice me..... so read that review and include a big "ditto" from me!
    Definitely one of my best reads of 2008. I have listened to it twice and will surely do it again.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    C. Horner 05-11-17
    C. Horner 05-11-17 Member Since 2014

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    "interesting & detailed thought"

    while unusual, I found this book quite thought provoking & as insightful as it is twisted

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    Becky 04-14-17
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    "Too weird!!!"

    I kept thinking this was going somewhere. It did...down hill. Extremely bizarre horror fiction.

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    Amazon Customer 03-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing book with a wonderful narrator!!"
    Where does Geek Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3--by far!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the first chapter where we meet the Binewski clan and I loved the ending!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I was sad to have to stop playing it. My family felt the neglect as I constantly had my headphones in around the house listening to Geek Love!


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    Heather Curley 02-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    This book was so twisted but fascinating. I found myself disgusted and unable to stop thinking about it. I definitely recommend this book to those with an open mind.

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    Amazon Customer 11-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "3.5 hours in..."

    and there is not a plot in sight. I may give it another 30 mins or so, but at this point, not great. bored

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    sarah 08-12-16
    sarah 08-12-16

    all books horror. especially zombie

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    "wow Not what I expected"

    couldn't recommend this book highly enough especially for fans of adult horror. narrator does a fantastic job and the story is riveting

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