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Publisher's Summary

After making an unexpected connection with God via his cell phone, one man embarks on an unlikely spiritual quest in this smart, savvy, rambunctious debut from author Rick Springfield.

"Why are we here? What is love? Is there a Loch Ness monster? Does God send text messages?" These are the kinds of questions Horatio Cotton, aka Bobby Cotton, asks as he sets off on an uproarious adventure to find his purpose in life. After serendipitously stealing a mysterious self-help book called Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purpose from a bookstore, Bobby calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God - and that God likes to mess with him. Soon enough, Bobby finds an ideal companion for his journey - the breathtakingly sexy and exceedingly sharp Alice - and they set out to find some combination of spiritual and carnal salvation...and possibly save the planet.

©2014 Rick Springfield (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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Very engaging, enjoyed every chapter!

Rick certainly has a gift with colorful vocabulary. I enjoyed his narrative greatly. I actually caught myself laughing out loud several times. Keep them coming Mr. Springfield!

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  • Francine
  • Broomfield, COLORADO, United States
  • 05-30-14

Not sure if I liked it or not

What made the experience of listening to Magnificent Vibration the most enjoyable?

It was a quirky story, with plot changes all the time so it wasn't boring! And listening to Rick's voice for hours on end was pretty amazing too.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Frankly, it left me wanting something different. And I know that might have been part of the plan for the ending but I feel like alot of ground was covered in the book, with several story points not answered. What about LV? And I know it's possible to fall in love with someone in 12 hours or less, but how did it happen? What made it happen? And what was the point of all the retrospective? Each topic stopped just short of completion. Was that the point? I don't know.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Its a world full of confusion and not getting any better.

Any additional comments?

I went into this book with such high hopes. I saw reviews indicating it was a good, saw a performance of his in which he commented on the early reviews. I really wanted to love this book. I didn't. I feel like I need to write down notes about it and see if it makes more sense. Sorry Rick, but I just don't get it.

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LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Magnificent Vibration to be better than the print version?

Yes! I loved the performance of it but I have the print version as well!

What other book might you compare Magnificent Vibration to and why?

This is the best book I have read in a while! I am very excited! I wish the ending had stretched out a little longer.

What about Rick Springfield’s performance did you like?

AMAZING!!! I can't wait until his next book! I purchased the book at B & N because I love his music. I was hooked from the first sentence! Then I discovered it on audible and I exceeded my hopes! Love, love, love this book! I am very impressed with Rick Springfield!

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

YES! I listened at every free moment!

Any additional comments?

Keep up the good work! I love it! This is a must read!

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I very much enjoyed this book. Different!

I thought this book was great. I was a little wary after reading some reviews but it was excellent. if you like sci fi with humor and twists this book is for you. I also enjoyed the narration. I am glad I listened to this rather than read it.

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I want more

awsome
I love it
springfield is a man of so many talents
please let there be a sequel.

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I was pleasantly surprised.

Would you listen to Magnificent Vibration again? Why?

I bought this book bacause I wanted to get my picture taken with a Rock Star I'd had a crush on in high school. I started listening to it because it was read by the author. I kept listening because it grabbed me. I got invested in the characters and wanted to see what happened next. It was a weird roller coaster ride at times but always enjoyable. I would definitely listen to it again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Magnificent Vibration?

The boat ride with “Skipper”.

Which scene was your favorite?

All of the calls to God but I really loved “Call me Arthur.”

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

Not really but it was nice to go back to it, I finished it in 3 days.

Any additional comments?

Having Rick read it was almost PERFECT. He just needs to work on the female voices.

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Fun & engaging

Where does Magnificent Vibration rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

While not a classic of literature, it was a very fun and enjoyable romp filled with sex, religion, sexual innuendo, life's miseries, and a masturbation jokes. It's engaging and difficult to stop listening to.

What does Rick Springfield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think having the author read the book was a great touch. As a Springfield fan, that was an added bonus. Whether appropriate or not, I imagined the main character, Horatio "Bobby" Cotton, as looking a lot like Rick Springfield.

Who was the most memorable character of Magnificent Vibration and why?

The character God, or Arthur as he prefers to be called, was hilarious. Narrator Bobby Cotton was extremely relatable, but Arthur's wise cracks made him a favorite every time he took to the novel's stage.

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Depressing and crass

What would have made Magnificent Vibration better?

This story makes no sense at all. Don't waste your money. Confusing plot and characters and no resolution at the end.

Any additional comments?

This book is fine if the listener wants to hear about how many times the main character masturbates.

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Go Rick!

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

The future?

Who was your favorite character and why?

Horatio. It seems as if whatever Bobby does he can't get away from his past. It seems as if we all have that problem.

What about Rick Springfield’s performance did you like?

No offense, Rick, but I presumed that your creativity went toward music (which is a dumb prejudice of my own). However, Rick's creativity is multi-faceted.

If you could rename Magnificent Vibration, what would you call it?

Necessary Detour

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book. I watched Rick Springfield hawking this book on my favorite daytime cooking show. I really liked his explanation that the story was a little "dark". It was. The book struck a cord with me. It seems as if the path that we choose individually and as a species is always off kilter. Whether you call it god, God, or destiny, we affect our futures. This story seems to bring that into contrast with our seemingly clueless wanderings in a new and original way.

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  • Terrance
  • PALM COAST, FL, United States
  • 05-22-14

Three Strangers brought together for one purpose

Where does Magnificent Vibration rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book was surprisingly really good. It grabbed my attention with comedy and allot of teenage boy male humor. Rick Springfield made great decision narrating his own book, because you hardly ever see the authors do that.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bob (Heracio) was my favorite, because I could relate to his story about growing up in a dysfunctional home with parents that didn’t love each other. He also reminded me of the silly things us boys did as teenagers, like naming their private parts. “Woody” lol.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite seen was when Bob (Heratio), Alice, and the skipper were on the bout looking for the lock nest Monster. It was funny how both Alice and Bob saw something in the water, but the figure was translated differently by each of them. Alice saw one thing and was spoken to, while Bob, just saw a figure he was hoping to see.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Shit Happens

Any additional comments?

The Book was well put together and Rick did a great job narrating. The ending however, left me with the felling of incompleteness, and the purpose of the character Lexington Vargas, doesn’t really make that much sense. Over all the humor carried the storyline for me.