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Nesting with the Loons Audiobook

Nesting with the Loons

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Publisher's Summary

With its acid edge and wicked humor, JL Davis (writing as Jeff Davis) delivers a rapid fire depiction of bureaucracy gone wild that digs underneath the fingernails of the typical blue collar worker, satirizing both modern day relationships and business life. Specifically, if we can't stand our jobs and families, live for the day to escape!

Unlucky in love and trapped in a dead-end job, Jack Snaggler thinks his fortune is about to change when he meets a drop-dead gorgeous brunette named Paradise. Think again. When a shady fast food chef goes missing and coworkers start mysteriously disappearing, Jack finds himself framed for murder. If he wants to stay alive long enough to ever see Paradise again, he'll first need to escape a conspiracy that at each turn, involves almost everyone he knows. Living under the umbrella of a politically incorrect and bureaucratic world are people like Ed Shoemaker, a disgruntled office worker who wants to off his wife and flee to Fiji; Eileen Klump, a secretary in the throes of menopause who suffers from periodic breakdowns and intermittent stays at the local mental facility; Lance Sheppard, who makes his living the good old-fashioned way: disability fraud. Regardless of the premise, the book punctures the fabric of what's simply funny with a pervasive shadow of underlying truth regarding Middle America and the world at large.

Part Big Brother, part corporate mindset, part 60s cool, and part dysfunctional love interest. The road to paradise has never been so tainted or hilarious.

©2013 Jeff Davis (P)2017 Jeff Davis

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    Tyler U. 08-16-17
    Tyler U. 08-16-17
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    "The Office meets Clue...sort of"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    I will start by saying that I really enjoyed David Bosco's narration. The sound effects were a nice touch too. Definitely gives it that retro radio show feel. The story line was an almost manic and, yes, chuckle-inducing romp. Definitely a satire of Middle America living. It reminded me of a mix of the Office and Clue.

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    logiplex pennsylvannia 08-19-17
    logiplex pennsylvannia 08-19-17
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    "Great story with versitile characters"
    Would you listen to Nesting with the Loons again? Why?

    Yes. The characters were entertaining, the narrator did a fantastic job delivering the story and the audio itself had multiple thread plots.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Snaggler, the main character who was the catalyst for such personalities and who encompassed the American dream. He was closely followed by Bob Wetterman, a quirky sidekick and others such as Ed Shoemaker, a man determined to run away from the family he loved to a place they'd never find him.


    Which character – as performed by David Bosco – was your favorite?

    Bosco performed all characters well, but Jack and Wetterman were my favorites.


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

    The only thing crazy is being sane !


    Any additional comments?

    I'll be looking for more audios from both Davis and Bosco in the future. An excellent entertaining listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a good story with great characters. Enjoyed it very much. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BuildItLikeBeal 08-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Somewhat retro and somewhat humorous"

    My experience listening to Nesting with the Loons produced mixed results. A satirical comedy about the modern workplace which has some entertainment value though I would not anticipate it being on any best seller list. The characters were a strange mix that added to the direction of the overall plot. There were humorous moments prompting an audible chuckle but most of the intended humor was just so-so resulting in a hint of a smile as I read on.

    The narration had its own strong flavor that I came to appreciate as I progressed through the story. There were sound effects that really made me feel like I was listening to an old time radio program. It was that level of effort that was put into the narrative that also produced some confusing times with its vintage sounds and then throwing in cell phones.

    I was given this free review copy in exchange for my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Preneeo 08-07-17
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    "A Lighthearted and Fun Read"

    I requested and received this free copy in exchange for my voluntary review. I have found the story to be quite enjoyable and aptly enhanced by the terrific narration provided by Dave Bosch. The story was a surprising diversion from my usual dramatic selections.

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    Linda 08-30-17
    Linda 08-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "thoroughly enjoyed."

    started a little slow but i was driving and the narrator kept me captive. Ended up with a couple of unlikely hero's and a great ending.

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    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 08-20-17
    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 08-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great narration"

    While there were several comical moments, I never really got into this book. I'm not sure if it was because it wasn't holding my attention, but I had a hard time following the book and had to restart several chapters. David Bosco's narration was excellent and the only reason I finished the book. I will definitely look for more books narrated by Mr. Bosco.

    I received this audiobook via audiobook boom and voluntarily left this review.

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    Gerald 08-19-17
    Gerald 08-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Reads like a noir a"

    Read by the author who does a really good job (not always the case) who of course captures the feel of the story.
    Fun listen good story well performed

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    Keli 08-14-17
    Keli 08-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic narration"

    Looking for a humorous audiobook? Nesting with the Loons attempts to engage the listener with just that. The premise, an out-of-town work conference gone wrong, started out strong and convincing; but the situations started to get confusing and I found myself going back to see what I missed. I never did feel like I understood the story and finished the audiobook with more of a "eh" than an "Oh!"

    The narrator was great and was a redeeming factor. He had several challenges with male and female characters; but did a fantastic job of bringing them to life with their own personalities. I will look for more audiobooks featuring David Bosco.

    I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

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