• Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse

  • By: Victor Gischler
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Edgar Award nominee Victor Gischler “specializes in morbid humor, dark sarcasm, and comic noir, complete with violence and mayhem” (Library Journal). Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse picks up 10 years after the end of the world. Former insurance salesman Mortimer Tate leaves his secluded cabin and discovers a desolate landscape complete with cowboys, bandits, and cannibals, where the only traces of civilization are found at Joey Armageddon’s Sassy-a-Go-Go club.

©2008 Victor Gischler (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

“Compulsively readable.” ( Booklist)

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Post-apocalypse with a touch of old west thrown in

I was a bit hesitant to buy this book, but now I am glad I did. I normally don't like "old west" so words like "cowboys" and "bandits" put me off. However, I took a chance on this one, and found it a suspenseful read. I think my favorite character is the female train captain, Tyler. My favorite scene is where Bill the cowboy rescues Mortimer from the Beast. It is the first time I have ever read a post-apocalypse book where they try to rebuild civilization starting from a go-go club. It is well worth a credit.

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Hillbilly Apocalypse

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Only if they were looking for something light and different to read.

What did you like best about this story?

The surprising turn of events and finding there is life after the apocalypse. I did like the references to places and locations in the Southeast US.

Which character – as performed by Scott Sowers – was your favorite?

I am not sure. Most of the characters sounded like they were on Green Acres or Hee Haw.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was funny in many places.

Any additional comments?

It definitely wasn't a masterpiece but it was a nice light, enjoyable read between serious books.

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A fun romp through a changed world

Part post-apocalyptic survival novel, part dark comedy and part western, ‘Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse” is a fun and exciting ride through a world ravened by war, natural disasters and economic meltdowns. The characters are quirky, unique and likable and overall this was just a fun book. I highly recommend it for any who likes action and adventure and is looking for a slight change of pace.

Mr. Sowers does a great job with all the characters and really adds to the enjoyment of the book.

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Laugh out loud funny! More Mortimer plz?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Funny and action packed.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters make the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

Mortimer getting Raped. Ha Ha!!!!!

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

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Why is there not more of this style from Victor G.? Narrator was great. He really made each character unforgettable.

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If you dont take it too seriously - its fun!

What made the experience of listening to Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse the most enjoyable?

People dealing with - realistically - post war apocalypse. I have no illusions that "man is inherently good" (would like to think so ... ) and the situations presented prove that out.

If you’ve listened to books by Victor Gischler before, how does this one compare?

Haven't - this was my first.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really liked the story / plot twist when Mortimer figures out who "Joey" is. Quite a build up, not a let down, well delivered. Again, don't take this too seriously. Joey's economy is a bit optimistic.

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

Not at all. I put it down, bounced around between books.

Any additional comments?

The cover has little to do with the story.

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The apocalypse is whimsical

Not great literature but a whimsical tale for some light reading....er listening. Who knew...post apocalyptic Go-Go Girls!

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enjoyable

third time still like it. laughed quite a few times. bowed my head a few as well.

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can't stop listening

great book! Couldn't get enough of it. should really be a movie out for it.

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  • JB
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Much better than the name implies

The story and narration are both great. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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Main character dumber than he should have been

I dislike a book where the plot is moved forward through the protagonist's stupidity. I was ok with him doing some dumb things at first, since he had just come back to civilization. However, he didn't get any smarter or learn from his mistakes. In fact, he seemed to get dumber. Also, he was stupid in an unbelievable way. For example, a person who could stock up a cabin and cave and survive 9 years wouldn't fall asleep beside a cannibal encampment.
The reader was wasted on this book, because he was really good.