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Publisher's Summary

Wanna break up? There's an app for that.

Dexter meets Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce in this snarky black comedy that follows Eris as she toys with people's lives.

When 25-year-old Eris gets fired from her minimum-wage job, she stumbles on her friend's startup which outsources bad news to people. But will she manage to keep her friendships intact when she finds out she's very good at delivering breakups, when demand is really picking up, and when the recipients don't take to the news too kindly?

Inspired by the Greek Goddess of discord Eris and by today's app services obsession.

Do you want to meet Eris? Do you want to see the waterworks? Then listen to this black comedy that will make your heart break.

©2016 George Saoulidis (P)2017 George Saoulidis

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Crazy but true, I could see this become a reality

What happens when you put a girl who thrives on chaos in charge of splitting people up? Your success goes sky high. Eris, inspired very clearly by the goddess of discord, is hell on wheels, and after getting fired (taking her friend down with her) wanders about aimlessly until she takes a gig in which she is hired to break up unwitting partners so that their soon to be ex doesn't have to get their hands dirty. She proves to be a total success, and I could see a company actually making money doing this. I even appreciated the mention of the Golden Apple.

Vogel is energetic in her reading, and george is spot on in his writing.

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  • 03-05-18

I thought this was awful

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

So, what the heck did I just listen to? Seriously, I have no idea how to quantify it. It wasn't that funny to me, it wasn't romantic (even though it was categorized as such on Audible), and it was only 45 minutes long. That last one, though, was the ONLY reason I finished the book. Eris is annoying and came across as mean to me. The narrator's voice is REALLY peppy, which kind of seemed... off to me for someone who professionally breaks up with people... Anyway, I will not be looking for any more episodes from this series.

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painful

This story has no depth, no meaning, no meaningful challenges, nothing to overcome, nothing endearing, and a main character that is flat and unrelatable. The story is just stupid, as if written by a high school student for his English class. The author really needs to read some books and study the basic elements of story structure, character arcs, deep point of view, antagonists, etc.

The narration is annoying! But i don't think that is the narrator's fault. I think she was acting out the always glib, one dimensional protagonist. And if she was directed to do so, then i won't fault her for it.

I was given this book for free in exchange for this honest and unbiased review. While this is not a positive review in the least, I respect the author's desire to write and finish a story as well as the fact that he actually had the audio produced and published, putting it out there. Hopefully this is a learning experience for you and you will rapidly improve in your understanding of what makes a great story.

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  • 03-17-18

Um, what?

I wanted to like this book. I really did. I liked the idea of someone who has the job of breaking up with people. How intriguing is that?!

Unfortunately, the story was very blase and the narration had levels of intense irritation. Vogel was trying to be snarky, I get that, but it came across more irksome.

At 45 minutes, this listen was still too long for me.

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Fun and Entertaining

I was voluntarily provided a free review copy by the author, narrator, or publisher at my request
I really like how fun this was. I can't wait to listen to the next episode.

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Good quick read

Heartbreaker Episode 1: A God Complex Black Comedy was a great quick read. Eris is 25 years old and gets fired from her job. She stumbles on her friends business that delivers bad news but it can ruin her relationships. I cant wait to read more of this series.

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Short and hilarious black comedy!

This is a short and crazy black comedy. Eris was really something else! This was my first George Saoulidis's book and my first listen to Kathy Vogel's voice. I absolutely love the narration. Kathy brings life to Eris and she really act as she like delivering breakups for someone else. Good start in the Series.
*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Eris Is Awesome!

Would you listen to Heartbreaker Episode 1 again? Why?

Yes. This was a very strong first episode and I am looking forward to sharing it with friends.

Which scene was your favorite?

The ice cream scene at the beginning.

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

Yes. It's short and sweet.

Any additional comments?

I thought this was an exciting and funny title. I was smiling in amazement for a good portion of the book. Eris is something else!

The pacing is just right.

The narrator, Kathy Vogel, was perfect for reading this. I really hope she does all the future episodes involving Eris.

This was worth the time spent listening to it. I have to highly recommend this one. This title was very refreshing and humorous. I will definitely be looking for more from this author/narrator duo. I am really looking forward to future episodes.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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LOL FUNNY

Where does Heartbreaker Episode 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Funniest by far!

What did you like best about this story?

I love the twisted idea of someone giving the bad news for someone else.

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

Yes. Even better. I think comedy is her thing.

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Interesting

take a girl Eris who can't hold a job a friend with a startup and you find the best pairing.
Eris is a bit on the morbid side but she finds her life job in giving bad news and enjoys it.
I wish the story was a bit longer for sure but as a teaser it's great.
the narrator was fabulous, she made you want to continue to listen to rest of the story.
I was gifted this audio book and have given this review to the best of my ability.
my final word is listen to or read this book if you are into dark comedy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful