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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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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.

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

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Magnificent Story, Magnificent Delivery

****Excessively religious people will not like this book and if profanity causes you to melt down, please steer clear.*** You have been warned!***No huge plot spoilers ahead.***

This was a different kind of story for me. At first I thought maybe the author was impaired in some way because the plot seemed to jump from here to there (all the way to Scotland and back!), back and forth in time, God on the cell phone, really? How could anyone ever tie all these seemingly random things into a cohesive whole? Man, am I glad I stayed with it.

Every sentence in the book and every period in time were important to the ending, so pay attention. Every plot line was neatly tied up. Except for the big main plot line; by the end you will know enough about the characters to guess what they did. And you will know why they did it.

I laughed and I cried (not all of life is fun and games, after all) because I felt that I really KNEW these people. By the end they did not feel fictional. They felt like living breathing people that you could meet anywhere anytime, with human emotions and human reactions to the ever weirder situations that occurred.

I usually steer clear of authors reading their own work. It is not always bad, but sometimes it can be downright painful. Not so in this case. Rick Springfield knows his characters and what he wishes them to convey and does the narration masterfully.

This is a fresh take on an age-old mystery and a new age problem. I thoroughly enjoyed it despite my early reservations. If you are looking for something different and innovative that will make you think about important matters in a completely different way, give this book a try.

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Not what I expected.

Rick Springfield did a great job narrating this book. I find in the beginning it was a bit slow and drawn out. as the story went on it became very confusing. I was not impressed with all of the swear words. and the ending of the book left me in disbelief. it's a fun book to read or listen to but I do not recommend you purchase it as I did in hardback and audio.

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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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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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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.

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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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Surprisingly thought provoking

I love Rick Springfield and knew I had to listen to this book but didn't realize it would be this good. Bravo!

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Magnificent!

Magnificent story & superbly presented by the author RLS💋LOVE listening to his voice!
More Please

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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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  • A Spencer
  • 01-02-21

managed 5 mins of this misogynistic crap

I bought this after reading good reviews. Obviously enjoyed by incels. The opening scene was vile. Won't waste my time with the rest.

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  • 06-15-21

Didn’t know what to expect.

I had no clue what this was about. At first I struggled to get into it and after about an hour if listening I didn’t want to stop.
Knowing what I know about Rick I was blown away at his writing ability. Great listen. And I was totally wrapped when I found out there was a second book. Well done Rick. I’m impressed.