MarvelousCon & Tax Cons

Time Travelling Taxman, Book 3
Narrated by: John Carter Aimone
Series: Time Traveling Taxman, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A routine tax audit. A panicked phone call. A senseless tragedy.

He could have avoided it all. But Alfred Favero, Senior Analyst with the IRS, didn’t. To save the woman he loves, he must rewind time itself to learn the secrets that will claim her life.

But fate isn’t done with him yet. To get to the truth, he must go undercover to a comic book convention. In costume, no less. The stakes couldn’t be higher. But Alfred is determined that his most challenging case yet will not be his last - because he’ll be darned if he’s going to die wearing pointy ears and face paint....

©2019 Rachel Ford (P)2019 Rachel Ford

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Cosplay can be murder...

Our favorite quirky IRS analyst is back and while he’s making progress, he’s still romantically challenged. While he really isn’t into going to MarvelousCon, he will do anything to save the woman he, dare I say it, loves... I’m really enjoying this fun series with all the quirky characters. Rachel Ford has definitely caught the attention of my nerdy inner child. Another great narration by John Carter Aimone. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Another adventure for these star crossed lovers

This series continues to get better with each iteration. Every time you want to grab Alfred by the throat and strangle him, he does something sweet and you just have to nod and acknowledge that idiots win on occasion. This continues to be a great satirical look at so many parts of culture that we accept and embrace. Jump full into this series and experience time jumps, examinations of culture and male stupidity and somehow seems to fail up. I wish I could quit you but know that I never will and really I don't even want to.

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Marvelous Book

Great continuation in the series. Good to see Favero is still ‘Romantically Challenged’ had a few good chuckles throughout the book.

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Heroicly Taxing!

Great story and narration! Alfred and Nancy are back and there is Murder in the air! Our favorite taxman must go undercover as Spock and (with the help of his future self) uncover the identity of a killer before Nancy runs out of time! Will our brave tax analyst make it in time to save his one true love?! Another great continuation of the series! I can't wait for more!

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The most dangerous arena: An SF con

Our hero reluctantly agrees to go to an SF con. Who knows, he might actually have fun, if they can avoid getting murdered first. This is book three of the series. There are some references to the previous story, but overall it stands up just fine on its own, so feel free to start here. However, if you enjoy this one as much as I did, you will want to go back and read/listen to the previous books anyway. This is a light science fiction novel with a heavy dose of dry humor. After all, what would you expect when the hero is a taxman who doesn't get why everyone dislikes tax collectors? The story is very well written and easy to read, but the plot has plenty of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing. The characters are also fantastic, really well developed with personalities that bring the story to life. Overall, a fun read that had be addicted from the start. I should also mention that the narrator did a great job. The narration was clear, easy to follow and provided just the right hint of character emotions to support the story. Highly recommended.

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MarvelousCon & Tax Cons

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The best part of this one is the "romance." That's all I'll say. I don't want to spoil anything. If you haven't read the other ones first, do that for context.

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Alfred, Nancy, & Josh oh my!

MarvelousCon & Tax Cons (Time Travelling Taxman, Book 3) by Rachel Ford and narrated by John Carter Aimone is a fun one and the best in the series so far! Would recommend if you have been following from the beginning or if you are new and looking for a time travel book. 4 ½ stars for story. 3 stars for narration. What are Alfred and Nancy up to this time? Nancy unknowingly stumbles upon fraud during a routine tax audit that endangers their lives while attending a Sci-Fi convention called MarvelousCon. From there the time travel adventures begin and poor Josh gets dragged into the mix...again. In the beginning there’s quite a few relationship woes- stick with it because it does pick up and once it does, it’s a fun story. I enjoyed the humor. The narrator, John Carter Aimone, did an OK job with it. I wish some of the pauses and speech weren’t so slow at times. Sometimes it works, other times it’s too much. He does voice Alfred well and brings him to life. Overall I recommend. Your inner nerd will appreciate this one. Parental guidance/trigger warnings: repeat death, minimal swearing (Alfred is a buy the books/innocent kind of guy and doesn’t believe in swearing. *I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!

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A good listen

I have read or listened to most of Rachel Ford's books, and enjoyed them all. The TaxMan series is light and sometimes 'tongue in cheek'. The narrator reads it well, allowing the humor to show.

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Further down the road to insight and perspective

Alfred must save his beloved Nancy’s life, but he can’t do it alone. He has to work with her ex-boyfriend, Jason, to keep her safe, and to do that, he must jump up and down on the ugly worm of suspicion and jealousy planted in his ear by his office coworker. And so Alfred becomes a sleuth, sets aside his own interests (or lack thereof) to go where Nancy can have fun, and works together with Jason to find a killer. And after all the fear and horror are done, Alfred finds that Jason’s not so bad, his office colleague’s weasely whispers are easily dismissed, and that saying, “I love you,” isn’t so hard. Only one problem left to solve: what happened to the time stream when Nancy, Alfred, and Jason each came back in time to warn each other of another successful murder? Another great adventure for the tax man! I requested this audiobook and voluntarily left this honest review.

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A Fun Romp Through The Con!

I had a lot of fun with this piece, and given that it's the third book in the series and I was still able to jump right in and enjoy it that's pretty impressive. A neat mystery-thriller-cum-office-romance with a half twist of time travel, it's a fun and goofy little romp. There's a slightly cheesy style to the reader's performance that can be grating, but it works for this story and really, it grows on you. And the characters are adorkable, in all the best ways. A very fun and relaxing little listen, and something that will make all the geeks in the crowd grin!

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  • Cas the Brave
  • 01-06-20

Great third book in the series

MarvelousCon & Tax Cons, book three in The Travelling Taxman Series by Rachel Ford, read by John Carter Aimone. Wow, Rachel can really come up with new and different scenarios within the parameters she set and the characters given. Book number three focuses more on the budding relationship between Alfred Favero and Nancy Abbott, Senior Tax Analyst and Lead IT Analyst for the IRS. Alfred has to battle his jealousy of Josh, Nancy’s ex boyfriend and now good friend, which is egged on by his analyst colleague Justin; but he also grows as a person as he has started to open up to new experiences out of love for his girlfriend. To this end he is going with her to a SciFi Convention and has even agreed to Cosplay and finds that he can enjoy himself. Before they go Nancy finds a discrepancy during a routine search through some charity fund files, she contacts Alfred to talk about it, but is prevented from giving him details as she is murdered. Grief stricken Alfred uses the time travelling device to go back and warn his past self of the danger and helps him prevent the murder. This initial prevention of the killing is not the end of it and the adventure carries on at the MarvelousCon. Josh, also finds out about the threat and Alfred reluctantly agrees to his involvement of Nancy’s protection. I was going to say that I liked this book better than the second one, but they are so different that they appeal in different ways. Another great read/listen. It is good to see that the same narrator has continued to read the book and, as I mentioned in the previous reviews I have found increasing the playback speed to x1.10 improved the listening experience for me. I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review of my own opinion of it.

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  • Helen
  • 04-26-20

Great storyline

I Enjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-20

good stuff

...did everything i wanted it to. Helped me kill some time. If you like this sort of thing go for it.

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  • Julie
  • 03-09-20

Marvelous

I really enjoyed this book, as I am the whole series. The author has a way of making a plot that should be weird really work and each book is so totally different from the last. I am lovely the way she is coming up with new plots for the characters to face with there dry wit and humour. The characters are growing with each book and as they develop you like them a little bit more. I did think it might get a bit confusing having two Alfreds's in the picture but this is not the case. Can't wait to start book 4 to see what the author has in store for them next. I would recommend you start with book one because the author doesn't waste much time going over previous capers (it is mentioned but not in any great detail) and I think it helps to know the background behind the characters, also it great fun. Nancy is able to talk Alfred into taking time off work and going to a dreaded comic book convention, his worst nightmare. That is until future Alfred comes to tell him Nancy dies in his time line and he MUST stop it. Alfred soon finds out that no matter what he tries he gets another visit and so enlists help from an unlikely source, Josh Nancy's ex marine/ex boyfriend. Surely the two of them can keep her safe? Alfred thinks getting Nancy away from work, where all the trouble started, should keep her alive but with a ruthless killer on there heels not even costumes and disguises will help. There is only one thing for it....to go boldly where no man has gone before...Well except for all the geek's. I liked the narrator and hope he sticks with the series because he has slowly worked his way into the voice of Alfred and I can't imagine anyone else doing it now. I was give this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Deedra
  • 02-14-20

MarvelousCon

I enjoyed this book.It picked up where book 2 let off.Nancy wants to go to Maevelous con,with Alfred.Alfred really doesn't want to go,but wants to be with her and after aother Alfred shows up he has to follow a certain path or someone will die. Narration was good,but too slow.Alfred can't be THAT slow! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.