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Christie Lovelace is sent to investigate an anonymous tip linking the death of a nameless woman to allegations of corruption in the small town of Danbury, Texas.

In the course of Christie's roller-coaster investigation, she is blindsided by unexpected news from her boyfriend Kieran, financially accosted by a strange motel owner named Otto, and forced to endure the curiously strong smell of feces wafting throughout the sheriff's station.

Special Agent Christie Lovelace: Village of Idiots is oddly befitting of a Monday - a day that starts off on the wrong foot and spirals into the most bizarre mystery of Christie's career.

©2015 Eugene Penny, with Graveyard Continuum Publishers (P)2015 Eugene Penny, with Graveyard Continuum Publishers

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This was somethign else lol

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This took me a little to get into but once I did I was hooked. I can honest say I never saw that coming it really blow my mind. I thought this was an interesting listen at times very humorous. There were a few times I really laughed out loud. Kieran should be shot for all he did and his ending was outstanding I really didn’t think Christie had it in her. I was cheering the whole way when she put the hammer down on him. Otto is one strange dude with money on his mind, I would have loved to have shaken him for trying to shake down Christie. It took me awhile to understand the feces thing which was mind blowing in its self. I can promise you there will be a time or two you might now want to be eating anything it is pretty nasty lol. The author gives you mystery, killing, death, bodies coming up missing and well I can’t tell you anymore or it would give it away.

Ms. Roberts has out done herself on this one with her very talented voice giving the listener a highly entertaining listen. I love her character voices both male and female are outstanding. I really have to give her a pat on the back there were places I am not sure I could have read it and not have laughed my silly head off. If you haven’t listen to anything by this narrator you really should she is wonderful. One of her audio are so much more than a book it’s more like a movie. You have no trouble seeing the things she reads come to life in your mind. There are no background noises, I did not hear any volume changes. She really put emotion into this audio you have no trouble knowing what each one is feeling. You know who is talking by the voices which are really outstanding. Each character brings so much to the story as Ms. Roberts bring them to life. I have never been disappointed by any of her performance, she is very talented and it shows in her work.

This was really a very different kind of read which you will either love or hate. You really have to have an off the wall sense of humor to really enjoy this. There were a few times when I thought oh no she/he didn’t to that find oh YES they did. Poor Christie’s day started out bad and went to worse, as her week goes by things just are not getting any better. He boyfriend is something else and I have to say she does more than I would have for the SOB. Paybacks are a B as you will find out. The author gives you a little mystery that will take you awhile to work out. I really doubt I would have enjoyed the book as much as I did the audio. I just do not think my mind would have given such a vivid picture without the narrator. I have to admit there are a few parts I would like to have not been so vivid. It did take a little while for me to get into this I was a little confused at times but it didn’t take long for me to work out the issues. At this point I was pretty well hooked. I needed to find out why, who and what was happening. If you are looking for a love story I wouldn’t call it that even though Christie does have a boyfriend things go south very fast. The author does have an off the wall sense of humor which I have as well. There were places I thought were too funny for words other places where it was just downright degusting but funny. This isn’t going to be a book for everyone but for me I enjoyed it. This is more a story of why someone was killed, than it changes very fast to weird things going on around you that you just can’t put your finger on. Before you know it the author changes the whole things around with a few twist you won’t see coming. All in all it was a pretty good plot and story line.

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Special agent

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At times it made me laugh out loud , some part scary and some squeezy . But as always I listened to the audiobook until the end. The narrator made this audiobook enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 09-09-16

Strange, but funny!

This Monday was supposed to be like any other Monday, but it quickly spirals out of control. Meet Christie Lovelace, a self-depreciating FBI agent who gets a case that begins to open up what appears to be Pandora’s Box.

This book does contain some graphic language. Readers/Listeners who are easily upset by language should be warned.

Special Agent Christie Lovelace: Village of Idiots was narrated by Rebecca Roberts who does a perfect job. The character Christie Lovelace has a really unique point of view and way of talking, which Roberts knocks out of the park. She has a kind of “I’m so done with this” attitude throughout and Roberts nails if perfectly.

Village of Idiots was an interesting book. While not my normal type of book, I found myself really enjoying it. The uniqueness of Lovelace’s point of view made me laugh again and again.

The story was interesting and continued to get more and more interesting as it progressed. Lovelace is faced with basically the worst day of her life and it just keeps getting worse (and weirded). It kind of feels bad to laugh out loud at the things that continued to happen to her, but they were written in such a way that it kept me laughing again and again.

Overall, while not a story that I would normally read, I definitely enjoyed Special Agent Christie Lovelace: Village of Idiots. Honestly, I don’t think I would have picked this book up if Rebecca Roberts hadn’t narrated it, but her performance made this book for me. Roberts fans — if you are on the fence about this book, pick it up and enjoy a good laugh. I promise you won’t regret it.

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bizarre

this has to be the most bizarre book I've ever read/listened to. it was the Monday from hell. it was entertaining and funny as in you had to laugh at how messed up it is. the narration is good as always from Ms. Roberts.

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I cried with laughter!

I dread the book ave decided to give the audiobook version a try. It was worth it. Completely hilarious!

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Laughed so hard my stomach hurt!!!!

After reading the critical reviews about this book, I almost didn't buy it. The positive reviews kept talking about how hilarious this book was so I bought it. OMFG! I can't remember laughing so hard at a book. Honestly, Special Agent Lovelace has to be the biggest idiot in the village. I loved this book. If you are in need of a good laugh and you aren't grossed out by "poop" humor, I highly recommend this listen!

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A Book I could really Sink my teeth into...

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

yes...Eveybody should have this kind of humor to enjoy

What other book might you compare Special Agent Christie Lovelace: Village of Idiots to and why?

the James Patterson women's murder club series, with Zombieland overtones

Which character – as performed by Rebecca Roberts – was your favorite?

Christie Lovelace with her constant descriptions of Everything!

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

I did

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This book was alot of fun & laughs to just sit back & listen to. Keep it up Rebecca Roberts You are Amazing!!!!!

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Otto the black motel owner...brilliant!!!

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What I like most about this book is the tongue-in-cheek way the characters interact. You immediately realize this book is going to be funny, but you have no idea how funny until you meet Otto the black motel owner and Melvin the small town's white hiphop gangsta thug. At one point I found myself laughing so hard I had to stop the audio book. I highly recommend this book!

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hysterical

What made the experience of listening to Special Agent Christie Lovelace: Village of Idiots the most enjoyable?

can't even describe it.. vampires, hillbillies, FBI agents, Corrupt country cops, Asian Pizzeria owner, and sex. uhhhh. yeah.

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Kind of X-files meets Twin Peaks minus Duchovony

What do you get when you mix mystery, murder, the paranormal , and pooh? You get Special Agent Christie Lovelace. And I'm not talking about the bear. I am talking about crapping in someone's face and then stuffing their mouth with a smooshy pile of manure. That is not a spoiler. That is a heads up, because if that is overly disturbing then this ain't the book for you. Not by a country mile. That's because the countryside is filled with manure, if you didn't get the reference.

The book isn't only about hershey squirtin' madmen. There is a lot more than that going on. I really think the best part of the book revolves around the agent taking random clues and puzzling out the solution. I really wasn't enthralled with her relationship predicament with her boyfriend, but I believe that things ended appropriately there for them at the end. Oh, and there really is a serious reason for all the poop. You won't believe it, but there is and it ties into some poopernatural, sorry, supernatural reasons.

The characters of the town are the real treat, each one is as colorful as an Ultimate crayon case (it holds 120 crayolas of varying colors if you were wondering). They really make this story rock, pop, and bubble.

Rebecca Roberts first came on my radar with the Tainted series (Rememdium). That was a brilliant series, and it showcased her dramatic chops quite finely. Here, though, as serious as she is, you can tell she is just having a blast playing the people in the town. She brings everyone to life with their own voice and style of speech. If I was looking at her as she read these lines I would say she did so with a twinkle in her eye, but I'll just have to say she definitely had a sparkle in her voice. You can always tell when a narrator enjoys the material they are reading, and it is blaringly obvious that is the case here. I have really come to respect her as a narrator, and I trust that she isn't going to let me down when it comes to conveying a tale, be it serious or frivolous. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.


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