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The Venislarn. Vastly intelligent aliens from another dimension or dribbling insane gods from a distant realm? It’s impossible to tell. What’s certain is that they’re here and they’re going to destroy our world. But, hey, there’s no mileage to be gained from telling the kiddywinks that monsters are real….

The consular mission to the Venislarn are the god appeasers and the end-of-life carers for an oblivious planet. It may be the end of the world as we know it, but there are procedures and policies in place, and everything should go according to plan. But, in the city, someone’s buying souls door to door, dealing in the kind of magical drugs that guarantee a really, really bad trip, and if something isn’t done about it, the end of the world might just happen a lot sooner than planned. 

Sequel to the hilarious Oddjobs, this is a workplace comedy like no other, featuring face-eating grannies, telepathic spiders, bloodthirsty school kids, murder on the dance floor, sex-crazed pond life, and actual stockbrokers from hell.  

The weekend can’t come soon enough (if it comes at all).

©2017 Heide Goody and Iain Grant (P)2019 Heide Goody and Iain Grant

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Excellent Sequel

A lot of times the second in series seems weaker, more like marking time. This book was as entertaining as the first. There's a lot of media satirizing bureaucracy but somehow combining it with Lovecraftian monsters in British suburbia makes it more fun. The Thatcher Academy taken over by the Mammonites, a particularly realistic portrayal of ambitious upper middleclass Venislarn seems both horrifying and realistic. I forced a copy of the first book in this series on a good friend. He is buying the second on his own.

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Hillarious!

Better than the first book! Couldn't stop listening. The narrator gets top marks... must have a throat of steel! Hope Steve the Destroyer becomes a regular in the series. Looking forward to the next book!

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LOL

Now that was fun and exciting. I just love all the characters and the adventures or shenanigans they get up to. I am hoping more is to come soon. Fingers crossed for another book in the series.

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Another good book and the narration is better.

Narration is better then the first one just due to better mixing. The Venislarn words won't blow your ear drums out as bad this time.

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More please!

I really love Oddjobs. This series has everything to keep me entertained for hours. Quirky but relatable characters, fast dialogue and monstrous situations. It’s all hilariously funny. I hope this series is a lasting one. I can’t wait for the next instalment.

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As fun as one

This book continues the story begun in odd jobs one, and is a great deal of time. The characters have not significantly changed, nor has the impending doom of the planet. It no one allows that to get in the way of them doing the job that they think they need to be doing. You enjoyed odd jobs one you will enjoy odd jobs number two.

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SO FUNNY

Love this series! Reader makes a hilarious cast/plot into people you wish you worked with! Can't wait for the next one! Great job all around!!

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  • 08-11-19

Been waiting for this for ages!

I loved the first book and have been very impatiently waiting for the to be released. The narration by Matthew Lloyd Davies is wonderful as he brings to life both the ordinary and the extra-ordinary. Whilst I know it's easy to compare this to Douglas Adams I think that Goody and Grant have found a voice of their own. The story is compact and yet encompasses the universe and is easy to get into. I don't think it's laugh out loud as much as quietly amusing with fantastic observational humour and a clever internal voice for all of the characters. Excellent!

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  • Incy Wincy
  • 10-23-19

Brilliant!

More Gods, gigantic prawn spiders, Steve the Destroyer and plenty of laughs! Cant wait for the next book.

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  • 01-04-21

Laughed and laughed

What a performance. What a performance! Matthew Lloyd Davies does such a great range that I cannot imagine another reader. The story was excellent as well. This time there were shorter arcs making up the whole. Very satisfying to listen to and also hugely funny. There were some scenes that could almost have been standalone sketches where I just roared. The characters are decently rounded. Mrs Grey is my favorite.

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  • Susan
  • 01-06-20

HP Lovecraft collides with Birmingham

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it’s predecessor. An excellent cast of characters and a well paced story. The narrator is excellent. For comparison purposes, the closest I can get is that it reminds me of early Tom Holt. Made me laugh out loud, and I keep quoting bits of it.