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Publisher's Summary

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret.

After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

On the trail of the killer are the Ministry's top agents: a junior operative with a photographic memory (and not much else), a couple of overgrown schoolboys with godlike powers, and a demonstrably insane magician.

But as they struggle for results, their superiors at HQ must face the greatest threat the Ministry has ever known: the forces of political correctness....

Differently Morphous is the latest and greatest tale to emerge from the mind of writer (and narrator) Yahtzee Croshaw.

©2018 Yahtzee Croshaw (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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A Friendly Warning

Do NOT listen to this audiobook while driving or at least don't listen to it while driving at high speeds, because at various points of the story are moments that are so funny that you will nearly pass out from laughter. I've had a few close calls myself and I was lucky enough to narrowly avoid losing consciousness and hitting anything or wandering off the road, but others might not be so fortunate.

P.S. in the event you do not need my warning and you do end up getting in a car accident as a result, I would kindly ask that you do not sue Mr. Croshaw. He does good work.

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  • Sarah
  • BLOOMINGTON, IN, United States
  • 03-11-18

Laugh out loud funny!

Every time I listen to one of Yahtzee's books I prepare to be embarrassed in public. I can't count how many times a snort, giggle, or outright guffaw has slipped out in public because one of his books is on in my headphones. The plots are clever, the dialogue is hilarious, and Croshaw narrates them perfectly.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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Laugh out loud funny

This is the first time a book has been so good that it prompted me to overcome my inherent laziness and write a review. I listen to audio books on my commute to and from work, people must think I'm insane as they see me laughing maniacally to this book. The narrator's voice characterizations are so good that I thought he was a trained actor versus the author. Extremely clever satire that sometimes hits you over the head, but this needs to be made into a movie.

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Cynical Harry Potter meets Dirk Gently

What other book might you compare Differently Morphous to and why?

What starts off as a cynical/burocratic take on a magical universe like Harry Potter turns on it's heel to be more a kin to Dirk Gently.
I lovely mystery being to be investigated...
I deep world of magic and monsters...
All told through a quiet comedic performance that would sit comfortably next to Monty Python.

What about Yahtzee Croshaw’s performance did you like?

The vocal performance was top notch, every character has a unique voice and their own life inside the authors head. It's the kind of story that can't be on just as background noise.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Witty and amusing but too on-the-nose

There are genuine laugh out loud moments of wit and humor, usually punctuating the end of a chapter like the punchline of a joke six minutes in the making. Unfortunately, the satire of PC culture is too broad and too, to steal the word from another reviewer, cringeworthy to be funny. Not that I don't think the subject matter is worthy of satire, but it was applied with the subtlety of a trowel, providing no insight.

The world building had promise, but never achieves much. Secondary characters are drawn as stereotypes and the main characters lack depth. The denouement opens the door for a sequel, but not enough was done in this story to earn another installment.

The performance ranged from quite good to strained, depending on who was speaking.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience, and give it a mild recommendation.

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I want a sequel.

No spoilers here. Just listen to it, and then join me in badgering Yahtzee for more.

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Interstellar Bum Pirates

This one better get a propper sequel! The storytelling was amazing and the performance is stellar as usual.

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Now my second favorite Yahtzee Book.

Will Save Galaxy For Food is still my personal favorite of all of Yahtzee's audiobooks, but this one definitely beat out mogworld for 2nd place, and that is not a small task considering Mogworld was near flawless.

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Hilariously great story with a great performance

I agree with other reviewers that this may be Croshaw's best book yet! I highly recommend him if you like the style of Douglas Adams, I can't wait for more of his work!.

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The best of Yahtzrees work yet.

hands down his best work yet. everything from the charecters to the plot hints was done exstremly well

a must read/listen!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-16-18

Half Supernatural thriller, half Yes Minister

Quite possibly my favourite novel from Yahtzee yet, and very animately performed. Listeners familiar with his games will find some nice references in here but knowing them isn’t essential. I will say that if your curious about a certain event mentioned in the novel then you should play “The consuming shadow” to get some back ground on the world the book takes place in.

Without getting into too much detail the Ending was a bit mysterious, which normally would be fine except i’m aware of the author’s tendency to not make sequels, so if this is going to be another stand alone story there will be a few questions left un-answered but it by no means spoils an excellent story, well worth your time and money!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-16-18

Differently amusing

A unique take of the supernatural genre, this is witty, insightful and very funny as well. A clever satire of political correctness but done in a thoughtful way. Some of the scenes in this book are comic gold, I have to say. I also enjoyed the fact that it was not just funny but had alongside it a compeling plot with genuinely surprising plot twists, which is a bonus for these types of novels in the genre which sometimes relay too much on humour and not enough on a riveting plot.
The audio version has extra delights, with a brillant, amusing performance with added sound effects that I think add to the enjoyment of the experience.

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  • James Knight
  • 03-18-18

A carefully crafted conflux

It is astonishing to me how a book can be so well crafted, every tiny irreverent idea expands and forms itself over time. Nothing is wasted, even unanswered question that are clearly meant as sequel bait, still create intrigue and depth. There was a scene in an estate where I thought the book had met it's natural, climactic end point - only for another three hours to pass and something far greater and impactful leapt out of the woodwork.

This book is for people interested in speech, both as a concept, right and force. Those who strive for humour, not at the expense of character but to the betterment of it. It would appeal to dreamers and heavy thinkers who embrace a hypothetical reality within their minds and challenge it.

Read on if you dare you empty headed rattlebrain. Step forth into the intriguing abyss within the body, mind and soul that will be accompanied by the infinite pleasures of this book. These are the musings of...Diablory!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-14-18

dirk gently meets x-files

building on the interstellar bum pirates universe with little references to his other 3 books. I love yahtzee's writing style and has only gotten more polished with every book. can't wait for the next one.

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  • Emmanuel
  • 03-14-18

just ok

Nothing really happens in terms of the overall plot. But imaginative idea that deserves credit

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  • Archive of Avalon
  • 07-16-18

Awesome

I really hope this is going to have a sequel. It's left on a great cliffhanger. And another great Yahtzee story and read. It's the last Audible by Yahtzee that I've listened to and he is brilliant. I would recommend to anyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-14-18

An excellent book

Great performance
Gripping story
And uses the audio book medium with a true understanding of what separates it from and novel

Definitely worth the listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-18

AN amazing story that makes you wish for a series.

Listend to it all in one sitting, couldnt stop myself! really enjoyed the book. The PC commentary was not heavy handed or a main theme. Yatzee didn't take any sides though you could see his stance with where the jokes fell, still gave a good and fair chance to both sides that would make you think" yeah thats true..".
The humour had me laughing and the mystery had my guessing, really from a humour murder mystery what more could you want?
The greatest praise i have for the book is that it really makes you want to know more about the world. The ending begs for an additional book and the world itself makes me want to know more about the 'odd-couple' hunter duo the book fringes around.
I honestly hope for more books to expand the mythos and to learn more about the characters. I know you'll agree if you listen to the book yourself!

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  • Luke Humphrey
  • 07-03-18

Lots of fun.

A breath of fresh air, even among Yahtzee's growing collection of original tales.

This was the first I listened to, rather than read, and the performance is good, made better by the fact that the author is reading it, so he knows how to deliver each line as intended etc.

The story is engaging and well paced, with plenty of surprises and fun characters. The content is relevant to identity politics and 'culture of outrage' , but never comes across as too heavy handed or controversial as the story confidently explores this topic with larger-than-life but ultimately human characters. There are no strawmen or obvious heroes here.

Overall, a lot of fun!

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  • Matthew
  • 07-01-18

As always Yatzee is great!

it's good. as always Yatzee does a great job and I could listen to his sarcastic wit for days!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-26-18

Second best Croshaw book

This is ALMOST as good as Mogworld, in my opinion the best of his novels. Incredibly funny, interesting, and mysterious. I await the sequel.

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  • Paige Davis
  • 07-14-18

Listened to it twice in a week

Greatly enjoyed. I struggled with one of the previous books of Croshaw's due to not particularly liking the main character but I really like Allison and all the other characters. I loved the story and the world and as soon as I finished I tried to move on to listening to a different book but just ended up coming back and listening to Differently Morphous again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-21-18

Possibly my favourite book of croshaws now

Brilliant story, great narration and really solid production (better than his older books).

Really liked the characters and humour as usual for crowshaw and that ending, wow!

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  • Nick
  • 05-30-18

Love this book! Yahtzee has topped Mog World!

Love this book! Yahtzee has topped Mog World!A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+ A+

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  • James
  • 05-15-18

Didn't know what I was in for but loved it.

I didn't look up or listen to any preview on this book and at first did not know what to expect. Yahtzee delivered this story impeccably and took me on an adventure that I loved. Looking forward to book two!

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  • Matthew
  • 05-11-18

Excellent

Brought here by his escapist stuff I absolutely loved the book and will be reading more shortly

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  • Lee Redwood. Gorin
  • 04-28-18

satire humor beware

i honestly think that the book might be the better option for this one kinda like how gaurds gaurds is funner read then the audio vs. a lot of the humor "think time" was definitely infused into the guy with 8th grader syndrome.
i can totally see what is being made fun of in the gen story going over people's heads.
go watch that lovecraft documentary.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-18

Goosebumps and Laughter

I was very impressed with this, listened to it twice within a month, can already feel a third round coming on

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-18

Great Storytelling

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. I was reminded of the humour of Douglas Adams so if you liked the Hitchhiker's Guide then you should definitely give this a go. The reading by the author was entertaining and acted superbly. I have listened to a few chapters again because they made me laugh.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-18

Quirky and magically relatable

Loved it. Bit hard to get into at first but what started as a couple of 20 minute tentative listening sessions turned into a whole nights captivated audience with Alison, Elizabeth, Adam, Victor, and (of course) the most spectacular freak I've ever had the pleasure of meeting... Dr. Diablery!

Read it. Listen to it. However you must, get this book into your brain.