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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.

17 of 19 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.

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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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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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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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It was good but not great

*** SPOILERS ***
Please stop reading if you don't want spoilers. Also I don't know how to spell the characters' names so bear with me.

First thing I'll say is that the performance was great. Yahtzee is a surprisingly good voice actor, and I could distinguish almost all the characters by voice alone. There were a few monotonous-sounding characters that blended together a bit, but the possessed double voices were great, I haven't heard anything like it in audiobooks before.

In terms of writing, there's a lot of clever use of language and humor, and I laughed out loud more than a few times. A few scenes in particular stand out as hilarious. The descriptive language for the chainsaw-wielding deer and murderous squirrels and other woodland creatures was comical. Allison writing down the runes and passing through space and time in an alternate dimension until morning was maybe my favorite single scene/"page".

In terms of physical humor, it boiled down to Diaboleres's over-the-top attire, Anderson's bulging neck muscles and skin color, and various ways of describing fat jiggling while characters were walking, sitting, breathing, lying in a puddle, or basically any other possible situation a fat joke could be inserted. The descriptions of the possessed kids and the blob creatures were always a hoot though. The jokes about kids being glued to their phones got a bit old after the 30 iteration.

Complete side note, I have no idea why the names were redacted from the little between-chapter snippets of internet messages; there was no reason for it, no government report was revealed, and the only thing I can think of is that he couldn't think of good names to use for the message writers--but he's good at making names, so I'm just baffled.

Now for the core bad stuff. This book is basically 8 hours of social commentary and satire and 2.5 hours of story. It was really funny at first, but then I just got annoyed because it felt like the same joke was beating a nail into my skull in 100 different ways with 100 different hammers. A stand-up comedy routine is funny for an hour, but if you hear the same routine 8 times in a row you just stop laughing at the same jokes. Towards the end I wanted to story to progress, but Neeta Pavani kept interrupting the action with what was supposed to be comical interjections, but she had already become such a tired joke that I was just rolling my eyes and getting frustrated. Even if that was the point, which it wasn't, it didn't make it good for the story.

And speaking of story, I felt like the only characters who experienced character development were actually just a few of the side-characters: Shugshuthx-Dennis (becoming an individual), Victor (learning pity for creatures he's trying to kill), Danvis (becoming a more confident and competent leader), and the Weatherby boy (becoming a dual consciousness entity aka possessed). Arguably Diaboleres gaining an ounce of respect for Allison was development, but Yahtzee couldn't resist undermining that in the last scene of the book to keep his characters motivations more of a mystery, which, just in my opinion, is lazy writing.

Allison, who could have been the main character of the story but just wasn't because she was sidelined by the combined book-time of every other character, didn't have any meaningful character development, which was disappointing. She wasn't any different in bravery, intelligence, or sympathy when facing off against Shugshuthx-Jessica at the end of the story as she was when she saved Diaboleres from getting stabbed and then letting Jessica go free early in the story; and she exhibited more confidence intermittently (when the author deemed the story was allowed to progress), but in the end wasn't any more brave or confident in Elizabeth's presence at the end of the book as she was when she first met her. I suppose I should elaborate on that--it's just my personal taste that the larger part of a story shouldn't hinge almost completely on a single character maintaining a lie. Allison lying about her credit card and hiding Jessica drove the action for the bulk of the book, which basically turned every scene she was in into "is she going to tell the truth yet, or are we waiting so things can get worse yet again". Allison solved the mystery in the end, but it wasn't that Allison was smarter than the other characters (she wasn't), it was that she was just hiding the truth from them. And the mystery ended up predictable after the first or second red herring--it had to be Jessica because she was the most obvious choice, she had the credit card and sweating powers. That I was able to figure it out hours before the rest of the characters of the book made them seem incompetent and the story more boring, because I knew everything was just a wild goose chase and it prevented any tension from building.

So in short, I thought the performance was great, the writing and language were great, the characters were diverse and interesting, and there was ton of great humor; but the story was lackluster, the could-have-been main character Allison got no meaningful character development, and the jokes got overused. The book could have been 3 hours shorter and would have been better for it, and even so a number of loose threads were left dangling at the end of the story.

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  • jason
  • durham, nc, US
  • 05-08-18

fun read

Croshaw is as fun and imaginative as always. a completely unique murder mystery. Can’t wait for the next one.

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Amazing

God it was so good when's the next? I can't get enough of this! Just wonderful

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-18-18

Good teen fiction

Good teen fiction unfortunately not really my thing. Some great, laugh out loud, one-liners though.

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  • Chris Gerrard
  • 06-17-18

Definitely the best story from Yatzee so far.

Very enjoyable story. An interesting take on the secret wizarding society in the UK. Recommended.

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  • Phil Davies
  • 06-13-18

fantastic Harry potter for adults

fantastic book which reminded me of an adult version of Harry potter told in a different way. love the characters and the narration is spot on. hopeing a sequal comes out soon.

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  • Emma
  • 06-10-18

Fun listen but not massively gripping

Narration was very good.
Story had a slow start but warmed up and was a fun listen

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  • Jamie Lavin
  • 06-07-18

Spiffing novel.

I didn't know what to expect going into this but it was a fantastic listen. Yahtzee and his multiple levels of sass did not fail me. I loved it.
The story was as compelling as it was amusing and I would recommend anyone who is a fan of the likes of Pratchett give it a try.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-19-18

witty, mysterious and utterly brilliant

Yahtzee never fails to impress with his witty humor and brilliant story telling. His previous books felt like one off stories (with exception too 'will save the galaxy for food'), so I'm very excited that he eluded to a likely sequel. I can't wait to find out what happens next.
Yahtzee has easily became part of my top favourite authors.

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  • Michael
  • 04-11-18

Very entertaining

Well written, well performed. Well worth a look. Comedy with peerless fantasy worldbuilding. Just fantastic.