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Mars vs. New Jersey!

IT is big. IT is ugly. IT has a heat ray and a bad disposition. IT is, in short, the worst thing to happen to New Jersey since the last election.

Nothing can stop IT. Not the army. Not the scientist. Not the preacher. Not even a cute little girl and her dog.

Only one man can save us all....

Kent Montana.

(originally published as written by Lionel Fenn)

©1980 Kathryn Ptaceck (P)2017 David N. Wilson

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Dynamic Duo Writer and Narrator

What made the experience of listening to Kent Montana and the Really Ugly Thing from Mars the most enjoyable?

The Narrator gives a energetic and sarcastic performance which fits the Writers Zeitgeist.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Enjoyed them all.

Have you listened to any of Josh Brogadir’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The first time and as a result will listen to some of his other Audio performances.

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

I did not intent to but almost did.

Any additional comments?

The Writer is creative and has a unique style, he picked a good Narrator to bring voice to his
cynical world view.

31 of 31 people found this review helpful

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He's no Indiana Jones and that's a gooood thing

Kent Montana and the Really Ugly Thing is a fun book. It is something that I would have snapped up as a teenager and just devoured in a couple of hours flat. This is wholesome popcorn made in a golden kettledrum. I do not mean to take away anything when I say this, but this remides me of those old dime novels, the ones that you read over and over. It might not have been Twain, but then it isn't meant to be. This is more of a great B-movie come to life, and it is brilliant for it.

I know I will be getting more of this series as it hits audible because it is so enjoyable. This is a perfect way to pass a few hours alone. Get ready to laugh and cheer on the Ugly Thing, as our group of intepid heroes try to stop it fromwiping out humanity in their part of town.

Josh Brogadir provides some excellent narration, and he helps to bring the story to life, two thumbs up to you good sir! Bravo.

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Dunno what I was expecting..!

What disappointed you about Kent Montana and the Really Ugly Thing from Mars?

The book's old movie voice-over trailer kind of synopsis had pulled me in. I guess I was expecting some "cozy" sci-fi, if that makes any sense; like cozy mystery. But as I listened to the book, I realized I'm not into whatever the book was trying to be. The book's story telling style just didn't work for me. The writing sounded pretty amateurish. The characters were cartoonish and were trying too hard. All of it was pretty eye-roll inducing for me.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Narration was alright. But since the story itself wasn't engaging to me, that didn't make much difference.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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I wanted to like this, but....

i had high hopes going in and maybe that was where I went wrong. The story just left me flat. I'm all for a little fun ridiculousness, as I love authors like Christopher Moore and Jasper Fforde, but this was just trying too hard to be funny and it just didn't work for me.

The audiobook performance was ok, considering the source material. Although, there were times it was difficult to differentiate between some of the characters. But, honestly, that may be more on me because I was not digging the story and my concentration would lapse every now and again.

Like I said, I had high hopes but this story disappointed me.

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great pulp fiction style sci fi

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This reminded me of a combination of Mars Attacks and Godzilla. It comes across deliberately hoakey and over the top. That being said, I really enjoyed it.

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Surprisingly good!

An enjoyable book with a few excellent twists that is not hard on the brain, just pure fun.
Performance is perfect !
The story is great !
Now all that's missing is the rest of the series.
I fully recommend this book it's fun and enjoyable.

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A little different

I liked this story very much. It took me many chapters to figure out what intrigued me so much. In my opinion, it is a throw-back to 1950-ish writting style. It took a few chapters for me to realize it was not going to be sifi comedy. Like I said...a little different. I will seek out more Charles L. Grant stories. I very much enjoy his writing style.

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Invasion in a Small Town

A very funny story about a small town's battle to defend itself against an alien who crash lands just outside town. Wonderfully stereotyped characters, a thoroughly nasty beastie and a plot that just keeps rolling along.
a fun way to pass an afternoon (or two).

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A fun homage to a bygone era

What made the experience of listening to Kent Montana and the Really Ugly Thing from Mars the most enjoyable?

This was, in many ways, like opening an issue of Analog Mag. in the 1970s and reading a fast fun romp of that time.

What did you like best about this story?

For me,it has to be the smooth flow of the story,with very few points where it bogs down.

Have you listened to any of Josh Brogadir’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've not listened to Josh before, but he was an outstanding choice for this book.

Any additional comments?

First, to get it out of the way "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review".
That being said, this has to be one of the more lighthearted alien invasion stories I've encountered in a long time.If you're looking for a more serious adventure of aliens attacking earth, look to John Ringo. But if you're looking for something more fun this is the story for you.There's plenty of both dark and light humor in this story.
The characters are diverse and entertaining, all it seems with their own quirky charm.
This story was perfect for the long commute back and forth to work.

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the narrator nailed it

I just thought it was good enough the great monster and that nothing can beat her mixed with dark humor and a very good float but what really did the story amazing was the narrator he gave his soul to the story he play with his voice incredibly good I enjoyed the performance very much

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."