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Monster Audiobook

Monster: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Monster. Meet Judy. Two humans who don't like each other much, but together must fight dragons, fire-breathing felines, trolls, Inuit walrus dogs, and a crazy cat lady - for the future of the universe.

Monster runs a pest-control agency. He's overworked and has domestic troubles - like having the girlfriend from hell.

Judy works the night shift at the local Food Plus Mart. Not the most glamorous life, but Judy is happy. No one bothers her, and if she has to spell things out for the night-manager every now and again, so be it.

But when Judy finds a Yeti in the freezer aisle eating all the Rocky Road, her life collides with Monster's in a rather alarming fashion. Because Monster doesn't catch raccoons; he catches the things that go bump in the night. Things like ogres, trolls, and dragons. Oh, and his girlfriend from Hell? She actually is from Hell.

©2009 A. Lee Martinez (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Martinez pokes at big-picture questions, like the nature of the universe and the meaning of life, with abundant, zany humor in this charming tale." (Publishers Weekly)

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    David Damascus, OR, United States 01-25-16
    David Damascus, OR, United States 01-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "it was pretty good"

    this is the second book from this author I've listened to. its really quite a fun story, But something is missing to make it a great story.same with gils diner, his other book (which was still better than this one). but all around Its fun

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    L. Lynch Irmo, SC 08-03-15
    L. Lynch Irmo, SC 08-03-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Fun but Easy"

    Cute story, Easy read and a fast one... recommended for younger readers. I enjoyed it tho

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    Ralph Tampa, FL 07-09-15
    Ralph Tampa, FL 07-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very entertaining"

    This is the second Martinez book I have read, and I am really enjoying the stories and the performances of the narrators. Solid use of a credit

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    Loki Liesmith Elmwood Park, IL, United States 06-06-15
    Loki Liesmith Elmwood Park, IL, United States 06-06-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining"

    This is a fun new twist on contemporary urban fantasy, which hits all the tropes while managing to avoid cliche. It's not a completely fulfilling story - I'd like to see more character depth and a few plot holes filled in, for one - but some hilarious dialogue and situations make up for that. definitely worth a listen, especially if you're looking for something light and enjoyable.

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    Tony Pennsylvania 05-29-15
    Tony Pennsylvania 05-29-15
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    "Belly Laugh"

    Really funny and entertaining. Clever in a "made you look" kind of way. Also consider reading his other books. Complex characters in a sit-com setting

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    mmdzyn 05-27-15
    mmdzyn 05-27-15
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    "my first and one my my favs"

    i've read this book 4 times and love this author... funny..ridiculous and original. I always have at least one f his books dowloaded when I need something exciting, funny but never stupid. Highly recommend you check them all out.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 02-07-15
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 02-07-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Idea better than execution"

    Some great ideas form the basis of this book, but the execution was not well done. I think that a sequel could be a lot better as it has potential.

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    Leni Schmidt 01-16-15
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    "Great story great narrator"

    I love this author, this was the first book of his I encountered and I enjoyed it all the way through. I will defiantly seek out his other work. Big fan of fantasy sci fi and he hits every nail on every head. Keeps that element of cheese that all lot of books in this genre has keeps it fresh and realistic. Like peeking IMO an alternate universe

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    jennifer MESA, AZ, United States 06-06-14
    jennifer MESA, AZ, United States 06-06-14
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    "I've read as much of this author as I can"
    Where does Monster rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A Lee Martinez writes pleasant stories to listen to... I have happily purchased as many as offered up.


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    tina cokato, MN, United States 05-21-14
    tina cokato, MN, United States 05-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Monster=Funny"

    Funny and thought provoking is how I found this book. I was listening to it in public and had to stop, I was getting strange looks because I was laughing out loud. There was also some philosophy that I found interesting, it was there without being preachy. This is the second of A. Lee Martinez's books I have read, I will be listening to more. Very entertaining.

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