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Publisher's Summary

The earth has been invaded by unfathomable terrors from another dimension and international governments are doing their best to pretend nothing is happening.

But you can’t keep an alien invasion hidden forever.

A Hollywood production company is filming in the city: A spy thriller blockbuster that will introduce the Venislarn monsters to the viewing public. It’s a dream come true for the marketing team.

Rod Campbell - former SAS soldier and now the first line of defence against the Venislarn horde - is less than keen. He’s meant to be on the movie set as an advisor but he’s already got his hands full.

Gods are demanding human sacrifices, renegade Venislarn are seeking asylum on earth and there’s a magical teapot that says the city is facing imminent destruction. It’s going to be a tough week and Rod might not live to see the end of it.

©2019 Heide Goody & Iain Grant (P)2020 Heide Goody & Iain Grant

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Original and funny as hell!

Great writing team and perfect narration. I never laugh out loud until this series changed that. The wit oozes from the "Odd Jobs" series and this book continues that trend. It has the funniest sex scene I have ever read/heard!
Do yourself a favor and start from book one. YOLO!

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Netflix

This would make a GREAT animated series like Archer. Gets funnier and more insane with every installment. Even better on 2nd read! Awesome authors and reader.

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Love the authors but they struggled with this one

Third book. For some reason everyone became Nina which made Nina have to be the smart one. Scary.
The american accents was so bad it was kinda funny for a while. Then it got sad.
The narrator shouting every word in that other language is jolting. I've done my best to ignore it because the story line is so original.
It is a good series overall if you can overlook a few flaws.

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Comedic Horror at its best!!

The authors of You Only Live Once, Heide Goody and Iain Grant and narrator, Matthew Lloyd Davies, all shall be awarded 5 gold stars for their efforts at bringing us these characters and story.
Superbly rendered, a marvelously entertaining imaginative plot with characters up to the task at hand (saving the world, of course).. Comedic horror at its best. The cast of characters is well drawn. The writing is fine as frog's hair, or something. The book reached out its tentacles, no less,, grabbed my funny bone and wouldn't let go. "Comedic Horror"? Who'd a thunk?
I've just completed the 4th book in the series, Out Of Hours, and it is holding up just fine!
What a delight!

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Loved the whole series.

Definitely a better experience listening to the story than reading. The narrator does an excellent job with the vocabulary.

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hooked

against my better judgement after having a rough go with the first odd jobs I started on number 2 and was hooked! now getting ready to listen to #4!

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Two thumbs up.

I can not wait for the next book. If you read the first two than pick this one up, it will not let you down.

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Just a chuckle a minute!

I thoroughly enjoy the series and how the characters have developed. I know I'll enjoy going through it a second time for those bits that I missed. Thanks for bringing Steve the Destroyer back!

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Brilliant

Really enjoying this series, one of the best I’ve ever listened to. The story is very different and the characters are superb.
The thing that makes it even better is the narration, truly excellent. There are a lot of different characters, human and alien, and they are all brilliantly done.
Must mention one of the funniest moments in any book I’ve listened to.
It’s worth buying the book if only for Rod and Cathy’s sex scene. Priceless!

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  • 04-27-21

Lots of fun!

I've become quite a fan of HG and IG. laugh out loud silly and well written. Would have been 5 star but had to go back a couple of times to reread as lost the gist of who/what/where.
Downloading the next right now!

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  • 01-27-21

Laughed and laughed

Matthew Lloyd Davies does another excellent performance of a comic genius book that entertained me.

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  • 09-10-20

Stops just when it's starting to get in nteresting

I thought I ordered a book, not 3/4 of a book. Good up to it abruptly ending without finishing the story.