June 15th, 2022

Weirdest Review of the Month Award: My Gonzo Thriller, Audio Version

In some ways it reminded me of Hunter S. Thompson's more frenzied offerings wrapped around the core of a solid murder mystery. The writing is very very good. The characters (with the possible exception of the series protagonist Arthur Beauchamp) are very very bad. There are great swathes of the book which are NSFW with drugs, explicit sex, felonies galore, and murder. I didn't enjoy the read very much and I strongly suspect that readers will have to be fond of nearly surreal gonzo sex, drugs, and rock & roll in their fiction to be in the right frame of mind. For those blessed few, this is a series which is currently still being written and will be a good candidate for binge reading. Book 8 was released in 2021.

The unabridged audiobook has a run time of 13 hours and 15 minutes. The narrator does a masterful job of voicing a massive cast of characters with a wide variety of accents and ages. I was impressed by the narration and repelled at the action of the characters at the same time. The sound and production quality were high throughout the recording.

Three and a half stars. Definitely a different read and a niche one. It is blackly funny and well written.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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