When assisted suicide and cosmetics collide...
Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book by Adele Park takes a lighter look at end-of-life situations. In the eyes of Nadine, a polygamist and serial bride, nudging her husbands into heaven is a testament to love. Even Nancy Neptune, a notorious shock jock, is gobsmacked by Nadine's so-called Celestial Send-Offs. Things go to hell in a hand basket when Nadine offs the wrong guy and is charged with assisted suicide. Meanwhile, Blue McKenna has problems of her own. A power outage has leveled Blue's medical marijuana dispensary. Scottie Sphincter, lead singer of a band called The Rectal Surgeons, is fingered as a suspect. Blue makes an unusual discovery as she works to unmask the inscrutable Sphincter. Using witty narratives, a cast of nine characters transport listeners to Navel, Utah, a place where voyages to the afterlife are done with God Speed. Cosmic mirth and hilarity abound in Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book.
The full list of narrators includes: Garry Morris, Andra Harbold, Lesley Mendenhall, Abby Elvidge, Rhett Guter, Melissa Sandberg, Kent Hayes, Jack de Golia, and Steve Campbell.
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Rewarding once you get into it
Escape from reality, Utah style.
I was pointed in the direction of this book by a friend who recommended it highly.
After visiting Utah, and seeing first hand some of the book's settings I was intrigued to hear this story. It is certainly left field, actually it might not make the field at all !! If the listener is prepared for something completely different, this will certainly fit the bill.
I will listen again to see if I missed anything from the first reading, but the "heavenly overviews" always struck me because of the idea of someone "up there" watching us go about life.If such a place exists, surely the overcrowding would be horrendous !
As a non-american, most of the accents merge and it adds to the scene of being in Utah.
They all sound excellent to me, the "New York" accent did seem out of place, but maybe she moved to Utah.Or was she abducted !!!
I actually listened to it in two sittings. It would have been one but something cropped up to cause me to having to pause the proceedings. But the story does make one want to go to the end to find out what happens.
This is a very good book, with insight to a situation that most of us find alien. We have a saying that goes "only in America", but from personal experience I can vouch that something akin to this situation does exist. Yet more proof that "Truth is stranger than fiction", so I would say listen and forget "normal" rules and attitudes.
- Tony Ducklin