Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • by David Wong
  • Narrated by Christy Romano
  • 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father had died in a mysterious yet spectacular way. There she finds that her scumbag dad had actually, in the final years of his life, put his amazing talent for hustling to good use: He was one of the founding members of the Fancy Suits and died in the course of his duties. Zoey is quickly entangled in the city's surreal mob war when she is taken hostage by a particularly crazy villain who imagines himself to be a Dr. Doom-level mastermind. The villain is demanding information about Zoe's father when she is rescued by The Fancy Suits. She reluctantly joins their cause and helps finish what her old man started, tapping in to her innate talent for bullshit that she inherited from her hated father. And along the way, she might just have to learn how to trust people again.


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Customer Reviews

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Bravo wong.

This was a great story for me. I was initially upset to find out that it was not the third book in the David and John stories. However here he has created a great new world populated by interesting characters. The humour remains sharp if a little childish, but if you like wongs work as an author and writer for cracked that's what you will enjoy. The narration on the whole was enjoyable, but at times a little inconsistent. despite this I would like to hear more books read by Romano. In short I now have two book series' to look forward to from Wong.
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Hilarious and totally ridiculous

What did you like most about Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits?

action packed with moments of totally unexpected hilarity that sideswipes you. I also loved the fact that Wong wasn't trying to be realistic about ANYTHING.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Had to be Zoey, she isn't a cookie cutter perfect super model supermodel in disguise type, she's the most real and most genuine character I've come across in a long time. She's overweight, she hasn't had the luxury of a dental plan, she's just plain awesome.

What does Christy Romano bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She's a good reader, none of her character voices put me off, interrupting the flow of the story, please get her reading more books!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

if you mean pmsl then yes, but teary eyed? hellz no!

Any additional comments?

The book, while shorter than I usually listen to, seemed to last longer than I was expecting as it was so very action-packed. So it 'took forever' in a good way. Wong has a fantastic sense of humour that pokes fun at the nasty voyeuristic side of human nature and the superficiality that goes hand in hand with it. The Coyote/Hyena/Piranha being a great example. This book is definitely on my re-listen list!

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- A. Mitchell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios