• Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-10-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (154 ratings)

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.
©2015 David Wong (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By MRS BETH M JONES on 12-10-15

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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5 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey Northam on 20-05-18

gripping and very funny

this is one of the best books I've "read " in a long time. defiantly one to listen to again.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Claudia H on 03-03-16

This whole city is a butt that farts horror.

I have read several books by David Wong before, and so I was very excited to start this one. A few minutes in, it was clear that it was in his usual style, that slightly vulgar, but still hysterical style that he wrote John Dies in the End, etc.

The story is in a futuristic place, where cars drive themselves and cell phones project holograms of the callers, but it’s still familiar enough that the characters can hit the Wendy’s drive-thru for some chili or botch an at-home hair dying job. Wong does a great job striking the perfect balance of the two. There are so many twists and turns, so hold on to the seat of your voice controlled car, and enjoy the ride.

Whether or not you’ve read any other books by David Wong before, this one will not disappoint, it’s a great book and a ton of fun to listen to.

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22 of 26 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By C. Swatek on 12-12-17

Underwhelming

The performance was great, Christy Romano really nailed all of the characters and various accents. The story was pretty underwhelming, the plot was great for the first half, but as it got closer and closer to the end it becomes more like a mad scramble to pull loose ends together and ultimately just feels like a cheap cop out.

It's been a while since I've come away from a book and thought the ending ruined the whole thing, and that about sums up my feelings here.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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