Moth Girl Versus the Bats

  • by Michael Wombat
  • Narrated by Matt Thurston
  • 1 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This short steampunky adventure with a flavour of thirties movie serials was inspired by a Twitter conversation the author had with singer Thea Gilmore in early 2013, and then by her song "Start As We Mean To Go On". As the story progressed, other Thea songs lent their titles easily to the remaining three episodes, and more song titles found their way into the text. The name "Moth Girl' came out of an anagram of Thea's name in fact Ratporchrico's opening phrase in this story is that very anagram.

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I want more!

I could see the story playing in my head, like an animated film (Nightmare before Christmas style).

The touches of humour made me giggle, and tears sprang to my eyes at the end.

My only criticism? I wanted to know more about the characters and their motivations. There was mystery that was never cleared up. Could so easily have been double the length, without becoming in the least bit dull.

Oh and one other thing, would have preferred a British reader, I felt Matt Thurston got some of the intonation a bit wrong, however his characterisations were great.
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- Corinne

Very engaging

What about Matt Thurston’s performance did you like?

I found Matt Thurston really easy to listen to and particularly liked his different character voices.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It isn't a long book, and is very engaging, so I could have easily listened to it in one sitting if real life hadn't kept imposing. Damn real life!


Any additional comments?

The characters were well-realised and the dialogue laugh out loud funny. I would repeat the funniest lines here but, no spoilers.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-05-2014
  • Publisher: Michael Cooper