• The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

  • By: Robert Rankin
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 19-04-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (79 ratings)

Summary

Once upon a time Jack set out to seek his fortune in the big city. But Jack gets a bit lost on the way, and when he finally comes to a big city, it is Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town. And there is a serial killer loose upon the streets. One by one, the old, rich nursery rhyme characters, who made their millions from the royalties on their best-selling rhymes, are being brutally slaughtered. The Toy City Police are getting nowhere. Bill Winkie, Private Eye, has also mysteriously vanished, leaving only his sidekick, Eddie Bear, to take care of business.
But Eddie's ready to take on the challenge and when he teams up with Jack, the two set out on a epic adventure. Not to mention a lot of heavy drinking, bad behaviour, fast car chases, gratuitous sex and violence, bizarre toy fetishism, and all-round grossness. Of a type not normally associated with Toy Town.
Listen to a free interview with Robert Rankin. Simply Click here to download.

©2002 Robert Rankin (P)2005 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.
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Winner of The Crime Writers' Association, Cartier Diamond Dagger, 2005.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Roy on 26-06-06

Film Noir in Toy Town

Robert Rankin has an excellent series of unabridged self read audio books available covering the massively inaccurately named Brentford Trilogy harrass the Audible staff to get them in. In the meantime however enjoy this stand alone story.

Roughly it splits into three parts an insane and hysterical fairy tale world (listen to the sample for an idea of this). A private eye story with Tom our hero teaming up with a drinken teddy bear to scour Toy City for the murderer of Humpty DUmpty (it's more fun than it sounds) and a final battle section which explaining will really mess up the books suprises.

This is really good fun an excellent introduction to Robert as botha writer and a reader though the interview at the end is a little bemusing if you've not heard or read any of his previous booksthat should in no way distract you from the main story.

Rankin is frequently compared with Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman as always these comparisons flatter and decieve like the others he does something innovative and original in a style of his own but if you pick this up expecting to read a Terry Pratchett style of book you will of course be disapointed Rankin doesn't ape Pratchetts style but draws the reader into his own off kilter world in a similar manner with the logic behind its quirks and strangeness making it feel a solid place.

Pick it up and enjoy it is the best advice I can give you

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. B. Peacock on 03-02-16

outstandingly brilliant

as the first Robert Rankin book I read, this has a special place for me, a great story with some lol moments, read it I doubt you will be disappointed

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 13-05-12

More brilliance from Robert Rankin

A funny, off-centre and excellent yarn from Robert Rankin. I drive a lot and listen to audiobooks in the car. This was one of the best so far. Mr Rankin reads his own work, and knows just how to bring the characters alive in his world.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marius on 04-04-07

Murder in Toy City!

Robert Rankin is a rare being indeed - a hugely amusing writer, and a superb narrator. The tale is difficult to classify, but if you enjoy quirky humour, clever dialogue, detective parodies and seedy toys, you'll love this one. The book will entrance adults and (older) kids, with a gritty tale of murder, friendship, greed and sex in seedy Toy City. It concludes with a gem of an interview with the author. I cannot recommend this one too highly!

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