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Just when the world can celebrate the end of the fears of global warming an asteroid is spotted which will crash into earth in one month's time, on April 12th at two in the afternoon. And, effectively, end all human life.
One month to find a solution.
One month for the world to unite against their common fear
This is a slapstick parody of power and politics designed to show people at their silliest and worst, almost inviting the reader to be offended. There is often vulgarity mixed with the humour. But it is very funny at times - more Monty Python than Douglas Adams. Especially enjoyable is the strong line of sexual innuendo running throughout and especially that between the two U.S. Presidents (yes, two. The United States having previously split in half to form the republican U.S.A. and the democrat United Blue States of America). Quite priceless and amazingly inventive. And so good to have humour in an apocalyptic situation.
The narration is excellent, holding together this loosely formed story with a myriad of voices, all distinctive, all appropriate. His foreign accents weren't too good but that just added to the fun. Altogether a bravado performance from Mr.Dear.
My thanks to the right's holder who gifted me The Miyoshi Effect, via Audiobook Boom. It both surprised and delighted me. Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes, but I would have to chose carefully...
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If you could sum up The Myoshi Effect in three words, what would they be?
Satire, Relevant, Funny
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Myoshi Effect?
There are so many, beginning to end - the dual presidency, the invading Canadian Hoarde, the Owsley, Grace Slick inspired meeting of the leadership. The urine collection... onward and forward. Lampooning extraordinaire!
Which character – as performed by David S. Dear – was your favorite?
The entire ensemble of the story. The delivery and variety of voices. The flow and pace. Well done.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I listened TWICE back to back! Seriously, I have never done that.
Any additional comments?
If you are easily offended, BEWARE! If you watch what is happening on the news and just chuckle and shake your head or get peaced off then you should this audio version of "The Myoshi Effect".
One of my new favorite humor audio books!
Thanks for the opportunity to review it.
This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.
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This might be one of the most awkward books I've ever listened to. And I mean that in an endearing way. The Myoshi Effect is a bizarre and interesting satire about the United States, a girl sucking on a rocket pop, friggin Canadians, and many other things that I can't even list here for fear of ruining the book.
If you don't enjoy good satire or a random laugh, then this book isn't for you. But if you like to laugh at the most ridiculous and random things -- this is a great respite from the world around us. The innuendos between the two presidents might be one of the funniest scenes I've read/listened to in a book in a long time.
But, seriously -- Myoshi Effect was good. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I could tell that Yoakum had a point to it all (even if that point was to make the user laugh). And it was the perfect length to not feel drawn out.
David S. Dear does the narration for it giving each and every character (and there were quite a few of them) a voice. Some of them were better than others. I definitely like the general who basically acted like a hype man, some of the Canadian voices (mostly because they made me laugh -- I live really close to Canada), and the two presidents. His narration definitely helped this already ridiculous and funny satire be even more ridiculous and satiristic (even though that's not a word).
I received this book as a gift, and that has not affected my opinion of the book at all.
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