By

Read By

Christy Romano

Length

15 hrs and 39 mins

Audiobook Review

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

David Wong

Overall
Performance

Grisly violence, sarcasm and maniacal supervillains have never been so hilariously lovable.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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This is the darkest sort of funny. Everything in this book is taken to the very extreme and then a little bit further just for giggles. The baddies are insane supervillains, the violence is… well, it’s vile, and taboos aren’t just broken, but smashed beyond recognition. What’s more, with smart, snarky, resourceful Zoey at the helm, it manages to mix dystopic horror with hand on heart charm and optimism.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

Narrator Christy Romano does a phenomenal job bringing the characters to life. My favourite is Molech, who is pitch perfect as a moronic surfer dude.

Far be it from me to complain about a long audiobook – this one is 15 hours 39 minutes – but this probably would have been a five star if it had been about a quarter shorter.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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Like this? Try Yahtzee Croshaw for more zany fun.
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ABOUT

Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

THE BLURB

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.