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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
SPECIAL AGENT CHRISTIE LOVELACE: VILLAGE of IDIOTS by Gene Penny
Published by Eugene Penny in May of 2016.
Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes.
Read by Rebecca Roberts.
This audiobook features FBI Special Agent Christie Lovelace, a plucky, sarcastic, foul-mouthed who investigates offbeat cases. Think X-Files, but with a much more gross, much more weird take.
Lovelace has been sent to Danbury, Texas to investigate a charge of corruption. It seems that the whole town is being controlled by one man and a person may have died.
But, once Lovelace arrives, after a frustrating series of humorous personal disasters, she discovers that the body has disappeared from the morgue. When she goes to the jail to follow a lead the stench of feces is overpowering...
Plus, people keep hinting about the dead coming back to life.
It's going to be a strange Monday.
For me, this book was a little too gross and a little too interested in being weird for the sake of weirdness for my taste. Too many oddball characters in one place. I like Christie Lovelace and I liked the general concept. But, I felt like the story just got lost in its own shenanigans.
The story was read by Rebecca Roberts. She did a good job with a wide variety of voices. She made a lot of very different characterizations and showed a lot of range.
I rate this audiobook 3 stars out of 5.
This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: Special Agent Christie Lovelace: Village of Idiots.
Note: I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.