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The Uncynical Cannibal Performance

The Uncynical Cannibal: This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot

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Publisher's Summary

A gloriously mad desert island romp - complete with zombies, walrus pirates and a talking goldfish called Albie.

Like Robinson Crusoe on acid, it follows the adventures of Isaac, a shipwrecked sailor whose boat is sunk by a excess of radio sound effects and is then washed up in a tropical paradise where warring tribes compete to pay homage to a giant Sea beast called Gary.

A fast-paced gag fest which is a splendid mix of music hall and surreal nonsense, which is fresh, intriguing and laugh-out-loud funny.

©2015 Dewi Llywelyn (P)2015 Audible Ltd.

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    TamTam 09/07/2015
    TamTam 09/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautifully executed...pun intended."

    Loved the characterisation, the asides, the absurdity, Cuppy.
    Didn't go in for the gruesome stuff much....as we all know, what you imagine is waaaaay worse than what you see and so some of the descriptions were quite hard to listen to. I'm a wimp, yes....but I would have loved to go with you on this swashbuckling journey AND still be able to eat my lunch.
    Please make more but this time, hold the disembowelling:)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MRS O. 07/07/2015
    MRS O. 07/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Cynical deployment of tasteless tricks"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Adolescents


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dewi Llywelyn again?

    it could not be worse


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    I had no interest in the fortunes of any of them


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The trouble with fantasy is that any plot twist or character development is possible but it should never be as random as this

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Darren 07/07/2015
    Darren 07/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "confusing"
    What would have made The Uncynical Cannibal better?

    confusing sub goons humour without the jokes,waited for the laughs but they didn't come


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dewi Llywelyn again?

    Possibly


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    stilted performances.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Uncynical Cannibal?

    all of it and inserted some humour.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ThePuss 06/07/2015
    ThePuss 06/07/2015 Member Since 2007

    I listen to audio books, and occasionally write the odd review. I don't eat babies or like Marmite.

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    "Trying to be HHGTTG... I think... Not even close"

    This did not hold my attention AT ALL.
    I gave up about 15 mins in... "fast-paced gag-fest" it is NOT!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Claire 06/07/2015
    Claire 06/07/2015
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    "A fun set of characters, but I just didn't laugh"
    What would have made The Uncynical Cannibal better?

    There was a bit too much going on I think, and I just couldn't find the humour in the surreal settings.


    What was most disappointing about Dewi Llywelyn’s story?

    I just couldn't get a picture of what was happening.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The Narrator - some very good lines, but felt like a few of them were directly lifted from Douglas Adams. However, there were a lot more that were just really nice inserts.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Uncynical Cannibal?

    The zombie...seemed a bit pointless.


    Any additional comments?

    Nice performances from everyone, but just didn't laugh.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karim High Wycombe, United Kingdom 15/08/2015
    Karim High Wycombe, United Kingdom 15/08/2015 Member Since 2016

    kkronfli

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    "Not really funny, dialled in performances"

    Sadly not a good effort here, it felt disjointed and unfinished. A series of sketch ideas strung together with little characterisation for the actors to get their teeth into and actually carry the story forward. No idea how this might become a series. It shot its small bolt of misaimed jokes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C Ginty 28/07/2015
    C Ginty 28/07/2015
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    "Dreadful"

    Was this written in the early hours of the morning while under the influence? A loaded of unfunny tosh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MISS G RAMSDEN 09/07/2015
    MISS G RAMSDEN 09/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "bizarre"

    kept me amused on the morning commute. some funny parts but mostly odd, wondering what would happen next

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    thomas 08/07/2015
    thomas 08/07/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Shows potential, but it's not quite there yet"
    What did you like best about The Uncynical Cannibal? What did you like least?

    At its best it felt like it was reaching for a cross between The Goon Show and Bleak Expectations. Unfortunately it doesn't feel like it hangs together very well, and the whole self-cannibalising tribes (I think that was the idea...?) thing just wasn't as funny as it thought it was, and not worth building as much of the script around as it did.


    Any additional comments?

    I think the main thing holding this back is simply that the writer isn't very experienced. However, I think there is the germ of something quite funny (in a over-the-top daft kind of way) here, and it might be worth revisiting once the writer has a bit more experience behind them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Ellon, United Kingdom 08/07/2015
    Ian Ellon, United Kingdom 08/07/2015
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    "Yawn"
    Would you try another book written by Dewi Llywelyn or narrated by the narrators?

    Nope


    Has The Uncynical Cannibal put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes it has


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    Narrator was ok but just couldn't get any life into this dead donkey


    What character would you cut from The Uncynical Cannibal?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry, just not for me!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Frank
    05/08/16
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    "Eh..."

    Slightly reminiscent of Hitchhiker's Guide, but not quite in that league. Made me chuckle in a few places, but mostly groan throughout the listening.

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  • R. Cassidy
    Missouri, USA
    16/08/15
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    "What was this supposed to be?"
    Would you try another book from Dewi Llywelyn and/or the narrators?

    The narrators, maybe. Dewi Llywelyn, no.


    What was most disappointing about Dewi Llywelyn’s story?

    It wasn't least bit funny or engaging. Sounded like an attempt by a seven-year-old to channel Monty Python or Douglas Adams where only every fiftieth word came through.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    No one different. They just had awful material to work with.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    It was an attempt at something, I just don't know what.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Farrell
    Colorado Springs, CO, United States
    11/07/15
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    "Too silly"

    This was the last of the five . Not impressed, not very funny. If I had paid for these I'd want a refund.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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