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Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks Audiobook

Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks

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Publisher's Summary

Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, and is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living?

"Aye, right..." was journalist Jack Parlabane's stance on the matter. But this was before he found himself in the compromising position of being not only dead himself but dead with an exclusive still to file. One thing he knows for certain: death is not the end - it's the ultimate undercover assignment.

©2007 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Excellent plotting, seriously funny twists but still thoughtful." (Guardian)

"Funny, fast-paced satire." (Metro)

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    L. Lomax UK 29/06/2016
    L. Lomax UK 29/06/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "ANOTHER GREAT STORY"

    Everything from the title is excellent. This author is just so good at storytelling. We are racing through his books so I do hope he writes more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom 08/03/2016
    David Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom 08/03/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "A bit too cynical even by Brookmyre's standards"

    I am a huge fan of Chris Brookmyre but I found this book a little too jaded and cynical even for him. I can see why he decided to move on from Jack Parlabane at this point as he was clearly getting tired of him and the character had gone from a rich and complex figure to a caricature of a jaded hack. The writing in the style of the Daily Mail columnist was also a bit too stereotypical with the perverse effect that it rather let a deserving target off the hook.

    Overall it was an enjoyable listen but as a fan of Brookmyre's work I would have to rank this as one of his lesser works and certainly not a patch on his recent renaissance with the Jasmine Sharp books and Dead Girl Walking

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Newell London, UK 10/02/2016
    Matthew Newell London, UK 10/02/2016 Member Since 2013

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    "brilliant brookmyre"

    great narration paired with a superb plot and disturbingly funny story. really enjoyed and would highly recommend

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    Lindsay 26/01/2016
    Lindsay 26/01/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A must listen!"

    Brookmyre's best work (in my opinion). Incredibly sarcastic, witty and informative. Brookmyre's way of incorporating global issues into his books while keeping them thoroughly entertaining is exceptional.

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    Revmama 16/01/2016
    Revmama 16/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Another can't stop listening book"

    Always find I can't stop listening don't think there's any more in this series now sadly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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