Ever wonder about the origins of Vic Mirplo, Radar Hoverlander's outrageously flaky sidekick in The California Roll and Albuquerque Turkey? Wonder no more! Join Vic as he teams up with poker goddess Megan Moore and Las Vegas' number-one obsessive collector, Jim Rafferty, to unravel a secret conspiracy to control the wealth of Sin City - no matter how high the body count goes! Poker, murder, Mirplovian hijinks...it's all there for the asking in World Series of Murder!
Also included: the bonus novella Surf Las Vegas, in which Meg and Jim take on Vegas hard guy Jack "the Hack" Aldrete.
©2011 John Vorhaus (P)2011 Spoken Word Inc
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The mystery is hot and the poker is hotter!
Poker has worked as the backdrop for countless movies and TV shows, but John Vorhaus has shown us it works as the backdrop for a novel, too!
At first I missed Radar Hoverlander, but Vorhaus has given us Megan Moore and Jim Rafferty to guide us through this perplexing maze of thickening plot. And soon, I found myself rather enjoying seeing Vic Mirplo in this new context.
I was a bit surprised by how intense the story gets at times! The story was always enjoyable, but there's a real sense of threat this time around! A very nice surprise!
Also, it was so awesome to hear Vorhaus reading his own material! Not to speak poorly of William Dufris, who read THE CALIFORNIA ROLL, but I preferred Vorhaus's read.
To anyone pondering buying this audiobook, here's what you can expect: Fun characters, story that becomes exponentially more engrossing the further it goes, and tons and tons of Poker! This was fast-paced and just a lot of fun!
"chapter intros unnecessary"
I didn't feel that the excerpts from killer poker where necessary intro for each chapter. as far as performance I didn't feel these intros needed to be shouted at me.
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