Geoffrey McGeachin didn't publish his first novel until 2004, but since the award-winning debut of Fat, Fifty, and F***ed!, McGeachin has made up for lost time, writing two complete series in the wake of his initial success. The author is like the Australian version of Carl Hiaasen, populating his novels with wit, humor, and (often) criminal action.
Actor Peter Hosking has performed more than 100 audiobooks over the course of several decades. He brings his expert pacing and agility to this winner of the inaugural Australian Popular Fiction Competition. The performance is above all entertaining, taking emotionally defeated protagonist Martin Carter from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds.
©2004 Geoffrey McGeachin; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
"A very satisfying adventure/romantic comedy with an undercurrent of impending danger....An effortlessly entertaining story that will have you itching to hit the open road yourself." (Australian Crime Fiction Database)
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This is the perfect book for a long drive or while doing chores. It's a very funny roimp through the Australian countryside with a bank manager who has just turned fifty and decides to rob his bank branch that just closed and chuck it all. You will laugh out loud. Very enjoyable.
"Lots of fun"
The story did not work my brain extra hard, but I really had a good time listening to it. It was fun, funny and entertaining. This probably has something to do with turning 50 this year.
"A heartwarming story full of great Ozzie humour"
Beautifully narrated story, loveable characters, brilliant one-liners. One of my favourite audible books ever.
The pacing and humor went well together.
The opening scene showing why the male protagonist felt the way he did.
"fat and f,d"
the story stared well with good twists all through
the holdup it was differant
yes they all pretty good he has a great sense for the storytelling
"An Easy Listen"
I quite enjoyed this book although the Narrator did sound a little bored reading it.
A great light hearted story that takes you on a journey through Australia with a lot of dry humour. Peter Hosking as the reader adds a lot to the story and it is a great listen on a long drive or flight.
"Fun, lots of laughs"
Very enjoyable,light and completely unbelievable. Doesn't tax your mind. Reader could have been better.
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