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Magnificent Vibration Audiobook

Magnificent Vibration: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

After making an unexpected connection with God via his cell phone, one man embarks on an unlikely spiritual quest in this smart, savvy, rambunctious debut from author Rick Springfield.

"Why are we here? What is love? Is there a Loch Ness monster? Does God send text messages?" These are the kinds of questions Horatio Cotton, aka Bobby Cotton, asks as he sets off on an uproarious adventure to find his purpose in life. After serendipitously stealing a mysterious self-help book called Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purpose from a bookstore, Bobby calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God - and that God likes to mess with him. Soon enough, Bobby finds an ideal companion for his journey - the breathtakingly sexy and exceedingly sharp Alice - and they set out to find some combination of spiritual and carnal salvation...and possibly save the planet.

©2014 Rick Springfield (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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  • Kristin
    19/05/15
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    "Very engaging, enjoyed every chapter!"

    Rick certainly has a gift with colorful vocabulary. I enjoyed his narrative greatly. I actually caught myself laughing out loud several times. Keep them coming Mr. Springfield!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Francine
    Broomfield, COLORADO, United States
    30/05/14
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    "Not sure if I liked it or not"
    What made the experience of listening to Magnificent Vibration the most enjoyable?

    It was a quirky story, with plot changes all the time so it wasn't boring! And listening to Rick's voice for hours on end was pretty amazing too.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Frankly, it left me wanting something different. And I know that might have been part of the plan for the ending but I feel like alot of ground was covered in the book, with several story points not answered. What about LV? And I know it's possible to fall in love with someone in 12 hours or less, but how did it happen? What made it happen? And what was the point of all the retrospective? Each topic stopped just short of completion. Was that the point? I don't know.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Its a world full of confusion and not getting any better.


    Any additional comments?

    I went into this book with such high hopes. I saw reviews indicating it was a good, saw a performance of his in which he commented on the early reviews. I really wanted to love this book. I didn't. I feel like I need to write down notes about it and see if it makes more sense. Sorry Rick, but I just don't get it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • donna d.
    18/01/16
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    "I want more"

    awsome
    I love it
    springfield is a man of so many talents
    please let there be a sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    Fitchburg, MA, United States
    05/07/14
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    "I was pleasantly surprised."
    Would you listen to Magnificent Vibration again? Why?

    I bought this book bacause I wanted to get my picture taken with a Rock Star I'd had a crush on in high school. I started listening to it because it was read by the author. I kept listening because it grabbed me. I got invested in the characters and wanted to see what happened next. It was a weird roller coaster ride at times but always enjoyable. I would definitely listen to it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Magnificent Vibration?

    The boat ride with “Skipper”.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of the calls to God but I really loved “Call me Arthur.”


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really but it was nice to go back to it, I finished it in 3 days.


    Any additional comments?

    Having Rick read it was almost PERFECT. He just needs to work on the female voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T. Thomason
    West Texas
    23/06/14
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    "Fun & engaging"
    Where does Magnificent Vibration rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    While not a classic of literature, it was a very fun and enjoyable romp filled with sex, religion, sexual innuendo, life's miseries, and a masturbation jokes. It's engaging and difficult to stop listening to.


    What does Rick Springfield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think having the author read the book was a great touch. As a Springfield fan, that was an added bonus. Whether appropriate or not, I imagined the main character, Horatio "Bobby" Cotton, as looking a lot like Rick Springfield.


    Who was the most memorable character of Magnificent Vibration and why?

    The character God, or Arthur as he prefers to be called, was hilarious. Narrator Bobby Cotton was extremely relatable, but Arthur's wise cracks made him a favorite every time he took to the novel's stage.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara M.
    30/05/14
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    "Depressing and crass"
    What would have made Magnificent Vibration better?

    This story makes no sense at all. Don't waste your money. Confusing plot and characters and no resolution at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is fine if the listener wants to hear about how many times the main character masturbates.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • james r bingham
    29/05/14
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    "Go Rick!"
    If you could sum up Magnificent Vibration in three words, what would they be?

    The future?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Horatio. It seems as if whatever Bobby does he can't get away from his past. It seems as if we all have that problem.


    What about Rick Springfield’s performance did you like?

    No offense, Rick, but I presumed that your creativity went toward music (which is a dumb prejudice of my own). However, Rick's creativity is multi-faceted.


    If you could rename Magnificent Vibration, what would you call it?

    Necessary Detour


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. I watched Rick Springfield hawking this book on my favorite daytime cooking show. I really liked his explanation that the story was a little "dark". It was. The book struck a cord with me. It seems as if the path that we choose individually and as a species is always off kilter. Whether you call it god, God, or destiny, we affect our futures. This story seems to bring that into contrast with our seemingly clueless wanderings in a new and original way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terrance
    PALM COAST, FL, United States
    22/05/14
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    "Three Strangers brought together for one purpose"
    Where does Magnificent Vibration rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was surprisingly really good. It grabbed my attention with comedy and allot of teenage boy male humor. Rick Springfield made great decision narrating his own book, because you hardly ever see the authors do that.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bob (Heracio) was my favorite, because I could relate to his story about growing up in a dysfunctional home with parents that didn’t love each other. He also reminded me of the silly things us boys did as teenagers, like naming their private parts. “Woody” lol.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite seen was when Bob (Heratio), Alice, and the skipper were on the bout looking for the lock nest Monster. It was funny how both Alice and Bob saw something in the water, but the figure was translated differently by each of them. Alice saw one thing and was spoken to, while Bob, just saw a figure he was hoping to see.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Shit Happens


    Any additional comments?

    The Book was well put together and Rick did a great job narrating. The ending however, left me with the felling of incompleteness, and the purpose of the character Lexington Vargas, doesn’t really make that much sense. Over all the humor carried the storyline for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robin in AR
    WALDRON, AR, United States
    14/05/14
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    "Magnificent Story, Magnificent Delivery"

    ****Excessively religious people will not like this book and if profanity causes you to melt down, please steer clear.*** You have been warned!***No huge plot spoilers ahead.***

    This was a different kind of story for me. At first I thought maybe the author was impaired in some way because the plot seemed to jump from here to there (all the way to Scotland and back!), back and forth in time, God on the cell phone, really? How could anyone ever tie all these seemingly random things into a cohesive whole? Man, am I glad I stayed with it.

    Every sentence in the book and every period in time were important to the ending, so pay attention. Every plot line was neatly tied up. Except for the big main plot line; by the end you will know enough about the characters to guess what they did. And you will know why they did it.

    I laughed and I cried (not all of life is fun and games, after all) because I felt that I really KNEW these people. By the end they did not feel fictional. They felt like living breathing people that you could meet anywhere anytime, with human emotions and human reactions to the ever weirder situations that occurred.

    I usually steer clear of authors reading their own work. It is not always bad, but sometimes it can be downright painful. Not so in this case. Rick Springfield knows his characters and what he wishes them to convey and does the narration masterfully.

    This is a fresh take on an age-old mystery and a new age problem. I thoroughly enjoyed it despite my early reservations. If you are looking for something different and innovative that will make you think about important matters in a completely different way, give this book a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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