After accidentally exposing himself to his son's girlfriend, and realizing that because of his over-hanging stomach, she couldn't actually see anything, Eric Baxter decides it's time he went on a diet. Unfortunately, due to an exercise allergy, and an eating obsession, it isn't going to be as easy as he first thought.
Throw in a battle of wits with his neighbor's cat over toilet rights to his garden, a son who lives in the shed and dreams of being discovered on The X-Factor, a stroppy teenage daughter with a Wayne Rooney fixation, a wife who doesn't want to sleep with him anymore, and an amorous work colleague who does, and you have all the ingredients to Sex, Lies and Chocolate Cakes.
©2015 Steven Morris (P)2015 Steven Morris
Short, but funny.
It it written in a style that I love - diary! I love the Bridget Jones and Adrian Mole style of writing and comedy in everyday life. Just a normal bloke, living everyday life: wife induced dieting, dealing with teenagers, stalking the cat from next door, avoiding the advances of a work colleague and sexting for the over 40's.
This was not the greatest narration. I can't quite put my finger on why, although the attempt at the female voice wasn't quite right. None the less I enjoyed the story, and the funny parts definatley came through in the narration.
I could have listened to it in one sitting as it is very short, but also, I found it funny enough that I could have done so if I had the time.
I need to know what happens next! The story ended in a way that a follow up could easily be done.
I think I'd have enjoyed this better if I'd have read the book myself. The narrators attempts at accents were off putting and the sound of the pages turning are distracting and unprofessional.
I did finish listening to it but it's few hours of my life I shan't be able to retrieve.
This book has something everyone can relate to. We've all done or thought something that Steven Morris has written about or at least know someone who has!
I think all of my family would like this book.
Steve's narration tones can be out of context at times but he manages to highlight the quips
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