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Danny: The portrait of a surreal killer. Each one of us has an invisible space alien perched upon our shoulders controlling our thoughts. This is not a good thing!

Danny used to be a sad and lonely man, but now he is happy. Because now Danny has a dog of his very own. A nice big dog with a waggy tail and a smiley face. The dog’s name is Demolition but only Danny can see him.

Men from The Ministry of Serendipity are monitoring Danny’s every move. They have a special agent on the case, his name is Parton Vrane and he is half man and half cockroach.

Described as a nightmare journey to Hell and back, with only a brief stop off at a KFC for a quick bucket of grub and a visit to the toilet, A Dog Called Demolition is a genuine horror story. Where Silence of the Lambs and Seven merely dipped their toes in terror’s icy waters, Robert Rankin boldly takes off his lurex sock and really puts his foot in it.

©1996 Robert Rankin (P)2014 Audible Studios

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great reading..if you're a 5 year old!

I just couldn't listen to this, I had to stop after 10 minutes . It was so over read, I felt like I was with a group of children being read a story in a library!

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A good writer, but!

Lots of short stories that are not related and don't seem to connect very well or go anywhere.

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Usual manic, macabre mayhem ...

... well known, by those who know it well.

Robert Rankin always cheers me up.

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Mr Rankin thankyou

A great listen Mr Rankin on top form , listened straight straight through. Off to get another one

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brilliant book

I read this book when it first came out years ago and loved it then. the book is narrated by Robert himself which makes it very special as he narrated it perfectly.

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loved it from start to finish.

loved it. great writing. real humour terrific narration. eager for more from same author. x

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  • 14-12-19

very dull indeed...

uninteresting text monotonously read ...couldn't finish it...hard to find 15 words to summarise my feelings

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  • 07-02-21

Genius

Completely, but not utterly, insanely funny. Rankin may not be a genius as such, but he’s clearly a genius of sorts. As unlikely as it may seem, he’s also the best narrator for his own work imaginable, proving once and for all that, if it’s mind bogglingly nutty weird and strangely funny, it comes from England. The great thing about this being an audiobook is that you don’t have to put up with any of that bizarre spelling the British can’t seem to overcome. No offense intended, I’m just sayin’.

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  • aeo
  • 05-10-20

Love the narration

Robert Rankin is a great narrator. The book took a little too long to come together, but the narration was so good that I was able to wait it out.

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  • andrew
  • 13-01-22

interesting

this is one of those books that's hard to recommend because it's very much not for everybody. you'll either love it or hate it, but since it's included with your audible subscription you might aswell download it and give it a shot, what have ya got to lose?

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  • thomas dye
  • 27-10-21

ok

Felt like a series of at best, semi-connected shorts that mostly try to come together at the end.
beware the ending is lazy feeling and not at all satisfying.
On the up side it was just entertaining enough to keep me going, and it was cheap. Definitely not his best work. If you get it in sale it's ok.

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  • 07-10-21

6 stars for performance

Read with such vim and vigour, an absolute joy to listen to. A good story with a healthy dose of wit. I am usually hesitant to listen to a book read by the author (blame Lawrence block for that) but Mr. Rankin surprised me with one of the best performances I’ve experienced with audible. I will be getting all his books. If he narrates a owner’s manual for a microwave I’ll be getting that too.

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  • per erik loeff
  • 05-11-20

Seriously

Even if you add some aliens and a few attempts on dry english humor in science fiction category doesn't mean it gets a Hitchiker kind of book. Actually it is pretty rubbish.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-07-22

Great Narrator!

sometimes the writer isn't the best narrator, he did. splendid job with all of the different characters.

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  • Mary L. Foley
  • 17-12-21

Excellent Narration

I really enjoyed the quality of the narration. It added enjoyment to an excellent story.

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  • Just Heidi
  • 11-11-21

A fun listen….

Love a story line that can’t be figured out and never a sleepy moment! Great narration!!! Thank you! On to the next! Glad I found you Robert. :)

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  • Ricky Bruno
  • 27-10-21

FUNNY!

As silly and random as cosmic banditos, with a Monty Python twist. Such a hard-hitting soundtrack, much wow.

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