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Summary

Three years have passed since the Jamaicans caused the apocalypse, and things in post-Armageddon Chicago have settled into a new kind of normal. Unfortunately, that "normal" includes collapsing skyscrapers, bands of bloodthirsty maniacs, and a dwindling cache of survival supplies. After watching his family, friends, and most of the non-sadistic elements of society crumble around him, Patrick decides it's time to cross one last item off his bucket list. He's going to Disney World.

This hilarious, heartfelt, gut-wrenching odyssey through post-apocalyptic America is a pilgrimage peppered with peril, as fellow survivors Patrick and Ben encounter a slew of odd characters, from zombie politicians and deranged survivalists to a milky-eyed oracle who doesn't have a lot of good news. Plus, it looks like Patrick may be hiding the real reason for their mission to the Magic Kingdom.

©2014 Clayton Smith (P)2016 Tantor

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Loved It!

Absolutely loved this book!
The narrator did an excellent job of bringing these the author's brilliant story to life, probably gunna listen again....and again...

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I can't continue listening to this drivel

Based on good reviews Id hoped for something dystopian and funny. Unfortunately I hate the absence of characterisation, the falling back on boring steroetypes, the encounters in which the main protagonist again miraculously gets out of situations by just being a super smart ass at just the right moment, helped by the fact everyone else is cast as an idiot. It reads like the fantasy of a smug arse who didn't bother with coming to grips with empathy. 5 hours in and although things are post apocalyptic nothing genuinely interesting has happened.

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  • Laura Sarris
  • 12-01-19

One of my favorite books ever

I love this book. And you cannot beat the performance by the narrator. It’s an irreverent, funny, witty book with awesome “end of the world with a smack of Monty python” humor, and in the end I have wound up listening to it over and over because the friendship is so snarky,goofy, bickering and absolutely true that it makes me happy every time.
Ps- technically I’m a middle aged woman- for what that’s worth. But I listen like a 13 yr old geek :)

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  • Sean Dustman
  • 21-12-16

Fans of John Dies in the End, Zombieland

The Jamaicans have caused the world and one of the two heroes of this story, Patrick has decided that he was wanted to make that trip he had always planned to Disney World from Chicago and take his trusty sidekick Ben along for the journey.

Something that isn't mentioned anywhere in the book, everybody has their own flavor of craziness. The book is a travel journal funny, sad and full of dark humor interspaced with pop culture references in brought about in ways that are unexpected. Barry Bonds makes a great cameo which I totally agree with.

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  • 27-11-18

good b movie

it is a B version of a Post Apocalyptic, Monty Python-esq, Planes Trains & Automobiles type buddy Odyssey.

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  • mysti5000
  • 23-08-17

more for young man than middle aged woman.

did make me laugh out loud on several occasions. ok story. I think I know young men like these two. narrator very good with voices.

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  • 26-01-17

Not what you think it is

The reason I gave this book one star, is because I thought it was about the apocalypse. It is not, it is a comedy and it is damn funny. If you want to readA funny book, you'll like this.