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Curioddity

A Novel
Narrated by: PJ Ochlan
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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Will Morgan is a creature of habit - a low-budget insurance detective who walks to and from work with the flow of one-way traffic, and for whom imagination is a thing of the distant past. When a job opportunity enters the frame in the form of the mysterious Mr. Dinsdale - curator of the ever so slightly less-than-impressive Curioddity Museum - Will reluctantly accepts the task of finding a missing box of levity (the opposite of gravity). What he soon learns, however, is that there is another world out there - a world of magic we can only see by learning to un-look at things - and in this world there are people who want to close the Curioddity museum down. With the help of his eccentric new girlfriend Lucy, Will will do everything he can to deliver on his promise to help Mr. Dinsdale keep the Curioddity Museum in business.

Curioddity is Paul Jenkins' debut novel: exciting, fast-paced, and uncanny. A must-listen.

©2016 Paul Jenkins (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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That rare thing a genuinely funny book

One of those books that are perfect for cheering you up. I loved the characters and the book itself was odd but not enough to be described as surreal. I'm not sure why, because the subject matter and the times they are set in are very different but it reminded me of Three Men In A Boat. It has that same gently funny quality. The reason i found it was I was searching for books that were read by this narrator so it goes without saying i thought he was excellent!

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Like Dr. Seuss...does contain cats...no hat

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! It's especially good for when you begin to question your everyday life. It will make you laugh, think, gaffaw and remember your dreams...may also cause headaches as you try to UNsee, UNknow and UNthink.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Curioddity?

When the main character decides to go with the flow...or UNsee. Several times!

Which character – as performed by PJ Ochlan – was your favourite?

Lucy Price, when she's driving. Marcus James, because he is just so bad!

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

No. I would have loved to, however I definately needed to pace myself. The humour gives regular reprieves throughout, however when you start to UNsee (Idare you not to try it for real) even listening to an audiobook begins to have a timing all of it's own. I did finish it in 3 days.

Any additional comments?

New motto "Your eyes can only see what your mind can believe"