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Hobbes

Unhuman Series, Books I-IV
Narrated by: Tim Campbell
Series: Unhuman, Book I - IV
Length: 40 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Hobbes: Unhuman Series, Books I-IV 

I - Inspector Hobbes and the Blood Inspector Hobbes, a monstrous police detective, investigates grave, ghoulish goings-on. A mad pseudo vampire with the dagger of Vlad Tepes is behind robbery, and murder. It is a funny tale with a troll, human sacrifice, blood and great cooking. 'I ought to tell you, dear, he can get rather wild when he's hungry.' 

II - Inspector Hobbes and the Curse Andy becomes infatuated with a dangerously beautiful woman during Hobbes's investigations into sheep deaths and the mysterious disappearance of pheasants, which are apparently connected to a rash of big cat sightings; and something horrible seems to be lurking in the woods. 'Love may be on the horizon but, beware; something wicked this way comes.' 

III - Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers Unwelcome attention after foiling an armed robbery forces the Inspector away on holiday to the dangerous Blacker Mountains, where his accident-prone friend, Andy, stumbles across something shocking, before falling for an attractive widow. ‘I always knew you’d get ahead one day.’ 

IV - Inspector Hobbes and the Bones Trouble lies ahead for Andy. Is the apparently charming young woman who attempts to seduce him merely setting him up for blackmail, or is something even more sinister afoot? Hobbes certainly believes so, and, though he's not the sort to worry, he is getting worried. ‘I was grateful for having been born human.’ 

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Terrible narrator

I have quit this book with 30 hours and 56 minutes left. I am just sick to my back teeth of the awful way the narrator pronounces his words. He is totally incapable of pronouncing anything with 'or' in it. Awful is pronounced offal, thought is thot, hairy is harry, walk is wok, hall is hol, caught is cot, ought is ot etc etc. It seriously goes on and on until it becomes an unfunny joke and you just ignore the story and wait for the next mispronounced word. Terrible. As for the story, I think I did laugh once,but in all honesty, it was no more than that, the story was full of holes and Andy was just too stupid and cowardly to be of interest. Seriously, give it a miss.

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Entertaining, witty and funny

Fun stories, superbly narrated. Although the „criminal cases“ of inspector Hobbes are not the most thrilling crime stories ever, the characters are just wonderful to hang out with! I definitely hope there’ll be another one.

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Tongue in cheek.

A light hearted and amusing collection of alternative crime stories. I found myself smiling at the puns despite expecting them. A good listen.

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  • Mr
  • 09-06-20

Not for me

I only like writing positive pieces. So this will be short.
The side characters are more interesting than the main pairing. Hobbes is fine, shame a deep dive into his history isn’t more forthcoming.
Andy though is hard to take. Hero or anti hero? I’ve obviously missed the point because either way it’s almost impossible to feel empathy for the character and as he is the narrator of the tales he is a constant frustration. He offers little with his selfish outlook on life, a self serving moaner and a taker. Indescribably irritating.
Add the narrations self styled mispronunciation of every third vowel literally drove me to shouting at my poor phone.
I like to finish what I start but I really wish I hadn’t with this. So many hours wasted trying to let the book win me over. Nothing wrong with the writers tale as such and funny every now and again. But Andy makes this a production that I will never relisten too again. I enjoy replaying most books over and over. Delete.

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Quite funny

Nice to listen and quite entertaining. Good if you're in the mood for something easy to listen when doing chores or driving. You need to know English people a bit to catch all jokes, but if you're not familiar with them it's not a big problem.

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Bonkers

I really enjoyed these books, the author seems obsessed with food and has an unusual sense of humour. The reading was fun, with a somewhat unique use / pronunciation of the English language. Highly recommend.

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An easy listen with laughter

Brilliant! Funny! Highly recommend. Excellent narration.
Great characters, good simple humour that'll make you giggle away.

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Brilliant!

Excellent story telling and will eagerly listen to it all over again! I wasn’t totally sold at the beginning but as the story progressed swiftly I soon became an avid listener.

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Whimsical, easy entertainment

I thoroughly enjoyed this set of books from start to finish. The quaint, light-hearted feel, the narration and the characters were all excellent. I didn't feel taxed at any point, and the stories are just a nice, comfortable and amusing ride which I will happily listen to again many times.

Andy was sometimes frustrating, but it didn't detract from my overall impression as he serves as the bumbling foil to the generally unflappable Hobbes.

The occasional odd, slightly jarring pronunciations somehow served to add extra character to the production.

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Funny, interesting and well narrated

I’ve loved listening to this book. It’s kept me going for days and I couldn’t switch it off. The characters are fascinating, the stories amusing and each little mystery keeps on building. I just hope the author hasn’t finished yet, as I want more...

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  • Elisabeth
  • 25-11-19

2 thumbs up

Inspector Hobes and the Blood -While it took me a little while to get used to the humor it was worth it. It turned out to be a darned funny and quirky story. Warning, do not read while hungry because there is a lot of talk about food. Inspector Hobbes and the Curse-Most of the plot lines went to an easily predictable place. That said, it really doesn't matter because those plot lines involve the hilarious duo, Hobbes and Andy. Inspector Hobbes and the Gold Diggers-This is a fun series.

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  • Julesan
  • 06-10-19

Sad for it to end!

I thoroughly enjoyed Books 1-IV. Unusual story line that had me laughing out loud. Great narration, fun characters, and a nice listen. I’m sad I came to the end.

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  • Magda
  • 21-07-20

Inspector Hobbs and Andy

I found this story hilariously funny. Was chuckling out loud on many occasions. Recommend this as a light hearted book to enjoy.

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  • Tango
  • 10-07-20

Best Value on Audible

Narration is so PERFECT and the stories vastly entertaining. Individually, I might have wavered between a 4 and a 5, but 40 amazing hours of entertainment for one credit - hands down, Five Stars! After so long with these characters, I'd normally be ready for a break, but all I feel is an abiding sadness that there is no more. Quirky, likable characters, funny and somewhat snarky dialog, and clever, interesting plots - yep, this is a world I could just stay in. If you enjoy urban fantasy, you could think of this as English rural fantasy and when you add the humor, the brilliance of a character like Hobbs, and some great dog action, it's hard to beat! There is plenty of tension in the narrative, but nothing you couldn't enjoy with the whole family and I loved that. After reading this, I think I am in love with Wilkie Martin and major kudos to Tim Campbell's bringing the stories to beautiful life.

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  • cheryl
  • 01-11-19

was boring

I tried to get through it...I really did. but the way it was narrated made the book really boring to listen too. it doesn't help the main character is a grown ass man that is just....so useless and cowardly...I hate that in people so listening to him talk about his life and failures just danm near put me to sleep. I mean he tries, but at his age their some things you should know how to do, like cook...and drive. so good luck...you are gonna need it to read this book.

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