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Logging Off

Narrated by: Rory Barnett
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

From bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a laugh-out-loud story about getting offline--and getting on with life.

Andy Bellows is in a right state. Plagued with insomnia, anxiety, and neckache, he’s convinced there’s something seriously wrong with him. And the worst thing is that his doctor agrees. The diagnosis: Andy is in the grip of a self-destructive addiction to technology--he just cannot put that bloody mobile phone down.

Texting, tweeting, gaming and online dating--technology rules Andy’s life. His phone even monitors his bowel movements. So how will he cope when he’s forced to follow doctor’s orders and step away from all of his beloved screens?

From having to leave the flat in search of food like some kind of Neanderthal to engaging in conversations with actual people, Andy’s about to discover just how bewildering--and scary--the analogue world can be.

And when his sixty-day detox hits the headlines--making him a hero to suffering technophiles everywhere--Andy is sorely tempted to pack it all in and escape in the nearest Uber.

Can he get himself out of this mess, and work out how to live a better, technologically balanced life…without consulting Google even once?

©2020 Nick Spalding (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Laugh out loud book

Just loved this book and narration. It's so true in many ways. Another great by this author, look forward to the next one.

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Boring repetitive and trying way too hard.

I love nick Spalding books and actually pre-ordered this one. Unfortunately it was very disappointing.

The book is very repetitive and it felt as if he was in a rush to produce something. Far too much talk about poo, even my husband was sick of listening to it.

The idea behind the book is brilliant, just a shame it was executed at it best.

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Loved this. Great book and narration was great too

Great book. Lots of giggles to myself. Narration was great and need mroe men narrators as most are women. Good book and storyline.

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Entertaining

An entertaining book about Andy, who is addicted to social media. He starts a digital detox which opens his eyes to the illusion of internet stars and gets him into some awkward situations. Great narration on audible.

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Another belter

Another belting tale to make you laugh out loud. My favourite author at the moment. Highly recommended

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  • Kristyn Rose
  • 05-08-20

The ducks did me in

I couldn’t finish this one. I slogged through the ranting and raving, the narrator’s brash delivery that is somewhat akin to Robin Leach, but the needlessly drawn out conversation with a duck finally did me in. I think it was meant to be funny, but like most of this book, it came across stiff and forced. The story had become less than believable - why would this guy strike out on a journey without an emergency plan? His need to be sullen and angry was too grating on my nerves, and it wore me out.

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  • K. Morris
  • 03-08-20

Laugh out loud funny

I'm a fan of Nick Spalding so it was a no-brainer to purchase this book. His writing always makes me laugh, but the performance of Rory Barnett absolutely MAKES this one. Oh my goodness, he's brilliantly matched to this story. I hope to find more audiobooks narrated by him (will always purchase anything Nick Spalding writes anyway) and I defy anyone who listens to this book to not piss themselves laughing at the Pug-a-lugs scene. Thank you for the much, much needed laugh!

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  • Melissa D M
  • 07-07-20

Loved it.

I enjoyed the story. Actually inspired me to do a digital reduction; not courageous enough to go full on detox.

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  • KPecard
  • 02-06-20

Loved it! Lots of LOL’s

I loved this book. It was entertaining and made me laugh out loud. It was also soooo relatable to real life. The performance was also fantastic.

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  • patricia
  • 22-05-20

Nick you did it again!

Love Nick’s novels. This one makes you think and laugh. Again grest character development. Keeps things light and message that could help many. If you are a Nick Spalding fan listen for subtle references from other books woven in. Great narration by Rory!!
Thank you. The book helped me relax after work coming home from the hospital during the pandemic.

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  • Muggle Mom
  • 20-05-20

Logged off

I think for me, Nick stories have lost their initial charm. All the cheeky humor is still there but the characters are far from relatable or believable.

The concept was good but the execution fell short that after 10 chapters I just gave up.

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  • J. Martinez
  • 10-05-20

First world problems.

Normally I really like Spaldings quirky protagonists and silly adventures. I felt the protagonist with this book really didn't seem to struggle with the challenge of "logging off" except for getting lost without a GPS. He called himself an addict, but then forgot to show any ongoing struggles with the addiction throughout the store. It came off as "Oh yeah, I should throw a line in hear about how he's struggling" instead of FEELING like an ongoing struggle. Also there was this weird meta thing where all the characters from his other books made a cameo? Probably won't re-read this one.

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  • KLW
  • 08-05-20

So Funny

Nick Spalding is one of my new favorite authors, he always makes me laugh. The audio version is even better.
This book is so timely - what would happen if we just disconnected? Logged off? No devices? How would we survive??
Hilarious, that's how.
The narration was great and funny as well. Totally recommend this book, you will laugh out loud. Which was not awkward with wireless headphones and no one knew I was listening to anything.....