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An unstoppable blend of hilarity, poignancy, intrigue and an odd little man named Mungo Thunk.  

It was Daisy's birthday, and Adam had the perfect gift for his fiancée. A dozen red roses? Jewellery? A weekend in Paris? Nope.... A set of bathroom scales. 

Sadly, Adam's poor judgement goes way beyond god-awful gifts. He's been cursed by a lack of common sense. Now, he's about to make the worst decision of his life and stands to lose the love of his life. 

Enter Mungo Thunk: an odd little man who claims he can fix Adam's thinking once and for all. Can Adam really trust the mysterious stranger's bizarre brand of therapy, or will he come to rue the day he met Mungo Thunk?

©2018 Keith A. Pearson (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Unlikeable Protagonist

It's difficult to enjoy a book written in the first person, when the protagonist is so thoroughly obnoxious that one's idea of a happy ending is that he should die a horrible death - sooner rather than later.

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Great story.

Great story and well narrated, I enjoyed every minute. If you like Pearson, you'll love this.

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Great!

loved it, I've never read a book by Keith A Pearson that I haven't enjoyed. this one is equally good.

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Not sure

Couldn't work out what this book was. It started off an interesting dark fairy story mixed with reality that was intriguing, but then seemed to become a how-to-succeed-in-business manual, with the main character becoming more boring the more successful he became. The whole thing began to feel a bit preachy, as if in order to succeed in life you need to knuckle down and be dull. And then towards the end the fairy story element, which felt like the strongest element in the story, came back in. It would have been good to have had more of this and see where that kind of story went, rather than the how-to part. I'm glad if other folk enjoy it, but it really wasn't for me.

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a jolly good yarn

feel a little bereft, as I've now read all of Keith's books. impatient for the next

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lovely story

loved this book. took a bit of getting used to the narration, looking forward to his next adventure (if we get one)

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Another cracker

This author has the uncanny knack of writing genuinely enjoyable books. A joy to listen to them and you get a sad feeling when they end because you just want them to keep going. Very good stuff.

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Mungo Thunk Just as good the second time around.

I read the Mungo Thunk a couple of years ago and loved it. As is my practice if I have read a book I enjoy and it is available on audible I will purchase it and listen to it.
So This was my second time round with Mungo Thunk. It was a very enjoyable experience. The story was as good as I remember and the narration was very very good. The narrator bought Mungo to life, the voice for Mungo was exactly how I imagined it should be. It bought out the quirkiness of Mungo's character. I am a big fan of the author Keith A Pearson and have got all of his ebooks and I am slowly collecting them on audible. I have very much enjoyed listening to them.

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Great fun unexpected find

As usual Keith Pearson is a fun novelist. Brilliant story and fun relatable characters

Ive no idea why his books are not showing up on the coming soon or new releases - i'm just glad they are. I stumbled across this one when i was thinking of revisiting tuned out.

If you liked the 86 fix give all of his other books ago. This one is stand alone so would be a good start.

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  • 12-08-20

Not really my kind of story but I did finish...

because well at 30% Mungo showed up and brought some life to this dull story.

So I saw many 5 stars reviews of this on GR but I didn't read any of the reviews because I didn't want them to influence my expectation. I went into this book blind. And well i'm glad I did because I would have been disappointed against those blazing 5 stars. At least without knowing anything, I can say i'm judging this book entirely on my own journey into it.

The story as it stands is nothing special. It's the typical grow-up lazy irresponsible son you now have a child lesson, with an ending twist. I almost didn't finish because I found the MC so uninteresting. The daily life of a guy in his thirties who just can't figure himself out. I get the whole giving the ol' little self-discovery trope a new twist but it wasn't delivered in a way that grabbed my attention. In fact, listening to the audio gave me the leisure of just zoning out when I became too busy with my task at hands. Only to return my attention to it and realize, 'Yep, this MC guy still gets on my nerve'. There's a story in here that I might have enjoyed had this author not made it so mundane. I almost gave up if not for the Mungo character, who I enjoyed, and the mystery of how he came to be. I think that the little revealing children story way at the end was far more interesting than the entire book.

I won't keep this book since I see no point in shelving something I won't read twice but it's too early for me to toss this author out since i'm new to him. This is clearly just a case of 'It's me, it's not the book'. I'll try his other books and see where it goes.

As for the narrator, he did an excellent job. His narration was easy on the ears, easy to follow and enjoy.