Regular price: £32.79

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret.

After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

On the trail of the killer are the Ministry's top agents: a junior operative with a photographic memory (and not much else), a couple of overgrown schoolboys with godlike powers, and a demonstrably insane magician.

But as they struggle for results, their superiors at HQ must face the greatest threat the Ministry has ever known: the forces of political correctness....

Differently Morphous is the latest and greatest tale to emerge from the mind of writer (and narrator) Yahtzee Croshaw.

©2018 Yahtzee Croshaw (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    395
  • 4 Stars
    117
  • 3 Stars
    22
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    405
  • 4 Stars
    82
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    358
  • 4 Stars
    108
  • 3 Stars
    27
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    4
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Half Supernatural thriller, half Yes Minister

Quite possibly my favourite novel from Yahtzee yet, and very animately performed. Listeners familiar with his games will find some nice references in here but knowing them isn’t essential. I will say that if your curious about a certain event mentioned in the novel then you should play “The consuming shadow” to get some back ground on the world the book takes place in.

Without getting into too much detail the Ending was a bit mysterious, which normally would be fine except i’m aware of the author’s tendency to not make sequels, so if this is going to be another stand alone story there will be a few questions left un-answered but it by no means spoils an excellent story, well worth your time and money!

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Differently amusing

A unique take of the supernatural genre, this is witty, insightful and very funny as well. A clever satire of political correctness but done in a thoughtful way. Some of the scenes in this book are comic gold, I have to say. I also enjoyed the fact that it was not just funny but had alongside it a compeling plot with genuinely surprising plot twists, which is a bonus for these types of novels in the genre which sometimes relay too much on humour and not enough on a riveting plot.
The audio version has extra delights, with a brillant, amusing performance with added sound effects that I think add to the enjoyment of the experience.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A carefully crafted conflux

It is astonishing to me how a book can be so well crafted, every tiny irreverent idea expands and forms itself over time. Nothing is wasted, even unanswered question that are clearly meant as sequel bait, still create intrigue and depth. There was a scene in an estate where I thought the book had met it's natural, climactic end point - only for another three hours to pass and something far greater and impactful leapt out of the woodwork.

This book is for people interested in speech, both as a concept, right and force. Those who strive for humour, not at the expense of character but to the betterment of it. It would appeal to dreamers and heavy thinkers who embrace a hypothetical reality within their minds and challenge it.

Read on if you dare you empty headed rattlebrain. Step forth into the intriguing abyss within the body, mind and soul that will be accompanied by the infinite pleasures of this book. These are the musings of...Diablory!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

dirk gently meets x-files

building on the interstellar bum pirates universe with little references to his other 3 books. I love yahtzee's writing style and has only gotten more polished with every book. can't wait for the next one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

just ok

Nothing really happens in terms of the overall plot. But imaginative idea that deserves credit

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story from the beginning.

Yahtzee might be my new 2nd favourite author. Sorry Sir Terry P will take a lot to topple. The story was engaging from the start and held my attention throughout. Onto Mr. Croshaw's next audiobook I think.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Hilarious, fun, spellbinding and different

Bought this on a whim, with low expectations. Couldn’t have been more wrong, I was riveted from the first page and enthralled to the last. Fabulous storytelling with dry satirical humour.
Highly recommend

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A splendid listen

Yahtzee delivers a stellar performance.
Although the story does lull in certain parts, however the story is gripping enough for you to keep listening. I would recommend this to fans of the YouTube channel zeropunctuation and people whom want something different.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Smart, well written and performed

I've liked all of Yahtzee's books, and I'd have to put this in a solid second place to Mogworld.
Well constructed and entertaining, but a couple of characters were a bit one dimensional which knocked the story down slightly. Still well worth a listen and a good performance makes it overall an enjoyable experience

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Best Yahtzee book so far.

This book is fabulous, funny and just overall a really good time. I genuinely laughed out loud a lot of times and all the stuff with the Shoggoffs... oh sorry, Fluidics, was hilarious.

Satire in a world gone PC mad, so basically England today.

Very funny and would recommend.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • NexAngelus405
  • 22-03-18

A Friendly Warning

Do NOT listen to this audiobook while driving or at least don't listen to it while driving at high speeds, because at various points of the story are moments that are so funny that you will nearly pass out from laughter. I've had a few close calls myself and I was lucky enough to narrowly avoid losing consciousness and hitting anything or wandering off the road, but others might not be so fortunate.

P.S. in the event you do not need my warning and you do end up getting in a car accident as a result, I would kindly ask that you do not sue Mr. Croshaw. He does good work.

35 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sarah
  • 11-03-18

Laugh out loud funny!

Every time I listen to one of Yahtzee's books I prepare to be embarrassed in public. I can't count how many times a snort, giggle, or outright guffaw has slipped out in public because one of his books is on in my headphones. The plots are clever, the dialogue is hilarious, and Croshaw narrates them perfectly.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jon
  • 30-03-18

I want a sequel.

No spoilers here. Just listen to it, and then join me in badgering Yahtzee for more.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Packard
  • 29-03-18

Cynical Harry Potter meets Dirk Gently

What other book might you compare Differently Morphous to and why?

What starts off as a cynical/burocratic take on a magical universe like Harry Potter turns on it's heel to be more a kin to Dirk Gently.
I lovely mystery being to be investigated...
I deep world of magic and monsters...
All told through a quiet comedic performance that would sit comfortably next to Monty Python.

What about Yahtzee Croshaw’s performance did you like?

The vocal performance was top notch, every character has a unique voice and their own life inside the authors head. It's the kind of story that can't be on just as background noise.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ZeeDoctor
  • 27-04-18

A Standard Yahtzee Affair

Would you consider the audio edition of Differently Morphous to be better than the print version?

There is no print version

What did you like best about this story?

His stories have this blend of cutting satire, absurd situations but grounded characters and plot.

What does Yahtzee Croshaw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is an audible exclusive, but as with any book by Croshaw there is a definite attitude and intonation that his characters exude which I feel is lost when a 3rd party performs this kind of work.

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

Yes. Especially in the second half. There is great pacing and with his presentation it provides a riveting course.

Any additional comments?

While it may be easy to politicize his work, this one exceptionally more than his other works; Yahtzee has a way of powering through the Straw-Man characters to have the main protagonists muddle through the issues in a manner wholly unique and reasonable to them.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-05-18

Laugh out loud funny

This is the first time a book has been so good that it prompted me to overcome my inherent laziness and write a review. I listen to audio books on my commute to and from work, people must think I'm insane as they see me laughing maniacally to this book. The narrator's voice characterizations are so good that I thought he was a trained actor versus the author. Extremely clever satire that sometimes hits you over the head, but this needs to be made into a movie.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Logan Alcott
  • 14-05-18

Simply Awesome

I love Yahtzee's work. If you're looking for something fun with a great story, look no further.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-18

Classic Yahtzee

Voice acting, character development, story settings all great and just what you would expect of his work. my only qualm is that people didn't die when they should have especially given his willingness to kill people in other books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Alsup
  • 13-05-18

Cannot get any better!!

Hilarious and sarcastic and cynical...the trifecta! Spend the credit and thank me later. It is laugh-out-loud funny! This book is wonderful and you’ll never want it to end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • robo10000
  • 10-05-18

Yahtzee's done it again!

Another fantastic read by an outstanding writer. Expect nothing and enjoy the ride. Try to guess anything and enjoy the surprise!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful