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Marty is having a bad morning. Roused from slumber by a gang of polo-mallet-wielding monkeys and a mysterious voice in his wardrobe, he must quickly come to terms with the fact that the world outside his door is now the world inside his head. Lying in wait amidst bleak, gloomy streets, deserted theme parks, and circus-themed nightclubs, lurks the oppressive shadow of myriad giggling, cackling pursuers, hell bent on throwing a custard pie or two into the works. Assisted by a string of halfcocked schemes, a troupe of tiny unlikely allies, and (literally) the girl of his dreams, Marty sets out on a heroic quest to wake up and get out of bed.

©2014 James Walley (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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"5 stars! This book was a total riot. I kept finding myself guffawing and snorting at all the odd, random moments and exceptionally clever word play one liners. The image of a whale on a pogo stick will stay with me for a while." (Vix Kirkpatrick, TheDailyBookworm.com)

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Laughed ,til I peed myself !

Couldn't stop listening to this book. The story was unique and horrifyingly close to the truth of anyone's childhood dreams. Couldn't stop laughing and actually peed myself. Fantastic narrator Tim Gerald Reynolds gave a swashbuckling performance as usual. I came across this title whilst searching for books he had narrated. More tales from the other side of the mirror please Mr. Walley. ***

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  • 13-05-15

a must listen to

Love this book just want i have been looking for something with adventures and a lot of laughs Marty, Timbers and the crew are amazing together perfect fit. Its a great read you wont be disappointed Im so looking forward to reading more by James Walley

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  • Steve H. Caldwell
  • 16-05-16

Its like Monte Python on an acid trip!

What do you get if Monte Python has an acid trip? The Forty First Wink, thats what. When Marty wakes up with an epic hangover with the beer monkees banging the drums, and his old pirate doll from his childhood starts talking to him, Marty realizes this is not just another ordinary day. In fact, Marty is trapped in his own subconscious dream, while his id has escaped throught the mirror. Marty then starts a hilarious and darkly comic romp through his subconscious, having allies like the pirate dolls who fly around on a giant metal parrot powerd ship, and his beautiful coworker at the amusement park he works at. Of course, the evil clowns he has chasing him dont want him to escape, since they want their new play toy Marty. What will Marty and his friends do? Well, you'll have to read to find out. With a fast paced and darkly hilarious plot, any fans of Rob Kroese or Terry Pratchett should really enjoy this book. Tim Gerard Reynolds, one of my favorite narrators, was the perfect choice to narrate this book. He really nails the voices and the tone the author was trying to set. Cant wait for book 2!

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