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The Drip Drop Prophet and Other Stories

Narrated by: Dr. Benjamin Anthony
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humour
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

Austin James debuts with a wonderfully twisted story that is completely bizarre and entirely endearing. Mixing and melding mutant creatures with tones of true romance, it's served with enough grotesqueries to satisfy the most gluttonous of minds. 

Also included: an array of short stories that take the listener even further into the mind of James’ obscure view within the word-world.

©2018 NihilismRevised and Austin James Hatch (P)2019 Austin James Hatch

Critic reviews

"Nice little collection here. Though it blends a serious, personal tone with light-hearted absurdity, the combination forms a tone of its own through the tightness and cohesion of the writing. At times you want to hug the author, and at other times you want to peak into his brain to try and figure out what the hell is going on in there. If you like bizarro you'll most likely ingest this book in one sitting. If you're unfamiliar with bizarro or surreal fiction, there's a good chance you'll enjoy something fresh, new, and original." (Jeff O’Brien, author of The Night Manager)

“This is a sad, weird, mystic Pixar cartoon for pretty disturbed adults. The kind of heartfelt crazy people read (Bizarro) for.” (Garrett Cook, author of A God of Hungry Walls)

“'The Drip Drop Prophet is a weird, funny, and original story. Fresh prose and palpable action make Austin James a name to watch.” (Danger Slater, author of I Will Rot Without You)

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Absurdly weird but fun

This book is as strange as they come, although very enjoyable. I felt the deadpan monotone narration worked very well for the delivery of the story. It was a fun experience that I've already recommended to some people i think would enjoy this style.

I was given a review copy of this, however would encourage you to buy it and check it out! At only 2 hours and 23 minutes in length it was very easy to digest in a single sitting.

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Interesting and odd

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

The Book

The whole 'Lucille' bit at the beginning make me chuckle as the language used was referring to her being a toaster and obviously sexual but the duality was amusing. The story got gradually weirder with the Children of the toast/Filii Tosti turning into a sofa and other weird things and the sex with his sentient 'toaster'. If you can't take a bit of bad language or racy scenes then this book isn't for you, it's a lighthearted, weird, absurb, and very different short tale that you certainly won't forget.

The short stories also included with this are a mixed bag some quite interesting some just ok.

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Narration was clear enough, a slight almost echoing sound was present in the recording at times which was a little offputting but not bad enough to spoil anything. His voice fit the story quite well and he tried to do voices for the characters which whilst not the best were a good enough effort and didnt make me cringe.

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Weird is OK, but it's owershadowed by his dick

Has potential, but really doesn't need the explicit sex stuff. I could not get past it and didn't get too far with the story itself. Once in the beginning would be OK to set the tone, but it kept on being described.

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Slap on the face insanity... I loved it!

Fantastic story with twists and turns read by the perfect narrator for the story. The additional stories are excellent too - well worth your credit here!

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Different and Enjoyable

This was certainly a different audio experience from the usual novels. The stories are intriguing and thought provoking, wonderfully narrated to add to the experience. I'm struggling to describe an indescribable but completely enjoyable listening experience. I loved it.

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Surrealism at its best!

Really enjoyed to the story. It builds up to the climax and have some really interesting twist and turns. The creativity is as brilliant as the gruesome and all the disgusting details. I get some Orwell and Kafka vibes, in the good way with a lot of strange sexual content!

One of my absolute favorite lines are "either lay here and die or go figure out a way to do something about it. But I will have non of that whiny self pity bullshit in my pit of gloom"

The voice actor and recording quality leaves some to be desired. Overall a great listen

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  • Simone
  • 14-04-19

HAHA WHAT???!

Okay, so this story was amazing. I was immediately drawn into how deliciously weird it was and it kept me riveted throughout. 'The Drip Drop Prophet' was honestly the strangest thing I may have ever experienced. I loved it!!!! With the kind of content that I regularly consume, it is very hard to surprise me. This one really did startle me in the most delightful ways. I enjoyed every moment of this weirdness from top to bottom and if you're a weird, freak like me, you'll love this one too. Dr. Benjamin Anthony delivers a fabulous performance. I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone who likes to step outside the box once in a while.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Shaphan
  • 14-05-19

Excellence in Grotesque

Difficult material that I would have normally discarded due to the disgusting nature of the events; however, the characters came to life and I found myself fascinated by the question: “what will happen next?”. The story is gripping and quickly becomes a page-turner! Brilliant writing of dark subject matter. Definitely kudos to the author for expanding my literary horizon.

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  • Pamela M. Neumann
  • 21-03-19

Kept me interested

I listened to the stories and the one that kept my attention the most was the first one. It is the one the title refers to.
I have to be honest. It is relatively bizarre, but done in a way that I wanted to listen and enjoyed it. I’ll never look at my appliances the same way again.
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  • Rayc
  • 28-02-19

A Strange Tale

The Drip Drop Prophet and Other Stories,,, A strange tale that I didn't really get. Not bad I finished the book quite easily - Just not my cup of tea. I rated it 4* because it deserves more than 3*.
Weird but amusing and entertaining.
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  • TU
  • 20-02-19

Definitely a trippy book

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This book is... damn hard to find words to use in a review. It is just plain bizarre but oddly engaging. The narration is done well and for the couple hours of this book, I found myself entertained. It is dark, though, and quite twisted. So be warned before taking this crazy journey.

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  • Cyphers Fallen
  • 15-02-19

Yeast of my Yeast, Crust of my Crust

The askew view of the author is amazing. After listening to the first chapter I had to pause and say WTF. As I continued on the story it drew me in with the bizarre imagery. Behind all of this is a very human story of obsession and loneliness. The short stories at the end where amazing. Especially Violet Crime. I also enjoyed the narrator, his voice was clear, deep and conveyed the story in a great way.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 12-02-19

unusually good

I will be honest and say that I asked for this book only because the cover intrigued me it wasn't long so I said why not and when I got this book I received much more then I bargained for in a very good way in the best way I actually the story was very good it was interesting it was special it was unusual and it wasn't long but it was very full on and I loved it
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  • Batman
  • 21-01-19

An Acid Trip Without the Acid

Have you ever done acid? I haven't, but I imagine it would be something like The Drip Drop Prophet. Austin James takes a love story (?) and twists it into something horrific and beautiful. He takes what you think you know and slaps it around until what you know punches you in the face with insanity.

The prose is great and the story is bizarre and unexpected. You should listen to this book if only to discover if you are as crazy as it is.

Also, the other stories are fantastic. Well worth it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-01-19

Fun Story

Fun tale with some surprising twists. Plenty of body horror. Definitely weird, but also has an undertone if darkness.