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The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed

Collected Shorter Stories
Narrated by: David Bosco
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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Featuring 13 new stories by the award-winning author of There Is a Reaper, this wide-ranging collection is about fathers and sons, gods and demigods, and other assorted beings both macabre and sublime. 

Passion blossoms between unusual bedfellows, and in unique circumstances. Newly created worlds abound, exploring depths of pain and loss and boundless joy. Gods and mythological creatures are joined in epic battle, and we confront the strange hungers that bind man and his creations in forbidden love. 

Each of these tales will surprise you with twists that are certain to please. From the sublime to the macabre to the bittersweet, The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed will leave you breathless with laughter, brimming with tears, and trembling with suspense.

©2017 Michael D Lynes (P)2018 Michael D Lynes

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Fantastic narration, but...

Fantastic narration, but the book didn't give the narrator the justice he deserved from his performance. It was too much of a mixed bag.

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

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  • Betababe
  • 27-02-19

Fathers and Sons

A series of stories, starting with a loving and nostalgic look at grief and acceptance, then flowing to a battle between Titans and Olympians; not all the stories were father/son oriented but most had family interaction elements and some were downright Twilight Zone material. All were fun as well as thought-provoking and I found myself pausing between stories to absorb them fully before starting in on the next. Beautifully voiced by narrator David Bosco.

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  • Teresa
  • 12-02-19

An Excellent Anthology

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

This is an audiobook that needs to be listen to a story at a time as it is an excellent anthology and not a series. That needs to be understood from the start. The stories are completely stand-alone ones with no connection between them, so to pass from one to the other without a pause, might get confusing. However if you take your time and take a break between stories, you'll truly appreciate this author's genius. He truly understands the craft of writing and he's able to create fantastical worlds that are very credible while having moments of pure literary inspiration. Each story is unique and I'm sure that each listener will find one that he or she will particularly enjoy. I liked several of them but I found the scene of the dying mother reconnecting with a long-dead son full of hope and even happiness, and not at all sad. Great book all around!

The narration was excellent. David Bosco never disappoints. His understanding of the different characters' traits is remarkable and gives the right tone to the audiobook that grows under his interpretation. Excellent choice for a superb listening experience.

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  • Preneeo
  • 07-02-19

Bosco‘ s narration : Superb

Dave Bosco has done a fine job bringing about a diverse anthology of short stories. Some though...closely resemble novellas. No matter. The superb narration carries one through even the slowest of passages. This is one of my favorite books from Dave Bosco. Makes me wonder what he has next for his followers❓

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  • Shanna Tidwell
  • 06-02-19

Diverse collection


Excellent collection of not so short, short stories.
The line ‘he got out of bed’ put a huge smile on my face. I didn’t know I’d like the stories as much as I did.
You have some religion, some science fiction, some greek gods, and a big more all in this collection. Something for everyone.
Narration was excellent and I will be looking for more books narrated by David Bosco.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

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  • Lilydawn
  • 30-01-19

This is an excellent book

I finished this book weeks ago. I have read and listened to at least 7-8 books in the meantime. This book HAUNTS you. It stays with you while many of the morals, anti-heroes and concepts follow you around and circle over and over again. Many of the tales deal with life, death, afterlife, love and prejudging begging you to ruminate on love, hate, good vs evil almost demanding an answer from you. I’m glad I didn’t post a review immediately because I would have had to add the PS of how these stories will bubble back up to the surface.
I was given this book with option to write an honest review. I’m so excited to say that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. I’m going to say something I’ve never said before—-a couple of these stories actually remind me of J. D. Salinger’s. That is highest compliment I can pay a short story author.

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  • Dominique
  • 23-01-19

A Meaty Collection

This is a collection of stories that took me a little while to finish. After listening to each one, I needed to digest each piece and ponder. Some stories were abstract and more challenging to grasp, making them not what I'd call something to listen to while vacuuming.

However, each was unique and while I enjoyed some more than others I give this collection a five because I could never, not once, predict which way things were going to go, and I admire that in a writer.

David Bosco's narration was on point every step of the way. His voices were varied and his main narration was comforting and solid.

Really enjoyable. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Azura S
  • 02-12-18

Best Place To Start

If you're interested in Michael Lynes' work, this is probably the best place to start. It's a strong collection of short stories that will allow you to get a good feel for the author's talent before you explore his back catalogue further. I found the narration to be very good on this title and that it lent each tale life rather than interfering with it. I very much enjoyed this and, in fact, demolished it in a single sitting... which is pretty good for me as I often need to break fiction listening sessions into many parts. I recommend this collection and think you'll enjoy it. Please note: I asked for and was given a review copy of this work. However, the opinion expressed here is all my own. As always.

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  • Wanda
  • 29-03-19

Multiple diverse stories

This book had multiple stories three that have stuck in my mind. The first I honestly couldn’t get into it was about God’s and there was something about it that I couldn’t enjoy it not sure what it was. The second story I enjoyed was about eve a computer made person? If you could call it that but the story itself was great. Adam her creator didn’t know she could come out of the computer than in come the devil. Adam and Eve against the devil and his minions. And we all know who won.
The third one was the title of the book. He gets out of bed in his mind going back in time and helps the nurse who is afraid him.
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  • KD
  • 23-01-19

solid Short story collections

I've been reading lots of large sprawling epic fantasy novels and sometimes its nice to take a step back and listen to things that require a little less energy. something that need less attention, something that help me get back to the mood for what i would consider my favorite genre of novels.

I think this was a good palette cleanse for me and a good collection in its own right.

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  • Maria
  • 15-01-19

Some good stories here.

I kind of wrote this review in a hurry, so if you've read it before, read it again. I have been thinking about this book quite a bit and even re read some stories. Eeve and the Fat man gets out of bed rank up there with m father's hands i think it was called. Sunset beach was sad but moving.

Overall This is an interesting collection of stories. My favourite story was the first one about hands. Although it was sad, it left me feeling hopeful. My least favourite was the second story, the main character was a God, but he flew in planes and needed pain killers. It was kind of funny, but i wasn't sure if it was meant to be funny. lol.
I really enjoy the narrator's work, and he did a great job as usual.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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