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  • Summary

  • How far would you go to get your dream job?

    In The Temp, Warren (Marek Larwood) is sent to a variety of temp jobs by his recruitment officer Aimee (Vicki Pepperdine) on the promise that if he does a good job, it might become permanent. And each time, the job turns out to be more dangerous and ludicrous than advertised. Open-minded to the point of mindless, Warren never seems to notice that the job is very different to the job description - he just wants to do a good job, and get made permanent.

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  • Jan 4 2019

    Warren is sent to be a chauffeur for the mysterious Richard, who has some unusual requests for being dropped off and picked up. Is there something going on that Warren doesn’t realise? Yes, as usual.

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    26 mins
  • Jan 4 2019

    Aimee sends Warren to Blinde Maus Pharmaceuticals, where Dr. Shcwartzwelder sets him to work with one of the most important jobs in the laboratory - but it soon transpires that Schwartzwelder and his company have another use for Warren, and Aimee is forced to step in and protect her Temp.

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    31 mins
  • Jan 4 2019

    Sent to prison for a job to which he will not commit, Warren turns up to work as a prison warden but immediately falls for the oldest trick in the book, swaps places with an inmate, and runs in to an old acquaintance. But will prison life treat him as badly as Aimee warns him it will?

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great

I loved it, it was great and hilarious. great source of entertainment for my car rides.

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Super Funny

Very funny. I like the performance of the narrators, as well as the story line.

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Pleasantly surprising

Pleasantly surprising. Funny, entertaining and a good listen. You will be pleasantly surprised, enjoy the show.

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Great writing

Really enjoyed these shows, just as good as many paid comedy series I've bought. Would really like to see this continued.

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This series is really funny 😁

Pleasantly surprised by this audio book, it was funny in a really cleaver way, listened to it with my teenager & he really enjoyed it too ... I hope there’s a series 2 coming soon. Well done Steve Nelson & the rest of the performers 👍🏼👍🏼

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Wasn't Sure at First, but...

the whole series is absolutely hysterical, the characters are well played and some pretty good lines to boot. I sat here in the beach giggle to myself and quite often laughing out loud, which probably made me look like a simpleton suffering from sun stroke.

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Excellent!

I absolutely love this show & am hoping for a second series. The writing is excellent & the performance & characterisations make this such an enjoyable listen when you have half an hour to kill. The different escapades Warren the temp finds himself in are ridiculous, yet draw you in & end up believable to his character. His friend & employer at the temp agency, Amy, is always available to lend a helping hand & they make a fantastic & unstoppable pair! Please make more!

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Well Written

Very entertaining. Very well written and worth coming back to now and again. A sign of a well written comedy.

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Brilliant

Really funny, loved the new characters and could vividly picture the scenes, I can't believe there's only one more episode..

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Hilariously well written.

Very funny & very unique storylines.

This could easily be imagined as a prequel of "Karl Pilkington" before the TV series.

Fantastic short stories to listen to in the car and gym and want a laugh.

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  • 26-03-22

Simple fun.

My brain needed a break from medical jargon and this podcast was a perfect solution! The side of the mouth comedy is written well. Season 2 a must !

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  • UNfairly BANNED
  • 13-01-22

KEEEEEKEEEEEE !!!!

this is the most absolutely hilariously stupid thing I have ever heard before ! if you want to laugh..... get this. I can't believe Warren is even alive . this is simply great.
with great power , comes great......electricity.

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  • Amanda
  • 05-04-21

Hilarious

It’s kind of ridiculous how hard I laughed while listening to this with a friend of mine. He did as well. Very, very funny.

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  • Daniel Obaseyi Buraimo
  • 08-01-21

One of the best bedside companions

Each story is unique with it's own silly twist. It's a fusion of Toast of London and Chicken Little. at least to me the absurdity and innocence of Warren is frightenly believable but still affable. love love love it!

Amazing stuff!

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  • TheAudiobookReview
  • 15-09-20

Hilarious and I Want More!

Okay, so not technically an audiobook but an audio comedy podcast... or to put it another way it's a bunch of short stories following the adventures of Warren, the worlds most unlucky temp as he searches for an elusive full time job.

Narrated perfectly by the fantastic Marek Larwood, his bone-dry delivery of witty line and turns of phrase had me cackling out loud through all six of these stories. His long-suffering recruitment agent Aimee (Vicki Pepperdine) helps Warren both get into ridiculous situations as well as helping him get out of them.

Throughout the six stories we learn of Warren's tragic backstory when he worked at a safari park, and how he's doing his best to get past it. The pay off comes in the final chapter of course, but the circuitous route he takes to get there is just as enjoyable, and you'll be rooting for him throughout.

I honestly can't believe that Amazon hasn't pushed ahead further with this title and turned it into an Amazon Prime comedy series. The situation, humour, and fast-paced story telling would lend itself perfect to the medium in my humble opinion.

Since downloading this less than 1 week ago, I held off writing a review because after I got to the end of it I jumped back to the beginning and started listening to it again. Yes, I enjoyed it that much.

So let that be the recommendation! So good I had to listen to it twice!

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  • Boots
  • 06-09-20

Great

Fun to listen to, creative and enjoyable. Left me wanting more episodes. What is Warren doing now??

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  • Abby
  • 04-09-20

Very clever!

I really enjoyed this. Very funny, with tons of great dry wit. The performances were perfect. I look forward to many more episodes!