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Going Shogun: The Best Review I’ve Ever Received

by DJ on August 10th, 2014 at 10:21pm

Wowee wow wah! A rave 5-star review from Judy Purdee at the Love2Listen blog for my latest audiobook, Going Shogun (written by Ernie Lindsey).

Listening to Going Shogun is the most fun I’ve had in ages.  I’m on my third time listening and I’m still giggling and grinning.  I love Ernie Lindsey’s sense of humor and his ability to tell a story so vividly I feel as if I’m there.  I was totally entertained by the adventures of Chris (aka Brick) and his best friend Forklift and their world dominated by a controlling government agency called The Board.  Chris seems to be an ordinary young man looking to better his station in life.  Forklift, with his buck teeth and zebra striped hair stands out in a crowd, as Chris puts it “like a French fry in a basket of Tater Tots.” Forklift also has a unique jargon which he seems to invent as he speaks.  I love the street slang and names that were just plain funny, like the garage band Grime and Punishment or the country band  Tale of Two Kitties.  

I have the Kindle version and I had to check it to determine if the adventurers are going to Urine Town or You’re-in-Town.  But reading Going Shogun it and hearing DJ Holte’s performance is  like the difference between watching a black and white movie on a 19″ TV  and then watching it at the theater in full color with surround sound. His performance is perfect with a unique voice for each character.  He is able to capture the emotion of the moment, whether the characters experiencing danger,  excitement or romance.

I give Going Shogun  5 stars and highly recommend it with a warning:  Every audiobook you listen to afterward will seem mighty dull.

 

Pretty awesome review, huh? But this audiobook really is a great listen, folks… and I’m not just saying that because I narrated it. 😉 Grab your own copy on Amazon & iTunes — just search for Going Shogun.

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