Love this book! I would have never guessed that a book about the Apocalypse could be so enjoyable! If you enjoy the writing style of Douglas Adams, you will really enjoy this book. It is witty and has a great plot, and the characters are interesting and funny. I laughed out loud quite often. The narrator is also excellent, he does a great job distinguishing the voices too. Highly recommnended! Can't wait to listen to the rest of the series!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This book is probably my favorite in the series, though I loved the whole series and was sad when it ended.
Mercury is a great character. His take on "being a prawn" as opposed to a pawn is hilarious. I want to say that from now on.
Very funny, very entertaining and worth reading the whole series.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
It's time for the apocalypse, isn't it? All the signs are lining up: wars in the mid-east, the anti-christ has been selected, and six of the seven books about that boy sorcerer and his friends have been published.
So why is Christine always in the right place, at the right time, to do what? Is she supposed to help or hinder? In fact, it's not really clear who is in charge and what they are trying to accomplish. Angels seem to be operating at cross purposes.
As Christine bounces around the world to interview the general for Israel, her house is being vandalized. Why would anyone use ketchup to draw a backwards swastika on her carpet? And, because it's backwards it doesn't count as a hate crime? Oh, well, now she has a new linoleum floor in her breakfast nook, thanks to the premature death of a neighbor. At least it is a "welcoming" pattern ...
Don't miss the apocalyse vs flooring theory of history. Countless times flooring issues are ignored because of the expectation that it won't matter anymore soon, only to have to deal with it after all because the Apocalypse fails to appear on schedule. Again.
The book has a great assortment of characters, acting rationally and irrationally. Humor abounds and it even all makes sense, in the end, mostly. Don't miss the cherubim who works for tips - tips he insists on giving out such as "ants walking single file means rain".
The story flows well without slow spots. The reader is well matched to the material to bring the whole squirrely thing to life. It does for the apocalypse what "Caddyshack" did for golf.
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What did you love best about Mercury Falls?
This is a book that translates very well to an audiobook. It was a fast paced entertaining tale that kept me both amused and interested throughout.
What did you like best about this story?
It's just so amusing and irreverent.
What about Kevin Stillwell’s performance did you like?
Very smoothly told with great character portrayal.
If you could take any character from Mercury Falls out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Mercury for being just so blase about the entire situation.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book from Robert Kroese and/or Kevin Stillwell?
Not from Kevin Stillwell :o I'd maybe give Robert Kroese another chance, but not likely
What was most disappointing about Robert Kroese’s story?
If this is funny, it must be in an American sense of the word, I dont get..? I found it boring and with only a few funny moments.
Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Stillwell’s performances?
Not even if I got money for listening.. When he talks normally its fine, but he has zero talent for foreign accents (or any other accent), he just sound stupid when he tries.
Any additional comments?
If you consider buying this because of the recommendations - beware its NOTHING like Douglas Adams as someone wrote, no dry wit, intelligent humor or subtle jokes - its like Donald Duck funny..
1 of 1 people found this review helpful