Wilber Winkle Has a Complaint

  • by John Homans
  • Narrated by Gary Roelofs
  • 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wilber Winkle was called a "national treasure" by no less than TV's Larry King, and his book was dubbed the funniest in decades by American Bookseller. What does Mr. Winkle do? Without fear, he writes letters to the massive corporations responsible for popular consumer products, demanding satisfaction and complaining about even the most minor of flaws. And miraculously, the corporations answer.
A gift guaranteed to have listeners laughing out loud. Plus, a gentle but effective primer to customer service types and, for the most reluctant of readers, an easy audiobook to listen to and a superior way to learn how to write a business letter.

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Not as much humor as I had anticipated.

Wilber Winkle writes prank type letters to a lot of big businesses. I expected something along the lines of the old Crank Yankers television program or the Gilbert Gnarley character that Gary Burbank used to perform. While it was in the same genre, it just didn't have as much to it that made me laugh. Occasionally, a letter or response would make me grin, so I didn't consider it a waste of time. However, I felt like a majority of the gags were more of a swing and miss. The narrator delivered very well.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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- AdaChaDad

Have a complaint? Funny book of Complaints

Would you listen to Wilber Winkle Has a Complaint again? Why?

Yes, since some of his complaints were out there. Who writes a letter to the weather channel? And not just one letter he keeps responding to them.


If you’ve listened to books by John Homans before, how does this one compare?

I've never heard any of his books before, but I have no complaints on his reading. I would have loved to have seen a visual of it. Some of the letters were funny and I don't know how he read them without laughing.


Which scene was your favorite?

There were a few letters that cracked me up. What about my almonds on the candy bar? I never knew they were missing.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Wilbur writes letters on anything and everything that bugs him. Maybe if we sent him our complaints he could write them for us also.


Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Lynn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2013
  • Publisher: Bancroft Press