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I've listened to another book of the authors and it was just as funny. The topic was relevant to what I see at cons and the way the author tailored the story is very much her style. If you are looking for a good laugh. I definitely recommend
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What aspect of Marami Hung’s performance would you have changed?
It is hard to separate the quality of the voice actor from the words being said. But, as a positive, different voice styles are used not just for different characters, but also for the same character when putting on an act within the story.
The emotions portrayed seem to match those which are conveyed by the words. But when those emotions are best described as alternating frothing anger and condescension, it is hard to say the experience of listening to it was enjoyable.
Any additional comments?
On reading the other reviews I am forced to assume they listened to a completely different book than the one I had. One review refers to all the characters being treated with humanity, despite one being introduced as unkempt with body odor and the portrayal does not improve. This is especially important to note, as this book is located in the erotica section. If sloppy, pot-bellied men with body odor don't appeal to you, you might want to give this one a pass.
Similarly, a comment saying there was no preaching caught me by surprise as the first 5 minutes could be best described as a screed. It is vaguely tied into the plot, as it give a semblance of motivation for the protagonists, but comes off more as an author's mouthpiece speaking.
But the main problem is with the protagonists themselves. They flippantly and on the spur of the moment, come up with a plan to get revenge on some online trolls. You might think that this revenge is clever and subtle and might escalate later, but it starts with a kidnapping by physical force and then quickly moves on to hacking and a little torture. They then use blackmail to keep the trolls under control, but the blackmail material was obtained as part of the kidnapping.
That is literally the plot. Control is maintained by the threat that if they don't do as told, they will be embarrassed by the protagonists releasing evidence they they (the protagonists, not the victims) have committed multiple felonies. I don't know what bothers me more, the plot hole nature of that or the fact that these are our heroes.
After that, things soften a bit and look for like what you would expect from such a story, but by that point we're a half hour into a 1.5 hour story. And even then, everything that happened so far still casts its shadow; none of the previous actions are explained further or excused in any way.
I leave this review as a warning. If this is the kind of thing you are looking for, then maybe I have convinced you to buy it, but I don't want anyone else caught off guard as I was. Seldom do you see a work of fiction where none of the characters can be described as basically decent people.