Bad Idea

  • by Damon Suede
  • Narrated by Charlie David
  • 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling super-square, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.
Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a "very graphic novel" that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash can’t save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can’t escape.
What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I have a few beefs with this story...

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Ok, Number ONE Stop Trying To Make Random things Euphemisms FOR A PENIS!!! It is Not an... pulsing rod or a pork sword or a cream cannon or whatever other ridiculous thing Damon Suede could think of to describe cocks. It was distracting and cringe worthy! It removed me from the story and therefor made the listening disjointed!
Number TWO, Charlie David, For the sake of us all, STOP WHISPERING! You can speak quietly without Whispering and you needn't do it ALL THE FRICKING TIME!!

I haven't even finished listening to it yet, I just need to get it off my chest!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I haven't gotten that far yet

What didn’t you like about Charlie David’s performance?

As stated above, the whispering annoyed the absolute bejeezus out of me

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

frustration mainly!

Read full review

- stephanie

Great for a comic book lover but too long for me

Let me start out by saying Damon Suede is an absolutely awesome writer. Anyone who can weave into a story that “unicorns are just weaponized ponies” has some kind of paranormal muse whispering in his ear. This book is beautifully written, especially if you are a comic book fan or movie geek. He gives shout outs to, Marvel, DC, and other obscure comic book publishers, as well as, Bruce Campbell, The Tick and other obscure pop cult icons. There is some amazingly detailed background on all things comic, movie and TV geek. On the romance side, the MC get together fairly early in the book, so very little angst and a lot of very hot smex. The story is mainly about their rollercoaster ride of a relationship. Charlie David does a fantastic job as usually in bringing the characters to life and drawing the reader into these characters.

That said, I’m afraid I am NOT that into comics or the movie and TV industry and was kind of bored with it at about hour 8 of the 14 hour narration. Although that stuff is interesting, 14 hours of it gets REALLY old. There is really nothing happening in the story except interesting industry knowledge and the two MCs living their geek dream and trying to communicate with one another. Which is sweet, but again 14 HOURS!! I'm afraid I like a little more drama in my romance books. I would say if you want a really intriguing, well written listen about the comic and movie industries (there is even some gaming stuff) and a just OK romance, it is worth a credit.
Read full review

- Riva

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2014
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press