With its acid edge and wicked humor, JL Davis (writing as Jeff Davis) delivers a rapid fire depiction of bureaucracy gone wild that digs underneath the fingernails of the typical blue collar worker, satirizing both modern day relationships and business life. Specifically, if we can't stand our jobs and families, live for the day to escape!
Unlucky in love and trapped in a dead-end job, Jack Snaggler thinks his fortune is about to change when he meets a drop-dead gorgeous brunette named Paradise. Think again. When a shady fast food chef goes missing and coworkers start mysteriously disappearing, Jack finds himself framed for murder. If he wants to stay alive long enough to ever see Paradise again, he'll first need to escape a conspiracy that at each turn, involves almost everyone he knows. Living under the umbrella of a politically incorrect and bureaucratic world are people like Ed Shoemaker, a disgruntled office worker who wants to off his wife and flee to Fiji; Eileen Klump, a secretary in the throes of menopause who suffers from periodic breakdowns and intermittent stays at the local mental facility; Lance Sheppard, who makes his living the good old-fashioned way: disability fraud. Regardless of the premise, the book punctures the fabric of what's simply funny with a pervasive shadow of underlying truth regarding Middle America and the world at large.
Part Big Brother, part corporate mindset, part 60s cool, and part dysfunctional love interest. The road to paradise has never been so tainted or hilarious.
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The Office meets Clue...sort of
- Tyler U.
Great story with versitile characters
Yes. The characters were entertaining, the narrator did a fantastic job delivering the story and the audio itself had multiple thread plots.
Jack Snaggler, the main character who was the catalyst for such personalities and who encompassed the American dream. He was closely followed by Bob Wetterman, a quirky sidekick and others such as Ed Shoemaker, a man determined to run away from the family he loved to a place they'd never find him.
Bosco performed all characters well, but Jack and Wetterman were my favorites.
The only thing crazy is being sane !
I'll be looking for more audios from both Davis and Bosco in the future. An excellent entertaining listen.