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Somehow this simple crude profanity filled story works.
Over and above the Disney stuff, which is mainly a backdrop for this character's nostalgia of his childhood, this first person narrative gives a good insight into the lust and anxiety driven average male. Female readers may not relate but if you are reasonably broad minded its not a bad way to get inside the average man's head.
I did not like the narration at first, being used to mainly professional narrators. However I rapidly got engaged by the author's enthusiasm and the breath sounds of the narrator and the computer fan like noise in the background stopped being distracting.
I recommend this book, especially if you are a Disney nerd who can appreciate Disney's flaws and well as its 'magic'.
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Where does Our Kingdom of Dust rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It is in the top 25%. Mainly because the setting is so relevant to me as a theme park junkie.
If you’ve listened to books by Leonard Kinsey before, how does this one compare?
You can't compare this book to the Dark Side of Disney. One is a travelogue (so to speak) and this is fiction.
Which character – as performed by Leonard Kinsey – was your favorite?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
There is a reason she is called "Snow" White and it ain't her purity.
Any additional comments?
Kinsey uses his breadth of Disney theme park knowledge and did something unique by setting a modern day adult fairy tale at a place that has so much meaning to so many of us. He mostly succeeded. There were times in the book where I wanted some more back story. In my opinion, the best part of the book was the beginning and the end. Very powerful on both fronts.