• Stories to Read While Driving

  • Kill the King and Other Tales
  • By: Jim Heskett
  • Narrated by: William Coon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-08-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jim Heskett
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (6 ratings)

Regular price: $14.95

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Publisher's Summary

If the cabbage man doesn't arrive soon, another meal will slip by and the king will still be allowed to exude foul breath from his lips. While the pastry chef and the royal food taster plot in the kitchen, the butcher keeps a close eye on their plans. And don't forget the sausage-lipped prime minister...he's got a secret buried in that mustache, no doubt about that.
Thus is the thrilling quagmire of regicide and culinary espionage of Kill the King. Listen on for this darkly comic tale and eight others, if you dare....
You'll find a mix of suspenseful action-packed short stories such as:
The tale of an assassin out to kill his target: his former high school rival.
Or quirky and funny stories:
The tale of three washed-up and mostly-useless superheroes trying to save the life of a choking man at a deli.
And tales of the absurd:
The debut author whose great literary work becomes turned into something horrible by a reality TV-loving focus group.
©2015 Jim Heskett (P)2015 Jim Heskett
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4 out of 5 stars
By littlebear514 on 08-24-15

I really wanted to like this...

With the title of this book being as amusing as it is, I really expected to like this.

My first disappointment was at the long, overly descriptive characterizations of each character. After our introduction, most of our protagonists have either a dragged out pompous conversation or overly long stream of consciousness. After having these overly long discussions (or thoughts) the story quickly reaches its (usually very obvious) climax and for the most part, abruptly ends thereafter. But the 'amusement' doesn't end there. There are silly questions after each story. Not my idea of funny. I think it was supposed to be? If it's not... then I don't even know where to go with this.

To sum things up, I personally didn't care for the style of writing or humor but I can certainly see it being funny to many other readers and listeners. After all, humor is subjective. I would recommend checking out the sample if you are considering purchase.

I enjoyed the narrator and would certainly like to listen to more of his narrations.As for the author...I am curious to see how his novel-length stories fare for me. I have a feeling that I would like those better than the short stories.

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the writer, publisher or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Deedra on 06-07-16

Stories to read while Driving

A fun short stories narrated nicely by William Koon.These go by fast,pay attetion!I was given this book for a fair and honest review.

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