Syrup

  • by Maxx Barry
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Scat comes up with an idea for the hottest new soda ever, he's sure he'll retire as the next savvy marketing success story. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America, there are no sure things. Suddenly Scat finds himself scrambling to save not only his idea, but his yet-to-be-realized career. With the help of a scarily beautiful and brainy girl called 6, he sets out on a mission to reclaim the fame and fortune that, time and again, elude him.This brilliant debut is a scathingly hilarious send-up of celebrity, sexual politics, corporate America, and the fleeting status that comes with getting to the table first before the other guy has you for lunch.

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What the Critics Say

"Seductively hip....Wickedly funny." (USA Today)
"Barry's delightful first novel delivers a charming and hilarious send-up of the wicked world of marketing....This terrific comic novel is certain to provoke as many belly laughs in print as it might one day on screen." (Booklist)
"A deft, satirical indictment of an industry that makes its living pushing satire, Syrup is understandably deep in hip meta references. What distinguishes the novel from, say, a Thomas Frank-style critique is that it never gets mushy, even after Scat lands the girl." (SPIN)

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Perfect Satire

Maxx Barry is a master of satire. Company is one of my favorite books of light reading so I was ecstatic to find another Barry book on Audible.

I'm a Credit snob and I always feel like I'm getting ripped off if the book is under 18 hours. This book is a classic case of quality over quantity. I found myself alone in the car laughing out loud on multiple occasions.

With simple efficient writing and uncomplicate characters that don't need a lot of development, Barry gets to spend the entire book making fun of big business and (in this case) marketing. With that said, I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and could relate to them as being the extreme's of people I have met before.

If you are looking for some deep thought provoking literature, this isn't it. If you just got done reading Ayn Rand and need a brain break, this is 5 star perfect.
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- Kris

Light Reading

This was a very fun and light read. Not many twists and turns but still very funny satire. The book presents an interesting and accurate perspective of corporate america and especially the male dominated marketing world. Scott Brick adds to the quality of the writing with his outstanding narrator skills.
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- Gary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.