Therein Lies the Problem

  • by Steve Dupont
  • Narrated by Douglas Thornton
  • 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The American Dream is dead. It is a nation desperate for change, which might explain how a man like Lester Ginn - huckster, hypnotist, swordsman, self-proclaimed visionary - could rally support for his own grandiose notion of utopia...The Pyramid.
From the hardscrabble streets of Queens, New York to the semi-post-apocalyptic Glass Desert of Nevada, we ride Lester's ever-flapping coattails as he careens through time and space, ultimately lording over the world's largest man-made structure (The Pyramid), along with the boldest sociological experiment ever attempted.
Critics have called Therein Lies the Problem a dizzying kaleidoscope of characters and an absurdist juggernaut, for good reason. Dupont weaves a crazy quilt indeed, with many unexpected twists and turns - swordplay, gunplay, chimpanzees sailing pirate ships through the desert...Like a bullet train the narrative hurtles forward relentlessly, yet often affords its listeners lovely, tranquil, even heartrending vistas of a forlorn landscape scrolling by in the distance.
So buckle up and enjoy the ride - not only with Lester, but a motley cast of characters as quirky and complicated as they are lovable, all brought to life in a tour de force performance by narrator/actor Doug Thornton.

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I laughed, I cried … what a wild ride!

Okay, full disclosure here. I share a name with the author of the book because … well, I am the author of the book. But if politicians get to vote for themselves I figured I was entitled to leave myself a nice review. In all honesty and seriousness though, I will tell you this:

My expectations going into this project were great indeed, as I felt given its madcap protagonist Lester Ginn and motley supporting cast of characters, it lent it self quite well to a performance medium. In fact, I first wrote the story as a screenplay, as for a feature length film -- and a big budget one at that! Then, using that as a sort of outline, I fleshed out the entire novel, a process which took almost 10 years and nearly drove me insane.

Anyway, I was thrilled to find an immense talent like Doug Thornton to narrate the book, but when he started feeding me the produced chapters, I listened with great trepidation. Not because I was afraid Doug wouldn't do justice to the work, but because I was afraid the work wasn't really any good to begin with!

Well, thank God I my fears were quickly put to rest. The story came to life in a way I never could have imagined, in full technicolor, transcending the words I put down in black and white years ago. And yes, I did laugh. And yes, I did cry.

I think you will greatly enjoy this audiobook. Please give it a listen.

Thanks,

Steve
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- Steven Dupont "Stay healthy. Stay free. And stay radical."

Very Entertaining Book

This is one very entertaining book, great for my commute and also while doing mundane work around the house. Great story, great author give it a read.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2015
  • Publisher: Steve Dupont