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

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