Those Eyes

  • by Marc Richard
  • Narrated by David S. Dear
  • 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Reincarnation is hard work. Especially in the hands of idiots.
Archangels in the sky have one job: Making sure our souls get to new bodies. But sometimes they screw up.
Ronnie Jones is an ambitious teenage boy about to ask his Helen to marry him, till an accident cuts his life short. Like that annoying joker someone forgot to take out of that deck of cards before shuffling, his soul ends up where it doesn't belong; miles away. When he reawakens as Freddy, his spirit is on a mission. He must find the girl that has his heart.
The good news: He finds her again!
The bad news: It's 30 years later, and she's a baby. Seriously. He can't catch a break.
Baby Katey's parents meet their end when their plane crashes into a Tahitian moose. Freddy steps in and adopts her. His love for Katey/Helen is of a different variety now. He'll do anything to protect her. But does this include shielding her from the truth?
Those Eyes is a surrealist romantic comedy originally penned by a group of Benedictine monks in a trailer at a maple syrup protest rally. The manuscript went through several revisions, and even one book burning demonstration, and is now nothing like the original text. It has been translated into one language: this one. It's packed with extra comedy, a whole lot of love, a splash of the ghastly, and more than a touch of the bizarre.

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I can't tell you how many times I rolled my eyes while listening to this book. I never stopped listening though!

This book started off on a quirky note and I was never quite sure what I was listening to. It was intriguing enough and a couple of times, while I was in the middle of rolling my eyes, I almost did a spittake. There was some mirth and some snark and some dream sequences and some ethereal shenanigans and it all combined to keep me entertained enough to finish the listen.

I suppose it was a love story, like the title says, but, well, it was and it wasn't. It didn't even have an HEA. Well, it sorta did, but it didn't. (I know that doesn't help but this was just that kind of book.)

I loved the narrator. There was a lightness to the listen that was carried through in the narration. David Dear was probably more of the reason I kept listening. It was hard to follow the surreality of the story at times but his vocals were engaging and entertaining.

This is not your run of the mill listen but if you are in the mood for different, this book will deliver.

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- Dee

Odd but ended up being ok

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The beginning of this book was so weird I almost stopped listening to it. Not because it comes across as insulting (which it does) but more like it was written by someone who was on drugs at the time. The style in the beginning is odd and some of the writing seemed random and hard to connect to the story. It got better as it progressed.


Was Those Eyes worth the listening time?

It was just so-so. There were some funny parts and some interesting points but it could have been a lot better.


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I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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- rhonda walker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2017
  • Publisher: Marc Richard