Bimbos of the Death Sun : Jay Omega

  • by Sharyn McCrumb
  • Narrated by Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Series: Jay Omega
  • 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Edgar Award-winning author Sharyn McCrumb brings her storytelling talent and keen eye for satire to this hilarious spoof of the bizarre culture surrounding sci-fi/fantasy fandom. It all takes place at Rubicon, the science fiction and fantasy convention of your nightmares.Join the merriment, as medieval fantasy characters, tech geeks, and role playing gamers take over an innocent hotel for a weekend of nerdy, misfit fun. Just when you think things can't get any wilder, the guest of honor, gnome-like giant of fantasy literature Appin Dungannon, is murdered.
But who wouldn't want to kill Appin Dungannon? The celebrity sword-and-sorcery writer is a dedicated prima donna who's gone out of his way to offend his fawning fans. Lt. Ayhan has to find out which of the troubled trekkies, buxom bimbos, and fiendish elves has actually done Dungannon in. Luckily, he has help. With Ruth Ann Phimister's perfect comic delivery adding just the right zing, when you're not snickering to yourself, you'll be laughing out loud.

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What the Critics Say

"Sharyn McCrumb has few equals and no superiors among today's novelists." (San Diego Union-Tribune)
"Ms. McCrumb has an exquisite sense of the ridiculous." (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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Customer Reviews

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Painful!

This book truly has no redeeming qualities. The author does not even make an attempt at the satire expected, instead relying upon the reader sharing her utter contempt for the gaming world, and so finding her straightforward remarks upon how pathetic every single gamer appearing in the novel is to be entertaining. Only two characters have redeeming qualities, consisting of the author's self-insertion character (a 'recovered' gamer and writing professor) and her boyfriend (a likeable fellow who nonetheless relies upon his girlfriend for just about everything but tying his own shoes). Add in poor characterization, flat dialogue (no, really, there is just no personality to the dialogue whatsoever), an unwillingness to get around to a plot and a very poor reader, and you will be utterly amazed that this thing was actually published.
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- Benjamin

Save your credits!!!

This is the first audio book I just couldn't finish. It took a full three disks to even get to the murder; by the time it finally happened I didn't care who died or who did it. I realize the author has to give you a reasonable set of characters to have as possible victims and suspects, but this was ridiculous. I cannot recall a single murder mystery that took more than a quarter of the work (book, movie, or TV show) to set-up the murder. The narrator was also very disappointing. After listening to the Artemis Fowl books and the range of accents and voices performed there and in other works I just could stomach this narrator's inability to give distinct voices to the characters and her Scottish "accent" should be a punishable by law.
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- Nicole

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books