The Myoshi Effect

  • by Jim Yoakum
  • Narrated by David S. Dear
  • 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The time? Tomorrow. Can the president of the United Red States of America and the president of the United Blue States of America come together to stop a giant asteroid before it destroys Earth in one month's time? Who is the mysterious Doctor Apophis? What is the "S.U.R.", and why is the president of the USA determined to defend it at all costs? What the hell is the Canadian army doing in North Dakota, and why does HRH Queen Kate of England want to wage war with the USA? And what is...The Myoshi Effect?

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All's Well That Ends... Well! Great Satire!

If you could sum up The Myoshi Effect in three words, what would they be?

Satire, Relevant, Funny


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Myoshi Effect?

There are so many, beginning to end - the dual presidency, the invading Canadian Hoarde, the Owsley, Grace Slick inspired meeting of the leadership. The urine collection... onward and forward. Lampooning extraordinaire!


Which character – as performed by David S. Dear – was your favorite?

The entire ensemble of the story. The delivery and variety of voices. The flow and pace. Well done.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened TWICE back to back! Seriously, I have never done that.


Any additional comments?

If you are easily offended, BEWARE! If you watch what is happening on the news and just chuckle and shake your head or get peaced off then you should this audio version of "The Myoshi Effect".

One of my new favorite humor audio books!

Thanks for the opportunity to review it.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.

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- in1ear (John Row)

What. A. Trip.

This might be one of the most awkward books I've ever listened to. And I mean that in an endearing way. The Myoshi Effect is a bizarre and interesting satire about the United States, a girl sucking on a rocket pop, friggin Canadians, and many other things that I can't even list here for fear of ruining the book.

If you don't enjoy good satire or a random laugh, then this book isn't for you. But if you like to laugh at the most ridiculous and random things -- this is a great respite from the world around us. The innuendos between the two presidents might be one of the funniest scenes I've read/listened to in a book in a long time.

But, seriously -- Myoshi Effect was good. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I could tell that Yoakum had a point to it all (even if that point was to make the user laugh). And it was the perfect length to not feel drawn out.

David S. Dear does the narration for it giving each and every character (and there were quite a few of them) a voice. Some of them were better than others. I definitely like the general who basically acted like a hype man, some of the Canadian voices (mostly because they made me laugh -- I live really close to Canada), and the two presidents. His narration definitely helped this already ridiculous and funny satire be even more ridiculous and satiristic (even though that's not a word).

I received this book as a gift, and that has not affected my opinion of the book at all.

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- Brian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-14-2016
  • Publisher: Precision Chicken