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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (219 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Scott Narrator: Kirby Heyborn Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this outrageously funny, outrageously inventive debut, one of the most outrageously talented new writers to break onto the science fiction scene in decades asks the most loaded question of all: “Don’t you hate it when this happens?”

That’s what the business card asks Jonny X67, dream architect to the rich and jaded. It’s all the thieves who stole his house left behind. And as if that weren’t bad enough, a saleswoman named Caroline E61 drops from the sky to sell him a set of encyclopedias and won’t take no for an answer. Can his luck get any worse?

In this rip-roaring roller-coaster ride through a brilliantly imagined future of paranoid absurdity, Jonny X will learn the answer soon enough when he falls afoul of a lunatic motorcycle gang nicknamed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a relentless Belgian assassin, and his own irate girlfriend. Traversing a cityscape whose neighborhoods are organized by musical genres, running into joke-telling elevators and holographic computer viruses, Jonny is about to learn what a nightmare it’s going to be to get his old life back, in a reality warping faster than the speed of imagination. Outrageous Fortune heralds a marvelous new talent sure to be delightfully altering the minds of readers for years to come.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim | 1/29/2014

    " I think that I enjoyed this book mostly because I really had no idea what was going on until the end. Also I really enjoy what I call "absurdist" humor where the situation or conversation is so absurd that it is hilarious. The only criticism that I have for this book is that it supposedly takes place in California, but do to the dialogue and overall feel it should be based in England. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by krismee | 1/24/2014

    " Lamest thing I've read this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alicia | 1/9/2014

    " Outrageously Funny! If you like British Humor and Crazy Science Fiction, then you'll love Outrageous Fortune. I would give this book an R rating only for the very strong language--the first word of the book is F***ers! But it is one crazy roller coaster ride. The main character is having a really F***-Up day (forgive my asterisks). He is chased around a Southern California that is divided up into musical genre themed neighborhoods including Christmas Carols, Punk, Easy-listening, White Noise--just to name a few. Tim Scott reminds me of Douglas Adams --almost. My one criticism is that although the character is from Southern California all of his English has British English characteristics. I guess it's one more crazy element of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Steven Gravatte | 1/7/2014

    " I didn't like this book at all and only finished it b/c I was on a trip with nothing else to read. A year later I can still remember the entire thing, amazing staying power for something so bad... "

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