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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,235 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Josh Bazell Narrator: Robert Petkoff, Stephanie Wolfe Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dr. Peter Brown Series Release Date:
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It’s hard to find work as a doctor when using your real name will get you killed—so hard that when a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, a.k.a. Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world’s worst field assignment, Brown has no choice but to say yes. Even if it means that an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers—not to mention the occasional lake monster—are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.

Facing new and old monsters alike, Dr. Brnwa’s story continues in this darkly funny and lightning-paced follow up to Josh Bazell’s bestselling debut.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A funny, unexpected journey for our hero that sets up the next installment with finesse.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Bazell expertly blends action, farce, and political satire, and his wide-ranging imagination bodes well for the future of the series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bazell’s mix of violent lunacy and social commentary should appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen.”

    Washington Post

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meredith Freeney | 2/9/2014

    " Very fun read. Very graphic both in sex and violence, and requires more suspended belief than Harry Potter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andy | 1/18/2014

    " Yeah, I like where Bazell is going with the character of Peter Brown. This particular installation was a little murky in regard to the plot, but I like how it took the mystery/fantasy road in terms of bringing together the character of Lionel and Violet. I like the idea of an ex-mob hitman hunting for a "lake monster" while trying to keep his feelings for Violet at bay, and keeping his true identity a secret. The footnotes added a laughter bonus, and while I felt the Appendix and Sources combined 50 pages was a little excessive, they were pretty interesting and enlightening. I really have to say I liked the added bonus of Sarah Palin (her purpose will remain a secret). It was funny, and she was well used to move forward the plot of the novel. Good stuff. I'm excited for the next one! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Very | 1/7/2014

    " I loved Beat the Reaper, and naturally I thought this sequel would be more of the same - dark, violent, hilarious. No. This time the story was boring and repetitive, the footnotes pointless, the lovable main character marginalized. Peter Brown is the heart of this "series," and this story isn't even about him! It's all about a mythical sea monster who eats a couple teenagers and then - spoiler alert! - eats up the whole fucking book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Suzanne | 1/5/2014

    " It was OK. Seeing that I LOVED Beat the Reaper, I was disappointed in this second book. I wanted more Peter, and the story tied up too fast and disjointed. If this was the first Josh Bazell I'd read, I would not be looking for a next book. Maybe stretching it into two stories might have been better .... (1)adventure on cruise ship on the run from mafia (2) adventure for the reclusive millionaire and the mysterious creature. The attraction/tension between Peter and the woman was not believable and felt cartoonish. "

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About the Author
Author Josh Bazell

Josh Bazell’s first novel, Beat the Reaper, was a New York Times bestseller, named one of Time’s ten best novels of 2009, and has been published in thirty-two languages. He has a BA in writing from Brown University and an MD from Columbia University. Bazell currently lives in Brooklyn.