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Escape from Virtual Island

An Audio Comedy
Written by: John Lutz
Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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might be good for the pre-teen crowd

I can't even finish this book, I got half way through. The scenario is fine but it quickly gets cheesy and ridiculous, I hated the sound effects.

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Awful! it's a first draft script. I want a refund.

it's a first draft. Bloated, pointless dialogue that just rehashes old tech references. Lots of voice talent, but terrible script.

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Terrible

I could get through the second episode. It is an absolutely unfunny, predictable and stupid mess. The performers should have been insulted by the writing.

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Would not recommend

The sound effects were awful, the story was just nonsense, I couldn't get past the first chapter. Very disappointing

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Most excellent

Funny people performing a goofy script. Especially nice if you need a break from life with something light. Consistently made me laugh out loud.

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Solid 4 stars of good times

It's kinda dumb, but I liked it :) Paul Rudd is the best and the whole cast is really stellar. Excellent sound design and production values. I did lol a few times, but by no means does it make you ROTFLOL, ya know? 4/5

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comedy gold

i_loved_it_montey_python_watchout_it_had twists_that_i_didnt expect and love and of course the perfect comedic story loved_every second_of_it. thank-you

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Super Fun

I thought it was a great production, great actors and an interesting story. It's really audio entertainment that I found funny and enjoyable.

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Hilarious!

I had some great laughs listening to this. I'm a big Paul Rudd fan, but his colleagues stole the show.

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pretty entertaining

if you're inbetween credits or in the mood for an old fashioned, new world radio play, this is a trip.

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  • happydisabledmom
  • 2020-04-07

Talented, but relied too heavily on one thing.

I hate it when talented comedy writers rely heavily upon sex jokes. Wasted ability. So clever and funny, but if humor relies on a suddenly perceived incongruity that is inescapably true.... And I think we can all agree on that. Then why fall back on cheap shock value of endlessly breaking social taboos? Not more than one joke in ten should be shock value of referring to sex only. There's sooo much in life that is funny. Use other stuff too! Race. Politics. Men's and women's differences. Eating habits. Cultural stigmas. Aging stigmas. Personality differences. Not just sexual incongruities. 🌻 Also, There's a thing called subtlety. Stopping just short of pointing out the sexual taboo, and letting the audience fill it in. Could be better guys. Could be a lot better. I was so shocked about sex over and over...I started to not find it funny anymore.

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  • Jeffrey veals
  • 2020-04-03

Story is a Bit Stupid

Obviously, 'Escape from Virtual Island' is voiced by some very talented people, so I won't waste any time talking about the various performances. Everyone was stellar and is probably why I listened to the whole thing. I'm actually a fan of John Lutz. He wrote and acted in 30 Rock (my favorite show of all time), SNL, and various other shows. Surprisingly, this was probably the worst thing he's done that I've seen/listened to. The whole story was super boring and there was so much potential for this idea. I wanted to LOVE this, but I just can't... The pure predictability of the story line was something a child could figure out (although, this is definitely a Mature title). I don't think I've ever given a book or Audible Original this bad of a grade, but I have to be honest; the story gets an F on my grading scale and the cast gets an A.

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  • Jason M.
  • 2020-04-03

Just Not Good...

The cast is amazing, and I listened to the whole thing, hoping it would get better. It did not. I may be the odd one out on this one, but I didn’t find it funny or well written. Too bad, great potential with such a great cast.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-04-03

Amazing Cast, Hilarious Story

This was such a fun and exciting Audible Original! Took so many twists and turns - like a action comedy movie for your ears. The cast was phenomenal and the production quality was A++!

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  • Pamela Nguyen
  • 2020-04-08

entertaining and very punny

one of the most entertaining stories I've heard in a long while. The whole cast was fantastic. I laughed and guffawed alot which felt good during this shelter in place. Highly recommend if you enjoyed Airplane!, and Spaceballs type of humor or if you just love Paul Rudd.

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  • Ella
  • 2020-04-06

A great use of a credit

I recommend this title. it was funny and creative. I usually don't enjoy full cast audiobooks but this one was wonderful.

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  • Dave P
  • 2020-04-15

This is the kind of story we need right now.

Simple, fun, funny, and distracting. This is the kind of story we need right now,

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  • A.W.
  • 2020-04-07

Love It!!

Dear Audible: More star-studded comedy audio series like this, please! This was so much fun. Jack McBrayer is always the best, and so is Paul Rudd. We need more comedy series like these if we're going to survive quarantine.

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  • swyrlgirl
  • 2020-04-07

Awesome!!

LOVED IT!! THIS SHOULD BE A SERIES! WHAT! This is a great adventure with a 10 star cast and sooooo funny!! THANK YOU!

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  • Michael
  • 2020-04-06

Great

I found it very entertaining. I loved the sound effects and the puns were great.

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