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Oddjobs 2

This Time It's Personnel
Written by: Heide Goody, Iain Grant
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Series: Oddjobs, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Comedy, Satire

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The Venislarn. Vastly intelligent aliens from another dimension or dribbling insane gods from a distant realm? It’s impossible to tell. What’s certain is that they’re here and they’re going to destroy our world. But, hey, there’s no mileage to be gained from telling the kiddywinks that monsters are real….

The consular mission to the Venislarn are the god appeasers and the end-of-life carers for an oblivious planet. It may be the end of the world as we know it, but there are procedures and policies in place, and everything should go according to plan. But, in the city, someone’s buying souls door to door, dealing in the kind of magical drugs that guarantee a really, really bad trip, and if something isn’t done about it, the end of the world might just happen a lot sooner than planned. 

Sequel to the hilarious Oddjobs, this is a workplace comedy like no other, featuring face-eating grannies, telepathic spiders, bloodthirsty school kids, murder on the dance floor, sex-crazed pond life, and actual stockbrokers from hell.  

The weekend can’t come soon enough (if it comes at all).

©2017 Heide Goody and Iain Grant (P)2019 Heide Goody and Iain Grant
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  • Casey
  • 2019-07-11

Hillarious!

Better than the first book! Couldn't stop listening. The narrator gets top marks... must have a throat of steel! Hope Steve the Destroyer becomes a regular in the series. Looking forward to the next book!

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  • T. Jordan
  • 2019-07-11

LOL

Now that was fun and exciting. I just love all the characters and the adventures or shenanigans they get up to. I am hoping more is to come soon. Fingers crossed for another book in the series.

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  • God(less)
  • 2020-05-19

Another good book and the narration is better.

Narration is better then the first one just due to better mixing. The Venislarn words won't blow your ear drums out as bad this time.

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  • L. Luis
  • 2020-01-06

More please!

I really love Oddjobs. This series has everything to keep me entertained for hours. Quirky but relatable characters, fast dialogue and monstrous situations. It’s all hilariously funny. I hope this series is a lasting one. I can’t wait for the next instalment.

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  • Sires
  • 2019-10-01

Excellent Sequel

A lot of times the second in series seems weaker, more like marking time. This book was as entertaining as the first. There's a lot of media satirizing bureaucracy but somehow combining it with Lovecraftian monsters in British suburbia makes it more fun. The Thatcher Academy taken over by the Mammonites, a particularly realistic portrayal of ambitious upper middleclass Venislarn seems both horrifying and realistic.

I forced a copy of the first book in this series on a good friend. He is buying the second on his own.

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  • thomas dye
  • 2019-09-26

As fun as one

This book continues the story begun in odd jobs one, and is a great deal of time. The characters have not significantly changed, nor has the impending doom of the planet. It no one allows that to get in the way of them doing the job that they think they need to be doing. You enjoyed odd jobs one you will enjoy odd jobs number two.

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  • swyrlgirl
  • 2019-08-11

SO FUNNY

Love this series! Reader makes a hilarious cast/plot into people you wish you worked with! Can't wait for the next one! Great job all around!!