Thursday, December 29, 2016

Attack of the Hooker Monster by Jessie Ash (narrated by Dorinda Ravish)

I am delighted to say that my second audiobook experience was a marked improvement on the first. Not only did I find the narrator (Dorinda Ravish) a more suitable choice for the story, but I found my own familiarity with the technology making it a more enjoyable experience.

Although Jessie Ash was kind enough to send me a few of her stories, Attack of the Hooker Monster was such a great title, I just had to make it my next listen. This was a lot of fun, a silly sort of superhero tale with a sexual twist. Charlie is a lonely guy who debases himself as a 'joke' stripper for a living. When his latest gig at a research facility goes wrong, he finds himself cursed with unusual superpowers that begin with each gender-swapping sneeze. Jessie has some real fun with the clich├ęs of the genre, but she pulls no punches (pun intended) in exploiting the potential for sex and violence. This was a story that surprised me more than a few times, but whether it is being dark or silly, the personality of Charlie is what makes it so engaging.

As for the audiobook experience, I found the choice of a female narrator worked well for this story, especially since Charlie spends so much of it as a woman. Dorinda Ravish is an engaging reader, clearly spoken, with a nice style, and a refreshing restraint when it comes to over dramatizing the voices. Finally, once I realized I could increase the speed with the Audible app, bringing it closer to my own comfort level, the whole experience improved.

Attack of the Hooker Monster is not just another fun story from Jessie Ash, it is also the first audiobook I can honestly say I really enjoyed. I will definitely be giving a few more a listen as I work my way through the holidays at the gym


1 comment:

  1. Honestly I find hooker's and sluts to whores, somehow like my idols. Like it's my ambition or goal in life at times. Crazy thoughts yet often times feels so true to my core

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