January 16, 2017

Audio Book Review: Perry's Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber

Title: Perry's Killer Playlist
Author: Joe Schreiber
Narrator: Steven Boyer

When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well... Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count. Double crossings, kidnappings, CIA agents, arms dealers, boat chases in Venetian canals, and a shootout in the middle of a Santa Claus convention ensue.

To the point review:
I loved, loved loved it!  

Let me explain:
I read Au Revoir Crazy European Chick several years ago. It was one of those books that I ended up really enjoying.  It wasn't until much later that I learned there was a sequel! I'd like to say I ran out and listened to it right away.  That's not the case, but when I did finally start it I had a hard time stopping.  There was one day I was mad I was already at work because I wanted to keep listening! I don't think would've liked that as a reason to be gone.  

Just like Au Revoir this book is nonstop.  Once Perry starts running - literally - it barely lets up.  And let me tell you - I had NOTHING figured out in this book.  I swear every chapter I was like "What!?  What?!".  At one point I had to rewind and listen again because I couldn't believe what I just heard! It seriously was that intense.  And just like in the first book I really liked Perry.  What was fun was that he had really grown up more in this book.  Oh he still was clueless at times, but you could see that he was older and stronger.  And Gobi as usual was cryptic, mysterious, headstrong and stubborn.  The two of them together was fun even when it shouldn't have been!

Loved the ending (as well as the beginning and middle).  Glad I got to spend more time With Perry and Gobi! 

Thoughts on the audio book: Very well done.  The narrator had a great voice for Perry.  At times he brought out Perry's strength and maturity and other times letting him still be a teenager.  

Best for:  People who like action and are ok with some bloody scenes.  
Best for ages: 14+
Best stick-with-you image: On the plaza.  That scene was crazy! 

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