CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: BN0506
Released: Mar 05, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743107973
Narrator/s: Curt Skinner
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Odell Deefus may be a little dumb, but when he discovers a freshly dug grave at the back of Dean Lowry's house, he understands that it's intended for him. When he finds an old lady's corpse in the freezer, he knows that she has been murdered. And when the bomb in his car explodes, levelling every building in the vicinity, and Odell must suddenly hide the body of a terrorist, even he recognises that things are getting seriously weird. This blackly funny novel of our times follows what happens when Odell Deefus takes one wrong turn on the journey of his life and crashes into a world of oddballs, misfits, drug-dealers, religious fanatics and crooked cops, hypocrisy, torture and bloody murder. In Callisto, Odell Deefus discovers a vast web of corruption and deceit leading to the dark heart of America.

Professional reviews

"The main character of Krol's quirky novel is an unlikely candidate for heroism. Odell Deefus, who is na•ve and of limited intellect, stumbles through danger, murder, treachery, and deceit to prevail against some of the more ridiculous aspects of the war on terror. In the process, he reveals some of the very real terrors engendered by society's response to these fears. Seasoned performer Curt Skinner catches Odell's essence with a naturalness that gives all his gaffes and malapropisms authenticity without slipping into self-conscious parody. Skinner does an equally convincing job with Krol's other colorful characters, giving the listener a black-humored romp through a truly dark subject. M.O.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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