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Book Review

The Temp

 

Written by: Steve Nelson
Narrated by: Marek Larwood, Vicki Pepperdine
Genres: Podcasts | Comedy | Satire
Published: 4th of January, 2019
Length: 3 Hours 15 Minutes

 

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How far would you go to get your dream job?

In The Temp, Warren (Marek Larwood) is sent to a variety of temp jobs by his recruitment officer Aimee (Vicki Pepperdine) on the promise that if he does a good job, it might become permanent. And each time, the job turns out to be more dangerous and ludicrous than advertised. Open-minded to the point of mindless, Warren never seems to notice that the job is very different to the job description - he just wants to do a good job, and get made permanent.

 

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Reviewed: 2020-09-15

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Hilarious and I Want More!
Okay, so not technically an audiobook but an audio comedy podcast... or to put it another way it's a bunch of short stories following the adventures of Warren, the worlds most unlucky temp as he searches for an elusive full-time job.

Narrated perfectly by the fantastic Marek Larwood, his bone-dry delivery of witty line and turns of phrase had me cackling out loud through all six of these stories. His long-suffering recruitment agent Aimee (Vicki Pepperdine) helps Warren both get into ridiculous situations as well as helping him get out of them.

Throughout the six stories, we learn of Warren's tragic backstory when he worked at a safari park, and how he's doing his best to get past it. The pay off comes in the final chapter of course, but the circuitous route he takes to get there is just as enjoyable, and you'll be rooting for him throughout.

I honestly can't believe that Amazon hasn't pushed ahead further with this title and turned it into an Amazon Prime comedy series. The situation, humour, and fast-paced storytelling would lend itself perfectly to the medium in my humble opinion.

Since downloading this less than 1 week ago, I held off writing a review because after I got to the end of it I jumped back to the beginning and started listening to it again. Yes, I enjoyed it that much.

So let that be the recommendation! So good I had to listen to it twice!

 

 

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