The setup: Author Neil Forsyth created the fictitious Scotsman Bob Servant, a former window washer (and full-time ne’er-do-well) and gave him a real email account. Using Bob as his foil, Forsyth entered into lengthy exchanges with spammers in Africa and Russia. These opportunists single-mindedly seek Bob’s bank information or payments via Western Union, and Bob drags them through riotous tales in which, among other things, they agree to provide legal advice (Bob claims to have kidnapped his postman), recipes (for Bob’s Africa-theme restaurant), and tips on purchasing a sexual prosthesis (to enable him to appreciate his soon-to-be Russian bride). You might not think that an audiobook half-written by real email spammers would have you laughing out loud, but Cameron Stuart’s subversive narration is wonderfully over the top. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2012]
Library Ed. AudioGO 2012
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-8607-8 $49.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780792786085 $29.95
Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.
Let us recommend your next great audiobook!
No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.
If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.
Thank you for contacting us!
Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!