Library Ed. AudioGO 2012
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-8607-8 $49.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780792786085 $29.95
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]
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