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Review: Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain

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(2 out of 4 rating)

The recent 4th of July holiday here in the USA brought this book to my mind. The story isn’t set during the Revolutionary War, but in the audiobook, Emperor Mollusk has a British accent, and he fights against The Sinister Brain, whose accent is American. Normally, I’m agnostic about how I ingest my science fiction stories: I listen to audiobooks while I’m driving or shoveling french fries into my face, and I read when I’m an airline passenger or any time I can relax by a pool or on the beach. However, this is one sci-fi book where the audio presentation really adds to the story. Emperor Mollusk’s character (perpetually bored) is reinforced every time he speaks in his upper-class British accent, and I also enjoyed The Sinister Brain’s cheesy over-the-top American accent.

I wasn’t kidding…

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