[Audio]Book Review | Heads Will Roll

Book Review

Okay, technically this isn’t an audiobook, it’s an audio comedy series. But it’s on Audible, so whatever. Also, I was too lazy to make a different header. I still wanted to share this, because it was such a fun listen!

(All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.)

Synopsis

(From Goodreads) Queen Mortuana of the Night Realm (McKinnon) and her ditsy raven minion JoJo (Lynne) receive a prophecy about a peasant uprising. Together, they must journey to find the Shard of Acquiescence, which will put down the rebellion and save the throne. Will their friendship survive sensitive generals, chatty sex slaves, whiny behemoths, princes with bird fetishes, and the notion of democracy?

This raunchy satire also includes the wicked talents of Andrea Martin, Carol Kane, Audra McDonald, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, Steve Higgins, Bob the Drag Queen, Esther Perel, and more. So, hold on to your head, and let the bad times roll.

Review

I love Kate McKinnon. She just makes everything better. Obviously, I knew I needed to listen to her Audible original. Because fantasy + Kate McKinnon = awesome. And it was. I actually laughed out loud several times while listening to this. It was such a great mix of comedic and dark. Plus, the cast is AMAZING. I mean: Tim Gunn, Meryl Streep, Carol Kane, Audra McDonald, Steve Higgins, Aidy Bryant, Heidi Gardner, and The Fab Five. Just to name a few. I generally don’t like full-cast audiobooks, but this is more like a play, and I thought it was incredibly well done. I want them to read all the things now.

While this was definitely unlike anything I’ve ever experienced – the format, the cast, the story were such a unique combination – it did remind me a bit of the Netflix series Disenchanted (which is basically Medieval Futurama). It’s really inappropriate, but also really funny. If you like inappropriate humor, you’ll probably like this.

Rating

★★★★☆ – I had so much fun listening to Heads Will Roll! I already want more. I can definitely see myself revisiting this when I’m in need of a good laugh.

Heads Will Roll is an Audible original. Good news: you can use this link to sign up for a free trial of Audible and choose Heads Will Roll as one of your two free books!

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