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Publisher's Summary

Set on a large ranch in rural upstate New York, it’s early days for the eccentric group of people who call themselves “The Zeta Family” - quite possibly the next big cult phenomenon. 

Katie (Amy Goodmurphy), our central protagonist, is an aspiring reporter who has decided to infiltrate the compound, and her future success as a journalist depends entirely on her ability to win the confidence of Zeta Doug (Kevin Nealon), the likable spiritual leader of the group. 

He’s like a cross between Hunter S. Thompson and George R. R. Martin, with a little too much sci-fi in his head and acid in his blood stream. Like all good cult leaders, Doug is elusive and mysterious, and Katie quickly begins to wonder if this cult is truly just a gnarly collection of weirdos hanging out in the woods, or is there something else going on here?

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My first audible series

This was the first show that I listened to when I joined audible and I got hooked after the first episode . If you want something funny yet relaxing experience , go for this one . While the story isn't really the greatest one out there , the voice acting , jokes and superb narration all in all made this a great package .

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To infinity and beyond!

Listening to it was an enjoyable experience.I liked the interplay of theme-there were various layers like mystery,romance,comedy,sci-fi and the conversations between the characters were well essayef.An easy listen!

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Okay

Didn't really get it, but is definitely funny in parts and the acting is good.

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This is fun

This is fun, go for it if you wanna listen some fun and relax yourself

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  • James L
  • 02-06-20

Sheer Entertainment

Being a bit shallow I was initially attracted by the cover + I'm fascinated by anything to do with cults
(maybe because I was in one for a while but couldn't take it too seriously so was kicked out).

I'm also a fan of great comedy writing and acting. I was not disappointed.

The Zeta Family ticked all my boxes especially the laugh out loud characters, all of them almost as shallow as I am.

just pure enjoyment from start to finish.

Thanks Audible

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  • Andrea
  • 15-11-19

Great listen

loved it, really got into it and it was laugh out loud. would highly recommend

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  • Jordi M
  • 19-11-19

Laugh non stop

I really didn't know what to expect but it brought me joy listening to the characters.
I bursted out laughing at some points in the book... Probably people thought something was wrong with me.
I loved it I wish it was longer.

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  • JM
  • 18-11-19

absolutely brilliant, funny and heartwarming

I pretty much went through all the episodes in one day...snickering while working at my desk in the office. And then I was so touched and emotional that I was getting all teary, my colleagues probably thought I was unhinged!

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  • Avi
  • 21-11-19

it's fun. not deep or meaningful, fun

the characters were interesting. the plot a little predictable. but it was a well crafted story.

I really enjoyed it.

a pallet cleanser between books...

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  • Littlemisswizz
  • 24-05-20

Entertainingly easy listening for walking.

i really enjoyed walking the dogs yoga this series for a few days. the narration was brilliant and the story was fun. A little predictable, but written well.

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  • N
  • 10-06-21

The Over Use Of "What everrrrr"

Didn't make it too far into the first chapter before the ignorant, over 30 yr old females continuous over use of "oh girl you deserve betterrrrr...." and "What everrrrr" got on my last nerve.

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  • Ms. E. Taylor
  • 06-09-20

Brilliant

I really enjoyed everything about this audio book. Story, performance and narrator were outstanding. ace

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  • Katy
  • 22-11-19

Awful

couldn't get past chapter 2. annoying accents, irritating delivery. might appeal more to a younger generation? Just wound me up

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  • Elisabeth Spanggaard
  • 22-11-21

Absolutely LOVED IT

such a fun and original idea. despite being somewhat predictable, it was an absolute joy to listen to, and the ending truly made me smile.

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  • Shelley McConaghy
  • 06-03-20

Fun

Lots of fun, and happened to be the exact length of time for my drive time!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-12-19

Highly entertaining!

Really enjoyed this audio book. Often found myself laughing at some of their antics! Loved the zany characters and presentation. Thanks for a great light-hearted entertainment on my daily commute!

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  • ash
  • 03-12-19

one of the best audiodramas ive heard in a while

funny, interesting and heartfelt. great performances, sound design and a truly wonderful story. thank you gretchen!

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  • B. Rawlings
  • 05-07-21

Gets better as is goes along!

I actually fell in love with the concept of the story, which I can't really mention here without giving away the twist of the story, but trust me, it's entertaining. I would love to see this as a movie or TV series, or even a more serious take of the story as a book. The idea is great. But as it stands, this is a well acted and often humorous story, albeit a little short, about a bunch of people in a cult where nothing is as it seems and everybody has a secret. Recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-20

garbage

dont judge a book by its cover... or blurb.... or sample... jeez, what absolute garbage.