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Trouble Brewing [Kindle Edition]

Edward Winslow
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dave's no superhero, even if he does have a very unusual talent. But when a major New Zealand crime lord comes looking for two million dollars that Dave's wife embezzled, he needs to learn to act like one.


Product Details

  • File Size: 255 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LC0W9G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,017 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, quick superhero read September 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Winslow, whose book Mug Shot I'd previously read, delivers another superhero semi-parody. Dave's life isn't going so well: His shrew of a wife is in jail for embezzlement, he's practically broke, hates his job as a medical devices salesman, and Mr. Cox, a crimelord, is looking to personally recoup the losses from Dave's wife's company. In Dave's corner? Liza, an Amazon of a roller-derby-ist and bike courier recently released from prison for assault, Jean, a homosexual make-up artist, and Dave's innate ability to control the temperature of tea.

Set in New Zealand, the world-building is adequate, but what book excels in portraying the weaknesses and strengths of the very human characters. The plot is quick, fun and funny, with a satisfying conclusion. Limited proofreading issues were not distracting. Overall, an entertaining read, which approaches limited superpowers in a clever way.

Note: I read the Smashwords version.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with this one October 18, 2011
By shira46
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was a lot of fun mainly because, like another reviewer said, the characters were so likeable and entertaining. Dave, a nondescript medical supply salesman who has one minor superpower (yes, involving tea), joins up with an unlikely pair of new friends to take down a bad guy who is after him. The story was completely implausible but still very entertaining. Dave's wife, a former CEO, is in prison for embezzlement and one of the stockholders, a very bad guy who lost money when her company went down because of her, is after Dave to get his money back. Dave meets Liza when he misses his bus after a prison visit with his wife. Liza is a tough lesbian roller derby queen who was just released for assault. Liza offers him a ride and that's where the real fun starts. It was just a pleasure to watch the relationship build between Liza and Dave; two people who would never have normally have met or become friends. Then Jean joins in, a funny outrageous gay guy who helps with disguises and such. These unlikely friends empower each other and try to resolve the problems with the bad guys.

One thing I really liked is that it was such a light read. Not a lot of violence, even with the action and adventure. This author manages exciting plot action and good vs. bad guys without intensity or blood and guts. Well done!

I really hope there's a sequel with more adventures of Dave, Liza and Jean.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book October 16, 2011
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This was a very well-written book with an interesting and unusual premise. The superpower was worked seamlessly into the story. I can't believe it was available for nothing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky fun October 26, 2011
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I have to say I bought it because it was free, but after reading I had to give it a review. I liked the storyline and the writing was excellent. A good fun read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a different read May 31, 2014
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Interesting premise...and a quick read. I laughed through some of the book; I was a little lost or wondering if some of the book was a little "piece-mealed" together. Not a bad book; not my favorite. 2.5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy June 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Good story...., action moves fast, likeable characters. Would have liked more in conclusion, but at least there WAS a conclusion, not just an end. All in all, good book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little read March 22, 2013
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The author had a good time playing with the trope, and I enjoyed the ride. I was a little sad that I was kicked off so quickly, though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome December 9, 2012
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Absolutely loved this book and would definitely read it again. I would recommend this book to my Facebook friends. Thanks for the goodread
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great sense of place and gripping storyline with a few twists and turns. Where is the next book?
Published 24 days ago by hr
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
tedious
Published 1 month ago by Sorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great short novel!
This was a really fun read. The author's voice is unique, and the premise is very original. It's always hard to develop characters in so few pages, but I thought this book had... Read more
Published on July 6, 2012 by Matt C
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice twist
Interesting story. The book had a lot of typos and sometimes the dialog was clunky but overall a decent read. Read more
Published on June 8, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars What Fun!
I totally enjoyed reading this and will look forward to reading more of his work. Well Done!

This book is perfect for reading when its cool and rainy and windy out,... Read more
Published on June 6, 2012 by Jess Wundring
5.0 out of 5 stars So Much Fun!
Dave is a very normal guy having abnormally large problems - his wife embezzled a lot of money from some thug who will kill him to it back, he lost his house when the authorities... Read more
Published on June 5, 2012 by buttonfly
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick paced, easy read and light hearted.
A fun quirky read that held my interest even with its somewhat bizarre "tea superhero" concept. Main character Dave was likeable and although the the plot was not without its... Read more
Published on June 4, 2012 by CRISTY
4.0 out of 5 stars really
This book was free? Wow, this was good.better than most that I've paid for.this had some of everything in it.what a way to grab attention.i really liked this one.well done.
Published on May 27, 2012 by Lk3
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy Adventure
By a simple device, barely utilized in the book, the author converted his story into a fantasy. Whether he felt it necessary to do so make his story hold together or whether it was... Read more
Published on March 25, 2012 by drkhimxz
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