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Robert Asprin's Myth-Fits: Myth-Adventures, Book 20 Audiobook – Unabridged
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The magikal book in his hands was titled Myth Adventures: Another Fine Myth; Myth Conceptions; Myth Directions; Hit Or Myth , and, as soon as he finished it, I devoured it - and, much to my delight, the stories (it was actually a collection of the first four MYTH books: ANOTHER FINE MYTH, MYTH CONCEPTIONS, MYTH DIRECTIONS, and HIT OR MYTH) lit my eight-year-old mind up just as they had lit up my father's.
We had fallen in love with Skeeve, Aahz (no relation), Tanda (or Tananda), Chumley, Gleep, and everyone else. So, after another year or so (and another visit to our local bookseller), Dad came home with MYTH ALLIANCES (not to be confused with Myth-Alliances ), and it contained MYTH-ING PERSONS, LITTLE MYTH MARKER, and M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK. We laughed our way through this one as well, so we decided to become Asprin junkies (pardon my attempt at a pun).
Over the next few (or maybe seven) years, my dad and I got to read and discuss MYTH-NOMERS AND IM-PERVECTIONS, M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION, and SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE. We decided that they were all fantastic, and we couldn't wait for the next story to come out (this was especially due to the cliffhanger ending of SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE, which involved our second favorite character).
In the years between SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE and MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE, we passed the time by reading a couple of books about a Phule and his company. These were great stories by Asprin, but we wanted more MYTH books! We wanted resolution!
Dad passed away in 1997, so I didn't get to hear him rant about how MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE fell into the timeline (it was book eleven, but it took place between books three and four) after the long wait to find out what had happened after the last book. (Of course, he would have eventually embraced the story, then held his breath for the main story to continue in the next book - SOMETHING M.Y.T.H. INC., just as I did, but I digress.)
Asprin included an introduction in MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE which explained that he had (and I may be paraphrasing) lost the feel for the characters, so he basically wrote a lesser tale to warm himself back up for his grand finale: SOMETHING M.Y.T.H. INC.
Well... the stories were never quite as much fun (to me) after SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE, but I've kept on reading the series and... it's good again now!
Honestly, it never got bad - it just wasn't as fun as the first ten books, but it was still entertaining enough to keep me (and many others) attached to the series.
MYTH-FORTUNES was the point where I found myself enjoying new tales of my 'old friends' again. MYTH-QUOTED was the first newer book which really felt the same as the previous ones, which I had enjoyed so much.
MYTH-FITS has completely sucked me back in! It seems like the author had as much fun writing this one as I had reading it, and that (in retrospect) was what I believe was missing up until now.
Thanks, Jody Lynn Nye! I can't wait for the next one!
[REVIEWER'S NOTE: This review may have more to do with the history of the series than it does the actual book to which it relates, but I believe that Myth Adventures fans will find this more insightful than a simple 'book report'.]
This book fits in well with the ones that have come before. From the first couple of pages you are drawn in and suckered into reading the book straight through to the end. Although in this one Skeeve seems a little more clueless than in previous books. You would think after the years spent residing at the Bazaar in Deva he would have picked up a bit about recognizing slang and figures of speech.
It is a very enjoyable book which is ready to make you chuckle. The characters are like long lost friends, as you read it's like they never left, You instantly pick up on their mannerisms which are eloquently written by Ms. Nye.
It really makes me wish she would pick up Robert Asprin's "Phule's Company" series to write in. I would love to see what kind of trouble she could get everyone's favorite Omega Mob into and out of. Well, except for General Blitzkrieg, he has a massive dislike for Phule and company.
Robert Asprin wrote the first of these books; Jody Lynn Nye joined him as co-author; and now Jody carries on the series in its inimical riotous style.
In MYTH-FITS, the latest, M.Y.T.H., Inc. is hired to find the legendary Loving Cup, reputed to make two parties come to permanent agreement. The job leads them to the resort dimension of Winslow, where piercing the perfect surface of leisure and fun, the team faces bureaucratic obfuscation, cheerfully bloodthirsty executioners, and multiple rival teams engaged by their same employer.
Skeeve and Aahz begin to suspect the fix is in.
Myth-Fits is hilarious, pun-driven fun in the best tradition of humorous fantasy.
Mythology 101 , Mythology abroad, and Higher Mythology