Reviews For Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword

I really enjoyed every second looking forward to more ........
This story is pure, ridiculous fun in a bag, beautifully produced, and therefore a delight to listen to. Hardboiled, it ain't: full of grins, it is.
I really enjoyed this story! I thought it was original and entertaining!

5/5

By Sauxbm
Loved it
Didn't really hold my attention...mildly entertaining.
I thought this was a funny and interesting story!
I've read the previous reviews so I was skeptical to try this podcast. I found it to be an interesting, well read story with many guest readers of note. I was pleased and will be happy to hear other samples of Tee Morris' work.
Wow, I've never enjoyed a podiobook so much and then read such awful reviews. Please regard mine above them, if you would be so kind. This story is very imaginative and original. True, it borrows heavily from the Sam Spade playbook, and uses standard fantasy characters, trolls, dwarfs, elves, etc, but the elements are wolven together masterfully. The production quality is unsurpassed, and is worth enjoying independent of the content. Any fantasy fan must listen to this one, and, it's free! Lighten-up Francis (Srgt Hulka)...........
I love noir books like Sam Spade, etc. So I thought this might be up my alley, liking noir and liking fantasy. Turned out, no. Way too many descriptions that lean back on a fantasy world we don't know (and annoying... 'she was as angry as a troll from yadda-yadda land in who-knows-it world' are about every other sentence). I gave it way more than the Sigler '3 episodes to get hooked' (I think I made it to 6 or 7), and I just want NOT pulled in or interested to listen to any more. It's an idea that might have worked, but heavy handed descriptions and slow pacing bogged it down.
The idea of a satirizing both the potboiler detective and high fantasy genre in a single story is an interesting idea but unfortunately this attempt is an outright failure. To write satire an author needs to be able to at least needs to understand the fundamentals of writing fiction and skilful editing. Both are missing from the attempt. Much effort is spent providing excruciation detail on trivial elements. The “Mickey Spillane” elements are limited to just repetitive description of female anatomy. The whole story reads like it was written by a teenage geek that spends his days playing Dungeons & Dragons, and his nights looking for the “good parts” in old Spillane novels.