The Kaiju Preservation Society (MP3 CD)

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Hilarious. Jamie Gray is trying to survive Covid as a fast food delivery driver when he gets an offer to work for KPS (Kaiju Preservation Society), an animal rights activist group that works with "large animals". If Jamie had remembered that Kaiju is the Japanese name for monsters like Godzilla he would have realized he was not going to be working with bears or elephants. The shock of learning that Godzilla was real and that he would be working in an alternate Earth is a funny and enjoyable ride. This is not a big complex book; as the author says in the afterword "It's a pop song. It's meant to be light and catchy". The book reminds me of Scalzi's Redshirts; his poke at Star Trek.

Ben Parker

This hilarious science fiction novel is a delightful confection. After losing his job during Covid, Jamie winds up as a grunt for a mysterious NGO - that turns out to be based on an alternate version of earth, with a mission to protect giant nuclear monsters. I laughed out loud more than once as I read. — Rachel Person

If you have been looking for a book you won't be able to put down, look no further. When Jaime Gray loses his corporate job right at the start of the pandemic he’s stuck working as a delivery driver, barely making ends meet. But when he delivers food to an old acquaintance who offers him a job specializing in “large animals,” it will change his life forever. This long-awaited sci fi reads like a summer blockbuster, but as humorous as your favorite comedy special. This is the story of mountain-sized monsters, snarky scientists, and the efforts to study a world so much like our own, but so vastly different. — Jordan Starks

April 2022 Indie Next List

“I giggle-snorted my way through this, then watched all of my favorite kaiju movies. This book will make you laugh in public and feed the hope that kaiju are secretly hiding somewhere (in an alternate dimension?!). This book is glorious!”
— Annie Carl, The Neverending Bookshop, Edmonds, WA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781799790556
ISBN-10: 179979055X
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Language: English