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3.44  ·  Rating details ·  90 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Be careful what you put in your ears...

In this humorous short story, a trip to the pawnshop sends Bob Hanks on an unexpected adventure.

Also from this author: The World of Godsland fantasy series
The Dawning of Power trilogy (Omnibus Edition available)
Call of the Herald
Inherited Danger
Dragon Ore

The Balance of Power trilogy (Omnibus Edition available)
Kindle Edition, 15 pages
Published February 4th 2011 by White Wolf Press, LLC
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Todd Russell
Sep 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories
This short story reminded me of the episode of the TV show Shark Tank where an odd businessman tries to get the sharks to invest in his company that makes a bluetooth device that is surgically embedded near the ear. I couldn't stop laughing when the shark's blasted this guy's invention as preposterous and implausible.

The only thing that TV show has in common is a bluetooth-like device being put inside a person's ear. I hate stuff in my ear. Water gets in there and it drives me nuts, so I wouldn'
Lis Carey
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-sf, fiction, audiobooks
Bob Hanks likes the stuff he has, and doesn't want to switch to new stuff--even when his wife thinks his old stuff looks kind of dorky. This includes his battered, old bluetooth headset, held together with a bit of electrical tape. When his wife threatens him--from his point of view--with a shopping trip to get "stuff he needs," he seizes the chance to go out without while she's out with a friend. He'll get the new things, but without her guidance.

And for certain values of "new." His first stop
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a nice quick read. Quirky, fun, and a bit zany, it's the kind of story you want to read when you need to escape for a bit.
The premise of the book is interesting. A man is given a brand new Redtooth headset (it runs on blood!) and is led through a ridiculous set of circumstances. Why? That's the fun part, and I won't spoil it for you.
The best part of this book are the characters. I'm a sucker for good characterization, and this story has it. All of the characters are just slightly over
Rebecca Douglass
Mar 25, 2012 rated it liked it
An entertaining bit of science fiction. The writing style seemed a bit rough to me, and I admit I was taken by surprise--I missed the bit about it being a short story, and expected more. But overall I'd say it worked pretty well.
Aug 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a fun story. Humorous in many ways. The author is a good writer and I'm looking forward to finishing his novel as well. I thought the idea was original and the writing clean.
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
A funny, funny story about technology (and a few people) running amok. Be careful about upgrading your hardware; you never know what's going to bite you. This one's a well-written keeper.
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nice short piece of speculative fiction about headset device that cannot be removed. I look forward to reading more by this writer.
Glinda Harrison
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, lendable
Ha! The geek in me just loved this. Quirky and amusing fun short read.
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Fantasy author Brian Rathbone
A former horse trainer and computer programmer, Brian Rathbone used his old world knowledge and love of fantasy fiction to create The World of Godsland fantasy series, which begins with The Dawning of Power trilogy.

The World of Godsland fantasy series includes:

Call of the Herald
Inherited Danger
Dragon Ore
The Fifth Magic
The Seventh Magic
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