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Publisher's Summary

From bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a hilarious, uplifting story about one man’s attempt to live a tech free life.

Andy Bellows is in a right state. Plagued with insomnia, anxiety and neckache, he’s convinced there’s something seriously wrong with him. And the worst thing is that his doctor agrees. The diagnosis: Andy is in the grip of a self-destructive addiction to technology - he just cannot put that bloody mobile phone down.

Texting, tweeting, gaming and online dating - technology rules Andy’s life. His phone even monitors his bowel movements. So how will he cope when he’s forced to follow doctor’s orders and step away from all of his beloved screens?

When he loses his precious digital window on the world, Andy discovers just how bewildering and scary living an analogue life can be. And when his sixty-day detox hits the headlines - making him a hero to suffering technophiles everywhere - Andy is sorely tempted to pack it all in and escape in the nearest Uber.

Can he get himself out of this mess, and work out how to live a better, technologically balanced life...without consulting Google even once?

©2020 Nick Spalding (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Loved it!!!

I loved this book, it was really funny and the message is quite true. I also loved that we got to see Ollie and Sam, it was hilarious.

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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. It's funny, lighthearted but appropriate to today. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys listening to a really good story.

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Good not great

I have listened to all of nick Spaldings books. They are all funny and some of them seriously makes me laugh out loud! This one was good and did make me smile but it wasn’t one of his bests or maybe I’m just use to the authors humor and it’s getting to the point where I’m like okay same old same old. Either way I did like it and would recommend it but it’s not his best work in my opinion.

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The ducks did me in

I couldn’t finish this one. I slogged through the ranting and raving, the narrator’s brash delivery that is somewhat akin to Robin Leach, but the needlessly drawn out conversation with a duck finally did me in. I think it was meant to be funny, but like most of this book, it came across stiff and forced. The story had become less than believable - why would this guy strike out on a journey without an emergency plan? His need to be sullen and angry was too grating on my nerves, and it wore me out.

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Laugh out loud funny

I'm a fan of Nick Spalding so it was a no-brainer to purchase this book. His writing always makes me laugh, but the performance of Rory Barnett absolutely MAKES this one. Oh my goodness, he's brilliantly matched to this story. I hope to find more audiobooks narrated by him (will always purchase anything Nick Spalding writes anyway) and I defy anyone who listens to this book to not piss themselves laughing at the Pug-a-lugs scene. Thank you for the much, much needed laugh!

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Loved it.

I enjoyed the story. Actually inspired me to do a digital reduction; not courageous enough to go full on detox.

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Loved it! Lots of LOL’s

I loved this book. It was entertaining and made me laugh out loud. It was also soooo relatable to real life. The performance was also fantastic.

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Nick you did it again!

Love Nick’s novels. This one makes you think and laugh. Again grest character development. Keeps things light and message that could help many. If you are a Nick Spalding fan listen for subtle references from other books woven in. Great narration by Rory!!
Thank you. The book helped me relax after work coming home from the hospital during the pandemic.

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Logged off

I think for me, Nick stories have lost their initial charm. All the cheeky humor is still there but the characters are far from relatable or believable.

The concept was good but the execution fell short that after 10 chapters I just gave up.

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First world problems.

Normally I really like Spaldings quirky protagonists and silly adventures. I felt the protagonist with this book really didn't seem to struggle with the challenge of "logging off" except for getting lost without a GPS. He called himself an addict, but then forgot to show any ongoing struggles with the addiction throughout the store. It came off as "Oh yeah, I should throw a line in hear about how he's struggling" instead of FEELING like an ongoing struggle. Also there was this weird meta thing where all the characters from his other books made a cameo? Probably won't re-read this one.

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  • 02-01-21

I'm now logging off

definitely an eye opener, and made enough realise how much time I spend online, and ignore family members,will definitely be implementing this into my life.
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  • Mr. Dg Thomas
  • 09-22-22

funny and true

I downloaded this as a one off and found it to be so funny at times as I can relate to the person in the book. maybe something we should all try.........

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  • Bridget S.
  • 11-17-21

Laugh out loud!

Great book & performance. Nick Spalding books are always fun to listen to & this was really good. The actor who read was great- lots of voices & really made me feel a part of the story. I also like how Nick’s books reference each other in some small way

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  • 09-15-21

Fantastic

Absolutely loved the storyline and the performance! I was so glad to be at home listening to it so that no random heard me laughing out loud

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  • 05-28-21

Bit disappointing

Bit disappointing, quite annoying and predictable. But probably a fairly accurate portrayal of web addicted individuals.

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  • 05-25-21

Stumbled upon this in the sale

Hugely entertaining with thought provoking observations about social media's grip on people. Worth a listen!

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  • LB
  • 05-07-21

another enjoyable book ny Nick Spalding

Loved the book, loved the narration. Nick Spalding's books are all about modern lives, moderm people, modern problems looked at from a different angle. All very relateable. Very good comendy, always a laugh. Light read (or listen). Enjoyed it a lot

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  • Misty
  • 04-09-21

Good read.

Light entertainment that had me laughing out loud whike thinking about my screen time.

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  • Lane
  • 01-10-21

excellent book and performance

A great read, funny and really easy listening that had me gripped. Great characters and life lessons.

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  • Tori Adams
  • 01-09-21

hilarious

actually made me laugh out loud! I can relate to the story plot a lot

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  • Ben Boyd
  • 08-07-20

Should have "logged off" after the first chapter

Not sure who was more annoying, the narrator or the author. Will be a right fit for some, but not this reader.