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  • Disappearing Act

  • A Host of Other Characters in 16 Short Stories
  • By: Robert Sheehan
  • Narrated by: Robert Sheehan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Summary

Robert Sheehan is one of Ireland’s brightest stars of the screen, both at home and abroad. Best known for his roles in Love/Hate and The Umbrella Academy, Sheehan has received widespread critical acclaim for his acting talent

In his debut collection of short stories, Robert Sheehan disappears into characters, challenging the complacencies of everyday experience, often from entirely unexpected angles.

Informed by the author’s peripatetic life, Disappearing Act reflects on the absurdity of human behaviour. Sheehan delves deep into his characters’ streams of self-talk and self-imposed delusions, exploring the dark impulses that lurk below the shiny surfaces of many outwardly normal lives.

Dark, provocative and often humorous, the collection will stay with the listener long after the audiobook is finished.

©2022 Robert Sheehan (P)2022 W F Howes

Critic reviews

“A whacked-out kaleidoscopic miasma of delightful abandon and fun.... Leaves the reader amused, exhilarated and really quite delighted…you’ve seen Sheehan act—now watch him dazzle.” (Patrick McCabe)

“A dazzlingly eclectic collection of short stories.” (Ben Elton)

“Lots of great stories and voices. Reminded me of Irvine Welsh’s short stories.” (Frankie Boyle)

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a surreal dream

I have to totally admit the audio version of "The Vending Machine " is so far my favourite, was just like some sort of sound therapy I went into a total trance.

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astonishing!!! genius

So creative, magical, funny, disturbing. Narrated by the author who is primarily known as an actor. He brings the characters to life in a great way. I want to be inside his head and work out how he has come up with these stories!! This will stay with me for a long time

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Surprisingly entertaining and engaging!

Really surprised by how good this was, each story brings something new and interesting

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  • rachel weber
  • 20-07-22

Fantastic on all levels!!!!

I loved this book of short stories! The narrator and author were amazing!! I will be relistening very soon!!!

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  • Zachery Piggott
  • 30-04-22

BRILLIANT STORIES!

Robert Sheehan is so talented with his writing and storytelling his voice brings the characters to life I love all of his accents and the way he yelled the stories I can’t wait for more