Count me in the much amused camp -- I listened to it on the road down to San Diego and really enjoyed it. There was no one to hear me laugh, though, which made it all the better. Hobson's reading was AMAZING, and I was also amused that her EP story "God Juice" seemed to have some of the same general themes/character issues as this one had. Actually makes me want to listen to God Juice again.
Lots of fun. And I LOVED the narration, personally. I thought it was just perfect.
Comment on the outro: in general, I've noticed the regular board posters tend to be much, much, much more critical than those who post on the blog. Its an interesting trend. Sometimes it feels (and this is just my perception here, don't hurt me!) like people treat it like a critiquing session, like they have to find something to criticize. Or maybe I'm just way less picky than other people, I donno.
I like 99.9999% of the stories posted on EP & PC (not a huge horror fan), so when any given story is given "a rousing chorus of mehs" as it were, I'm usually left very confused and having to stifle the urge to give a "well I liked it. SO THERE" type response :p
I've noticed that people here are a lot more critical, too (and I say this in the best sense of the word). People take apart a story and think about it in ways I often did not, and that often adds to the experience of the story for me.
That said, occassionally I do see people who's critiques consist more along the lines of "This is how I
would write the story." (Note: Different from what didn't work in this story me). Which is interesting, too, but not as thought-provoking (for me).