Subterranean Press is offering a free audiobook version of SF&F author Kage Baker’s “short novel” Rude Mechanicals. This audiobook is read by the talented narrator, and SFFaudio’s own, Mary Robinette Kowal! This novella is set in Baker’s “Company” universe. The release is being used to promote Subterranean’s limited edition hardcover releases: 1500 signed Limited Editions and 26 deluxe lettered editions. Thanks Subterranean, please make this, your first audiobook, the first of many more!
By Kage Baker; Read by Mary Robinette Kowal
10 MP3s – Approx. 2 Hours 43 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Published: April 2007
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The year is 1934, the scene is a Wood Near Athens — temporarily relocated to the environs of the Hollywood Bowl, as German theater impresario Max Reinhardt attempts to stage his famous production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fortunately for Reinhardt, he has immortal assistance in the person of Literature Specialist Lewis, a cyborg working undercover for Dr. Zeus Incorporated, masters of time travel. Lewis is tasked with preserving Reinhardt’s promptbooks for future Company profits at auction. Unfortunately for Reinhardt, there are complications… For Joseph, Lewis’s fellow cyborg, is on the case as well, attempting to salvage a botched mission of his own. It involves the lost treasure of the Cahuenga Pass, a missing diamond, a third-century pope, burglary, disguises, car chases, and a legendary Hollywood party spot. All of which interact, more or less disastrously, with Lewis’s mission and Reinhardt’s Shakespearean extravaganza. Will the show go on?