Recent Arrivals: Blackstone Audio: Charlie Huston, Alden Bell

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Blackstone AudiobooksAm I the only one who thinks the trailer for The Reapers Are The Angels makes it look like a foreign language film? It’s purportedly written by Alden Bell, but that’s a pseudonym for Joshua Gaylord (which also kind of sounds like a pseudonym). That name change must be for marketing purposes right? In which case, I wonder what my urban fantasy marketing name would be? Maybe Jesse Willis, urban fantasy author, would be asked to become: JAY CROWN. I can picture it now…

A Is For Aerostat, Z Is For Zombie (#1 in the Delinquent Dirigible Series) by Jay Crown

How’s that? The title sounds a little YA, that’d have to be changed. And then maybe I’d be asked to take a wholly female sounding name, in which case I’d be: JANICE LAWS or some such. “Alden”, by the by, is a gender neutral name meaning “old friend.” Charlie Huston likes The Reapers Are The Angels and it’s going to a reviewer who likes Charlie Huston audiobooks. Maybe I’ll ask her to play my little game, giving herself an urban fantasy author name, the next time we speak.

BLACKSTONE AUDIO - The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden BellThe Reapers Are The Angels
By Alden Bell; Read by Tai Sammons
6 CDs – Approx. 6.8 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9781441765994
For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can’t remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her off on her personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulted remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.

And speaking of Charlie Huston…

Here’s book three in the Joe Pitt Casebook series. The first audiobook in the series, Already Dead |READ OUR REVIEW|, was very well received by our reviewer Julie Davis.

BLACKSTONE AUDIO - Half The Blood Of Brooklyn by Charlie HustonHalf The Blood Of Brooklyn (The Joe Pitt Casebooks, Book 3)
By Charlie Huston; Read by Scott Brick
7 CDs – Approx. 8 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 1441753206
There’s only so much room on the Island, only so much blood, and Manhattan’s Vampyre Clans aren’t interested in sharing. So when the Vyrus-infected dregs of New York’s outer boroughs start creeping across the bridges, the Clans want to know why. Bad luck for PI Joe Pitt. Joe used to be a Rogue, work off his own dime, pick his own gigs, but tight times and a terminally ill girlfriend pushed him to the renegade Society Clan. Now he has all the cash and blood he needs, but at a steep price. The price tonight is crossing the bridge, finding the Freak Clan, and figuring out what’s driving the savages to scratch at the Society’s door. No need to look far. The answer lies around the corner in Gravesend. From uptown to the boardwalk, war drums are beating. Murderous family feuds and personal grudges are being drawn and brandished, along with the long knives.

This video interview isn’t about the audiobook, but it does make a compelling case for reading a Charlie Huston book:

Posted by Jesse Willis