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I think the other is THE REEF with Matt Wallace.
@MattWallace has co-written 3 of the first 5 GFL novellas. That’s impressive. Most impressive.
Is it INFECTED-intense? No, but it ain’t for the faint of heart.
So far, the only two books that have made me physically nauseated are INFECTED and TITLE FIGHT.
@sadock: Thanks for that heads-up, I’ll get that out of there.
@occupy_my_roctopi: Yes, BLOOD & FIRE is the first “Siglerfied” V-WARS novel. I’ll also have a story (a sequel to “The Hippo”) in Book III of that series.
@sadock, @BigJohn Yep, Big John is right about all of that right there. And the novellas willbe YA. @ARealGirl and I have debated that in-house ad nauseam, but finally decided that young readers might knocking out the GFL novels and then naturally move onto the novellas, diving into them no matter how they are labeled. We want them to have a similar experience, and we know that when kids get into the grittier stuff is often a parental decision.
So the language of the GFL Novellas remains YA-safe. The content, however, is a bit more mature. Nothing bad, mind you, but the tone is more serious and the violence is more intense. Is it INFECTED-intense? No, but it ain’t for the faint of heart.
Yes, the Ride is GFL universe. I believe the novellas are also YA. THE RIDER is co-written with Paul E. Cooley. Nathan Lowell is doing THE GANGSTER, and if I’m not mistaken, I think the other is THE REEF with Matt Wallace. Might not be right on that last one, though.
I was actually thinking more of the two seasons of the BLOODCAST which have stayed down. Most of those stories have been re-presented in BLOOD IS RED & BONES ARE WHITE, and it’s possible the ones that are absent will be included in future volumes of The Color Books..
Novels which are pulled down and then later revised such as THE ROOKIE, NOCTURNAL, INFECTION->INFECTED, and ANCESTOR are more what I was referring to when I said pulled down and put back up.
I’m not sure. I ordered the first V-WARS so I’d have more of a clue what was going on in BLOOD & FIRE. You can grab used copies on Amazon Marketplace for a penny plus S+H. Figured it was well worth it to enjoy @ScottSigler‘s story more. Also, I’ve heard nothing but complimentary things about Mayberry’s work; I’ve just never had an excuse to actually check it out.
Is THE RIDER novella 3.5 in the GFL universe? Wouldn’t that make it YA as well? Or are the novellas not YA? I can’t recall if TITLE FIGHT was. It’s been a *long* frakkin’ time since I worked on that one….
Anyways, who cowrote this one (assuming it *is* a GFL novella)? I think there were several author’s names floating around (eg Paul E Cooley, Nathan Lowell, and someone I forgot, I think [Doh!]). Is this someone we’ve heard tell of previously or are you saving that as a surprise?
Some of the other authors I have listened to are:
Does anyone have any suggestions of other good audio books on podiobooks website?
Well, I can give you loads of recommendations, but I’ve been getting audiobooks off PB.com for years, so I’m not sure how many of these are still up over there. Many authors choose to take their work down for a variety of reasons. Scott’s done this himself with a couple of his titles; most go back up, but a couple haven’t. Limiting it only to Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller type writing similar (but not equal to our beloved FDØ, of course!) to Scott’s, I’d recommend:
Beneath by Jeremy Robinson
Come, Let Me Whisper by Russell Burt
Dead Mech by Jake Bible
The Failed Cities Monologues by Matt Wallace (co-wrote the GFL novellas Title Fight & The Detective with @ScottSigler)
Tattoo by Paul Elard Cooley
Let me know if you want a broader range of genre recommendations. I agree with you that Mur Lafferty, Nathan Lowell, & JC Hutchins are three of the best authors on PB.com.
I think you would enjoy Paul Cooley, Eric Luke, Mike Bennett and Patrick Mclean.
I also particularly enjoyed Mike Coggins’ thrillers and Tracy Hickman’s The Immortals
Tracy Hickman’s The Immortals is one of my all time favorites off PB.com. Its theme (and ending) disturbs many people, so if controversial writing bothers you, be careful of that. I loved it. It is not light hearted escapist entertainment, but it is an excellent book.
Mike Bennett was not really my cup of tea, but if you enjoy dry British humour, his books are well done. Patrick McLean’s novels are excellent sardonic comedy. My only problem with How to Succeed in Evil was that Patrick seemed to be constantly revising it. This was kind of frustrating as a listener who absolutely loved the book.
NOCTURNAL will be on it’s way to Podiobooks next (after THE ROOKIE is sorted and up) but PANDEMIC won’t get to Podiobooks until after it’s podcast.
THE ROOKIE is on it’s way back up to Podiobooks, not to worry. We’re almost through the production process. I expect it’ll be up there by end of January-ish.
Finished the book a few days ago. Kept re-reading bits and pieces, trying to stretch it out a bit (make the goodness last as long as possible but sadly it had to come to an end) and now all I can do is wish the next book was just around the corner. Sigh. Whats the next one called? Anyone know? I’ve enjoyed this one most of all.