NOCTURNAL Episode #1

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At last we arrive at the NOCTURNAL podcast. A long time in coming, I know. But I gotta tell you Junkies, it’s worth the wait. This novel is simultaneously a horror/thriller, a high-action comic book of a novel, and a throwback to classic 80s buddy-cop movies. If you’re a child of the 80s, you’ll love this one.

NOCTURNAL SYNOPSES
Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having—dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him — not disgust, not horror, but excitement.

As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence “Pookie” Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem. For the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy; a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan. Meanwhile, a shadowy vigilante, seemingly armed with superhuman powers, is out there killing the killers. And Bryan and Pookie’s superiors — from the mayor on down — seem strangely eager to keep the detectives from discovering the truth.

Happy Halloween Junkies!
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  1. Avatar of Michael GraceMichael Grace

    OKay my 1 cent
    I like the reading and if it gets us more stuff to read and listen to I’m all for it

    my other cent, that being said, he voice is in the lower registers and because I listen in a 240 ton haul truck at work, I have to crank it so I don’t miss mostly Bry-Bry’s voice most of the time which is the lowest or more deadpan of the character voices

  2. Summie

    Phil is great! His voice is liquid deliciousness. The only request I have is that he and/or his engineer work on regulating the volume so the levels are consistent. Brian’s voice is so quiet and Pookie’s is so loud, I’m constantly adjusting the volume so Pook’s hilarious dialog doesn’t wake my sleeping baby. :)

  3. Zach

    Just wanted to say that I think that getting Phil to do the narration for the majority of your new material was a GREAT decision. He’s got a great voice and I really think he’ll be great. That’s it. Pass on my regards and good luck with the writing.

  4. Avatar of TaLoaLoaTaLoaLoa

    For what it is worth I understand and fully support the decision to switch from Scott to another person to free up time. While I generally like Phil’s voice I really don’t think it is the best fit for the material. After… I have no idea how many years of hearing Scotts voice, switching to Phil is a huge shock. This is particularly striking as the previous version of Nocturnal had already been read by Scott. I would have been more comfortable with someone like Justin Robert Young who is much closer to Scotts rhythm and range.

  5. Ammon

    I have listen to all your books. The 2007 Nocturnal is one of your best Works. My co-worker and I listed to it together and we call each other Pooks and Bri almost every day. We laughed your asses off. It was their first time they ever hear anything written by Scott Sigler. They were hooked after just ten minutes. We use lines from that Podcast a lot. Maybe some publisher likes a deep sounding Pookie with no humor behind his voice. The people have spoken; we don’t want this Coke Zero Pookie!!! The Phil lovers never heared the old version or are selling outs. I also will leave if he fucks up Mr Bizz-Nass!!! Don’t you Lie to be and tell me this is your best Work. 2007 may not be up to a publishers standards, but the Junkies know a great fix when we get one. Right now Phil is your poorest quality fix to date. My co worker would not be hooked on this version and no bond would be made. That is sad for me to even think about. In written form you are still Lord and Master!!!!
    Ammon

    1. Avatar of BigJohnBigJohn

      For the record, since you can’t seem to comprehend the notion that other people have opinions that differ from you:

      a) I am not selling out.
      b) I have heard the old version.
      c) I also hope you leave if you don’t like his Biz-Nass.

    2. Avatar of Scott "Big Fish" PondScott "Big Fish" Pond

      Sellout? Hmmmm… more like realist. While I love Scott’s voice work, it means nothing if he has no words to back it up. It comes down to basic math… there just isn’t enough hours in the day for him to be and do everything. I’d rather he pump out the words for new and exciting stories than get bogged down in the audio production. Turning over this aspect to a professional (yes, I said professional… Phil is head and shoulders above the vast majority of voice talents out there) just makes sense. As A said, it’s either another voice talent or no audio. Pretty simple choice to me, especially since Phil is a pretty smooth voice talent. Aside from that, BigJohn sums it up nicely for me as well.

  6. Avatar of jqspadejqspade

    Just heard the first ep. I’m excited it is finally out and no shocked there is a new reader/narrator. With any new book it takes an adjustment from the previous. I did like the old nocturnal, but am rapidly growing in excitement for this one too. Phil has done a good job. For listeneres that think he is monotone, check the definition. I do have one complaint….. I wanna buy this dang thing, with ny audible account and it’s not listed yet…. *junkie spazz* * junkie spazz*

  7. Avatar of taylorconnietaylorconnie

    Damn….audible are taking there sweet time… :) … I don’t read anymore…I used to churn through books….can’t seem to stop skim reading…with audio I can’t skip ahead…that’s why I wait for the podcasts…so I will keep waiting..

        1. Avatar of scottsiglerscottsigler

          The main issue with Audible was back in 2006, I think, when I wanted to list EARTHCORE with them. The management at that time offered me a contract that gave me 12% royalties: the same royalties given my print publishers, who had to pay people to edit, proof and design the book, who had to pay to print it, ship it, manage inventory and take returns for the copies that didn’t sell. All Audible had to do at that time was put the 1s and 0s on their server, so they didn’t deserve 88% of the sale price.

          Eight years later, Audible is a different operation. They have a better understanding that in most cases, they are not a “publisher” and as such shouldn’t get the same rates as a publisher. We’re good to go.

  8. Avatar of BigJohnBigJohn

    I think Phil did a great job. Yes, he’s not the FDØ, but why should that matter? Scōtt was the voice in the original podcast story, but this rewrite is quite different. Same characters, but differing story. I’m really curious to hear his Pierre. Apparently I’m the only one, though.

    Scôtt spoiled me for author-read audiobooks, but after listening to too many bad ones, I’ve gone to the pros. Not that Scött isn’t fantastic – he’s the exception. I say welcome to the family, Phil, and thanks for giving Scõtt the time to get back to creatin’.

  9. Avatar of jokerdasjokerdas

    I have to say, I like the sound of Phil voicing. His deadpan for Bryan is smooth and his take on Pookie makes me smile. Phil has a great voice with lots of range. Shout out to Cory for engineering it up, too! Well done.

    Scott, and A, you have made an excellent choice for the voice talent for your creations.

    1. Avatar of scottsiglerscottsigler

      @Jokerdas: Thanks! Honestly, I like my Pookie a little bit more than Phil’s, but only for the smart-assery and banter parts. When it comes to Pookie dealing with all the shit that’s coming down, Phil has better subtlety than I do. I think you’ll dig it. And without a doubt, his Bryan is better. I’ve always been good at character acting, but not at lead roles.

  10. Avatar of Brad PattersonBrad Patterson

    I want to like Phil, I really do. But he just doesn’t cut it compared to Scott’s grittyness, humor, and fantastic voice work on all the characters as well as the story telling. I still remember way back to the original release of Nocturnal, and how hooked a coworker and I were for our weekly installment. It was crazy awesome, and I know that you say it wasn’t your “best work”, Scott, but as a huge fan of your stuff; I thought it was PHENOMENAL and one of the best stories I have EVER heard.

    I am very interested to hear this new “final” version of Nocturnal, as I didn’t realize the FDO had done a major rewrite. I think that Phil is doing an OK (but not outstanding) job with the character voices, but his story narration is VERY monotone and a little bit sleepy. It sounds completely disconnected almost as if he has zero interest in the story. I’m not 100% sure how to describe it, but when Scott reads, you can TELL that he is fired up and really into the story.

    I also think it would be awesome if you could add back in some of the “partial sound effects” that you used in the original Nocturnal – they really added to the experience of the story.

    1. Avatar of scottsiglerscottsigler

      @Patterbt: Let’s see how you feel as the story progresses. Sounds like you won’t change your opinion on voices, which is cool, but I’ll be interested to hear your take on the story itself. Now here’s the thing: you know my voice so well form listening to the podcast, but you didn’t know there was a new version of NOCTURNAL? How is that possible? I want to know to learn how to better reach the fans.

      I promoted the living shit out of that book, on this site, in the podcast, on Facebook, in our email newsletters, etc. I talked about it forever and ever. So did you tune out for awhile (which happens), or did we somehow miss getting you the info?

      1. Avatar of Brad PattersonBrad Patterson

        OK FDO, I can see that I got some splaining to do…. First let me say that I relistened to Nocturnal #1 again today with Phil and think that it may be better than my first judgement. I think my emotions got the best of me on the first go around and the lack of the awesomeness that is the super fantastic FDO narration threw me for a loop. I am a little bit settled down now, so I am a bit more objective. It was interesting to listen to the new episode #1 and then at the same time flip back to the original version episode #1 and compare the two (I have all the old stuff downloaded).

        Anywho, back to your question about how I missed the detail that this was a completely new Nocturnal. That is my bad and failure as a true junky. When you finished off the podcasting of the MVP, I kind of lost contact for a bit. I don’t remember the exact timeline, but I think there was probably a few weeks with some random filler and other stuff and then you started into the Bones are White stories, which I realized after listening to a few that I had heard them before. I might be mistaken that there is probably some new content in there, but it seemed like I remembered some of the stories, so then I mentally tuned out of the podcast feed for a while whenever I saw a new podcast download with the “Bones are white” in the title. Again, this is totally my error so sorry for the mixup.

        I have listened to all of the GFL podcasts and all of your other books too, so I am wondering if I missed some critical announcement during the All Pro of MVP podcast talking about Nocturnal being a total rewrite. When you laid out the whole story at the end of this new Nocturnal #1 episode and you explained why the old version audio is not still available online; that was the first time I realized that the PUBLISHED version of the book was different from the original podcast.

        I do get all of your emails, but I think every time I saw something about Nocturnal in the emails I just assumed it was the same as the original podcast as kind of glossed over the news.

        My sincerest apologies for my utter failure as a loyal junky, but I’ll make it up to you and promise to buy you a Krispy Kreme the next time you stop off in Grand Rapids to watch your brother and nephew kick some booty on the gridiron!!

      2. Avatar of Brad PattersonBrad Patterson

        Yup, sure enough, I just went and redownloaded the last “Bones Are White” episode and listened to it, and saw that you VERY clearly explained the situation with the totally new Nocturnal version coming out with the podcast. My bad for not listening to those again this time around.

  11. Laurel S

    I just listened to the ep last night, and I have to agree with the majority of the commenters here – I don’t love Mr. Gigante’s style for ‘Nocturnal’. Of course, I’ve been listening to the podcasts (except for the sports-related ones) for a few years now, and the biggest draw for me is to listen to the FDO reading them. I rarely purchase audio books because of the too-smooth performances on them. It’s the same with Neil Gaiman’s audio books and stories. If they ain’t read by him, they just don’t sound right to me.

    I do understand the time problem. I do! I get that! But what Scott brings to the books is excitement, fierceness and humor that can’t be duplicated by a pro reader with dulcet tones. Sorry.

    I will continue to listen, but I wish the stories were still being read by Scott. Or if not him, by an actor with a rougher, more raw and ‘real’ style.

  12. dr. forkbeard

    I guess I will pile on here. I love Scott’s reading. His voice has loads of personality and I love hearing his take on how his characters sound. That being said, I’m extremely impressed with Phil and his character work. So far, he is showing a lot of diversity and I feel is hitting the nail on the head for the voices. I am honestly looking forward to hearing more of him and am very pleased this new relationship will let the Sigler do what he does best…take us all on twisted little vacations from our humdrum lives! keep up the great work and thanks for all you have given to us so far!

  13. Avatar of TwainyTwainy

    Nocturnal. I’ve thought about it awhile. Listened twice. I still miss Scott’s voice. Yes he’s got books to write. I grudgingly give him that. One word – CLONES! One to write, one to read and one to stack the platinum! I do think Phil has a very nice voice. He’s a great choice for an FDO stand-in, understudy, back-up!! Maybe Phil’s female voices will make up for the lack of FDO. Thought tangent … I saw Infected is on Audible’s “Your Spookiest Listens” list. When is the audio of Nocturnal coming out? (J/K, I’ll just keep checking) … Happy Halloween! Watch out for drive-by paint ballers … or is that just a Chicago thing? hugg! Can’t wait for the next installment of Nocturnal AND THE AUDIOBOOK!!! x

  14. Avatar of Tony TryonTony Tryon

    I listened, I mused and I declare, ‘not bad.’ Phil’s voice is clear and has a very mellifluous voice. I don’t know about emotional content. His Pookie pales in comparison to the FDO’s. We will see about female voices and monsters when he gets the chance.

  15. Cory

    Scott and A,

    I am very pleased to have worked on this with you two and Phil. Thank you for your kind words in the podcast too! I’m very pleased how it turned out :)

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Awesome! Thanks for stopping in Cory!

      Hey everybody! Cory engineered this audio, and let me tell y’all what: since this was our first time working with someone else, we didn’t know what we didn’t know. Scott and I had a bunch of changes, tweaks and nit-picky requests. Cory did ‘em all with grace and alacrity. Simply the best.

  16. Jarrett K

    Fantastic! I’ve waiting for so long to hear this =) To be honest I am kinda sad you’re not reading it yourself but the new reader is good too. It’s been a while since I read the hardcover so I’m glad to hear it again! Keep up the awesome work FDO!

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      When will the audiobook be available for purchase? Not up to us, up to Audible. I’m hoping very soon. It’s uploaded, just going through review and approval.

      I’m sure we’ll yell all about it when it’s available!

  17. Avatar of Mc BMc B

    Ok, I’ve gone on record as being a fan of the original, chapter one and you’re a fuckin genius. I honestly have to reserve comment on the narration for another chapter or two, don’t hate it just need to adjust, Pookie is great. I’m hooked.

    1. Avatar of scottsiglerscottsigler

      @Mc_B: You know what? I say “thank you, sir.” That’s the nature of my work: sometimes you need to give it four episodes before you make up your mind. You reserving judgement until you get a true feel for Phil’s style is much appreciated.

  18. Avatar of DeathsEmbraceDeathsEmbrace

    Scott you are my absolute favorite podcaster and one of my favorite authors. I’m glad you’re doing so well, and that having someone else read will help you out and bring us all more books, but I am very sad that you’re no longer reading your own audiobooks/podcasts. It’s just not the same, and no where near as wonderful as before. Hate the “Pookie said” “Brian said” attributions, it just feels like an interruption to the story. The narration is kind of boring, monotonous, like my 8th grade history teacher and I remember falling asleep every time that guy read anything. I actually have very few audio books that I will listen to, and it’s never been the story that turns me off of an audio book, it’s always been the voice of the reader, and from what I’ve heard so far, I’m not loving Phil :( Sorry Phil. Better than some I’ve heard before, but so not the awesomeness that is The FDØ. I’ll give it a few more episodes, see if I can learn to live with Phil, if not I guess I’ll just stick with the printed books.

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Thanks for the input. We certainly understand some folks will have a preference. If you scroll down a bit you’ll see more on the attribution discussion if you’re interested. That’s not on Phil, that’s on us.

      Thanks for giving us a few more episodes in any case. Like I said below, it’s not a question of Phil reading or the FDØ reading, but rather Phil reading or no audiobook at all.

      If Phil doesn’t grow on you (although he is quite charming as a reader, so he might) you can always tune into the GFL novels, which Scott will still read.

  19. Avatar of Grace McDermottGrace McDermott

    I love Scott reading everything – and I thought the guest readers on Bones are White was a nice experiment, though I was a lot more nervous when it came to a full-length book – as others have essentially said, Scott’s voice is half the appeal to the story.

    …yeah, I was sold on Phil as soon as I heard his Pookie voice. :D

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Me too! I love the new Pookie. More well-rounded Chicagoan. All the parts of the story where Pookie remembers people’s moms, or anniversaries? They sound totally genuine and true.

  20. JustinTyme

    Im sure I share the same sentiments as the other junkies when I say I love the way Phil sounds. But I think to put the final nail in the coffin for the Infected trilogy and have someone else read it when Scotts voice has become so synonymous with that of Murray and President Gutierrez, that it would be a little but of a disappointment to some of us.

    If anyone should read the last book of this awesome trilogy, it should be Scott. I mean it would be the same as getting to the last book of the GFL series and having someone else read it, when we all know the characters being played by Scott. Hope someone agrees with me!

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Justin, thanks for this thoughtful post. I can tell you right now Scott and I agree with you in one way — we’d love to see him read all his stories.

      That said, it’s not quite right to say the choice is between Scott reading PANDEMIC and Phil reading PANDEMIC. It’s a choice between Phil reading PANDEMIC or no PANDEMIC audio at all.

      Think about it — NOCTURNAL is just now coming out in audio, more than a year and a half *after* the print versions. And the only reason it’s coming out now is that Phil is reading. If we had to wait for Scott to read, I don’t think it would ever filter up to the top of the list.

      At this moment, even with Phil taking the work of reading NOCTURNAL off Scott’s schedule, Scott has two full length novels pending completion of a production quality draft (THE CHAMPION and FLIER). He’s got three co-written novellas waiting for his part of the writing so that they can go into production. And, of course, he’s got so many people asking for more CRYPT and more KISSYMAN and MT. FITZROY and DESCENDANT. And so on.

      Every one of those properties I listed in the paragraph above would come before any audiobook recording, simply because more properties in the store makes for a more viable business. Not more delivery options for each property, but more properties.

      So, while I think even Scott himself would like to read PANDEMIC, it’s not an option. If it’s not an option, isn’t it better to have Phil reading than no audiobook at all?

      1. Avatar of BigJohnBigJohn

        What, are you saying that one of the FDØ’s multitudinous cousins couldn’t be roped into reading some books? I mean, if ANY book screams to be read by Francis Dominic Oliveri, it’s Nocturnal.

  21. Avatar of ChicagoMikeChicagoMike

    I was a little late to the party of Siglerism, so I missed the original Nocturnal podcast. I’m very excited to start listening to the new version to see what everyone’s been talking about all this time. I’ve always wondered what exactly a “Pookie” was :)

  22. Harry Atkinson

    Sick episode – can’t find it on Audible currently though ( I am in New Zealand – may be a licence issue unsure)

    New narrator is gangster man – well played !!

    Can’t wait for the rest thanks a sh*tload team

    Harry

  23. Avatar of Nanite_Swarm_of_DoomNanite_Swarm_of_Doom

    Well, speaking as a narrator and voice talent myself I just want to take a moment and say.

    “Phil, you did a great job!”

    Scott, A, and any other brains that were part of that decision making process: “Good on ya!”

    Personally I’m glad that the FDO can now have the equivilant of a nuclear reaction gone wild, a writing explosion of creativity and typing, sending forth great torrents of literary force to rain down wrath and fury upon the masses, first destroying and converting those who oppose the Future Dark Overlord and then, well, being a Dark Overlord at that point, he’ll really have no choice but turn his wrathy visage on his Junkies, right?…Wait…got off topic…come back to that…later.

    Meanwhile back at the ranch…

    Scott & A – Thanks for letting go of a little control and focusing Scott more on the writing. Love your characters Scott, and your narration rocks, but we need content sir, CONTENT! Now stop reading this and get back to work! Work Harder, the Nanite Swarm of Doom wants a Pony…made of EVIL! Only You, the FDO, have the skills to bring that beast to life, to rain down terror and soak the battlefield in the blood of all who….squirrel!

    Phil – Your voice is pleasing to my aural palette sir so carry on with all the awesomeness that you do.


    Tobias E. Queen (a.k.a. Nanite Swarm of Doom)
    Father, Husband, Narrator, and Voice Talent at your service.
    (sitting in a small padded box and talking to myself since 2008)

  24. Avatar of David RomanDavid Roman

    I agree with most of the comments, Phil is good, but man, i miss Pookie’s (Scotts) voice. its just not the same. It needs more well more FDO! I do understand the way things work, but could you get him to listen to the old Pookie voice, and try and get it closer?? I’m assuming its too late, as im sure its all done.

    We love the content, and content is key. I think we all know that its how things need to go for you (FDO) to get more things done.

    Its like everything in life, we get used to one thing, and its never the same when things change.

    Please note, im not picking on Phil at all, His Brian was great. Wish there was a little more difference between his “voices” and his “narration”.

    Scott, am I mistaken that when you read your books you leave out all the “Brian Said” or “Pookie commented” parts? Its one of the things that seem to take me out of the “moment” when i hear “So, what happened , – Brian Asked”. When you know its in Brian’s voice. There is another podcast that does this all the time, and it just makes it distracting. Especially when 2 people are talking.

    One other thing.. did you change from Dark Overlord Media to Empty Set Entertainment?

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      David — good ear! Yes, normally the attributions are left off the recording.

      In this case, we didn’t request that, and we needed to have requested that, of course. We discussed with Phil, who was willing to re-record if we wanted, but ultimately decided that it was more important to get the property out there than to wait until a re-recording could be done.

      I also think it’s fairly obvious in this first segment due to the back and forth on the radios, but I found this narrative artifact to disappear more and more as the story goes on. After a while I didn’t mind it so much.

      In any case, from here on out Phil will do as Scott has done in the past (and as Phil does for other authors when it’s requested of him) and leave the attributions out.

      As for Empty Set Entertainment, that’s the official name of our business. Dark Øverlord Media is an imprint of Empty Set Entertainment, I guess. (Which sounds pretty darn fancy for a company made up of two people who work 12 hours days.)

  25. Avatar of Jason RussellJason Russell

    Is Phil as good as the FDO, in my opinion no. Well scratch that, he just isn;t the FDO. I have listened and re-listened to so many Sigler books that I have come to expect that voice. But things evolve and while I like many will miss Scott’s docile tones, If it means he and A can focus on kicking more ass and shift some focus on to things like Earthcore, Mt. Fitzroy, Ancestor 2, Nocturnal 2, and so forth, then so be it. Let’s remember folks, there is also world domination in the works here! That being said, Phil does a damn good job. I don’t know his range in voice work but to get that pitchy Chang-bang voice to FDO standards, you have to be kinda scrawny and bald. Haha.

    Phil does bring a different balance to the audio element of the Siglerverse. I am curious to see how he does with the rest of the characters, from Biz to First Born to Robin. And I think future books will also benefit from him. He sort of reminds me of Mike Rowe. I think he(Rowe) would be awesome at reading some Sigler stank! Maybe a short story in the next collection?

    To any nay sayers, I would recommend giving it at least 3 episodes.

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Jason, you are a good man. Thanks for the support and the feedback.

      Speaking of Mike Rowe, have you seen the YouTube video of him reading the phone book? It’s awesome and surreal. Exactly what it sounds like: just him, at a mic, reading the phone book.

        1. Avatar of BigJohnBigJohn

          That was so good, I immediately went out and bought a copy of the phone book. Those must have been cut in final editing, though, cuz I read it twice and never came across the part that was read in the video. Oh, well. This must be from the DVD extras.

  26. Connor

    Phil is amazing! Can’t wait to hear more from his sexy voice :D
    And I already read the book, and I like the rewrite of Nocturnal better than the original draft I listened two on iTunes.

  27. Martin McIntosh

    Phil is a really good reader and I am sure that he is going to be a great addition to the Siglerverse.

    Although I understand the reason for the change and know that it will be better for me in the long run, it is still a bit if a shock not hearing Scott’s voice with these characters. I’m sure I’ll adapt.

    Congrats on taking this next step towards full overlordship!

    1. Avatar of scottsiglerscottsigler

      @Martin: Believe me, it’s a bit of a shock for us as well. It’s been a difficult choice to make, but there are only so many hours in the day. When we start releasing more books, I think everyone will understand the reasons why we went with a new reader.

  28. Mario spampinato

    While Phil is no FDO, I think he’ll do a good job. I dint think there is any one that can replicate the FDO’s energy and charisma.

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Right, so no one is censoring you. WordPress has an automatic approval process for first posts. But how, exactly, is “new stuff is lame” constructive? How does one build on that, if one were to, as you say, take that as constructive?

      1. Avatar of ratman19ratman19

        Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. …

  29. Avatar of Robert WrightRobert Wright

    My FD0,

    This Humble junkie wishes to thank you for this First Chapter of Nocturnal.

    Phil is a very good reader, He is not as good as the FD0, but as I wish my FD0 to take over the world with his writing, it is good that he passes off work to others he finds worthy.

    I though still feel that, as you have said, The GFL series, Kissyman, and Hunter Hunterson and Son’s, can only be voiced by your melodious voice.

    Until next week.

    Kefo_of_the_Mountain.

    My trip to DragonCon was complete when the Great FD0 left his dinner table after he was done, and allowed me to sit where he and his Entourage graced siad the table with his presence.

  30. Tubbyama

    Scott, I love the old stuff. The new stuff is lame. Sorry. My computer crashed recently, how can I get the original nocturnal? I would love to buy new books but the podcast isn’t nearly as creative as past.

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      If you’d listened to the whole ‘cast, you know we don’t provide the original podcast anymore and why. We always appreciate anyone giving us a shot, and if the new stuff isn’t your cup of tea, we thank you for trying it regardless.

  31. Avatar of Brian KaneBrian Kane

    Love the new guy. Cant wait for the next episode. Love this book, thinking the cover art for the book will be my next tat. and if i did the math right, Nocturnal should finish up about 5 weeks before the next Siglerfest. Can that be right?

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Sounds pretty close. We’ll have a Q & A like we do with the full length novel ‘casts, but barring anything else, should be then.

      I know it’s early, but *then* we’ll have to decide if we do PANDEMIC or THE CHAMPION.

    1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

      Pondy, I’m glad to hear your thoughts. I found that Phil’s characterizations of Pooks and Bryan were so subtle and cool, I’d flip flop between which I like best. And later, when Bryan gets more Terminator-y? Bryan gets even better.

      Phil’s the real deal.

      1. Avatar of WolfWolf

        I have to agree that Phil has a fantastic voice for audiobooks. So far. While I too miss Scott’s own take on Pookie, I can deal with it. What will make it or break for me is not Bizz-nass or any of the ‘monsters’, it will be Robin Hudson and Amy Zou.

        1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

          Wolfie — dare I say it? I think his female voices are better than the FDØ’s. Might not be better than, say, an actual female reading, but are surely better than the FDØ’s.

          ;-)

          1. Avatar of A KovacsA Kovacs

            Phil does have that option, but we didn’t leverage it for NOCTURNAL. We might do so in the future, but he’s just so darn smooth, we wanted to hear more of him.

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