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From PRAS, Phil Rickman on the new Isis audio book: “Got to hand it to Isis and Sean Barrett. The audiobook of December is, in some ways, actually better than the book. At 21 hours long, it’s an epic production. Every character beautifully developed, even minor players like Moira’s dapper, slightly camp agent, Malcolm Kaufmann. And with the Philosopher’s Stone songs fading up here and there… well, it truly comes alive in your head. I can say all this because my contributions were minimal. So… it’s probably a pioneering venture in the field of audiobooks. More than a bit expensive, but don’t forget you can order it from your local library.”

The Audible download will follow in the UK on Dec. 1- will have to find out about in the US.

The Isis audio book is ready to order from:

https://www.isis-publishing.co.uk/osb/itemdetails.cfm/ID/7200

December

I’ve opted for the MP3 cds. Looking forward to this. I may be out busking for change to help me pay for it, but it’s a must have, with original music by Philosopher’s Stone.  They also have CD and cassette formats. Does anyone still use cassettes?

 

I have the dubious honor of appearing in the infamous Dead Man Talking interview series!  http://allanwatson.blogspot.com/2012/11/dead-man-talking-6-julie-adams.html

Strachan, a most cantakerous and opinionated interviewer for a dead guy, teases me unmercifully about my involvement in the Abbey Tapes, the upcoming audio book of December, my political leanings (the interview came out on US election day), my dream band picks, and um …. wind. Good for a laugh or 3! I’m still waiting for my broken lawnmower prize.

Strachan’s other victims – er, interviews- include Bill Booker, Christopher Fowler, F.G. Cottam, Phil Rickman and Caitlin Sagan. So I am in excellent company! There’s comfort in numbers. Leave it to Allan Watson to reinvent the interview.

Phil Rickman’s new historical fiction book, the sequel to The Bones of Avalon, was published November 1. My copy is on its way from Amazon UK since there’s no telling when the US edition will be available. It continues to astound me that Rickman still has no US publisher. In any case, it isn’t expensive to order from Amazon UK and just takes a week or two to arrive. It might freak out your credit card company when the charge is applied. There should be a Kindle version eventually.