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My daughter sent me the link to this article because she thought I’d find it interesting. She was right. If you click on the link above, you may, or may not, find it interesting too.

I’m a big fan of audiobooks and now have audiobook editions of eight of my twelve books on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Four were narrated by Alexander Doddy, two by Tracey Norman, and two by me. Working with these two talented narrators has been a wonderful experience. I plan to publish more audiobooks in the future and hope to soon be working with Alexander and Tracey again.

I’ll probably continue to publish Kindle and paperback editions as well as audiobooks because it costs me nothing except time to do so. I don’t pay for my covers or for book layout because I used to be a professional graphic designer, so I do it all myself.

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My eight audiobooks

My twelve books can all be found on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions. Eight of them also have an audiobook version on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes for everyone to enjoy: http://amzn.to/2jjmleB

Hostile test cover audiobook (hand)THE HOSTILE is book 1 of The Hostile 4-book series of paranormal crime thrillers. An audiobook, narrated by me, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. In a rundown area of Manchester, inside the bathroom of a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, a small but powerful entity befriends young Serena with disastrous results. This unlikely enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena’s life but also threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who’ve earned the strange girl’s displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After enjoying The Hostile, you’ll never look at D.I.Y. in the same way again.

The Hostile audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2pBoWBv

The Hostile audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2HZhUgI

Holiday for the Hostile audiobook cover + textHOLIDAY FOR THE HOSTILE is book 2 of The Hostile series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Serena and her unusual partner in crime, Tile X, find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will manage to escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell?

 

 

Holiday for The Hostile audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2G5RE3O

Holiday for The Hostile audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2G0SL94

The Hostile Game audiobook cover jpgTHE HOSTILE GAME is book 3 of The Hostile series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. In The Hostile Game, Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, finally discovers the reason why Tile X befriended her seven years before. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues when a retired Irish police superintendent becomes more involved than perhaps he should have.

 

The Hostile Game audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2I3g2DL

The Hostile Game audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2pB1vZg

CONFRONTING THE HOSTILE is book 4 in The Hostile paranormal crime thriller series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy. the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. A retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue?

 

Confronting The Hostile audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2pyAsOg

Confronting The Hostile audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2G4mud3

Audiobook cover plus text Her demonic AngelHER DEMONIC ANGEL consists of fourteen of my short stories. I wrote them in a variety of genres, so there should be something for everyone. Some tales are stranger than others, but all are different shades of dark. Narrated by me, the audiobook can be found on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

 

 

 

Her demonic Angel audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2ufbuIx

Her demonic Angel audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2IO9oCz

 

Random Bullets audiobook cover JPGRANDOM BULLETS is a contemporary crime thriller with a paranormal twist, set in Jersey, Manchester, London, and places not of this world. After shooting and killing his nephew, a gunman runs amok in a London park. What drives Edward to commit such atrocities? Who will survive yet another of his moments of madness? Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

 

 

Random Bullets audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2pBG7Tt

Random Bullets audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2HZFTwe

Potholes and Magic Carpets audiobook cover JPG 2400POTHOLES AND MAGIC CARPETS is a contemporary character-driven novel. It looks at the dramatic incidents, challenges, and temptations in the lives of four couples of varying ages, professions and sexual persuasions, all linked by blood or friendship. The negative, selfish, sometimes violent natures of some characters in the book wreak havoc on the innocent. A tale of not so simple folk. The page-turning action in Potholes and Magic Carpets takes place in rural Kent and London. Narrated by Tracey Norman, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Potholes and Magic Carpets audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2Gl9LGo

Potholes and Magic Carpets audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2G21vvB

A Slice of the Seventies audiobook cover JPGA SLICE OF THE SEVENTIES tells the loosely autobiographical story of Jersey-born Mug, a troubled girl from a recently broken home. It covers her experiences as a teenager at the Isle of Wight Music Festival in 1970, the same year she follows a guru. The book tracks her tumultuous four years as an art student in Coventry, where vegetarian Mug finds herself living next door to an abattoir and a railway shunting yard with David, a fellow art student. Dramatic events follow on from the evening they first meet at a party, where David is attempting to commit an extremely public suicide. Whether you were around during that decade or not, you’re bound to enjoy this nostalgic Slice of the Seventies. Narrated by Tracey Norman, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

A Slice of the Seventies audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2HXJHOH

A Slice of the Seventies audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2G0YKuf

Happy listening! I’d really appreciate it if you posted a review of any of my audiobooks on Audible, Goodreads, and Amazon. Thank you to everyone who has already taken the time to post reviews of my Kindles, paperbacks, and audiobooks.

 

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The audiobooks of Random Bullets, and Potholes and Magic Carpets went LIVE yesterday

I’m thrilled to announce that the audiobooks of Random Bullets, narrated by Alexander Doddy, and Potholes and Magic Carpets, narrated by Tracey Norman, both went live on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes yesterday. They have joined my other five audiobooks on these three sites. I’m delighted with the performances of Tracey and Alexander. Tracey has the most perfect diction I’ve ever heard, and Alexander puts his heart and soul into narrating Random Bullets, just as he did with Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, and Confronting The Hostile audiobooks. I hope Alexander will be free to narrate A Shedload of Pain, the thriller I’m currently writing. I’ve reached chapter 17 and so it won’t be too long before I publish book thirteen.

The audiobook of A Slice of the Seventies will be available by the end of 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once Amazon has whispersynced them, which usually takes them about thirty days, they should both be much cheaper to buy. Unlike my Kindles and paperbacks, Amazon sets the price of audiobooks, so authors have no say in audiobook pricing. I’m all for audiobooks costing as little as possible, to encourage people to listen to them. Once both audiobooks have been whispersynced, if you buy the Kindle of either book, you’ll be able to buy the audiobook for much less money than before whispersyncing. The Kindle editions of Random Bullets and Potholes and Magic Carpets are only £0.99 each, like most of my other Kindles, and free when I run a free promotion. Remember, all my Kindles are free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and the audiobooks are free with Audible trial.

You can find all my audiobooks here:  http://adbl.co/2hbBnzs 

4 audiobooks on sale, 4 in production

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There are currently four of my audiobooks in production on ACX. They should all be joining the four audiobooks already on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes before Christmas. Two are being narrated by Alexander Doddy and two by Tracey Norman. I can’t wait to hear the finished results. I’ve produced the audiobook covers ahead of time and here they are (see above). The covers of the audiobooks already available are below. Here is the link to my audiobooks on Audible.com http://adbl.co/2sEnfTO but they are also available on Amazon and iTunes.

Now to carry on writing chapter 3 of book 5 of The Hostile series. It’ll be my thirteenth book.

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My audiobooks

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There are audiobook editions of 4 of my 12 books on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. A couple more are in production http://adbl.co/2uhwzhQ My audiobooks on Audible

HER DEMONIC ANGEL is my baker’s dozen of short stories. I wrote them in a variety of genres, so there should be something for everyone. Some tales are stranger than others, but all are different shades of dark. Narrated by me, the audiobook can be found on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.  http://adbl.co/2fMmeqN

THE HOSTILE is book 1 of The Hostile 4-book series of paranormal crime thrillers. I was the narrator on this audiobook and it is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. In a rundown area of Manchester, inside the bathroom of a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, a small but powerful entity befriends young Serena with disastrous results. This unlikely enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena’s life but also threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who’ve earned the strange girl’s displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena … if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you’ll never look at D.I.Y. in the same way again. http://adbl.co/2w2YLIm

HOLIDAY FOR THE HOSTILE is book 2 of The Hostile series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will manage to escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell? http://adbl.co/2wg4j21

THE HOSTILE GAME is book 3 of The Hostile series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. In The Hostile Game, Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, finally discovers the reason why Tile X befriended her seven years before. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues, with a retired Irish police superintendent becoming more involved than perhaps he should have. http://adbl.co/2fLE2Cz

The audiobook of CONFRONTING THE HOSTILE, book 4 in The Hostile series, is in production, narrated by Alexander Doddy. It should be available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes in October 2017.

All my 12 books in various formats can be found here http://amzn.to/2jjmleB

Dear audiobook lover

There are now audiobook editions of four of my eleven books available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Holiday for The Hostile and The Hostile Game audiobooks were both published on these sites in the last few weeks. Alexander Doddy perfectly narrated books 2 and 3 of The Hostile series. He brought each character to life and I couldn’t have been happier with his performance. I’m looking forward to him narrating book 4 in the series, Confronting The Hostile. I’ve almost finished the first draft.

I chose to narrate Her demonic Angel and The Hostile, but I’ve changed my mind about narrating any more of my books and will leave it to professional narrators in future. Narrating and sound editing are extremely time-consuming. My time is better spent writing the books, not narrating them, although I received decent reviews for my attempts.

I hope to add more audiobooks in the next year or two. The next books to be turned into audiobooks will be Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, and A Slice of the Seventies.

I’m a huge fan of audiobooks and hope you are too. Happy listening!

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