Audiobook Update

About a month ago I loaded up the ipod with some podiobooks. I’m not quite done listening to them yet, but I thought I go ahead and update on the ones I have listened to.

3 Dooms of America by Eugene Fairfield – I have no idea what happened with this. It’s not on my ipod. I think I started listening but it didn’t grab me. I’m not even sure.

The Servant and Soothsayer by Michael Brownstein – Another one I don’t remember, but I did make a note about it. “Just under 4 hours. Good enough to listen to.” Wow.

The Gearheart by Alex White – I couldn’t get in to the theatrics. I felt like they were asking me to give them a lot of room because it’s labeled Steampunk.
And they asked the audience weird, irrelevant questions in each episode and read the answers on the next one. This let in the worst of all fictions – fan fiction.

Must Not Sleep by Michael Brownstein – Shades of Carlos Castaneda. Gave up halfway through as the story just got stranger and stranger for no apparent reason.

Vatican Assassin and Vatican Ambassador by Mike Luoma – This is good stuff. I have a few chapters of Vatican Ambassador left. It’s not at all what I expected – it’s better. I’m looking forward to Vatican Abdicator and Alibi Jones.

3 thoughts on “Audiobook Update”

  1. Hey Brian –

    A Google alert just let me know about your blog post. Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the positive “review”! I’m glad you’re enjoying my books, and hope the rest of the series lives up to your expectations 🙂

    Thanks again!


  2. @Mike Luoma – No problem! Thanks for making so much material available for free on! In addition to writing good stuff you’re one of the better READERS on podiobooks.

  3. Hey, Brian! I just wanted to thank you for taking time out to review my story, even if you didn’t like it! My wife and I appreciate your critique, and we’ll endeavor to take your suggestions to heart.

    As a side note, I totally agree about the irrelevant questions. While a lot of fans liked them, I didn’t, and I ended up dropping them after just a few episodes.

    I’m very sorry to hear you feel we were asking you to give us room because of the steampunk label. Do you mind if I ask what gave you that impression? I’d really like to avoid it in the future. I always want my work to stand on quality, not on labels.

    Please feel free to shoot me an e-mail at if you have any other concerns! I’m all ears!

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