They battle demons and monsters, hunt ghosts, and defend us against the things that go bump in the night. They are occult detectives, and they´ve been a staple of pulp fiction since the beginning of those glorious, garish magazines. Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring you a quartet of tales starring some of the most unique occult detectives ever created; three newly minted heroes and one classic master of mysticism. From the days of the Wild West, Joel Jenkins offers up his Indian shaman hero, Lone Crow. Then we have Josh Reynold´s colorful Charles St. Cyprian, the queen´s own royal occultist, followed by Jim Beard´s Sgt. Janus, the spirit breaker. And we culminate with a little known pulp classic figure: Ravenwood, the Stepson of Mystery, as chronicled by Ron Fortier. Get ready to take on possessed gunfighters, eerie mesmerizing spirits, a bewitching temptress, and a legion of the undead as these four brand new tales usher you into thrilling adventures beyond the realm of the ordinary. Your guides...the Occult Detectives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Waldron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077403/bk_acx0_077403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They are the most daring, courageous, fool-hardy crew ever assembled under one flag. Chief among them are Henri Delacrois, the French archer; Ralf Gunarson, the blonde Viking giant; the lovely but deadly female samurai Tishimi Osara; Omar, the cantankerous first mate; and Haroun, the eagle-eyed youth who mans the towering crow´s nest of the magnificent Blue Nymph. All pledged to follow their captain, the most famous seagoing adventurer of all time, Sinbad El Ari. Now they return in four brand new fantasy tales by Joe Bonadonna, Ralph L. Angelo, Jeff Fournier, and I.A. Watson. Thrills and danger await on colorful exotic shores as the crew of the Blue Nymph search for the Golden Fleece, battle a Scorpion God, and Sinbad alone must defeat an evil djin in a game of chess for the life of a beautiful princess. Here are epic tales worthy of this legendary hero, Sinbad the Sailor! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arch Stanton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064373/bk_acx0_064373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 1950s, at the age of 14, Little Freddie King hopped a southbound freight train in McComb, Mississippi, fleeing the life of a sharecropper’s son in what was then the ´´worst part of the most intransigent state´´ in Jim Crow-era Dixie. Landing in New Orleans, he taught himself to play blues guitar, then found work performing at the city’s corner nightclubs, including one nicknamed the Bucket of Blood for its nightly eruptions of violence. Dodging bullets and drinking with abandon, he became a fixture in the subterranean blues scene. He played a time-breaking, low-down style of blues borne of a life of struggle, and followed a self-destructive course that ensured he never ran out of material. That is, until one drunken night, when his knife-wielding wife attacked him in a jealous rage, one of several brushes with tragedy that would change his life forever. Barry Yeoman, an award-winning journalist who began his career as a newspaper reporter in South Louisiana, first met King while making the 2009 radio documentary Still Singing the Blues. Since then, Yeoman has spent dozens of hours interviewing the bluesman, his friends and family. The result is an intimate and colorful portrait of one of New Orleans’ cultural treasures. Yeoman chronicles King’s journey from picking cotton in rural Mississippi to playing guitar on some of the world’s biggest stages, from spirit-seeing teenager who arrived in New Orleans with ´´not nary a copper cent´´ in his bib overalls to a self-effacing septuagenarian at the peak of his musical career - and one of the Crescent City’s last great country bluesmen. It’s a story about music, migration, race, faith, and resilience, and about the deepest of the Deep South during seven decades of profound upheaval. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Cleveland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018459/bk_adbl_018459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet Detective David Gold. He´s a third generation native of hardscrabble South Chicago. He´s also one of Chicago´s most decorated homicide detectives. Meet Gold´s new partner, Detective AC Battle. He´s a native of Mississippi whose family moved to Chicago to escape the Jim Crow South. He grew up in the Robert Taylor Homes, the penal colony of high rises across the Dan Ryan Expressway from Mayor Daley´s house and Comiskey Park. Here´s their first challenge. More than a decade after 9/11, someone is setting off fire bombs in Chicago using untraceable cell phones. An unknown group takes credit for the bombings and demands the release of Hassan Al-Shahid, a University of Chicago graduate student whose plan to set off a bomb at the Art Institute was thwarted at the last minute by Gold and his long-time partner, Paul Liszewski. Their heroic efforts had cost Liszewski his life and put Gold in the hospital. Shocked and grieving, Gold rallies to receive a Medal of Valor on the steps of that same Art Institute. During the ceremony, a car bomb explodes across the street and moment later Gold receives a text: It isn´t over. The FBI and Homeland Security believe the new bomber is a lone wolf. That makes him even more dangerous. More car bombs are detonated at the Wrigley Field El station, Millennium Park, the Museum of Science and Industry, O´Hare Airport, the Hyde Park train station, and the upscale Rush Street area near North Michigan Avenue. The bomber has shut down a major US city. Just to free Al-Shahid? Gold and Battle hunt him across Chicago´s colorful neighborhoods: from the high rises of the Magnificent Mile to century-old churches where mass is still celebrated in Polish to the ivy-covered buildings at the University of Chicago to crumbling old synagogues and gritty seafood shacks next to the ghostly expanses of vacant land where the steel mills once stood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089137/bk_acx0_089137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.