Friday, April 15, 2016

Spartacus Speaks!

Very pleased to announce that there's going to be an audiobook version THE RISEN! It's been in the works for a little while now, but I'm mentioning because I have the visual of the cover to now:

Tantor Media is the publisher, and the wonderful Steven Crossley is doing the narration. Hey, he was good enough for the likes of Salmon Rushdie, David Mitchell, Ian McEwan, Jane Yolen, Peter F Hamilton, Alexander McCall Smith, Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Connie Willis... to name a few. I'm pleased he's now giving a Durham novel the treatment. I look forward to hearing it. It appears on May 3rd, same as the hardback! It's not up on Audible yet, but I suspect that will happen on pub day.

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Sunday, April 03, 2016

PW Reviews Spartacus

Here's a nice thing: Publishers Weekly's review of THE RISEN.

My favorite line: "Monumental in scale and rich in intimately portrayed characters, Durham’s (Pride of Carthage) brilliant rendering of slavery and the horrors of war gives the novel its emotional impact." Yay for that!

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A New Book!

Got back yesterday from a few days away and found a cryptic note from a neighbor I didn't know, asking me to call in once I'd seen the note. Went over and found a very cheery gentleman (not cryptic at all). He'd received a delivery of two boxes of books for me!

Which books? These ones. Finished copies at last...

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