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      Hello Ghouls and Boils, Today I was fortunate enough to sit and have a chat with the wonderfully fascinating creative genius, Craig Yoe. Craig and I met at HeroesCon this summer when he accepted an award at The Inkwells on Steve Ditko‘s behalf (sort of). I was beyond thrilled when this incredible talent agreed to […]
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      Hello Ghouls and Boils, It is day six of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out Tuesday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director –Edward Martin III – of the film, Wednesday’s article written by yours truly, and Thursday’s interview with Sean Strauss – […]
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      Hello Ghouls and Boils, It is day five of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out Tuesday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director – Edward Martin II – of the film, Wednesday’s article written by yours truly, and Thursday’s interview with Sean […]
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      Sarah L. Gerhardt
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      Hello Ghouls and Boils, It is day three of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out Tuesday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director of the film and yesterday’s article written by yours truly!  Today we will be talking with […]
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      Hello Ghouls and Boils, Welcome to day two of Flesh of my Flesh week! FomF was a zombie movie filmed here in Portland, OR. Please check out yesterday’s interview to hear about it’s inception and long awaited release from the Writer/Director of the film.  Today you get to hear me ramble on about my time on the set. […]
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      Hello Ghouls and Boils, Those of you who know me personally and professionally have probably at one time or another been regaled with the stories of my time on the Flesh of my Flesh movie set. For those who are not aware, I was 2nd Assistant Director (amongst other things) of a feature film shot […]
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Fractal Despondency [Unabridged] [Audible Audio Edition]

Fractal Despondency Audio Book

Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 2 hours and 5 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Black Curtain Press
Audible.com Release Date: June 12, 2012
Language: English
ASIN: B008B89TTQ

Hello Ghouls and Boils,

Tell me a story! And so he has… Today I am thrilled to present my thoughts on Trent Zelazny‘s newest piece Fractal Despondency the audio edition! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the eBook edition a little over a year ago. But enough of the teasing, let’s get straight to the review… Enjoy, my fiends!

Abstrusely,
Sarah L. Covert

As I said in my intro I had the pleasure of reviewing Fractal Despondency last year. It was my first experience on a Kindle and I was thrilled and pleased it was such a pleasant one.

Fractal Despondency is a modern noir story. We follow Blake, a man who has had his share of heart ache. Until one day when he meets a woman named Denise. They go on reckless journey that is in the end a cleansing one for Blake Gladstone.

I truly enjoy hearing an author read their own work. My first experience was hearing Charles Bukowski read his poems on CD. It is interesting how it changes the way you read an author.

What do I mean? Glad you asked! When an author reads their own work you get to hear the cadence, tone, and inflection of their voice. Once I have heard an author read their own work every time I read a new piece of theirs I can hear their voice in my head.

Final Thoughts:
It was amazing to listen to Trent reading Fractal Despondency. It was my bedtime story for a few nights. I reread the novella afterwards and heard his voice as clearly as if I had my headphones on again. I recommend this audio book to any Zelaznyite, anyone who is a fan or Noir, or anyone who likes audio books. It is a great story and it is made even better in audio format. I give this audiobook an easy  5 out 5 tentacles. Keep reading them Trent and I will keep listening!

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