Friday, October 28, 2011

Three very different new offerings from Iambik Audiobooks

Iambik released three new audiobooks yesterday.  First up is Couch by Benjamin Parzybok and narrated by the pleasantly deep-voiced Greg Margarite.  Described by the publisher as "a novel. An odyssey. An epic furniture removal. A road trip. An exuberant and hilarious debut in which an episode of furniture moving gone awry becomes an impromptu quest of self-discovery, secret histories, and unexpected revelations."

Next we have The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer and 
read by the ever-popular Mark F. Smith.  This is Himmer's debut 
novel and is characterized as a "charming story of a decorative hermit who lives and works on a billionaire’s estate, and whose daily experience is shaped  by his employer’s whims. The book combines a darkly comic commentary on modern work and wealth with a postmodern pastoral landscape. It brings a playfulness more commonly found in urban fiction to an outdoor setting."

The third new release is a crime novel called Sweet and Lowdown
by Lise McClendon and is narrated by Mark Douglas Nelson.  This
book is the second in the Dorie Lennox Mystery series.  (The first book, One O'Clock Jump, is also available on Iambik.)  Mark gives voice to this gritty story set in Kansas City during World War II.  Described here as "Nazi bombers are hammering London. Wendell Willkie is giving Roosevelt a run for his money. In Kansas City, Dorie Lennox and her partner Amos Haddam are trying to keep the blond and beautiful Thalia Hines from destroying herself. It's not easy. The girl has every reason to escape the cold stone mansion where her mother lies dying. Eveline Hines  is a decorated war hero during the First World War. Now she's struggling to protect her only daughter from men who lust over her inheritance even more than her curves. In the rich milieu of a bygone time, an America preparing for war provides color for the intimate portrait of a powerful woman bearing witness to the destruction of all she loves. For the Hines family, nothing will ever be the same in this powerful story of maternal love and family secrets, and the disastrous attempts to mingle them."

Mark narrates both of the Dorie Lennox mysteries.

Three new and varied tales to listen to from Iambik.  As always, the complete first chapters are available for listening on the Iambik site and are unabridged at $6.99 each.  The books will also be available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes within 6-8 weeks.

It's been drizzling and dreary here all day -- perfect for listening to or, in my case, editing a good audiobook.  My choice for some atmosphere is from the UK's Massive Attack.  This is called "Paradise Circus" and features American singer Hope Sandoval on lead vocals.  Hope you enjoy...


  1. Once again, love George's photo. Great Falls is a beautiful place.

  2. Thanks! It really is gorgeous there.