August 10, 2013 1 Comment
Well, it is almost here…after two years of work and a lot of wonderful people donating their time, talent and enthusiasm, the THIRTEEN audiobook anthology is being released on 24th August 2013.
Edited by the mighty Scott Harrison (TWEET HERE), and recorded & produced by me, published by my Spokenworld Audio company (CLICK HERE) THIRTEEN contains 13 (well, obviously!) spine-tingling tales of terror, new short stories by some of our biggest and most beloved genre authors, read by some truly epic acting names.
THIRTEEN is an experiment to see how popular audiobook anthologies could be. We already know genre fans love printed and e-book anthologies, so we hope the same will be true for audiobooks. If we get good sales and support we hope to attract funding and backing from the likes of Audible to enable to release several anthologies every year.
Before we get to the full running order, and who’s who, let us first take a moment to gaze fully upon the cover art for the audiobook. When Scott dreamed up the project he said he hoped we could have a cover that was reminiscent of a 1970s Pan Book Of Horror, or one of those classic spoken word horror LPs. So, I turned to designer genius Matt Dillon (also a mighty fine author in his own right – TWEET HERE) and set him the challenge. Well, as you can see below, he absolutely SMASHED it! This is the cover art of our dreams…
Gaze upon its beauty and loveliness…the single-eyed skull reminds me a little of the old ITV kid’s show Knightmare! It oozes 1970s Pan vibes. Hopefully you’ll forgive us the UNDEAD STEREO pun…all those old LPs used to say LIVING STEREO, so we just couldn’t help ourselves. Matt is a certified deity of cover art…flood him with commissions, he is worth every damn penny you spend!
Here’s the back cover (well, OK, so it’s a digital download, but LPs had two sides, so why can’t we?! which shows you just who has written for us, and who has done the reading:
If you can’t read the text for any reason, here’s the running order:
1 – Hidden Track (part 1) by Scott Harrison read by Barnaby Edwards
2 – Dead Space by George Mann read by Greg Wise
3 – A Girl, Sitting by Mark Morris read by Jilly Bond
4 – Finding The Path by Kaaron Warren read by Trevor White
5 – The Hairstyle of the Devil by Martin Day read by Arthur Darvill
6 – Down by Gary McMahon read by Stephen Rashbrook
7 – Visions by Cavan Scott read by Michael Maloney
8 – Half Life by Dan Abnett read by John Banks
9 – Hidden Track (part 2) by Scott Harrison read by Barnaby Edwards
10 – With Her In Spirit by Stephen Gallagher read by Frances Barber
11 – Tabula Rasa by Alasdair Stuart read by Lalla Ward
12 – One Hit Wanda by Kim Newman read by Samuel West
13 – A Glass of Water by Mark Wright read by Gemma Arterton
14 – Ghost Pit by Simon Clark read by Jeff Harding
15 – I Wish by Johnny Mains read by Steven Cree
16 – Hidden Track (part 3) by Scott Harrison read by Barnaby Edwards