Thursday, March 13, 2008

Audiobook : City of Masks

I'm a big fan of "podcast novels", serialized audiobooks that come straight to my MP3 player.  Beats carrying around big honkin hardcovers.  Plus I can't read while driving or walking across town, but I can listen.

The description for this one calls it "a swashbuckling adventure in a setting reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Italy (complete with twins)."  No idea if it'll really have any connection to Shakespeare, but I tend to sign up for the new podiobooks as they come out regardless.  I can always cancel after a chapter or two if I don't like it.

1 comment:

Mike Reeves-McMillan said...

I can comment on that, since I'm the author (and the podcaster). The connection to Shakespeare is more "inspired by" than "based on", but as the plot unfolds I think you'll see why I used that description. More like the comedies than the tragedies, although it does get bloody in places. It's also influenced by Alexandre Dumas (especially the rooftop swordfight and the sinister noblewoman).
Hope you enjoy it.