He has been sent to avenge the innocent and punish the guilty. Haunting the dark streets of Cape Noire, he is Brother Bones, the Undead Avenger. Collected here are six classic tales of pulp action and adventure:
So put on your slouch hat and grab your twin .45 automatics; there are werewolves and monsters awaiting to challenge the most macabre hero of them all: Brother Bones!
©2008 Ron Fortier (P)2016 RadioArchives.com
First things first, the narrator does a great job! He performs mentally unstable characters very well (that’s meant as a compliment…).
I really enjoyed all of the stories, but my favourite was “The Root of Evil.” They are short enough that you don’t get bored, but long enough to keep you satisfied and for them to not feel rushed.
Purchase this book and enjoy.
"Seels like the old Phantom Radio serials."
This story read like an old school radio serial, which was kind of cool. The pulp feel of the story brings a good feeling of nostalgia, with some interesting characters, some over the top villains that you'll enjoy booing, and a fast paced plot that will keep you listening. J. Scott Bennett really hit the nail voicing the characters, keeping the story moving along, never settling into a monotone. If your looking for a retro kind of action tale, you could do worse than this one.
I was given a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review through AudiobookBlast.
Some stories are better than others. Overall I enjoyed the stories. The narrator did a good job. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
This is the type of horror that will speak to your silly side. These stories are more sci-fi than horror in my opinion, but they were fun nonetheless. If you like your horror with a serious dose of fantasy than you will love this book!!
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.
"This Was An Awesome Listen"
Yes, It was a great story
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"a great comic-book anti-hero"
I loved its joy in grit and gore. It splashed all over the comic book in my mind. The choice of vocabulary and action was pulp-perfect.
It reminded me a little of Lovecraft, a little of some of the 1930s-style Weird Tales, with a little Al Capone thrown in.
His narration was great for this genre. He grates really well.
"Good pulp style noire"
Good collection of short stories all in the same setting...had a very sin city feel to it. One or two tales will remind of you some HP Lovecraft influence. Narrator did well with the material. Optimum listening speed 1.25. I received this audiobook for free from the author narrator or publisher via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review
"Fun read with a great narrator"
As soon as I started listening to the Audible version of this book, I was instantly excited. I recognized the voice of J. Scott Bennett (who I fell in love with as a narrator after listening to Jake Bible's "Fighting Iron") and I was not disappointed with his performance of "Brother Bones." I guess this book would be considered Noir Pulp Horror, and this is not a genre I have read before, or had any desire to before. I have to say, though, that I really enjoyed this book. It is exciting, gritty, and fun. The setting, Cape Noir, reminds me of the movie, Sin City. If you enjoy this genre or are even considering branching out and trying something new, I would recommend this book. I definitely want to check out more books by this author, especially if narrated by J. Scott Bennett.
"you must visit Cape Noire"
(I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.)
I have never read Mr. Fortier before. I’ve never read pulp horror before. In fact, the only familiar thing about this is the narrator. I don’t know if he chooses these types of books because he likes them or if someone’s heard him before and just knows he’s the right narrator. Whatever the case, he is the right narrator for the dark and deranged.
Having opened myself up to new writers, new genres, I have frequently been disappointed by books that feel like they are merely the second draft on the road to something great, but someone (author, editor, publisher, etc.) decided that they wanted it out to the public before the story percolated into something avid readers would really appreciate. This set of stories is definitely not one of them.
This set of stories is thick enough to sink your teeth into and dark enough to blind you to anything else until you’ve finished it in its entirety.
Although for some looking for the cozy weirdness, you may have to pass this one by. It has gore. It has weird. It has shock factor. But all of that is the seasoning on top of a well-cooked steak.
"Classic Pulp Thriller"
Creepy, pulp, hero.
The mixture of action and dark humor.
An entire new level of drama bringing the characters to life.
Made me sit up and keep the lights on.
Bennett is a fantastic voice actor and I hope to listen to many more of his audio books.
"This Was An Awesome Listen"
BROTHER BONES was such a great listen. Every single story was good and all were tied together with Cape Noire. The stories were pulp-ish and really good. I enjoyed them all and in fact didn't want them to end. The first story, "Shield and Claw" was excellent and I have two other favorites. One was "Scales of Terror" where Paula suspects her husband of something nefarious rather than going to work, then learns she was right. My other favorite was "Gorilla Dreams" where Beast has the body of a gorilla (a fat, cigar smoking gorilla even) with a man's brain that had been transplanted into him. "The Ghost Train" was also excellent. I'm now a fan of RON FORTIER. I love his writing style.
J. SCOTT BENNETT'S performance was over the top amazing. He does a great job with all the characters. He has terrific vocal skills and has become one of my favorite narrators. He makes this book which is already good even better.
I loved it and will look for others in this vein and by both author and reader.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
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