Feature Audio Giveaway – April 2012

April 3rd, 2012 by Kay Weiss · 1 Comment · Featured Audio Giveaways

Pocket Kings

Pocket Kings

Ted Heller; read by William Roberts
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About This Month’s Featured Audio

Frank Dixon’s first novel, Plague Boy, is sinking into oblivion on Amazon, and neither his—nor anyone else’s—literary agent will return his calls. Then Frank discovers online poker, and is soon addicted to the rush he feels as the successful, popular “Chip Zero.” But as he wins thousands of dollars, it soon becomes clear that his internet success is not the solution to his problems. And when the virtual world comes crashing in on Frank’s real life, it can only mean trouble..

“This hilarious dosing of satire and black humor nails both the delusions of wannabe writers, and also the giddy hopes of those who think ‘something for nothing’ is a worthy—or even possible—American dream. Narrator William Roberts . . . gives a Royal Flush performance in creating the character of Dixon, displaying a versatile range of emotions and accents guided by an overall sense of timing and arc.”
      —Audiobooks Today

“A well-crafted and entertaining satire on the world of modern publishing, as well as the perverse artificiality of the Internet. . . . Heller still manages to make the reader laugh and rage at more or less the same time.”
      —Publishers Weekly

“The pace is fast, the plot twisty, and the satire bites viciously as Heller takes gleeful chunks out of the publishing world, Internet culture, and the poker craze, all the while addressing serious questions about the nature of success and reality. . . . Dixon is a comic protagonist for the digital age, and this novel is good, angry fun.”
      —Library Journal

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Last Month’s Winner

Congratulations to LENA GONZALEZ BERRIOS the winner of the last giveaway, Black Mask 1: Doors in the Dark. Thanks to all who participated.

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