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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed Gorman Narrator: Rex Linn, Gabrielle de Cuir, Arte Johnson, Moira Quirk, Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Aaron Johnston Publisher: Skyboat Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781504741712
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This collection of short stories displays Ed Gorman’s talents as a masterful storyteller across a range of genres.

A mysterious and beautiful girl who teaches arrogant young men about true love, a lonely traveling salesman who learns that his passenger is Death, children who can absorb the psychic pain of their parents, a desperately pursued serial killer who hides his face under gauze in a hospital room, and a woman who loves the alien infant nobody else wants—these stories and ten others make up this collection by award-winning author Ed Gorman. Here are stories that led him to be called “one of the best” by Dean Koontz and “one of the most original writers in crime fiction today” by Kirkus Reviews. Here you’ll find the extraordinary range of storytelling skill and powerful emotions that won Gorman the prized International Fiction Award.

Included in Different Kinds of Dead, and Other Tales are “Different Kinds of Dead,” “Deathman,” “A Girl like You,” “Loverboy,” “Muse,” “Riff,” “The Brasher Girl,” “Survival,” “Masque,” “Second Most Popular,” and others.

This collection reveals the extraordinary range of storytelling skill and powerful emotions that won Gorman the prized International Fiction Award. His protagonists, gritty and gruff, are strangely likable, and his writing, according to Mystery News, is “powerful, disturbing, [and] often poetic.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Runs the gamut in terms of sub-genres to include Americana historical, western, science fiction, horror, and of course contemporary…The tales are all well written, and in spite of the relative size, each grips the audience who will not be able to guess what comes next…A strong collection.”

    Readers Guild

  • “In the title story, a solitary man’s encounter with a ghost challenges his definitions of life and death, while in ‘Emma Baxter’s Boy,’ a childless woman unexpectedly gives birth to something not human—and always hungry. From alien births to ghost stories to tales of horror and historical suspense, the fifteen selections presented here span more than twenty-five years of superb storytelling by an International Fiction Award-winning writer whose cross-genre approach to suspense should appeal to readers of short stories in general and sf/horror in particular.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Ed Gorman is an award-winning American author best known for his crime, mystery, Western, and horror fiction. He has won a Spur Award for best short Western fiction and the Anthony Award for best critical work and in 2011 received the Eye, the lifetime achievement award from the Private Eye Writers of America. His award nominations include the Edgar Award, Bram Stoker Award, and numerous Anthony Awards. He has written over one hundred novels and short stories under various pen names and his stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Shamus Winners.

About the Narrators

Rex Linn, a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2014, is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Frank Tripp in the television series CSI: Miami. Besides numerous other television roles, he has had roles in Django Unchained, Trial by Fire, and other major films. He was born and raised in the Texas panhandle and earned a BA in radio, television, and film from Oklahoma State University.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Arte Johnson is an award-winning narrator and an American comic actor who won an Emmy Award for his role in the television series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. His audiobook narations have won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he placed as a finalist for the Audie Award for best narration in 2003 and 2007.

Moira Quirk is a British actress who is best known as the referee of the Nickelodeon game show Nickelodeon GUTS. She is also known as the voice of Brit Krust in the Nicktoon series My Life as a Teenage Robot. In addition to her work in television, she has voiced a number of video game characters and is an accomplished audiobook narrator, winning two AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End.