Hotel California: An Anthology of New Mystery Short Stories Audiobook, by Don Bruns Play Audiobook Sample

Hotel California: An Anthology of New Mystery Short Stories Audiobook

Hotel California: An Anthology of New Mystery Short Stories Audiobook, by Don Bruns Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Hillary Huber, James Patrick Cronin, January LaVoy, Joe Barrett, Richard Ferrone, Scott Brick, various narrators, Joe Hempel, Sophie Amoss Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Music and Murder Mystery Series Release Date: July 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781665021821

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Longest Chapter Length:

75:23 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

47:53 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

59:22 minutes

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Publisher Description

Featuring a new Jack Reacher story by Andrew Child!

A dangerous drifter, a hired gun, a grisly corpse—you never know who you’ll run into at the Hotel California.

Eight deliciously talented mystery authors have lent their skills of crafting murder and suspense to this collection of gripping short stories. Each of these eight provocative tales is designed to entertain and mystify—and maybe even chill you to your core. Get lost in the wild imaginations of such New York Times bestselling writers as Andrew Child, Heather Graham, Reed Farrel Coleman, and John Gilstrap, plus authors Rick Bleiweiss, Jennifer Graeser Dornbush, Amanda Flower, and Don Bruns. From the titular tale “Hotel California” to a new, original Jack Reacher adventure, these stories have a little something for every mystery lover.

Go ahead. Check in, enjoy some room service, and stay until the very last tantalizing page. Just don’t forget to search the closet or behind the curtains.

Download and start listening now!

“If you like mysteries and twisted endings, you will love Hotel California, an anthology of new mystery short stories, by evilly talented mystery authors…These eight authors will captivate you with amazing details, history, and diabolical character development…If you love a good mystery, these stories are a must-read.”

— Book Junkie Reviews 


  • “Get out your steely knives…this story collection from some of today’s top thriller writers makes for bloody good reading.”

    — Brian Freeman, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep, Deep Snow
  • “With its edge-of-your-seat scenarios, shady personalities, and occasional touch of the supernatural, Hotel California delivers a gripping series of adventures with a mix of hopeful and horrifying outcomes.”

    — Foreword Reviews
  • “Eight tales with a twist. Make that eight twists…Expect, and enjoy, the unexpected.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Don Bruns has gathered eight solid writers who do justice to the Eagles’ anthem and the album’s other songs while putting a spin on the stories behind the songs…Each story in Hotel California is well thought out.”

    — Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel


  • Finalist for the 2022 Voice Arts Award for Short Story Collection
  • A South Florida Sun Sentinel Pick of Best Books of the Year

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About Don Bruns

Don Bruns is an ad executive and a USA Today bestselling author. As a former road musician, he performed with Ricky Nelson, the Four Seasons, Ray Charles, and others. Bruns has authored seventeen published novels and his New Orleans trilogy has been optioned for a television series. He makes his home in Southern Florida.

About the Narrators

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards and won numerous Earphones Awards.

James Patrick Cronin began his audiobook career at twelve years of age opposite Christopher Lloyd in The Pagemaster. An Earphones Award–winning narrator, he has recorded over one hundred audiobooks across an extensive range of genres. A classically trained stage actor with an MFA from the University of Louisville and a degree in philosophy, he has spent his years since college performing as an actor and a comedian on stages all over the world. He has performed everything from the classics to original material in Ireland, Scotland, Serbia, and Israel, as well as all across the United States.

January LaVoy, winner of numerous awards for narration, was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She is an American actress best known for her character Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. In addition to working extensively in narration and television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater.

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.

Richard Ferrone recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He won the prestigious Audie Award and was a finalist for four Audie Awards, including for Best Solo Male Narrator. He was named an AudioFile "Voice of the Last Century" and a "Rising and Shining Star."  He earned many AudioFile Earphones Awards, including being named the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.

Blair Underwood is an author and award-winning actor, director, and producer. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Joe Hempel, best known for his rich narrations, has entertained listeners with over one hundred audiobooks in genres ranging from horror and mystery to science fiction, romance, and personal development.

Sophie Amoss is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.