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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: Tom Franklin, various authors Narrator: Adenrele Ojo, Rebecca Gibel, Lloyd James, Marguerite Gavin, Mirron Willis, P. J. Ochlan, Ray Chase, Traber Burns, various narrators Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781504744874
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In Mississippi Noir, literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin has assembled a phenomenal short-story collection that highlights a mesmerizing and diverse set of styles and subject matter. Urban, suburban, and rural settings alike unveil new shades of darkness that fall upon Mississippi’s past and present.

Mississippi Noir features brand-new stories by Ace Atkins, William Boyle, Megan Abbott, Jack Pendarvis, Dominiqua Dickey, Michael Kardos, Jamie Paige, Jimmy Cajoleas, Chris Offutt, Michael Farris Smith, Andrew Paul, Lee Durkee, Robert Busby, John M. Floyd, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, and Mary Miller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sixteen stories show off their Mississippi settings and both writers’ and narrators’ capacities to deliver the hallmark of American noir: the cold-blooded character’s devastating effect on others…The narrators also turn in performances that enhance the characters and plots. Some stories are performed by just one narrator, always well chosen for the particular tale, while others feature a pair of narrators working together to ramp-up the rising tide of foreboding. Accents, pacing, and tonal variations are strikingly authentic and varied to make each story a fully voiced—and fully captivating—experience.”

    AudioFile

  • “Some of my favorite writers have woven their webs between these covers.”

    Greg Iles, New York Times bestselling author

  • “In these stories, from Biloxi to Hattiesburg, from Jackson to Oxford, the various crimes of the heart or doomed deeds of fractured households are carried out in real Mississippi locales…A devilishly wrought introduction to writers with a feel for Mississippi who are pursuing lonely, haunting paths of the imagination.”

    Associated Press

  • “[The Noir series]…has produced a unique, delicious flavor of noir fiction with this Mississippi installment.”

    New York Daily News

  • “All your favorite writers are there in the latest noir anthology…Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location of Mississippi.

    Deep South magazine

  • “These chilling stories vary in length…[but] consistently embody the ideal of noir writing with a strong sense of place.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “The big city has no lock on misery in these sixteen portraits of dark doings in the Deep South.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The sixteen stories…emerge from a cauldron of sex, race, ignorance, poverty, bigotry, misunderstanding, and sheer misfortune.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The most memorable pieces take the definition of noir beyond the expected..[and] veers into Shirley Jackson territory.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author
Author Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin is the author of Poachers, Hell at the Breech, and Smonk. Winner of an Edgar Award and a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, he teaches at the University of Mississippi and lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife, the poet Beth Ann Fennelly, and their children.

About the Narrators

Adenrele Ojo is an actress, dancer, and audiobook narrator. She made her onscreen debut in My Little Girl, starring Jennifer Lopez, and has since starred in several other films. She has also performed extensively with the Philadelphia Dance Company. She works as the general manager of Tupu Kweli Theatre Company in New York, which is under the artistic direction of Curtiss Cook.

Rebecca Gibel (a.k.a. Kasha Kensington) is a stage actress who has performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Camelot (IRNE Award nomination), Urinetown (Denver Post Ovation Award nomination), and Othello. She won the Denver Post Readers’ Choice Award for Best Year by an Actress. Gibel is a graduate of the Brown University / Trinity Rep MFA acting program, where she was the Stephen Sondheim Fellow.

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”

Mirron Willis—actor of film, stage, and television—is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2012 and a finalist for the Audie in 2015, as well as the winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, and the Ensemble Theatre, among others. He has recorded some 150 audiobooks, including the Smokey Dalton series by Kris Nelscott and My Song by Harry Belafonte. He resides and records audiobooks on his family’s historic ranch in East Texas.

P. J. Ochlan’s work behind the microphone began in 1987 as a young voice-over talent with many commercials and promos. More recently he spent ten years as a Southern California radio personality with programs on several stations. And now in addition to his ongoing voice-over work, he is an acclaimed, record-setting audiobook narrator with dozens of fiction and nonfiction titles to his credit.

Ray Chase graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in theater and a minor in cinema and television. He has since worked extensively as a voice-over artist. Among his dozens of audiobook narrations are Ian Douglas’ Heritage trilogy and Robert Olen Butler’s Christopher Marlowe Cobb thrillers.

Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Close to Home, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, and others.