Best Novella 2015 – Edward Lorn, author of Cruelty
Narrated by Patricia Santomasso, this short story clocks in at a lean 1 hour, 14 minute listen. And it's less than $5!
Patricia has worked with a few of my
conspirators co-authors from CLONES: The Anthology on narrating their individual releases, including Daniel Arthur Smith's Hugh Howey Lives (Audible | Amazon) and RD Brady's Hominid (Audible | Amazon), so give them a listen (or read), too!
Working with Patricia was a great experience, and she gave this story her all. Revolver is not exactly a pleasant story, and can be downright brutal and hostile, and I'm tremendously proud of Patricia's work here, and the energy she brought into the recording studio. Right from her very first audition, I knew she was the voice of Cara Stone, and I think she's made this story even more powerful.
Revolver will be making its way on to iTunes soon, and I'll update this post with that information once I have a link available.
This is an angry story, one that goes straight for the jugular in a most unapologetic but engaging way. ... 'Revolver’ is a great story, bristling with tension, unflinching with its descriptions and thoughtful.
For those unfamiliar with Revolver, here's the synopsis:
The "stunning and harrowing" short story, originally published in the anthology No Way Home, is now available as a standalone release and features an all-new foreword written by award-winning science fiction author, Lucas Bale.
Cara Stone is a broken woman: penniless, homeless, and hopeless. When given the chance to appear on television, she jumps at the opportunity to win a minimum of $5,000 for her family.
The state-run, crowdfunded series, Revolver, has been established by the nation's moneyed elite to combat the increasing plight of class warfare.
There's never been a Revolver contestant quite like Cara before. The corporate states of America are hungry for blood, and she promises to deliver.
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