Hiya peeps! Happy Tuesday! DRR is excited to share another audiobook with you guys today, and it’s pretty awesome! Check it out, and let us know what you think! Do you like the idea of books with music incorporated? Let us know in the comments!
This thriller, based on real events, tracks the flawed protagonist through his meeting with a struggling songwriter and a girl who eventually becomes his saviour.
Along the route to redemption, he stumbles, literally, across the biggest Government conspiracy since the wall came down.
Narrated by New Yorker, Fred Filbrich, who captures the thread of dark humour within the text with a wry and warm reading, he integrates the original bluesy soundtrack seamlessly and allows the characters to breathe.
Tears of Glass
~Released: January 1st, 2017
~Genres: Adult Fiction, Thriller, Sci-Fi
A Child of the Sixties, desperately holding on to the dreams of that generation… the girl whole stole his heart and the songwriter who touched his soul. These three are drawn together as they become reluctant fugitives… but from whom? The deaths of his friends, the gay cell of the CIA, twenty two British Scientists meeting with fatal accidents… The Royal Family’s own Secret Service a schizophrenic cockney knight and whole countries being run by organised crime… This jigsaw eventually forms a frightening picture… but have the pieces been put together correctly?
This contemporary thriller is integrated with 14 songs – necessary to the full appreciation of the novel. The songs drive the narrative. or is it the other way around?
David Lake has a background in Science and the Record Industry.
Both facets are represented in Tears Of Glass which was first published in 1994 and re-published as an eBook in 2015.
“The World’s First Interactive Book” according to Publishing News as this is the first book ever to have its own soundtrack as part of the narrative.
A number of other ‘Firsts ‘include the promotion of rock music in English Cathedrals and of launching Vangelis at the Royal Albert Hall.
He lives with his family near London.
Fred is a freelance voice talent located in Rochester, New York. With over 25 years experience in broadcasting and 12 years as an independent voice artist, Fred brings a professional touch to clients’ productions locally and worldwide. His voice is compelling and highly listenable, and can hold a listener’s interest for narrations long and short.
Gritty, raw, and like something out of an old Hollywood film.
As this book was originally written in the early 90s, it has an interesting air to it. It’s age is noticeable, but with the story setting, fits very well. The classic music references make the author’s love of music obvious, and is contagious. The nostalgia mixed with adrenaline and the darker side of life make a smashing mix.
If this was a movie, it would be darker, deep, and an instant cult classic. As it is, we now have an entertaining audiobook to wrap us in the story, complete with music played in spots throughout the book, making it all feel much more real. Even if you’re not a fan of music in general, or the genres of music in the book, any reader will appreciate the incorporation and importance to the story, and the creative mix the author presents.
I loved the fact the story included and revolved around real events in history. As a minor history fanatic, I was quickly wrapped up in the conspiracy and danger the characters found themselves dealing with. I could easily imagine the events actually happening, which is the mark of any good story.
The writing is, obviously, styled quite 90’s era, but isn’t unpleasant. The whole experience simply felt nostalgic, and I’m pleased that the republishing of this novel was done so well. It feels polished and smooth as the story unfolds, and the talented narration keeps it flowing well.
I would recommend this book and audiobook to anyone who finds the synopsis interesting – you won’t be disappointed.
*I was given a complimentary audiobook copy of this novel, from the author via Audiobookworm Promotions, to listen to in exchange for an honest review.
Parents guide: this story is not for younger audiences, as there is drug use, language and mature themes.
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