24 July 2008

Download pre-release of In The Dark

From today, Mark Billingham fans can listen to his new novel In The Dark two weeks ahead of the print publication.

This is Billingham’s first stand alone thriller and it has been hailed as a powerful ‘state of the capital’ novel. Set in London, it shows a city where violence can be random or meticulously planned, where teenage gangs clash with career criminals and where loyalty is paid for in blood. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story's final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come.

We met Mark recently for the August edition of the podcast and we found out that he actually started out in life as a comedian. He was drawn to writing thrillers after he found himself the victim of a terrifying crime whilst touring in Manchester. Interestingly, he said that comedy and crime use the same techniques since both are all about timing! You can here the interview from on the Audible.co.uk Podcast from 1st August.

15 July 2008

Download pre-release of Bright Shiny Morning

From today fans can listen to the new book by controversial author James Frey three weeks ahead of the hardback publication.

Bright Shiny Morning takes a wild ride through the ultimate metropolis of Los Angeles, where glittering excess rubs shoulders with seedy depravity. Frey's trademark prose focuses on the parallel lives of diverse characters, bringing their egos and ideas, hopes and despairs, anxieties and absurdities vividly to life.

Go here to download Bright Shiny Morning now from Audible.co.uk.

3 July 2008

Danny Wallace and Friends Like These

We love Danny Wallace and we’re going to join him! He recently came in to Audible HQ to record an interview for the Audible.co.uk Podcast. He’s a very funny man! We learned that:

  • He coughed twice whilst recording Friends Like These (and spluttered just once)
  • He loves Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
  • He recorded a special Friends Like These quiz for the download edition of the book
  • He really likes robots

Ostensibly Danny was in the studio to tell us about his new book, Friends Like These. What’s it all about? Well, essentially it’s a book about friendship... but to find out more, watch this video:

Intrigued? To listen to the special download edition of Friends Like These, click here.