Michael A. Bloomer
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- Bone Street Rumba, Book 1
- By: Daniel José Older
- Narrated by: Daniel José Older
- Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
Carlos Delacruz is one of the New York Council of the Dead's most unusual agents - an inbetweener, partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls suffering, after a life that’s missing from his memory. He thinks he is one of a kind - until he encounters other entities walking the fine line between life and death. One inbetweener is a sorcerer. He's summoned a horde of implike ngks capable of eliminating spirits, and they’re spreading through the city like a plague.
Funny, Sharp Urban Fantasy
- By Alex on 10-18-15
Spoken Half Blues
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I have listened to many authors read their own work over the years and some can do it and some not so much. Apparently, Jose can. This work is a combination of prose, spoken word, and story. I say work instead of novel because in this case those three combine into a whole. I can hear references to Dashiell Hammett, Gabriel Márquez, and Langston Hughes, to name a few. The plot is basic detective genre made unique by cultural-Hispanic, entertaining-ghostly, and location-Brooklyn references. The reading was excellent if you like spoken word, you can hear the rythm and beat come across in the performance.
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