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A City of Lost Souls

For decades, Cape Noire had existed on the Northwest coast, a bustling metropolis of international commerce. Over time, it became a nexus for all manner of evil and corruption, fed by a dark, insidious spirit of darkness that seemed to infuse itself into the city’s very foundations. Then one night, the strangest creature of them all was born in the midst of thunder, lighting, and murder. He wears a torn black trench-coat, wide-brim fedora, and a bone-white skull mask while wielding twin silver-plated automatics. He is Cape Noire’s supernatural protector: Brother Bones, the undead avenger.

At his hands, none find mercy, only cold unforgiving justice. He now returns in five macabre, horror-filled adventures pitting him against both real and imaginary monsters. Among these, a notorious fiend garbed in blood red and known as Doctor Satan, Master of the Occult Arts.

Once again, award-winning pulp scribe Ron Fortier offers up a collection of new Brother Bones exploits from his feverish imagination. In Cape Noire, the fun is only getting started.

©2018 Ron Fortier (P)2018 RadioArchives.com

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Bones returns for more carnage and Mayhem

I have been a fan of this series since it first came out, the entrire concept appealed to me as a kid who grew up in the 70's reading comics and binging Hammer films every chance I had. Ron Fortier simply knows how to pen a tale, and I have been a fan of his ever since I first started NOW Comics, and he was writing Green Hornet. He elevated that character, and earned some serious respect. Now he has created his own Pulp character, and I am happy to say that he hits every aspect of this book like he had a How to Write the Perfect Pulp novel. Come to think of it, he probably actually wrote his own book on that topic. His writing is crisp and clean, and packs more punch than Adam West in the 60's.

One thing that does bother me is the decision to make this a collection of mostly short stories, one is kind of lengthy. I get that he has some stories to tell, but I really prefer full length books over a collection of shorts, unless that collection is an Anthology with different writers giving their take on the character. I will say that we do get to see some awesome older villains, and some old pals, one of whom comes back with more bite than you might expect. Each story is top notch, I found no meh or mediocre tales herein, and all them carry an electric charge for a real pulp fan.

Bennett is absolutely one of my favorite narrators. The man elevates a story when he gets hold of it. I recently listened to a book he did for a LITRPG writer. I enjoyed it, and so got a few other books by the same author in that genre. There was no comparison. One book was so awful I couldn't bear to listen to it, and the other so bland I had to pour salt in my ears just to get some life in sthe story. Bennett took that tale and made it interesting. Here, he is already working with awesome material, and so this thing balloons into one amazing tale after another. I really appreciate his skill and vocal talents. You will too.

So, if revenge from beyond the grave is up your alley, and you like amazing writing and unbelievable narration I can't see why you would even consider passing this book up. I could go into details about the stories, but why? You want to listen to them yourself, and not get a rundown of what happens. Find out for yourself how great a series this is, you can start here and work your way back if you like! Don't miss out. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. Getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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Very interesting strange tale!

Brother Bones is one scary dude! One gun in each hand ready to blast anyone away.

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Pulp Noir With Supernatural Villains and Heroes

This story was very much a comic book collection delivered in a novel form. It almost had an old time Sin City feel as it was a bunch of stories intermingled in the same place with different heroes and villains abound. Many of them I don’t feel were given the length they needed. I have to say that the brother bones story was less exciting than some of the other ones. I hate to say it, but I would have probably preferred this book broken up with some of the shorter stories extended to full length novels. Just as I was getting into a story, it ended. For example, Beast’s story was by far my favorite and was a totally disappointed how short it was. The voice Bennett had for him was awesome and I really want a book of just him.
This was my first book of Brother Bones and my first book by Ron Fortier. Have to say I really enjoyed both his writing and storytelling. Cape Noir has a dark gritty feel to it that is the perfect setting for all the different characters. The noir feel this book has mixed with supernatural elements was done quite well. These stories have a little bit of many different genres of supernatural and again I would really like to see them expanded upon. I’ll definitely have to go back to the previous three and see if there is more about some of the characters I enjoyed.
J. Scott Bennett’s voice is great for stories like these and I don’t feel this would have come across as well without him. His character voices are phenomenal and really adds to the comic book feel this has. I usually exclusively listen to horror stories, but the more I listen to Bennett, the more I want to expand my listening repertoire.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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This was a different cup of tea.

I asked for a free copy of this audiobook when I saw who would be narrating, Scott Bennett. I'm a big fan of his! I love his voice. The best way for me to describe it...is soothing. He sounds like he'd be a really nice guy in person, one of those that types that rarely gets mad, know what I mean?

Anyway, overall, I enjoyed this audiobook. While I struggled to 'get into' the first third, the rest of the story made up for it. I'm not sure what the problem was. Maybe it was how the side stories connected with each other and, to me, there was too much going on? Who knows?! All I know is I had a hard time following along with the characters and staying focused.

The idea/character of Brother Bones was interesting. Did the author write a book or other short stories involving him? The guy stuck in the gorilla body...yeah, I wasn't so sure about him. IDK. It's like his character didn't really fit in all that well with the other ones. Could have just been me though. I loved the synthetic man side story. That poor guy wasn't having much luck at all. One area that stood out to me was when the scientist and Dr. Satan transferred his brain into the synthetic body. The author wrote it as though it was totally easy to do--transfer a brain into a new body and get everything hooked up. Yes, I know this isn't a science fiction book or medical text, but still.

Perhaps I missed the part of how the one lady became a vampire, but I felt like there wasn't much of her in these stories even though she was also an interesting one. Either way, I could see her written into further stories.

In the end, this was a different kind of listen for me.

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Creepy Pulp Avenger

Once again Scott Bennett infuses drama and chills in Ron Fortier's new pulp supernatural avenger, Brother Bones. Scott's reading is reminiscent of the best of old time radio.

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This is my fav audio book this year scot t bennett at his best as allways