Bone Street Rumba
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 543 ratings)
  • 1
    Half-Resurrection Blues: Bone Street Rumba, Book 1 | Daniel José Older

    Half-Resurrection Blues: Bone Street Rumba, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Daniel José Older
    • Narrated By Daniel José Older
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (320)

    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.

    I liked it. A lot. But...

    First let's get this out of the way. Writers reading for their own audiobook is always a mixed bag. On the plus side, they get the tone and the genera..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 13 2016 by Leo ()
  • 2
    Midnight Taxi Tango: Bone Street Rumba, Book 2 | Daniel José Older

    Midnight Taxi Tango: Bone Street Rumba, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Daniel José Older
    • Narrated By Daniel José Older
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    The streets of New York are hungry tonight...Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the not-so alive. As an agent for the Council of the Dead, he eliminates New York's ghostlier problems. This time it's a string of gruesome paranormal accidents in Brooklyn's Von King Park that has already taken the lives of several locals - and is bound to take more. The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie's botánica, where she worked.

    Terrific new voice(s) in urban fantasy

    I really dug Older's first book in the Bone Street Rumba series, Half Resurrection Blues, when it came out at the beginning of 2015, and am enjoying t..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2016 by Paula (Milwaukee, WI, United States)
  • 3
    Battle Hill Bolero: Bone Street Rumba, Book 3 | Daniel José Older

    Battle Hill Bolero: Bone Street Rumba, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Daniel José Older
    • Narrated By Daniel José Older
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Trouble is brewing between the Council of the Dead and the ghostly, half-dead, spiritual, and supernatural community they claim to represent. One too many shady deals have gone down in New York City's streets, and those caught in the crossfire have had enough. It's time for the Council to be brought down - this time for good.

    Older is fantastic
    Reviewed on May 25 2017 by James (Powderly, KY, United States)
  • Salsa Nocturna: Stories | Daniel José Older

    Salsa Nocturna: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Daniel José Older
    • Narrated By Daniel José Older
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    A 300-year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death’s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses, and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano who watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malaguea. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in Daniel José Older’s debut collection of ghost noir.

    YOUR THE TEA MASTER GENERAL

    DOLLS OF DEATH ROOM
    I could not in good conscience go above three stars for this collection. Older is a good word smith, sometimes waxing very poe..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 07 2017 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)