Southern Gods

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BN0981
Released: Aug 02, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455825219
Narrator/s: Eric G. Dove
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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A Memphis DJ hires recent World War II vetran Bull Ingram to find Ramblin' John Hastur, a mysterious bluesman whose dark, driving music - broadcast at ever-shifting frequencies by a phantom radio station - is said to make living men insane and dead men rise. A bootlegged snippet of Hastur's strange, brooding tune fills Bull with an inexplicably murderous rage. Driven to find the song's mysterious singer, Bull hears rumors that the bluesman sold his soul to the Devil. But as Bull follows Hastur's trail into the eerie backwoods of Arkansas, he'll learn there are forces much more malevolent than the Devil and reckonings more painful than Hell . . . "Great Yuggoth, what a great debut novel! John Hornor Jacobs establishes himself as an author to heed." - W. H. Pugmire, author of The Tangled Muse

Author(s): John Hornor Jacobs
Genre: Sci Fi

Professional reviews

"Apparently rock and roll really IS the devil's music. At least, that's what John Hornor Jacobs says in SOUTHERN GODS, an audiobook so good it's practically sinful. Burly Bull Ingram is roaming around backwoods Arkansas in 1951 in search of a missing record company representative when he finds someone who's more devil than man. Ramblin' John Hastur's music rouses something primal, something evil, in those who hear it on a pirate radio station. Jacobs's writing and Eric Dove's performance of this book are so sublime that you can almost hear the demon music. Dove slips into ethnic speech rhythms and poor black dialects so completely that the listener is transported to another time and place. This is the whole package: good writing, good plot, and flawless delivery. M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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