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Saturday, 21 April 2018

eOneBook Dual

It's an innovative design in eReaders - the device contains two eInk screens - The eOneBook 7.2 inch dual screen manga reader is a tour de force of sensible design and functionality. It has a detachable dust jacket that is removable and looks like any other hardcover book when its on your shelf.

Find a full Hands-On review HERE

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The reason ears were invented


Available from Audible now - never been a better time to get into Granny's adventures.

There's a brutal murder in the small Welsh village of Gilfach. The police are clueless. With no motive and no real suspect, the investigation soon grinds to a halt. Enter Mary Anne Smith, otherwise known as Granny Smith, the 71-years-young, pipe-smoking, heavy metal-loving, chaos-causing amateur sleuth with a difference.

Granny has a talent for mayhem, and soon those talents are put to good use as our intrepid pensioner starts the unravel the case, which finds her provoking Chief Inspector Miskin as she comes up against a full scale police investigation, proving that you're never too old to make a nuisance of yourself and that 71 is actually the new 21.
Murder's never been so much fun.
©2012 Gary Martin Dobbs (P)2016 Gary Martin Dobbs

  • Granny Smith Investigates

  • The Little Old Lady Who Solves Crime
  • By: G. M. Dobbs
  • Narrated by: Fiona Thraille
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-04-16
  • Language: English 


  • A Welsh woman won't be stopped!

    I knew from the first few minutes that I was going to enjoy this audiobook and I was right. The dry (yet sassy) humour was spot on and the narration was perfectly matched to the tone of the story. Highly recommended!
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    Fantastic voice acting from Fiona Thraille

    The narrator really brought the characters to life. Great performance, fun and engaging murder mystery.

    Hilarious

    Where does Granny Smith Investigates rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
    at the top of the list..often laugh out loud funny. Brilliantly written and performed.
    What other book might you compare Granny Smith Investigates to, and why?
    Agatha Raisin series but edgier
    Have you listened to any of Fiona Thraille’s other performances? How does this one compare?
    very good.
    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
    Miss Marple on steroids




     

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    Wednesday, 18 April 2018

    Clint Eastwood once again before the camera

    Great news that Clint Eastwood is to step back in front of the camera to star in The Mule.


    Clint and the real Leo Sharp
    Backstage reports that - One elderly man is taking his last act to contend with drug cartels—and the law. Clint Eastwood is nearing a deal to direct and star in “The Mule.” The project, which stems from a New York Times Magazine article by Sam Dolnick, will focus on a decorated World War II vet who is slapped with a prison sentence at the age of 90. The sentence comes after the man is caught smuggling drugs for the infamously brutal Sinaloa Cartel. While 87-year-old Eastwood is the only one in talks for the project at the moment, Geoffrey Miclat is casting additional roles. Production on the Warner Bros. film is anticipated to begin this summer, near the beginning of June. The exact shooting location is not known, but it will likely take place in Georgia.

    The Mule chronicles the real-life experiences of Leo Sharp. The 90-year-old was an award-winning horticulturist and decorated World War II veteran known for his prized lilies when he was busted for running drugs for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, and sent to prison. He was transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan in his beat-up old pickup truck when he was nabbed by the DEA. Sharp was sentenced to just three years after his lawyer argued that his client’s dementia sent him down the wrong path.

    Parade's Way

    Available now in print and eBook -my new crime thriller.

    1940 – France has fallen and Britain stands alone against the might of the German war machine; a fierce battle for supremacy of the air rages in the skies as the Battle of Britain hits full stride.

    For Chief Inspector Frank Parade, and his much depleted team there are many challenges to policing the small Welsh mining village of Gilfach Goch, for whilst miles away from the theatres of war the Home Front faces unique challenges of its own. The wartime demands thrown on the country mean that each officer in Parade’s team must do the work of two men – three even.

    Soon the already overwhelming workload is increased when not one but two bodies turn up, and Parade finds himself having to investigate two murders as well as cope with everything else thrown his way.

    Chief Inspector Frank Parade is going to become the new superstar cop. An excellent book.’ *****

    'The wartime setting is authentic, the suspense well handled. Highly recommended.' ****

    Available from Amazon, iBooks, Playstore

    AMC greenlights NOS4A2: Will this be their next horror mega hit?

    AMC, currently enjoying huge success with their remarkable series, The Terror based on the novel by Dan Simmons have turned to the novelist Joe Hill, son of Stephen King, for their next big horror series. NOS4A2 follows the adventures of a character called Vic McQueen. Vic is a working-class artist who is able to track Charlie Manx, a seemingly immortal character. Vic’s supernatural ability will see her pitted against Manx as he feeds off the souls of children. What remains of these children afterward ends up in Christmasland. Variety describes this place as a “twisted Christmas Village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas day and unhappiness is against the law.” For Vic, though, the battle will always be to stay one step ahead of Manx in order to not lose her mind or become one of his victims.

    According to the press release, the supernatural horror series will premiere with 10 episodes in 2019. So far, no definitive premiere date has been confirmed beyond 2019. As yet, there have been no cast announcements in relation to NOS4A2.


    NOS4A2, of course stands for ” Nosferatu.”

    You've got to admire Mr Hill for having the audacity to write in the horror genre in the first place - after all, his father Stephen King is arguably the most famous horror writer there has ever been, he's up there with Bram Stoker and Poe in genre recognition. And yet I've read several of Mr Hill's book and he has a distinctive voice all of his own, and whilst he may still reside beneath the shadow of his famous father he's seems destined to become one of the genre's greats all on his own.

    New eReaders to launch in 2018

    Those good people over at Good eReader have compiled a useful list of all the new eReaders hitting the market in 2018 - check out the article HERE