“A Scourge of Vipers” Wins December Earphones Award From Audiofile Magazine

Lawrence Block reading "A Scourge of Vipers"

Lawrence Block reading “A Scourge of Vipers”

The audio edition of A Scourge of Vipers, the fourth book in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels, has just been named the December winner of the Earphones Award. Audiofile magazine, perhaps the most trusted reviewer of audio books, gives the award monthly to recognize the finest book recordings. Here’s what the magazine had to say:

“Jeff Woodman provides an outstanding narration of this crime story, which explores the corruption of sports gambling and its influence on politics at many levels of government. Liam Mulligan’s newspaper career is nearly dead, but when he begins a story on the governor’s proposal to legalize sports gambling, Mulligan soon finds his life in jeopardy. Wisecracking characters are enhanced by Woodman’s charm and engagement with the story. He finds unique, consistent voices for the various principals, especially the governor; Mulligan’s good friend, Attila the Nun; and his odious boss, Charles Twisdale. This masterful reading will charm most listeners even if the corruption exposed does not.”

I’ve been fortunate to have the remarkable Jeff Woodman narrate all four of my novels. His narrations of two of them were finalists for the Audie, the Oscar of audio books.

Meanwhile, here’s a free recording of the first chapter:

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210442271&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false“>first chapter.

The Audible edition can be ordered here.


About Bruce DeSilva

Crime Novelist
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