I’ve written a few books over the years. I think my writing has improved drastically since I started, but that doesn’t change the fact that my first effort is still the one that incites the most discussion and has the most requests for a sequel.
But if you’re more of an audio fan then maybe you’ll dig the audiobook version of Free Radical recorded by Paul Spooner. It’s the whole book, unabridged, in OGG format. Like the text version, it’s free. (There’s also a print version, and the price is only to cover print costs. I don’t take any money for the book.)
I’ll admit these are hard for me to listen to. Especially the first chapter. That’s not a dig at Paul. He did fine work. It’s just that when I hear the words I hear the voice of a novice author who hasn’t yet found his voice and is suffering from a bad case of Trying Too Hard.
Thanks so much to Paul for putting this together. Here’s hoping some of you find it useful.
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