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Publisher's Summary

He has been sent to avenge the innocent and punish the guilty. Haunting the dark streets of Cape Noire, he is Brother Bones, the Undead Avenger. Collected here are six classic tales of pulp action and adventure:

"The Bone Brothers"
"The Shield & the Claw"
"The Scales of Terror"
"See Spot Kill"
"The Root of Evil"
"Gorilla Dreams"
"The Ghost Train"

So put on your slouch hat and grab your twin .45 automatics; there are werewolves and monsters awaiting to challenge the most macabre hero of them all: Brother Bones!
©2008 Ron Fortier (P)2016
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ray Johnson on 03-28-18

The Brother is back and he has a Bone to pick

I am never really sure how to take Brother Bones. He is a guy that was a real jerk while he was alove, and now he has to make amends for the way he lived by becoming an undead avenger, who basically whacks guys who are like he used to be. To me, that isn't much of a puinishment. I mean, he is essentially immortal, and gets to cap crooks whenever he can. Doesn't sound to bad to me. In fact, I find this series fun as H E double hockey sticks. I just love it. So, I don't really feel all to bad for the grim avenger of the underworld.

One thing I would really like to see, is some Lovecraftian (overtly done) influence added to the mix. It really worked in the Green Lama series, and it would just be perfect for someone who is undead to confront. Could it free him of his obligation? Could it enslave him? It seems there are some real possibilities here that need to be explored.

There are six stories compiled here. They can be listened to in any order, but I think the first tale should be what you start with, after that it is dealers choice. I generally go all the way straight through from start ot finish. These are good solid stories, and they only enhance the Brother Bones mythos, although I do hope the next book will be a full on novel.

Bennett is a master at narrating noirish pulp tales, and his voice carries you back to yesteryear, while simultaneously keeping you rooted right here in the present. He really adds to the whole ambience of the stories with his intonations and timbor. I think he could have really nailed it as a radio host back in the 40's. He'd have put on one heck of a show.

This is the third book in the series. If you missed the first two go get them now, you are seriously missing out on some great stuff. Or just get this one for now, it could be used to get you hooked. Just don't miss out on all the fun. Pulp Power!!!!

Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

If this review helped, please press the YES below. Thank you immensely!!!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Steve H. Caldwell on 09-26-16

Seels like the old Phantom Radio serials.

This story read like an old school radio serial, which was kind of cool. The pulp feel of the story brings a good feeling of nostalgia, with some interesting characters, some over the top villains that you'll enjoy booing, and a fast paced plot that will keep you listening. J. Scott Bennett really hit the nail voicing the characters, keeping the story moving along, never settling into a monotone. If your looking for a retro kind of action tale, you could do worse than this one.

I was given a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review through AudiobookBlast.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sam on 04-19-16

Good collection of stories

First things first, the narrator does a great job! He performs mentally unstable characters very well (that’s meant as a compliment…).

I really enjoyed all of the stories, but my favourite was “The Root of Evil.” They are short enough that you don’t get bored, but long enough to keep you satisfied and for them to not feel rushed.

Purchase this book and enjoy.

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