Unfiction

  • by Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by Brad Wills
  • 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Oliver Naughton joins the Tenth Avenue Writers Underground, headed by literary wunderkind Wilson Knight, Oliver figures he'll finally get some of his wild imaginings out of his head and onto paper.
But when Wilson takes an intense interest in Oliver's writing and his genre stories of dragons, aliens, and spies, things get weird. Oliver's stories don't just need to be finished: they insist on it.
With the help of Minerva, Wilson's girlfriend, Oliver has to find the connection between reality, fiction, the mythical Cydonian Kingdom, and the non-mythical nightclub called M Pallas. That is, if he can survive the alien invasion, the ghosts, and the fact that he thinks he might be in love with Minerva.
Unfiction is a wild ride through the collision of science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, and romance. It's what happens when one writer's fiction interferes with everyone's reality.
Unfiction is the latest novel from Gene Doucette, the best-selling author of The Spaceship Next Door.

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Perfectly Captured Tone and Well Matched Wit

It's not uncommon for me to grit and white-knuckle my way through an audio book's questionable mode of narration for the sake of a good story. Unfiction was pleasantly absent of such a compromise. Author Gene Doucette writes with sharp wit and the keen observation of a true student of the human experience. With nostalgic nods to all our favorite old stories Doucette playfully spins a yarn that is contemporary and new yet warmly familiar.

Narrator Brad Wills captures Doucette's voice with impeccable timing and delivery. Clear and articulate, Wills delivers the story at a pace that matches the tone and feeling of the story: quick and abrupt when the action is hot, steady and deliberate when delivering the more introspective moments of the piece.

It's unfortunate that Wills is not the narrator of Doucette's The Spaceship Next Door as it is next on my list of must listen audio books, as I have enjoyed both the story and its narration immensely.

Listen close and look for the clues as Wills delivers the story of Oliver Naughton's constantly shifting reality in Gene Doucette's Unfiction. You won't be disappointed!
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- Ian

UNREALITY IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) would be proud of the masterful story telling and performance of this unique and highly entertaining book that drags the characters and the reader through myriad clich├ęs and tropes of sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, writer geeks, intrigue, chicanery and mixed mayhem and mystery mingled with flying alien bugs, dragons, magicians, sexual innuendo....all captivatingly managed with lighthearted, self-abasing humor, and hardly ANY run-on sentences!

Highly recommended!!!!
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- Airl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2017
  • Publisher: Gene Doucette