top of page
  • N. N. Light

5+ stars for The Name of the Book: A Collection of Short Stories #fiction #shortstories #audiobooks

Title: The Name of the Book: A Collection of Short Stories, Interesting Concepts, and Self-Serving Rants (CF Fiction, Book 1)

Author: William Christopher Spreadbury

Narrator: Scott Fleming

Genre: Literary fiction / Short stories

Book Blurb:

Do you want to laugh? Do you want to cry? Do you want to feel alive? Do you want to experience the adrenaline of edge-of-your-seat suspense? Do you want to learn what true love is? From the story of a man who clings to a life less lived to the man who begs to put an end to his charmed life, from the children who try to escape their sadistic parent to the mother who will stop at nothing to hide the crimes of her child, this amazing collection of short stories is a must-listen.

Vigilantes, bank robbers, extraordinary birthday presents, unforgettable road trips, forbidden love, and the secret of Water--The Name of the Book offers all of this and much more. While it does not attempt to answer the age-old question "Why are we here?" it will definitely tell you What is here. And it is everywhere!

My Review:

Story Impressions –

Life is meant to be lived to the fullest, no matter who you are or what you’ve been through. In this audiobook, readers are treated to a wide array of stories dealing with the human experience. Each story is different in length, subject matter, and emotional tension but all have a message. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the stories. The writing is complex and sophisticated. The writing reminds me of some of literature’s classic novelists. Addictive at times, this audiobook will keep you entertained for hours.

Narrator’s overall voice –

Scott Fleming narrates each story with a different inflection. His voice is appealing yet doesn’t detract from the stories.

Does the narrator fit the characters?

Yes, the narrator uses his voice like an instrument, differing it to fit the characters.

Narrator’s reading style –

There’s an easiness to Scott Fleming’s style which makes listening to him a breeze.

Narrator’s impact on reading experience –

Scott Fleming makes the characters come alive. Readers can enjoy listening to him and ponder each story being told.

Narrator’s pacing –

The pacing is even and doesn’t detract the reader’s attention.

Audiobook flow –

The audiobook flows well. Nothing to complain about here.

What makes this audiobook unique –

What I found so unique about this audiobook was the music interludes. This is so much more than a reading of the book.

Would I recommend this audiobook –

Yes, I would recommend it to any listener. You’ll be entertained for a multitude of hours.

My Rating: 5+ stars

Buy it Now:

Purchase the audiobook directly from the author’s website:

Author Biography:

William Christopher Spreadbury (aka: Bill, Will, and upon occasion Willie) is a writer and a pretty groovy dude. He is kind to the elderly and somewhat slightly tolerant of idiots and buffoons. He likes to think of himself as a nice guy and most who know him would agree. He enjoys drinking wine and dancing but is not very good at either. He has two amazing adult children that make him prouder every day. He calls Chicago home and is a forever die-hard fan of the Bears and the Bulls. William embraces all that is dark and forbidden within him and pours it out onto his pages. If you are willing to join him on his journey, he will introduce you to the part of your soul you pretend does not exist.

Social Media Links:

Reviewed by: Nancy


bottom of page