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The Name of the Book is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #audiobook #shortstories #giveaway

Title: The Name of the Book: A Collection of Short Stories, Interesting Concepts, and Self-Serving Rants

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!

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Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have a favorite? If you don’t listen to audiobooks, is there a particular reason why not?

I started listening to audiobooks about two years ago, and I love them! I walk a lot and run a little, and always listen to audiobooks while doing so. It is great to exercise your mind, at the same time you are exercising your body. And there is nothing better than the combination of a good story and a great narrator. I was extremely lucky to partner up with an incredibly gifted narrator, Scott Fleming. He really brings my short stories to life. And is currently working on one of my novels.

As far as a favorite audiobook, there are so many I love… some of my favorites are, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, by David Foster, Wallace, read by a collection of fabulous narrators, including DFW himself, and John Krasinski.

Also, the Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, beautifully narrated by David Pittu.

I should also mention that decades ago, I read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson. I enjoyed it, but it did not blow me away. Recently, I gave the audiobook a try, and I was blown away! The narrator, Ron McLarty, Made the story far more interesting than I did reading it to myself. I guess I was doing it wrong.

What makes this a must-listen audiobook?

The Name of the Book is the first one of my books to be adapted to audio. The narrator, Scott Fleming, is an amazing voice actor who will instantly draw you in.

This is a collection of short stories, which includes comedy, drama, suspense, and offers the listener quite a bit to consider. I have yet to meet anyone who has not enjoyed it. Life is short. We are living in very volatile and uncertain times. Short stories might be your best bet. And audible has a way you can get it for free. Nothing to lose, tons of entertainment to gain.

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs June 1 – 30, 2023.

Drawing will be held on July 3, 2023.

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.

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Jun 23, 2023

My fave is War of the gods by Meg Xuemei


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Jun 22, 2023

Thank you, Will, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month.

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