The Mules of Borgo San Marco by the late English author W. H. Canaway, a novelist and screenwriter who had one of his own novels adapted into film, is his standalone historical adventure thriller with satirical literary fiction elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.
This was originally published in 1967 by Hutchinson & Co.
The story is a comedy of errors which takes place in Italy, near the end of WWII, as two isolated German and English commanders are cut off from their respective armies and take each other prisoner with the co-operation of the local Countess, whose favour they must return when the mules bearing an essential load of olive oil for her tiny village go missing and must be retrieved, the search taking the men on wild adventures.
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AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or non-fiction, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).
This week’s two selected titles, which have a theme of orphaned and abandoned children in dystopias, available until 7am Eastern Time on July 27th, are as follows:
- Gone by Michael Grant, is the 1st novel in his Gone series of his sfnal dystopian teen survival thriller series, where all the adults have suddenly vanished for unknown reasons, leaving behind teens who are developing strange powers and must rise to the challenge of forming new societies while cut off from working technological infrastructure; from Tantor Media, read by Kyle McCarley
- The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth, is her standalone sfnal dystopian future thriller starring an orphan who travels from his late grandfather’s farm to the city where a benevolent organization is supposed to take care of abandoned children, only to find its true agenda far more dangerously sinister than it appears; from HighBridge Audio, read by Mark Turetsky
Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on July 27th, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).
Death Dimension by the late British author Denis Hughes is a compilation of two short novels which are vintage science fiction adventure thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This contains Death Dimension and Blue Peril, which were both originally published in 1952 by Curtis Warren using the pseudonym Roy Barry. The novels contain The Twilight Zone-like paranormal elements, and respectively feature a man awakened from a coma into a disturbingly altered world on the brink of war and a sinister doppelgänger who claims to be him, and an experiment gone wrong in which a superhuman monster—perhaps created from a seemingly ordinary man—is unleashed upon the world.
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No Dawn for Men by James LePore & Carlos Davis is their WWII-period action adventure spy thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Fiction Studio.
This is an historical espionage action adventure thriller, which was a nominee for the International Thriller Award, starring real-life literary figures Ian Fleming and J. R. R. Tolkien, in which MI-6 recruits the future authors of the Lord of the Rings and James Bond series to team up and go undercover to thwart a Nazi plot to obtain an occult Macguffin which will give them an unbeatable supernatural weapon. Offered free in the US from Barnes & Noble.
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