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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lawdog in audio

LawDog had the honor of representing law and order in the Texas town of Bugscuffle as a sheriff's deputy, where he became notorious for, among other things, the famous Case of the Pink Gorilla Suit. In The LawDog Files, he chronicles his official encounters with everything from naked bikers, combative eco-warriors, suicidal drunks, respectful methheads, prison tattoo artists, and creepy children to six-foot chickens and lethal chihuahuas.

The LawDog Files range from the bittersweet to the explosively hilarious, as LawDog relates his unforgettable experiences in a laconic, self-deprecating manner that is funny in its own right. The audiobook is more than mere entertainment, it is an education in two English dialects, Police and Texas Country. And underlying the humor is an unmistakable sympathy for society's less fortunate - and in most cases, significantly less intelligent - whose encounters with the law are an all-too-frequent affair.

Narrated by David. T. Williams, The Lawdog Files are 4 hours and 29 minutes of genuine Texas hilarity. You really have to listen to the audio sample. His voice is just about perfect for Lawdog.

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20 Comments:

Blogger SmockMan January 18, 2018 1:41 PM  

Cool! Also wondering when The Last Closet will be in audio. My mom is bugging me for that one.

Blogger Jonathan Bennett January 18, 2018 1:49 PM  

You guys are just determined to use up my Audible credits, aren't you? Just finished the 5 released books of The Maxwell Saga, and it looks like this one will come next.

Blogger Cataline Sergius January 18, 2018 3:03 PM  

I like the voice actor.

Hope he'll stick around for the Africa Files

Blogger jaericho January 18, 2018 4:03 PM  

Just listening to the sample. So far I Williams is an excellent voice actor.

Blogger Jeff Wood January 18, 2018 4:07 PM  

Delicious.

I am going to suppress the knowledge that the good Lawdog is originally Saffrican with, if memory serves, time in England and another European country - France perhaps - in favour of the Narrator's truly excellent voice.

What LD really sounds like is, I am sure, equally splendid.

Anonymous Nathan January 18, 2018 4:15 PM  

Between this and Larry Correria's newest, looks like I'm signing up for Audible again.

When might LawDog's African Adventures appear on audio?

Blogger Starboard January 18, 2018 4:18 PM  

That sample was perfect. So all I can say is, “Aargh! Take my audible credit too!”

Blogger Gordon Scott January 18, 2018 4:20 PM  

I do like the narrator's work. I like it better than I like Bob Allen's work on Peter Grant's Maxwell saga and the two westerns. I'd be willing to buy the audiobook, even though I've already read the Kindle version. But I think your pricing is screwed up on this one. Take the Star Road runs 9 hours 26 minutes for $7.49, while Lawdog's book times out at 4 hours 29 minutes for $10.46.

I know there's no justice in the world. But a more appropriate price for a book of that length would be $4.99.

Blogger JACIII January 18, 2018 4:50 PM  

Oh, hell yeah. That is spot on! So tied of hearing the yankee "iyee". It grates.

Anonymous Castalia House Audio Producer January 18, 2018 5:02 PM  

SmockMan wrote:Cool! Also wondering when The Last Closet will be in audio. My mom is bugging me for that one.

It will take a couple of months. We're working with Moira now.

Anonymous Castalia House Audio Producer January 18, 2018 5:04 PM  

Gordon Scott wrote:I think your pricing is screwed up on this one. Take the Star Road runs 9 hours 26 minutes for $7.49, while Lawdog's book times out at 4 hours 29 minutes for $10.46.

I know there's no justice in the world. But a more appropriate price for a book of that length would be $4.99.


We have no control over the pricing whatsoever - it's all in Audible's hands. Thus far, we haven't been able to discover how or why they price the way they do.

Blogger VD January 18, 2018 5:08 PM  

I think your pricing is screwed up on this one.

Not our pricing.

Blogger GK Chesterton January 18, 2018 6:16 PM  

Tangentially related these are things I'm looking forward to out of Castalia:
1.) Sequel to "No Gods...". I found that one surprisingly enjoyable and I think it has legs. Much preferred it over the series that won the Dragon set in a sort of Mormon hell the name of which I can't remember.
2.) Completion of the hard cover for Moth and Cobweb. Kids books go physical rather than digital for parenting reasons.
3.) Finish "Sea of Skulls"
4.) Please do more in the Quantum Mortis universe. These are by far your most "fun" books.
5.) I'd also like to see something more in the low ninja fantasy setting of "Six Expressions".

Blogger Gordon Scott January 18, 2018 7:21 PM  

Huh. I knew there were some unexplained peculiarities in pricing. I didn't realize that it was so entirely out of your control.

Blogger Matthew January 18, 2018 10:05 PM  


1.) Sequel to "No Gods...". I found that one surprisingly enjoyable and I think it has legs. Much preferred it over the series that won the Dragon set in a sort of Mormon hell the name of which I can't remember.

Soon.

2.) Completion of the hard cover for Moth and Cobweb. Kids books go physical rather than digital for parenting reasons.

The first volume is already published in hardcover.

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Knights-Squire-Moth-Cobweb/dp/9527065259/

The second volume is in my queue, but so are a lot of other worthies.



Anonymous Mr. Rational January 18, 2018 11:22 PM  

I think I like my own inner voice's version a bit better, but this guy is DAMN good!

Anonymous HHS January 19, 2018 2:36 AM  

Gordon Scott wrote:Lawdog's book times out at 4 hours 29 minutes for $10.46.

Really? It's showing up as $13.08 for me.

OpenID iinteger January 19, 2018 2:41 AM  

Oh hells yes. Been waiting for this ever since I saw it in print. Assume African Adventures is coming soon? That'll be another day 1 buy.

Anonymous Castalia House Audio Producer January 19, 2018 7:11 AM  

iinteger wrote:Oh hells yes. Been waiting for this ever since I saw it in print. Assume African Adventures is coming soon? That'll be another day 1 buy.

Yes - it's coming. Mr. Williams is voicing that one as well.

Blogger Dave January 19, 2018 1:12 PM  

Really? It's showing up as $13.08 for me.

Same here. I'd already bought the book when it came out. Sometimes Amazon will let you "add" the audio at very reasonable prices if you own the book but doesn't appear to be the case here.

The popularity of the book could be a factor in Audible's pricing.

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