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A year’s worth of audiobooks!

Strange as it seems, I haven’t posted on this website for a year. Could this account for my slow website traffic?…nah. At any rate, since those last posts I’ve narrated fifteen unabridged audiobooks, all of which are available for download on Audible.com. To immediately correct this deficiency in my website, there follows a list of clickable links to all these titles (starting with the most recent), for those of you who prefer to listen to your favorite novels as well as read them. Through the next few months I’ll endeavor to create a separate section which will deal solely with audiobooks. But for now…

The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee

Stealing Fire by Jo Graham

Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke

The Monarchs by Stephen Mark Rainey

B. & E.: A Whit Pynchon Mystery by Dave Pedneau

Zombie: A Love Story by Patricia Lee Macomber

The Books of Blood, Volume 1 by Clive Barker

The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes by Raymond Benson

A.P.B.: A Whit Pynchon Mystery by Dave Pedneau

Futile Efforts by Tom Piccirilli

Night Brothers by Sidney Williams

Stranglehold by Jack Ketchum

The Gore by Joseph A. Citro

The Pet by Charles L. Grant

Pink Vodka Blues by Neal Barrett

Fiends by John Farris

Defenders of the Faith

Crossroad Press trade paperback edition

Defenders of the Faith is my first novel that was an ebook original from Crossroad Press, though the trade paperback followed shortly thereafter. It’s a horror novel crossed with a suspense thriller, and there’s no supernatural element.

The book is an exploration into what happens when one’s religious faith comes up against one’s reason. It’s told from the point of view of a basically good man who crosses the threshold of violence, and discovers that he has inspired a young and even more crazed disciple.

Fearnet said: “This isn’t a simple tale.  It is full of contradictions, in the way that life is full of contradictions.  There is no distinct line between good and bad and right and wrong.  As a study of a truly tragic character, Defenders of the Faith is one of modern horror’s best examples.”

Horror Drive-In added: “Chet Williamson is a complicated writer and Defenders of the Faith is a complicated novel. I’m not saying that it’s stodgy or overly intellectual. This is a lightning-paced thriller. It’s just that Chet doesn’t present right and wrong in clearly defined terms. You won’t find the good guys wearing white hats and the bad guys with black ones on their heads…Defenders of the Faith is a book for the ages.”

Ed Gorman’s THE GIRL IN THE ATTIC — Williamson-read creepiness…

There are times when you just want a good old-fashioned horror/mystery novel to creep you out, and when you do, you can’t do better than Ed Gorman and Patricia Lee Macomber’s The Girl in the Attic. Originally published as Night Caller by “Daniel Ransom” during the horror boom of the 80s, this version has been heavily revised and edited by the authors. I had a blast recording this one… Continue reading

My narration of Bill Pronzini’s hilarious GUN IN CHEEK!

One of the funniest books I ever read was Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini, an examination of really bad mystery fiction from the early part of the twentieth century. Filled with lengthy quotations from the works of “alternative genius” themselves, it was a yuckfest for readers and writers alike. So when I was asked if I wanted to narrate an unabridged audiobook of the title… Continue reading