Audible.com released their Best of 2011 List, and Raising Stony Mayhall is their Best Zombie Book of the year. (Audible didn’t make a category for horror, but they did for zombies — which just goes to show you, those living dead guys will take over everything.) My thanks to everyone who downloaded and rated the book!
If you’re the type to read books through your ears, you can buy the book here. The narrator, a voice actor named David Marantz, does a fantastic job.
10 thoughts on “Audible Stony: Best Zombie Book of the Year”
It was THE BEST zombie book of the year
I’m in the middle of this book right now–can’t put it down! I’ve read Pandemonium and The Devil’s Alphabet…you are a fantastic writer, Daryl Gregory. I love your sense of humor. You have some lines in Raising Stony Mayhall that are so good, I had to highlight them in my Kindle to re-read again such as: “The mailman was running flat out, with a canvass bag flapping at his side. You had to admire him for hanging on to the mail.”
Thanks, Laura! Much appreciated. I felt so sorry for that mailman…
A youtuber named Nice Peter just made a song about a zombie with the blues and it reminded me of Stony so I wanted to show you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNVDtQZrnxE&feature=g-u&context=G28b5a3bFUAAAAAAAEAA
I absolutely adore your work. As Laura said, I also love your sense of humor. This was a really exciting fresh take on the whole Zombie craze! I have also read Pandemonium and The Devil’s Alphabet. I actually loaned them to someone I am out of touch with now and I am going to be re-buying them, because they are ones I want to read over and over. Stoney is such an amazing, sensitive and brave character. He really has a kind “heart” and that isn’t something you would expect to see from a Zombie. Your collection of short stories is on my list of books to pick up in the near future. I am an avid Paranormal Fantasy/Horror reader and you are absolutely close to the top of my list of favorite authors. I’m actually even kind of interested in what authors you read. I went to a reading/signing for Kim Harrison and the question was asked who her favorite authors were and/or who she was most influenced by and came away with yet another very awesome author to follow. This is definitely a question I now pose to my favorite authors, given the chance. Thank you and keep those creative juices flowing!
Thanks for those kind words, Ryan. And thanks for re-buying!
There are many authors who have influenced me — PK Dick, John Crowley, Samuel R Delany, Iain Banks — but if there is one of my heroes who I wish more people were reading, it’s Sean Stewart. Here’s a blog post about him that I wrote several years ago at the SF Novelists site: http://www.sfnovelists.com/2008/08/14/i-want-my-sean-stewart/
Please give him a try.
It is a brilliant book, and I think it deserves “non Zombie” literary notice. My wife just started reading it, and she quickly appreciated it as a relief from the “girls’ book club books” she has to read. It is a great book – period.
Please don’t make us wait too long for the next novel, Daryl.
PS I have written stories about Sean Stewart. He is another great writer (and sort of Canadian) who I wish would start writing novels again. Galveston is one of the best ever. Mockingbird is close.
Thanks, Craig — much appreciated. Hope your wife likes it, too.
And I’m glad to hear that you share my appreciation of Sean Stewart. I love Galveston.
Sean, if your google search picks up this comment — Come back to us!
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