The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams audiobook

The Dirty Streets of Heaven: Volume One of Bobby Dollar

By Tad Williams
Read by George Newbern

Penguin Audio

The Bobby Dollar Series: Book 1

15.59 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Bobby Dollar is an angel—a real one. He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell. Bobby’s wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own—pride, anger, even lust. But his problems aren’t all his fault. Bobby can’t entirely trust his heavenly superiors, and he’s not too sure about any of his fellow earthbound angels either, especially the new kid that Heaven has dropped into their midst, a trainee angel who asks too many questions. And he sure as hell doesn’t trust the achingly gorgeous Countess of Cold Hands, a mysterious she-demon who seems to be the only one willing to tell him the truth. When the souls of the recently departed start disappearing, catching both Heaven and Hell by surprise, things get bad very quickly for Bobby D. End-of-the-world bad. Beast of Revelations bad. Caught between the angry forces of Hell, the dangerous strategies of his own side, and a monstrous undead avenger that wants to rip his head off and suck out his soul, Bobby’s going to need all the friends he can get—in Heaven, on Earth, or anywhere else he can find them. You’ve never met an angel like Bobby Dollar. And you’ve never read anything like The Dirty Streets of Heaven. Brace yourself—the afterlife is weirder than you ever believed.

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Summary

Summary

Bobby Dollar is an angel—a real one. He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell. Bobby’s wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own—pride, anger, even lust.

But his problems aren’t all his fault. Bobby can’t entirely trust his heavenly superiors, and he’s not too sure about any of his fellow earthbound angels either, especially the new kid that Heaven has dropped into their midst, a trainee angel who asks too many questions. And he sure as hell doesn’t trust the achingly gorgeous Countess of Cold Hands, a mysterious she-demon who seems to be the only one willing to tell him the truth.

When the souls of the recently departed start disappearing, catching both Heaven and Hell by surprise, things get bad very quickly for Bobby D. End-of-the-world bad. Beast of Revelations bad. Caught between the angry forces of Hell, the dangerous strategies of his own side, and a monstrous undead avenger that wants to rip his head off and suck out his soul, Bobby’s going to need all the friends he can get—in Heaven, on Earth, or anywhere else he can find them.

You’ve never met an angel like Bobby Dollar. And you’ve never read anything like The Dirty Streets of Heaven.

Brace yourself—the afterlife is weirder than you ever believed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

When I heard that Tad Williams was writing an urban fantasy novel, I got all tingly. Now I've read it, and it’s even better than I’d dared to hope. It’s snarky, fast-paced, and above all, original. You should be tingly, too. Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a new breed of urban fantasy, gritty, unrelenting, and yet strangely human.  The stakes are high, the costs are real, and all you've got to pay your way is Bobby Dollar. Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Ashes of Honor
“Tad Williams is a huge inspiration for me…His books are epic, exciting, and filled with fascinating characters. When it comes to inventing imaginary worlds, he’s as skilled as J.R.R. Tolkien and Frank Herbert…Tad Williams’ work is an essential part of any science fiction and fantasy library. I look forward to each new book he writes. If you like exciting, thought-provoking fiction, you owe it to yourself to give Tad a try.” Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon
“When I heard that Tad Williams was writing an urban fantasy novel, I got all tingly. Now I've read it, and it’s even better than I’d dared to hope. It’s snarky, fast-paced, and above all, original. You should be tingly, too.” Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a new breed of urban fantasy, gritty, unrelenting, and yet strangely human. The stakes are high, the costs are real, and all you've got to pay your way is Bobby Dollar.” Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Ashes of Honor
“A noir fantasy series with a dark and thrilling story of Heaven and Hell battling for human souls. Exhilarating action, fascinating characters, and high stakes will leave the reader both satisfied and eager for the next installment.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Fans as well as urban fantasy enthusiasts will enjoy Williams’ take on Heaven’s less desirable places as well as his wry humor and keen insights.” Library Journal (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

by Samuel 9/13/2017
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Fantastic, witty, sexy and original urban fantasy

The author of one of my favorite epic fantasies, the Memory, Sorrow & Thorn series, sets his sights on urban fantasy and delivers an original take on angels and demons in the author’s own Palo Alto and its surrounds. Bobby Dollar is “Doloriel”, an angel whose job it is to show up when a dearly departed has, er, departed, and argue his or her case for salvation against their hellish prosecuting counterpart’s claims for damnation. When a soul goes missing it’s clear something is going cosmically, terribly wrong and Bobby is thrust into the investigation not knowing who is keeping secrets from him, and who cares if his own soul is devoured or lost along the way. Fantastic and, actually, sexy along the way, delivering solid action from shootouts to chase scenes on road and waterway, all the while setting up an even wider conflict to come in future installments in books 2 (2013) and 3 (2014).

Author

Author Bio: Tad Williams

Author Bio: Tad Williams

Tad Williams is a former singer, shoe-seller, radio show host, and taught both grade school and college classes. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books as well as film and television scripts.  He lives with his family in London and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 15.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English