The Reign of the Kingfisher by T.J. Martinson audiobook

The Reign of the Kingfisher: A Novel

By T.J. Martinson
Read by L. J. Ganser

Macmillan Audio
13.46 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781250202949

"Tension and suspense are maintained on high with L.J. Ganser's narration of this Chicago mystery...He gets inside the motley characters who carry a major part of the plot, portraying each personality distinctly." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner 30 years ago a superhero tried to save Chicago. Now the city is again under siege, in this gritty, suspenseful, and beautifully written story from award-winning debut author T.J. Martinson Somewhere in Chicago, a roomful of people have been taken hostage. The hostages will be killed one by one, the masked gunman says on-screen, unless the police will admit that they faked the death of the legendary superhero called the Kingfisher and helped him to give up his defense of the city thirty years ago. Retired reporter Marcus Waters made his name as a journalist covering the enigmatic superhero’s five years of cleaning up Chicago’s streets. Then the Kingfisher died, Chicago resumed its violent turmoil, and Marcus slid back into obscurity. But did the Kingfisher really die? And who would take hostages connected to the Kingfisher's past attempts to clean up the streets? With the help of disgraced police officer Lucinda Tillman and a young hacktivist named Wren, Marcus will explore the city's violence, corruption, and chaos to figure out if the vigilante hero died tragically, or gave up hope and abandoned the city—and for the hostages, the clock is ticking. Praise for Reign of the Kingfisher: "The Reign of the Kingfisher is an extraordinary novel. Martinson's prose is so stunning, and his characters so indelible, that I'd suggest you read it even if you don't read comic books and have little interest in superheroes." — Emily St. John Mandel, bestselling author of Station Eleven

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

"Tension and suspense are maintained on high with L.J. Ganser's narration of this Chicago mystery...He gets inside the motley characters who carry a major part of the plot, portraying each personality distinctly." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

30 years ago a superhero tried to save Chicago. Now the city is again under siege, in this gritty, suspenseful, and beautifully written story from award-winning debut author T.J. Martinson

Somewhere in Chicago, a roomful of people have been taken hostage. The hostages will be killed one by one, the masked gunman says on-screen, unless the police will admit that they faked the death of the legendary superhero called the Kingfisher and helped him to give up his defense of the city thirty years ago.

Retired reporter Marcus Waters made his name as a journalist covering the enigmatic superhero’s five years of cleaning up Chicago’s streets. Then the Kingfisher died, Chicago resumed its violent turmoil, and Marcus slid back into obscurity.

But did the Kingfisher really die? And who would take hostages connected to the Kingfisher's past attempts to clean up the streets? With the help of disgraced police officer Lucinda Tillman and a young hacktivist named Wren, Marcus will explore the city's violence, corruption, and chaos to figure out if the vigilante hero died tragically, or gave up hope and abandoned the city—and for the hostages, the clock is ticking.

Praise for Reign of the Kingfisher:

"The Reign of the Kingfisher is an extraordinary novel. Martinson's prose is so stunning, and his characters so indelible, that I'd suggest you read it even if you don't read comic books and have little interest in superheroes." — Emily St. John Mandel, bestselling author of Station Eleven

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fans of superhero tales will relish Martinson’s energetic debut…Martinson ratchets up the tension and keeps the suspense high to the end. Readers will eagerly await his next novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the start, Ganser sets a strong pace in a style that is reminiscent of true-crime movies. He gets inside the motley characters who carry a major part of the plot, portraying each personality distinctly. Moving between their stories effortlessly, he pauses just enough to allow listeners to keep up without disrupting the intensity. AudioFile Earphone Award
“Martinson nails the crime thriller tone and style from the get-go…The Kingfisher’s story becomes an elegant deconstruction of superhero mythology and a deep examination of twenty-first-century heroism." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Provides a stunningly realistic take on superheroes and vigilantism, veering widely from idealism to pessimism. It’s also a gripping crime novel…Martinson holds the reader rapt from the book’s opening lines to its very last, delivering a novel that should resonate with fans of thrillers and comic books alike.” Mystery Scene Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: T.J. Martinson

Author Bio: T.J. Martinson

T.J. Martinson is from Illinois and is currently working towards a PhD in English from Indiana University – Bloomington.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 13.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English