Today we’re releasing a newly remastered edition of Mike Luoma’s Vatican Assassin. Why a remastered version? Mike says:
Back in September of 2006, I began podcasting “Vatican Assassin” as part of my Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast. Learning about digital audio and podcasting as I went along, the recordings were good, but in retrospect could have been better. In a misguided attempt at “tightening” the audio was also severely edited throughout the book. These recordings turned into “Vatican Assassin” on Podiobooks.com in 2007, and they’ve been downloaded over 106,000 times now. But when I finished the third book in my trilogy “Vatican Abdicator” earlier this year, and as I began to go through my files for upcoming downloadable audiobooks coming from Podiobooks.com (more info on that later), it became clear I’d learned a lot in the intervening three years since I’d recorded “Vatican Assassin” – it was time for a new edition!
I rerecorded the first ten chapters of the book – coming from a radio advertising background where you try to fit as much as you can into 30 seconds, my early reads were just too fast. The rest of the reads were fine, but the editing reflected my commercial background as well, there was no breathing room, no spaces! So I went back to the original source files for the rest of the book and re-edited them, restoring and/or adding “breathing room” to the reads. My noise reduction techniques have also improved over the years, so the entire book has been redone with improved (less harsh, more accurate) noise reduction as well.
Sounds good to me. Here’s the goods on Vatican Assassin – Remastered:
Bernard Campion, aka “BC”, is an assassin for the Pope, struggling with his work’s inherent contradictions while trying to take care of “business” during an out of control interplanetary religious war in 2109. BC is a killer disguised as a priest of the New catholic Church. His current assignment? Eliminate the Governor of Lunar Prime, the free state on the Moon. BC has no idea this latest assignment will change everything…