Narrator: Annika Connor
Series: Friday Night Knife & Gun Club #1
on 22 December 2017
Length: 44 minutes
Genres: Alternate History, Contemporary Fiction, Dystopian, Horror, Humor, Media Tie-In, Medical Thrillers, Noir, Urban Fantasy
Source: Author, Submitted
Nurse noir fiction set in the American Wild West -- a dystopian near-future when nurses are armed with handguns for self protection and fear rules the night. The author imagines a night shift in a Denver hospital where a crazed shooter is on the loose. Don't worry, the doctors and nurses are all packing heat. All but one, that is...
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Friday Night Knife & Gun Club by L.S. Collison and narrated by Annika Connor is a very short story. This is something that listeners need to consider and not be upset about as this has a very short running time of under one hour. During that hour the listener is taken for a dark thrill ride into a dystopian near-future where nurses are armed with handguns for self-protection while wearing Kevlar body armor specialized scrubs.
The story is set in Denver, Colorado at the High Plains Trauma and Medical Center. The nurse is set to for another night shift in the ICU. With no sitter, she arms her kids with a knife and a handgun. She heads into the hospital in stormy conditions leaving them home alone but able to fight back. This title right now may be a little taboo with events that are now going in 2018. The humor of the nurses is a dark, gritty gallows humor. As someone who worked as an EMT, I got it. I have the same sense of humor it’s a coping mechanism.
The story is clear and concise. The details so sharp and accurate you know that the author has been there done that no B.S. no fake TV dialogue like heard often heard. Even down to the descriptions of the ventilators and monitors. For a short story about armed hospital staff, many will have preconceptions about the author’s intent and opinions but if you listen to the story with an open mind and pay attention to the critical details you may surprise yourself with a really great short story. Things are not always what they seem.
This story does a great job of holding a person attention if it is something that they will listen to with an open mind and no preconceived opinions. You hold on the edge of your seat through this short story from beginning to end and then take a look at things and start to ask yourself questions. Why did the author write it this way? If this happens you know it did a great job of holding your attention as the audiobook did with me.
The narration by Annika Connor in this short audio novella is truly enjoyable. Her vocal presence just perfect for this character in this gritty near future dystopian piece of fiction. From the little nurse rap to the panic and utter fear later in the performance Ms. Conner just nails it. Fiction House, Ltd. provided the production of this audiobook and did an excellent job. The audio quality was crisp and clear through the entire production.
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