Audible version of The Last Berserker is out now
It’s been a long, long wait. But, finally, the Audible version of my new Viking novel has been released on Amazon. Halle-bloody-lujah! It was recorded in June, scheduled to come out in July and then . . . nothing for two months. Anyway the audiobook of The Last Berserker (Fire Born 1) is out now and, I’m told, it is absolutely terrific.
I say “I’m told” because I haven’t actually listened to the whole thing yet (It’s about 12 hours long). But the reading was done by a brilliant actor called Ade Dimberline, and from what I have listened to he has done a superb job of bringing my characters to life. They have a soft northern lilt that I think perfectly encapsulates the Viking nature of the yarn.
Ade is rather an extraordinary character: he only took up acting aged 35 and before that he was a project manager and a Mixed Martial Artist – competing in 47 bone-crunching competitions in his 20s. He still practices martial arts, when he gets the opportunity, and I think because of his physical combat experience he gives a fantastic authenticity to the action sequences in the novel. He also runs a leather goods business which you can find on Instagram as Atur Leather. And the rumour is that he is about to hit the big time as an actor with his atmospheric role as the main antagonist Liam in a feature film called White Sky, which will be released in the UK later this year.
“I really liked The Last Berserker,” he tells me, “Bjarki was sold to me as a bit of a dolt but as time goes on you realise that he is the most well-balanced character in the entire book. It has some lovely quiet bits where the story can stew, and then many, many pages of all-out chaos.”
If you want to find out more about Ade Dimberline, check out his website adriandimberline.com
And if you would like to download the Audible version of The Last Berserker, click on the link here.