What does Gary Furlong bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?The narrator, Gary Furlong, nailed the voices and accents in this story. He gave voice to the characters and brought the story to life for me. Gary invokes the emotions and anxiousness of the characters he portrays. I felt like i was right there with Cooper battling Alexander.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?The action and intensity in this story made me want to listen to it in one sitting. I even found myself dreaming about the characters at night.
Any additional comments?Blood Divine was my introduction to both the author and the narrator. I am definitely adding author Greg Howard to my TBR list. He weaved together complex character with a thrilling edge of your seat story that Gary Furlong then brought to life with his fantastic voice.
Author: Greg Howard
Narrator: Gary Furlong
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes
Publisher: Anakim Press⎮2017
Release date: Aug. 1, 2017
Greg Howard grew up near the coast of South Carolina, or as he fondly refers to it, “the armpit of the American South.” His hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina is known as the “Ghost Capital of the South,” (seriously…there’s a sign), and was always a great source of material for his overactive imagination.
Raised in a staunchly religious home, Greg escaped into the arts: singing, playing piano, acting, writing songs, and making up stories. After running away to the bright lights and big city of Nashville, Tennessee with stars in his eyes and dreams of being the Dianne Warren of Music City, he took a job peddling CDs and has been a cog in the music business machine ever since.
Now an adult with a brain, Greg finds the South Carolina coast to be a perfectly magical place where he vacations yearly. Currently, Greg resides in Nashville, TN with his husband, Steve, and their three rescued fur babies. Molly, Toby, and Riley.
Greg’s debut adult paranormal novel, BLOOD DIVINE, was released by Wilde City Press in September 2016. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers acquired Greg's debut young adult novel, SOCIAL INTERCOURSE, which will be released in Summer 2018.
Gary Furlong grew up in Wexford, Ireland. Throughout his life he has worn many a hat: He has worked as a teacher in Niigata, Japan; a puppeteer in Prague; an improv artist in Memphis, Tennessee; and as a singer and actor all over Ireland. He started narrating audiobooks in late 2015 and hasn't looked back.
Gary made his acting debut in the musical Godspell as a student. Since then he has pursued acting both on the amateur and professional circuits. Notable roles include Tom Collins in Bare Cheek's production of Rent in 2010.
Over the course of his five years in Japan, he was an actor, director, and audio producer. It was during this time that he discovered his interest in audiobooks and voice-over.
He now works full-time as an audiobook narrator and voice actor from his home in Ireland.