Audio books: A Temple of Forgotten Spirits and Hong on the Range, below.
"The keilin would not step on any living thing, not even plants. As I watched, it swung its head upward for a moment into a clear profile. The single horn shone slightly in the moonlight."
Ghosts, Spirits, and Ancient Gods Live —in America!
"To travel with Jack Hong is not only to see the country; it's to see inside one's self."
—Rob Chilson, author of Black as Blood
Ghosts, spirits, ancient gods, and folktale creatures inhabit Jack Hong's world—and ours—but he doesn't know it until he hits the road alone across America to follow an ancient Chinese unicorn wherever it leads.
Wandering ghosts need to be put to rest, while other spirits confront Jack about his own comprehension of the world. From a ghostly sailing ship in the sky above Iowa, to the Chinese god of war facing the devil in Mississippi, from a tragic, century-old romance in New York City to a mystical Charlie Chan movie in Hollywood, Jack discovers a part of America he never knew. With an introduction to the episodic novel and author's afterwords with each adventure.
Proving he's not an outlaw
will be tougher than he thinks!
Rebuilding the American West after it was destroyed in a series of disasters isn't easy, especially for a "control natural," a young cowboy without any mechanical implants.
In a world where even the cattle are mechanical hybrids, most folks look down on a man who doesn't have at least one bionic hand.
But Louie Hong is determined to make his way in the new Wild West.
All he has to do is explain to the bounty hunters who are after him for robbing a bank, and the outlaw gang that's after him for stealing their loot, that he didn't do any of it.
With a little bit of luck, and the help of Chuck, his "steerite" companion, Hong hopes to find a home on the range that nobody can take away—not outlaws, not bounty hunters, not cyborgs, not even talking, singing steerites!
"William F. Wu comes across as a great entertainer and creates a dystopian setting
that readers will love and characters they will want to follow. This audiobook is professionally recorded. I enjoyed the narrative voice and how it allows the conversations to come out. The narrator, John Carter Aimone, did a wonderful job of capturing the drama in the story, changing the tone as the characters change. It was
a fun ride for me."
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite.