SST posted this on Twitter this morning. Their signed, limited edition of The Listener can still be ordered from their website.
Pre-order signed copies from Alabama Booksmith!
In addition to the audiobook of The Listener, audiobooks of Usher’s Passing, Stinger, and Mystery Walk are now available.
We’re a month away from the release of Robert McCammon’s new novel, The Listener. The limited edition from Cemetery Dance is long sold-out, but copies of the UK limited edition from SST Publications can still be ordered. Click here for details.
If you want a signed copy of the trade hardcover, you can pre-order a copy from Alabama Booksmith. As I previously mentioned, Robert McCammon will be signing copies of The Listener and other books at the launch event for The Listener at Alabama Booksmith on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 5 PM.
Every pre-order comes with a chance in the drawing for the 30th anniversary slipcase limited edition of Swan Song and a certificate signed by Mr. McCammon authenticating that copy was purchased prior to publication.
Here’s a great new, spoiler-free review of THE LISTENER from @SadieLouWho!
“I just added a new book to my list of all time favorite novels. I added Curtis Mayhew to my all time favorite characters list and I became a certified, legit fangirl of Robert McCammon because of this story: The Listener.”
On January 10, 2018, Cemetery Dance’s Brian Freeman posted this on his blog:
The final step before the process is out of our hands: the bluelines for Robert McCammon’s incredible new novel, The Listener, have been reviewed at the Cemetery Dance Publications office and the printer has been given the green light to roll:
You can also order signed copies at the Alabama Booksmith that come with an insert also signed by Robert McCammon certifying that book was purchased prior to publication date, and a chance in the drawing for the thirtieth anniversary edition of Swan Song.
Early reviews of The Listener have started showing up. Author Kealan Patrick Burke tweeted a couple of weeks ago, “THE LISTENER by Robert McCammon is astonishing.” He’ll be posting a full review soon. In the meantime, here are links to a few others. All of the reviews contain very mild spoilers, so don’t read them if you don’t want to know anything at all about the book.
“McCammon masterfully combines historical thriller and supernatural horror in a compelling and suspenseful tale of race, class, and family… This is a violent and gritty tale, but redemption is always possible.”
— Booklist (Starred Review)
“At a certain point in The Listener, you just have to hold on for dear life because this tale races to the denouement and you HAVE to know what happens. I recommend shutting yourself in a room for the last 50 pages so you can read it without being bothered. Trust me on this! You will be rewarded with an ending so poignant, yet so perfect and totally satisfying that you might find yourself with a tear in your eye.”
— Char’s Horror Corner
“It’s not every day you come across such an intoxicating blend of literary prowess and unapologetic adventure-seeking as what Robert McCammon delivers with The Listener.”
— Pete Mesling in his review “Softly Comes but Firmly Stays the Listener”
“For many years he has ranked amongst the finest writers of dark fiction in the world and “The Listener” sits comfortably with his unmatchable body of work. As this is a stand-alone novel, if you’ve never read McCammon before, this is as good a place to start as any.”
— Tony Jones, Ginger Nuts of Horror
“McCammon (Freedom of the Mask) conjures believable characters whose sympathetic plight pulls the reader headlong into the novel’s volatile mix of crime and fantasy. Its tense finale, paced at breakneck speed, will have readers turning pages until its surprise-packed end. ”
— Publishers Weekly
The Listener can be pre-ordered from Cemetery Dance.
Audible will release the audiobook edition of The Listener on the book’s publication date, February 27, 2018.
The week before that, on February 20, Audible will release audiobook editions of Stinger, Mystery Walk, and Usher’s Passing. On March 28, they will release the audiobook edition of MINE. When that is published, there will be audiobook editions of every Robert McCammon title!
I’m still awaiting details and pre-order links, but Nick Sullivan is narrating Stinger and Mystery Walk. He tweeted this on January 4, 2018, in reply to a post about a Mystery Walk ebook sale:
As soon as the pre-order links are live, I’ll post them!
Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST) in the UK has announced that they are publishing an oversized, signed, limited edition of Robert McCammon’s The Listener for the UK market. The book will be published in March/April 2018 and features cover art by Vincent Sammy.
Here are the details from their website:
Special Oversized Signed Limited Hardcover Edition:
Limited to only 550 Signed & Numbered copies
Special illustrated signature page personally signed by the author
Deluxe oversized trim size (7”x10” approx.)
Printed on 90gsm acid-free paper, with your archive and legacy in mind
Bound in full-cloth with coloured head and tail bands
Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine for the ultimate presentation
Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
Sewn binding for increased durability
Gorgeous wrap-around dust jacket art by Vincent Sammy
Featuring six stunning never-before-seen interior illustrations
Extremely limited ONE-TIME printing of SST Publication’s Special Signed Limited Edition—Only 550 copies will be available worldwide. This opportunity will never be presented again!
Reserve your copy today! Don’t miss your opportunity to be 1 of just 550 collectors to showcase this Special Oversized Signed Limited Hardcover edition of Robert McCammon’s outstanding new novel The Listener.
On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Robert McCammon visited the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL, for a preview party for The Listener. Click here to see photos contributed by Alicia Stamps, LP Hernandez, and Blu Gilliand. The Alabama Booksmith has also posted a video of Robert McCammon’s presentation on YouTube.
Tuesday, December 5, is Robert McCammon Day at the Alabama Booksmith. At 5:00 PM CST, he will read from his amazing upcoming novel, The Listener. The book will be published in February, 2018, but signed first editions ($25) will officially go on sale at this event.
Not only will a pre-order guarantee a signed first edition at regular publisher’s price, and come with a certificate signed by Mr. McCammon authenticating that this copy was purchased prior to publication, but all purchases come with a chance in the drawing for one of the most beautiful treasures we’ve ever seen. Here are the details of the prize:
On March 13, 2017, the thirtieth anniversary limited edition of Swan Song was published. Only 552 copies were offered for sale and they sold out the first day. There were 500 numbered (originally $150) and 52 lettered (originally $400). All came in a gorgeous slipcase and were illustrated throughout. The lettered editions feature a magnificent gatefold by David Ho.
The Alabama Booksmith acquired the author’s personal collection (lettered P.C.) and that will be the lucky winner’s prize. This very, very precious and valuable gem (appraised at $500). This copy comes with a parchment certificate authenticating provenance and signed by Robert McCammon. The drawing will be at the launch of The Listener in February, 2018.
Mr. McCammon will be happy to personalize any title currently on our shelves and we’ll ship December 6.
The Alabama Booksmith is located at 2626 19th Pl S, Birmingham, Alabama 35209.