Welcome to the, er, latest installment of The Shambling Guide to New York City Listen-a-Long, covering Chapter 6 through Chapter 17 of Mur Lafferty’s The Shambling Guide to New York City. Whew. Well, I fell right off the wagon — some of that was picking up the audiobook when it was released and getting to listen all the way to the end right away, rather than waiting week by week, but most of it has just been the complete failure to make the time to write up a proper Listen-a-Long. I’m even more impressed than I already was, which was not an inconsiderable amount, not only with the podcasters who week after week produce episode after episode, but also with Dave for being able to keep up with Scalzi’s The Human Division Listen-a-Long so well. Simply put: these are better humans than I am.
There’s been so many reviews and episodes since I last “followed” along — here’s a choice one, io9’s “Now This is the Urban Fantasy Heroine We Want” ahead of io9 selecting the book for its August 27 book club discussion — and I’m finally just posting here to say: hey! This is a cool thing that you should check out! Rather than again failing to make the time to write up a summary.
As a reminder: Lafferty is podcasting, chapter-by-chapter, week-by-week, the Hachette Audio production of The Shambling Guide to New York City — available free in this format for a limited time. Snap it up and listen along! When I last left off, Zoë was settling in for an evening of wine and reading. Since then she’s met more co-workers, had adventures and mis-adventures, encountered SPOILERS and found out that SPOILER is really a SPOILER. And things got naughty in Chapter 14.