Audio Blog Tour: Bootleggers by Paul Rudd

Author: Paul Rudd

Narrators: Jordan Wolfe, Jennifer Martin, Rod Glenn, Emily Wyatt, Caitlyn Wolfe

Length: 13 hours 43 minutes

Publisher: Paul Rudd

Released: Feb. 11, 2021

Genre: Fiction

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Welcome to 1987, part of the era of VHS and arcade games. A time when teenagers on BMXs create worlds of imagination. 

The Four Horsemen – Tommy, Mikey, Kurt, and Ted – need something new to spice up their gatherings because, well, boys will be boys. When a stranger approaches Mikey with bootlegged tapes in the trunk of his car, Mikey isn’t interested, but the board game the man presents might just do the trick. 

The Horsemen become Bootleggers to play this life-altering game, assuming avatars with a twist to every tale and forging into the realms created by a sadistic madman known as Mr. Nobody. Everything is at risk – family, friends, and their entire town; they must play, or everyone dies. 

When folk are murdered, the boys know there is only one way to end the game. It is time to change the rules and kick some ass.

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No, he’s not the actor, or Ant Man, Paul Rudd, the author, is UK based and tends to delve into Sci-Fi/horror/fantasy genres.

Sharks have been a passion since he first watched Jaws at an age far too young to print. Writing about sharks, and in particular, the prehistoric Megalodon sharks, seemed an obvious route to take, and so began the creation of Paul’s debut novel Sharc.

Released in 2012, Sharc led to Sharc Bait (book 2 of the series), London Warriors followed, and then Wild Wild Dead, along with the Chronicles of Supernatural Warfare. Shark Spawn and Bootleggers, the latest release (first published in 2020).

All of Paul’s releases can be found under the Ravenous Roadkill banner, and Ebooks available through Wild Wolf Publishing. Audiobooks for Sharc, Sharc Bait, Wild Wild Dead, London Warriors, Shark Spawn and Bootleggers are all available through Audible.


Author Paul Rudd’s Playlist for Bootleggers

This list of songs were listened to throughout the writing process. Most of them are 80s based anthems. All are relevant to the story. Low Tide Theory’s ‘Time Will Tell’ is the soundtrack anthem for the story. I was given permission from the band to use the song for the Audiobook. You can hear part of it at the end credits, and also in the book trailer I put together. There are so many more songs I listened to, including the Soundtracks for movies from the decade. I can’t add them all though, so I’ve chosen the select few. 

Bootleggers, Bootlegged songs Playlist

I’ve also included a list of recent Bootlegged versions of 80’s songs. There are probably many more I have missed but these are the ones I’ve kept on my playlist whilst I was writing the story.

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