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Johannes Cabal is a necromancer - and he's slightly infamous.

Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day: And Other Tales of the Necromancer features seven of Cabal's most frightening adventures:

  • "Exeunt Demon King"
  • "The Ereshkigal Working"
  • "Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day"
  • "The House of Gears"
  • "The Death of Me"
  • "Ouroboros Ouzo"
  • "A Long Spoon"

Also included is an original introduction written and read by the author.

©2013 Jonathan L. Howard (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Skyboat Media, Inc.

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  • Androoski
  • 22 09 2016

Can't go wrong

With great narration and fantastic writing these stories will give your mind quite the chew toy. As a self confessed agresive mental chewer I need something that is not only palatable but also surpringly durable from start to finish. No matter how much I get I can never get enough of Cabal. The ideas of the writer are always welcome and are usually a novelty. Being bored of the same old hum drum it's refreshing to be able to have my complete attention in these page-turners or should I say ear benders. I didn't like the idea that I may not be getting all of something that's out there seeing these short stories combined to 1 audio book had me happy at one point in time you couldn't find the stories just anywhere. I I'm thankful to have them and enjoyed every minute I also love the narrator.

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  • M. Maryanow
  • 24 06 2015

Can You Fall in Love with a Fictional Necromancer?

Jonathan L. Howard's wit is amazing. I've listened to all of the Johannes Cabal books so many times that I can't even begin to guess at the number, except to guess that it's in the 100's. In his previous novels, especially The Fear Institute and The Brothers Cabal, the wit is so condensed that you can laugh on the 100th listening. I love the dark world and the calm way Cabal goes about his work.
Unfortunately, I can't agree with the author about favoring short stories but I would read anything Howard makes available. I was so excited another book was coming out, I counted down the hours until my pre-order was available and I can't wait until Howard finishes his next novel!

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  • Damian
  • 21 08 2017

Great listen, Wonderful short stories

I love the Johannes Cabal novels.
The short stories are great for quick rides in the car.
The best part about the stories are the clever way Herr Cabal finds a way out of the many traps and the adventures he goes through.
If you are a fan of the series, you must listen.
To the newcomer, if you like dark humor and fantasy stories, it is a fun adventure full of intelligent puns and sneering sarcasm.
You just might find that you love it!

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  • KC
  • 07 06 2017

Great fun for short term bursts.

I'm not usually a fan of short stories. The author explains that he grew up being a fan of the format during his forward. He must have learned some great lessons from those short stories of his childhood; this collection is great.

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  • Owen C. Marshall
  • 25 02 2017

Cabal's Shorter Adventures Don't Disappoint

This is the second time that I have listened to this collection of short stories. The first time was after I had finished the fifth Johannes Cabal novel, The Fall of the House of Cabal. While none of these stories are necessary to the enjoyment of the novels, reading/listening to them provides background on several characters and events.

When I first listened, I was concerned about the order of the stories. They are not told in the order of publication, and I was certain that this was incorrect. I was mistaken. The order of the stories in this audiobook is chronological in Cabal's world.

Thus the question becomes, when should I listen to this audiobook?

The first 3 stories occur before Johannes Cabal the Necromancer. The rest are most likely before Johannes Cabal: the Fear Institute. So I would recommend listening to this after the second book, Johannes Cabal the Detective. At the very latest, it should be experienced before The Fall of the House of Cabal because a character appears in the final story of this collection whose relationship with Cabal is so very out of his usual idiom that the reader/listener will be mad with curiosity as to how they met.

A second reason to listen after book 2 is that it will give the listener a chance to get used to the different performer. Nicholas Guy Smith does an admirable job with Cabal and he reads this collection and books 3 through 5. But he is very different from Christopher Cazenove who read the first 2 books. The short stories will allow the listener to ease into the change at their own pace.

All in all, this was a fantastic edition of some great stories.

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  • Tiffany
  • 18 11 2016

A satchel of gleaming, charmingly arcane literary jewels.

Jonathan L. Howard (an author of some little infamy) is one of my absolute favorites, so I had almost unreasonably high expectations for these short stories. They were, if anything, exceeded. If you-- like me-- are a sucker for amusing simile (e.g. "The realization dropped on him like a wet wooly mammoth") and dry humor, I'm sure you will be equally delighted by these little windows into Johannes' continuing adventures. Happy listening!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29 08 2016

Everything You Imagined

These stories are beautiful on their own, but hearing them elevates them beyond simple words.

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  • Michael P.
  • 02 08 2016

Enjoyed it

Jonathan Howard provides us with great stories starring an interesting character. If you love Johannes Cabal, you must listen to these stories.

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  • Jacob
  • 17 12 2015

I love these books.

very well written, and real life always gets in the way of more good books, much like this one.

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  • paul brennan
  • 26 07 2015

Shorts

More!!!!! More!!!!
J.l.h has gold.
Now I can't think of johaness as voiced by anyone but smith.

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  • Moriah
  • 03 12 2015

Fantastic!

If you could sum up Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day in three words, what would they be?

Johannes Cabal perfection

What other book might you compare Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day to, and why?

This book is similar to the other Johnannes Cabal series, except this book has very well written short stories.

What does Nicholas Guy Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He gives Cabal a voice that I can hear when I read the books. His narration is perfect.

Any additional comments?

I normally don't enjoy short stories, they don't give me enough story to keep me interested or leave me feeling dissapointed. These stories are very well written, had me laughing and wincing and the special treat in the beginning was surprising and pleasant. I highly recommend this book. If you have not read any of the Cabal books, this is a good taster of what to expect.

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  • Brakeinews
  • 07 10 2017

Like Supernatural genre? Then get this...

If you like the whole supernatural genre, the reach back to late 19th/early 20th century characters and domains, then give this a try. A collection of short stories to introduce you to the Necromancer, it shows the style of writing from the author; his humour and prose is a lot of fun and the stories are original and dramatic.

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  • Leon
  • 15 06 2017

awesome work

love the short story format and the author's quirky and innovative style. brilliant stories.
bravo!

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  • John Lee Jolley
  • 05 10 2015

Great Stories!

This is a great way to get into the series. I enjoyed each and every story.

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  • LiamDS
  • 11 07 2015

Downloaded tonight, not listened yet!

If you could sum up Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day in three words, what would they be?

Things in skirtingboards

What was one of the most memorable moments of Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day?

Never trust the things in your garden

Have you listened to any of Nicholas Guy Smith’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Nope

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Cabal meets Cabal

Any additional comments?

JLH is a superstar, buy everything he has his paws on!

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