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The Vatican Assassin Trilogy: Vatican Assassin, Vatican Ambassador and Vatican Abdicator - Science Fiction Adventure in the Near Future!


Posted By Mike Luoma
A Star Seed! Alibi Jones has a Star Seed on his hands. Well, not hands literally – not entirely sure he should touch it. His Hornet's Nest brain trust will be discussing that - part of three brand-new chapters of free audio science fiction from the new novel The Star Seeds of Earth! Author, host, and narrator Mike Luoma gives you free, original, independent audio science fiction adventure on each episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! 

The Star Seeds of Earth is out in eBook, Audiobook and Paperback - see the Trailer and (Virtual) Readings, hear Chapter One from the audio book and more at

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I've just released a new, remastered edition of my FREE Vatican Assassin Audiobook, offered FREE through! remastered/

Why a remastered version? Well...

Back in September of 2006, I began podcasting "Vatican Assassin" as part of my "Glow-in-the-Dark Radio" Podcast. Learning about digital audio and podcasting as I went along, the recordings were good, but in retrospect could have been better. In a misguided attempt at "tightening" the audio was also severely edited throughout the book. These recordings turned into "Vatican Assassin" on Podiobooks in 2007, and they've been downloaded over 106,000 times now. But when I finished the third book in my trilogy "Vatican Abdicator" earlier this year, and as I began to go through my files for upcoming downloadable audiobooks coming from Podiobooks (more info on that later), it became clear I'd learned a lot in the intervening three years since I'd recorded "Vatican Assassin" - it was time for a new edition!

I rerecorded the first ten chapters of the book - coming from a radio advertising background where you try to fit as much as you can into 30 seconds, my early reads were just too fast. The rest of the reads were fine, but the editing reflected my commercial background as well, there was no breathing room, no spaces! So I went back to the original source files for the rest of the book and re-edited them, restoring and/or adding "breathing room" to the reads. My noise reduction techniques have also improved over the years, so the entire book has been redone with improved (less harsh, more accurate) noise reduction as well.

If you haven't read or listened to Vatican Assassin, it's a science fiction adventure set in 2109. Bernard Campion (aka “BC”)is an assassin for the Pope of the New catholic Church – he struggles with his work's inherent contradictions while trying to take care of “business” during an out of control interplanetary religious war!

“Vatican Assassin” is available as a free downloadable audiobook through What is a Podiobook? As described on the website, “The term podiobook was coined by (site co-founder) Evo Terra to describe serialized audiobooks which are distributed via RSS, much like a podcast. Listeners to can choose to receive the episodes of their books via an RSS feed or by listening to episodes by directly downloading episodes from this site. Some listeners keep the audio files on their computers, some transfer the book to CD, but most transfer the file on to their MP3 player so they can listen no matter where they are.” will soon be offering their audiobooks in traditional downloadable forms as well.

One other note: The Vatican Assassin Trilogy is now available in ebook form at – choose your own price, or get the books FREE!

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Previously only available in the 3-in-1 Omnibus Hardcover, the Vatican Assassin Trilogy Appendix is now available as a 100 page trade paperback for $9.99, just a 99 cent download!

Available now:


Vatican Assassin Trilogy Appendix

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NOW AVAILABLE! The Office of Papal Operations T-Shirt store is now open - dress in the gear BC wears when he's off duty! All kinds of styles and colors!


 Papal Ops Shirt

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Head on over to or Itunes to download the entire "Vatican Assassin" Trilogy as free downloadable, podcast audiobooks! The final episode of Vatican Abdicator just went up over the weekend: