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We've launched KISSYMAN AND THE GENTLEMAN as a free novella over at Podiobooks.com! No jibber-jab, just nonstop noir action.

New York City, 1946. No one knows his real name, but when the job is too dirty, too dangerous, you call Kissyman. Once he was an elite Nazi SS commando, an honorable soldier, a taker of lives. When he was assigned to Dachau and saw what he was actual fighting for, he went AWOL and ran as far away as he could -- to America. He still makes his living with a gun, but he no longer kills for his country. Now, he kills for cash.

A dashing, high-profile bodyguard known as “The Gentleman” is hired to protect Beth Copenhaver, an up-and-coming Hollywood starlet. When a man named Mathis Wrenn surfaces from Beth’s past and threatens her life, The Gentleman hires Kissyman to make Mathis see the error of his ways. It should be a simple job, but there is far more to the connection between Wrenn and Beth than the bombshell lets on. She’s starring in a new movie with John Wayne called Western Dawn. As the premier approaches, Kissyman has to get to Wren before Wrenn can get to Beth.

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Good story

I listened to it when it was originally on this site and i will have to get the podiobooks version for my own podcast story archives.

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Oh Hell Yes!

It's downloading now!!!
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Nocturnal

Sweet!! aka nilling
aka nilling everywhere else!
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Its a Valentine present yo!!

And get some sleep! You look like death warmed over!
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Kissytime

Eeeexcellent, it would appear to be time for a relisten to the story in question. Also, this taking over the world thing, it would appear you'll be having an undead theme for the whole thing, given the, to say the least, haunted look.

If at first you don't succeed, remove all evidence you ever tried.

If at first you don't succeed, remove all evidence you ever tried.
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Just in time!

So sweet. I'm gonna load this up on my iPodioPod and listen while I flee the country tomorrow.

 

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I agree, he does look tired.

Look at what those deadlines are doing to him!!
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Bet you wish you were nocturnal lol

Man you look shattered. And awesome on kissyman

You're out of luck. Cause this is me not giving a F**k


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They call me the Walking Cadaver

So there you go.

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What's that.....

sitting in my pod catcher???  Not one, not two, not three but all nine episodes!  Sweet!

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I love me my Kissyman!

Please get some rest, FDO!  It looks like junkie addiction is draining you.  You deserve a break ... as soon as you finish NOCTURNAL, PANDEMIC, and KISSYMAN & THE DRAGONLADY.  Wink

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Sqeee!

My fame will expand across the known universe! And Kissyman's laugh will haunt many more dreams.
Looks like sleeping and shaving have been given up for the duration of the Nocturnal re-write. I hope that bathing is still in the routine, or the Evil Queen might not let you in.
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The FDO™ does not function without the morning shower

Due do a small apartment and a small bathroom (and the Evil Queen™ heading to work), this video was shot pre-shower, pre-coffee. You can see how alert and sexy I am when this happens.

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Small prices to pay, my man!

Cool

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I started re-listening to The Rookie on

Podiobooks.com stream and noticed that they compressed the living shit out of it.  Your re-mastered audio, which is damned fine stuff is all filled with stinky compression artifacts and your dulcet tones have gone all warbley.

 

Why for how come they do this to our FDO(tm)? 

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Tell me more ...

What bit rate are your files at? Maybe we goofed something up.

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I have listened to it.Its

I have listened to it.Its very good to see and hear and i have uploded in my mobile phone.

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compression and me

It came down as MPEG-1, Layer 3 at 128kbps 44.1kHz sample rate.  

 

I have the original and the remastered release direct from your feed and they sound awesome.  The old, original Rookie files are similar but at 80kbps.

 

 

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Hmmmm. That's exactly what they should be.

Let me download a few from PB.com and see if I have a similar issue.

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    Any findings?

    Any findings?

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    I didn't hear any artifacts in the episodes I sampled.

    I checked episodes 3, 7, 11, & 19. Were the artifacts you discovered ubiqitous or only in isolated locations?

    I'm assuming you got the episodes direct from http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-rookie, correct? If you got them anywhere else, it's possible you might have somehow gotten the old episodes (ie before I went through and re-mastered them). Please try re-downloading an episode or two from here and see if the artifacts are still present.

    Sorry it took me a while to get back to you.

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    I just noticed that in your initial post, you said "streaming"

    Was that accurate?

    When you're streaming audio, it opens up a whole 'nother bucket of worms that varies minute to minute since you're "downloading" the audio live. If you were experiencing artifacts while streaming, I wouldn't be surprised. It's kind of similar to getting bad radio reception.

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    Did I miss something?

    Just finished Kissyman and the Gentleman. Enjoyed it; nice change. But imagine my surprise when Lefty shows up in the last scene with dog biscuits in one hand and Twinkies in the other. Lefty, who had been running around with one arm for 9 ¾ episodes; ok, 8 ¾ - he was not in the first episode.

    Did I miss something? Did an ancestor provide him with a spare arm or something? Or is FDO just getting happy with the ‘literary license’? (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

    Not complaining, mind you. I’m well aware that this is FDO’s universe and I just worship here. I’m just saying… that’s all.

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    I'll re-download it.  I

    I'll re-download it.  I misspoke when I said streaming.  I just used iTunes to download the feed.

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    I can explain this in 5 words.

    The FDO is never wrong!

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