The Doom Magnetic Trilogy
by William Pauley III
Narrated by Connor Brannigan
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Pub Date 28 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 06 Nov 2023
CHORIZO, NEVADA is filled with the grittiest of men and the filthiest of women—the perfect place for a man chockful of secrets to hide. But one fateful day, his past catches up to him...
A Japanese assassin, with a cue-ball for an eye, invades the town with an army of two-foot eyeless minions who thirst for human blood. This man has two things on his mind: Where is his purple television? And who is the dead man that stole it from him?
The DOOM MAGNETIC Trilogy is a fast-paced sci-fi western, packed plum-full of sex, violence, cosmic voids, coliseum-style combat, genetically-engineered mutants, breathy brain whispers, cigar smoke torture chambers, and a sea of electric television zombies.
This is the weirdest book you will ever read.
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Thank you NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This was a blend of sci-fi and horror with so much gore. There were so many parts of this that I winced at, so many horrific scenes and there's so much detail on the gorey and unsettling parts. This was also such an interesting story, the overarching storyline was very cool. This is not for the squeamish but if you love horror with a lot of gore I would highly recommend.
I think listening to this authors work is the perfect way to interact with the text (without making your brain explode - just remember no matter how amusing you find the narrative, keep your mouth closed, don’t smile and don’t show your teeth while you listen).This is my second decent into one of William Pauley III’s books. This book, like the last, has a beginning and an end; in between you are never entirely sure what is coming next. Think weird Sci-fi mixed with Japanese computer games mixed with guts and gore B movies, and you might start to get an idea. Cosmic purple TV, 8-ball eye, burrito guys, super villain head on his …… *body (* …… it’s weird but no spoilers) making people into mindless minions are just some of the things thrown at you. But, even if it doesn’t always make sense, it does make for a very fun whole. Thank you to William Pauley III and NetGalley for the audio ARC. The views expressed are all mine, freely given.
The Doom Magnetic trilogy is three short stories combined into one book. The third story, The Brothers Crunk, is actually one I read as a stand-alone and I really liked it. I liked it so much that I went through it again and did not get bored.
William Pauley III is truly a genius in this genre. He knows how to write with such imagery that you see every gory detail. I was listening to this book while eating breakfast, I had to stop eating breakfast thanks to the detail that Pauley puts into his work.
I have now read seven of Pauley's books and each time I’m blown away by how he can build a story in the way he does. He uses such detail and makes such unique worlds. Every book by him has me feeling like I am in the story. I see and smell every gory and disgusting detail.
I can’t wait for my next book by William Pauley III. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
I am a fan of william pauley III, his stories are always very strange and at the same time amusing, even with dark and gruesome details I find myself chuckling with the story, the doom magnetic trilogy is basically many short stories that somehow connect with each other, loved to have the brother crunk in here again, I really recommend this book.
I got a copy of the audiobook and since it is read by Connor Brannigan is like the best of two worlds, he does all the voices, in the end you’ll end thinking that there’s at least 3 guys working on the book because the voices sound that much different, he is one man band really, I highly recommend for you all to get this book in the audiobook format because it is so much fun.
Thank you NetGalley and Doom Fiction Audio for the free AAC and this is my honest opinion.
This book was brilliant, such a unique and fun mix of sci-fi with western. It was fast paced and action packed, I couldn’t stop reading it, it was amazing!
Highly recommend reading this or any other books by the author all of his books are fantastic!
Thank you so much to @netgalley and the publisher for an AudioARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for a chance to listen to this audiobook before its release.
This was my first experience with this author and honestly I loved it. This audiobook actually was the perfect way to hear this story because between the words and the narration it really took me to another world. It was almost like listening to those old timey radio shows and almost like listening to The Thrilling Adventure Hour Podcast (but with more swearing, sex and death).
Truly enjoyed this and now I will be picking up more by the author. Highly recommend this audiobook.
There is no possible way to adequately describe this one. It’s 100% bizarre from start to finish.
Wildly interesting characters creating mayhem and getting into all kinds of trouble. One may even have to save the world(s) along the way.
Another solid work from the demented mind of WPIII.
“He’s getting harder than Japanese algebra”
Qoser is an assassin from planet Japan, capable of peeling flesh from bone and creating quenchless rips from one universe through to another, he thinks of this other universe as ‘The Doom Magnetic’.
In search of a man named Mungden, Qoser and his troop of mopes enter a bar in the town of Chorizo, Nevada. Casting his eyes around - cueball and all, he begins asking the patrons of Crunchy Saloon if they know where Mungden is, only to be met with staunch silence. This displeases him greatly…
Mungden has stolen an artefact known as The Purple Television from the Japanese Government and Qoser has been tasked with its return due to his unique skillset. He will find Mungden and The Purple Television if it’s the last thing he does.
Of course, being William Pauley III I expected this to be weird as all hell off the bat and it was. Horrifying, gory and a wild ride, this is a surreal, futuristic and dystopian tale with some amazing characters and a fast paced, compelling plot. It made me laugh in places due to the absurdity of it all, but I like that about it, it’s unapologetically peculiar and fun. All of his books are reasonably short, but they fit in such a lot of action in the space, really entertaining reads. This wasn’t necessarily my favourite from this author, but still excellent.
Perfectly voiced by Connor Brannigan, he has a wonderful range of character voices and is fantastic at building atmosphere with his tone.
The doom magnetic trilogy is my second William Pauley III book. This book is sci-fi western/horror book which is a weird combination for me. Weirdly it worked and I really enjoyed it. His writing is very detailed which is amazing for the story but also there were a lot of gory scenes with details. It is also action-packed. I think listening to the audiobook is a great way to consume the story. The narrator was amazing as well. Overall, this book is not for everybody and definitely not for the people who don't like reading gore but it will definitely find the perfect reader for sure. I can't wait to read more from this author.
What did I just read? Whatever it was I LOVED it. It’s classified as Bizarro Fiction which describes it well. I listen to the audiobook while I was on a road trip. I had a smile on my face because I was enjoying it so much. This is different than anything I have ever read and now I want more. This book has a Japanese Assassin from the Planet Japan who heads to Chorizo Nevada to find a purple tv. This story has a hero, villain, a queen and a purple tv and other crazy things. It’s fast paced. My mind was blown as early as Chapter 1 and it kept building. There is a lot of colorful language and swearing that fits the story. I highly recommend you try something new and pick this up. The narrator, Connor Brannigan, is one of the best I’ve listened to and the author, William Pauley III, is nothing short of a mastermind in the absurd. He is a great writer. I will read more of his books.
Honestly, just when I think these stories cannot get weirder, they do! I love that this story follows Maundin after he has met the "Voice". This story is frenetic and magnificent and definitely worth the read.
Connor Brannigan once again brings William Pauley's work to life with a fantastic voice and a level of creepiness that the story deserves.
Mungden has stolen The Purple Television (an object that has magical powers) from the Japanese Government, and Qoser, a Japanese assassin with a cue ball for an eye, has been tasked with its return due to his unique skillset (i.e., he can use the doom magnetic).
I have read many of Pauley's books, and like the rest, this one is weird but oddly amazing. The description level given to the characters, actions, and scenes is always fantastic, and you can see the images in your head as you read.
The audiobook is masterfully narrated by Connor Brannigan. He has a wide range of character voices and is fantastic at building atmosphere with his tone. Pauley nailed using Brannigan as the narrator for his works.
The Doom Magnetic Trilogy is not for everyone. It is a violent and strange series that may not appeal to all readers. However, if you are a fan of dark and twisted science fiction, you should definitely check it out.
The Doom Magnetic Trilogy by William Pauley III
Narrated by Connor Brannigan, I just love this guys books and it was one of his best so far.....Especially as I binged some of these over the last few days. This is the weirdest book you will ever read and I loved it, especially the cover.......Don't judge the book by its cover.......Well I did with all his books and I didn't know what I was letting myself into lol.
But, I am glad I did. Brilliant!
*I received the audiobook version of this story via NetGalley *
After finishing the Bedlam Bible series and one other story by William Pauley III, I wasn’t sure where to go next. So I ended up buying the ebook of The Doom Magnetic Trilogy, since I enjoyed so many of his other works. A few days later I received the audiobook for free, so I read along while listening. Which was great.
Connor Brannigan’s work as the narrator never fails to impress. Such a wide range sometimes I forget it’s only him doing it and not multiple people.
The story had multiple nods to the other books by Mr. Pauley or perhaps the other way around. Either way, that was neat.
Very early in I was thinking that it felt mmm…. older and as far as I can tell, I was correct. Not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just interesting.
The story was well written but I didn’t find myself having as deep of a connection as I did with his other books.
Still worth the read/listen and I’m going to continue to read more by this author in the future.
I really don't know why I enjoy Pauley's work, but I really do.
It is a complete break from reality where you can immerse yourself into an alternate universe.
Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for gifting me this arc in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.