A new caped hero
By day, he is a mild-mannered recluse with a secret. By night, he is The Wraith, an ancient dread avenger of justice with otherworldly powers. It’s not Batman, it’s another caped hero whose comic books have been favorably reviewed by no less than major Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro and Steve Englehart, writer of Detective Comics and The Avengers. SoundFridge has just wrapped production on the audiobook version The Wraith, a novel based on the first comic in the series The Wraith: Eyes of Judgment. The novel is penned by the author of the original comics, Frank Dirscherl. He is the founder and owner of Trinity Comics, an Australian publisher
At SoundFridge, this project has been our most ambitious project to date. Most of our previous material has been nonfiction, including business and self-help, as well as educational material. But working closely together with the author of the comic book, we had an opportunity to grow and stretch. This book demands multiple characters, accents, and a full range of acting skills. Frank Dirscherl has been a dream to work with, constantly encouraging and helpful in his feedback.
Sample audio from the audiobook:
The audiobook will be released digitally on Audible as well as other sites, along with a special-edition CD box set. There are 8 books in The Wraith series, and future audiobooks are in the planning stage. This audiobook is slated for release late in March 2019.
From the book cover:
“In a world not far removed from our own, a city lies ravaged. Crime overruns its streets; its citizens are helpless. Crimelord Robert Latham, to the world-at-large a legitimate businessman, holds the city in his sway. Fear and intimidation rule throughout. One man stands above the rest, willing to fight for freedom.
That man is The Wraith.
The Wraith, the city’s bogeyman, is known to exist only by a very few, and seen by even fewer. Those that do know of him, especially Latham, know to fear him, for his fury at those who commit evil has no bounds. By day, The Wraith is the reclusive billionaire Paul Sanderson, a man more mysterious and less seen than his night-time counterpart. Sensing the desperation of Latham and that his own time may be limited, Sanderson readies a replacement, a man deemed worthy to continue in his stead, whether that man likes it or not. That man is Michael Reeve, an honest cop, someone similarly fighting for justice in a city where very little justice remains. It’s a struggle for Reeve to come to terms with his new identity and the destiny handed to him by someone he has only heard of but never seen.