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Book Update: Andy Barton, Brian Diamond & Challenge TV

I’ve got a big book update! Not only have I written about 200 pages, but I just conducted some big-time interviews: Andy Barton, Brian Diamond, and the team from Challenge TV.

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Audible Review: The Ultimate History of Video Games

I love video games, and I’ve read many books about the history of gaming. The Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven L. Kent is the best one available. The Audible version is more than 20 hours long, and it’s filled with interviews with industry luminaries, fascinating stories, and more content than you can shake a joystick at.

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Audiobook Review: Found by Harlan Coben

Found is the third entry in the Mickey Bolitar young adult series by author Harlan Coben. You can read my review of the first book here and the second book here. So, how does Found stack up to the other two novels and is it worth your time? Read on to find out.

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Book Review: Pro Wrestling FAQ

Released in 2015, Pro Wrestling FAQ by Brian Solomon is a lengthy and detailed history of a fascinating industry, spectacle, and art form. Watch my video review below to see what’s inside and find out whether or not you should add this book to your collection.

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Murder, She Wrote: Murder on Parade

I met the late, great author Donald Bain at ThrillerFest, and I had the pleasure of interviewing him in 2013. He was a kind and gifted man, and when Donald Bain passed away in 2017 I was devastated. Thankfully, his amazing Murder, She Wrote novels live on. Around the time of the 4th of July this year, I decided to read Murder on Parade because it too takes place during the 4th of July. Is it any good? Read on for my thoughts.

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Book Update: Bradley Schwartz, President of POP TV

I just got off the phone with Bradley Schwartz, the former President of Pop TV: the network which was TNA/IMPACT Wrestling’s home from 2016 through the end of 2018. So, now you’ll be able to enjoy insights from Fox Sports Net, Spike TV, and Pop TV executives in my book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling! All of the major networks that the promotion has aired on throughout it’s nearly 20-year history.

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Audiobook Review: Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

I recently reviewed Shelter by Harlan Coben, the first book in the Mickey Bolitar series of young adult novels by my favorite author. Next up is Seconds Away, the second book in this series. As with the first, I opted to listen to the audiobook version. Read on for my thoughts on this novel.

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Audible Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

I love movie novelizations, as well as video game novelizations. They provide a deeper dive into worlds and universes that fascinate me. With this in mind, I listened to the Audible Original Godzilla vs. Kong by Greg Keyes, who, you may remember, wrote the two official Elder Scrolls novels. So, does Godzilla vs. Kong measure up to the movie that inspired it? Read on for my thoughts.

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We Promised You A Great Main Event: An Unauthorized WWE History

Looking for the definitive book about the history of WWE? Well, Bill Hanstock set out to create just that with We Promised You A Great Main Event: An Unauthorized WWE History. Watch my video review below for a look inside the book, to learn what it’s all about, and whether or not I think it’s worth your time and money. Enjoy!

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Book Review: WWE Rule The Ring

DK Publishing is back with a new WWE book, and this time it’s targeted toward a younger demographic. Watch my video review below to see what’s inside this book and whether or not it makes sense for the young WWE fan in your life. Enjoy!

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