About a month ago there was a serious crash at my hosting company. Something over there went "rattle rattle poof" and all of my websites and blogs magically disappeared. The good news is that I was able to get most of my websites up and running again.
The bad news is that my blogs would need much more work to get back online.
So far, this is the only one of my blogs that has been resurrected to some degree. You see, when I lost all of the data for this blog, all of the images in each post also got sucked into the great Internet void.
So, there are a great many holes in most posts here that used to contain great images.
I'll try to clean things up a bit, but with over 200 posts I don't think I'll get to them all.
Thank you very much for understanding! (^-^)
If you happen to love audiobooks and can never seem to get enough of them, then you might just enjoy my other blog: Audiobookish.com
You'll find video interviews with authors and narrators, memorable book quotes, a peek behind the scenes on how audiobooks are made (including some of my personal experiences with the books I've narrated), plus more to come!
If you like a good scare, revel in the bizarre, or just wanna get a little "zombie action" before Halloween, then do I have some fresh-off-the-microphone audiobooks for you!
All Together Now: A Zombie Story
Fifteen-year-old Ricky Genero is writing a journal of the zombie apocalypse. His high school has burned to the ground, his friends are all either dead or shambling corpses roaming the earth in search of human flesh, and his best friend died saving his six-year-old brother Chuck from a zombie horde. When Chuck is bitten and infected with the zombie virus, Ricky must travel among the walking dead in search of a cure...
Me and Frank, we work for I-Corpse (an extermination company). The mundane risks one takes during the 9 to 5 at a job like this are pretty basic. Explosions, decapitations, and your everyday horde of the undead are something that just comes with the territory. In a world where everyone who dies becomes one of them someone has to take out the trash. But today, on this particular day on the job, we have more to worry about than just your average corpse.
College student Brock Clouser is your typical college student who unfortunately feels stuck living in the small town of Harrington, Indiana. His dreams are big, and he dreams of getting the hell out of that town as soon as he graduates. While working a summer job delivering pizzas he wrecks his car at an isolated country home late at night. Though most everyone there has been violently murdered, he's not alone. What will happen to Brock?
Harek is a timid, pacifistic Viking with a love for all living things inspired by watching PETA documentaries. Crone is a vintage Schwinn road bike and a bit of an outcast himself, but it's not his fault who his rider is. Something has to change before the Elder bicycle and Orr, the Viking leader, throw them both out with the spare parts. A century after Fukushima and the toxic sea, Harek and his mind-beaming bicycle must prove themselves in a world where everyone (and every thing) is out to get them. Including Alec Baldwin.
If you're a fan of samurai, ninjas, or pretty much anything about Japan, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this unique twist of a tale of ancient Japan. The Sword of the Ronin is a marvelous blend of Japanese magical folklore combined with the beauty and characteristics of feudal Japan.
I'm especially excited about this audiobook because, if you've kept up with this blog, then you know that I currently live in Japan (and am quite fluent in the Japanese language.) The book is completely accurate with its portrayal of Japanese culture and the myriad of folktales that were incorporated into the storyline.
But wait, this is book two in the series?
Book one, Heart of the Ronin, was recorded by another narrator and released as a free podcast. (You can listen to it here or subscribe to the RSS Feed.)
But you can jump right into book two if you wish, the author, Travis Hermann, does an excellent job of filling the listener in on what took place in book one.
It's got vikings!
It's got bikes!
And it even has Alec Baldwin.
(Now THAT was a fun voice to try to emulate 🙂 )
If you like Bizzaro fiction, then this is a really good title to check out.
The author, P.A. Douglas had this to say, and it's something that all of us need to hear from time to time regarding our performance:
"Of all of the books that I have done to date in audio format, this one tops the cake. This title is very comic-esk and each character in it is very unique. I could not have asked for a better narrator on this project. Hands down! David Radtke did an awesome job. I’m going to say it again… hands down!"
The author of the Noah Zarc books, D. Robert Pease, wrote a short prequel to the Noah Zarc Trilogy, and together he and I made it available as a ***FREE*** audiobook!
And a the end of this special audiobook, both the author and I share a few comments with the listeners. (I always wondered what his voice sounded like. Hey, he'd been listening to mine for over 23 hours!)
The free audiobook is called Noah Zarc: Roswell Indecent and you can download it from the following website. It's the very first audiobook listed.