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The Glitch by Ramona Finn

**I received a copy of this audio in exchange for a review**

This is a unique book. First, it is written in present tense. Second, it is about artificial intelligence. Neither of these interests me, but I was very interested in the dystopian aspect of this story. I am so glad I decided to try it. It was an incredible whirlwind story. I had to keep listening and find out what happened. The characters are strong and the plot kept pulling me back to the story (my silly kids get in my way of listening to books). It is a unique story blending cyberpunk and dystopia.  It was very easy to see this story in my mind. I think the writing and use of first person only added to the strength of this story.

 

Author: Ramona Finn

Narrator: Genevieve Kaplan

Length: 6 hours 28 minutes

Publisher: Relay Publishing⎮2017

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: The Glitches, Book One

Release date: Jan. 16, 2017

Synopsis: On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving.
In Lib’s world, it’s dangerous to stray from the Norm. In fact, for someone who doesn’t live up to the AI’s standards, it’s practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up with her memories erased in a barren wasteland, and only one thought lodged in her mind:
It’s all her fault.
Lib is a Glitch—an imperfect human component of the utopian Norm. Utterly alone, she’ll have to team up with her fellow Glitches Skye and Raj and the mysterious Rogue Wolf and his clan to survive. Wolf only cares about the survival of his group, but Raj thinks they can hack the AI and change the Norm for the better.

About the Author: Ramona Finn

Ramona Finn writes about courageous characters who fight to live in broken, dystopian worlds. She believes a person’s true characters is often revealed in times of crisis, and there is no greater crisis than the worlds that she drops her characters into!

She grew up sitting cross-legged on her town’s library floor–completely engrossed in science fiction books. It was always the futuristic world or the universe-on-the-brink-of-extinction plotlines that drew her in, but it was the brave characters who chose to fight back that kept her turning the pages.

Her books create deep, intricate worlds with bold characters determined to fight for their survival in their dystopian worlds–with a little help from their friends. And, of course, romance is never out of the question.

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About the Narrator: Genevieve Kaplan

For the past fifteen years I have received extensive training in lyric diction and classical voice. Various experience includes lead roles in multiple opera production through Santa Clara University with semi-professional recording obligations. For a minor in Lyric Diction at Santa Clara University I was required to take 6 units of Lyric Diction learning the correct pronunciation of languages including Italian, German and French (and of course English) as well as four years of private vocal training. Outside of musical endeavors I have experience with various characters and voices of my own creation included in my stand up comedy set.

 

Lucky Penny by Ellie Ashe ~~Giveaway~~ ~~Author Interview~~

 

**I received an audio copy in exchange for a review**

This is the third book in this series, and as I said in this post, I could read 50 more books in this series. This book continues Miranda Vaughn’s adventures as she recovers from her trouble with the law. Even though she was acquitted, people don’t see her as NOT GUILTY. One of the fun parts of reading a series is to see how the characters develop. It gives the reader a chance to truly fall in love with them. These characters are great. They are real. This author does a great job with showing us the story and letting it develop organically. She doesn’t beat us over the head with unnecessary details or treat us as incompetent readers who must be spoon-fed. Trust me when I say combine this cozy series with a poolside lounge chair and free drinks and you will have an excellent summer.

Author: Ellie Ashe

Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt

Length: 7 hours 17 minutes

Publisher: Ellie Ashe

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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Synopsis: A year after her acquittal on fraud charges, former financial analyst Miranda Vaughn is finally getting her life back. Not only does she have a chance for romance with her sexy neighbor, FBI Agent Jake Barnes, but she’s also got a new job…one that’s taking her to a vacation paradise!
Perched above the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, the Whispering Pines Resort & Spa is a local landmark and a popular destination for the rich and famous who are stressed out from being rich and famous. And down on the water’s edge is the Lucky Penny Casino—an abandoned shell of a once-stylish casino. Max Emmerson, the owner of the Whispering Pines Resort, used to own the Lucky Penny, and he wants it back. Miranda’s job is to get Max’s finances in order so he can borrow the money to buy the casino, and make sure nothing jeopardizes his gaming license. Easy, right?
But the nice boring accounting job spirals out of control with the addition of a Hollywood film crew, an underground gambling ring, and Jake going undercover at the resort as a newlywed—with another woman. As Miranda and Jake each dive into their investigations, they can’t deny their growing feelings for each other. But it’s more important than ever that they keep their attraction hidden. Especially since someone at the resort is watching them very closely, and is willing to do just about anything to keep them from uncovering the truth.

About the Author: Ellie Ashe

USA Today best-selling author Ellie Ashe has always been drawn to jobs where she can tell stories—journalist, lawyer, and now writer. Writing quirky romantic mysteries is how she gets the “happily ever after” that so often is lacking in her day job.

When not writing, you can find her with her nose in a good book, watching far too much TV, or trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats, all of whom worry when she starts browsing the puppy listings on petfinder.com.

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About the Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt

Teri Schnaubelt is a Chicago-based actor, voice actor and audiobook narrator with over 100 titles, including NY Times Bestsellers.

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Interview with author Ellie Ashe

When you worked as a lawyer, did you work with white collar crimes? Is that how you came to know so much or did you just research everything and learned as you wrote?

I did work on white-collar criminal cases, but I should stress that none of my cases even resembled Miranda’s story. I didn’t have to do quite as much research since I was familiar with the law, though I did have to come up with a financial crime. That was actually pretty fun.

What pushed you to write a book?

I’ve always wanted to write a book and attempted many times in the past. I have many half-finished manuscripts on my hard-drive, and on floppy disks (yikes, I’m old), and even old notebooks that should probably stay buried in my attic. The idea behind Chasing the Dollar came about because I wanted to tell a story from an angle we don’t see as often—that of the person accused of a crime—and after all the hype around the high-profile arrest has died down.

How much of you is in Miranda?

Not much, really. You can tell because she’s good at math, and ugh, math. Not my strength. If there’s any similarity, it’s that we’ll both willing to help people who are in trouble and often volunteer without thinking through the commitment. Though I haven’t found myself in quite the same situations as Miranda. Thank goodness.

Describe your writing process?

It changes a little for each book, but I usually have an outline—or at least enough of a plan that I know where I’m going. I write in bursts, when I have time, so that helps me when I get back to my project after a few days off. Sometimes, I’ll start writing and see where it goes, and once I’ve got some traction, I will plot out the next section. Also, I’ve recently started dictating and I really like it.

What is your dream project?

I have an idea and some sketchy plans for a mystery that spans a trilogy. I’m not sure how it will work, but I like to take it out and play around with the outline every few weeks. One day, I’ll figure out how to put this together… And find the time to tackle it!

Are we going to get more stories about Miranda? (I hope so)

Thank you! And yes! Yes! I’m really happy to be working on book 4 in the series, Running the Numbers. I wanted to return to the action-adventure feel of the first book, so this one is a wild ride.

Is writing something you’ve always wanted to do?

It is. When I was very young, I used to write stories out and staple the pages together to make a “book,” so I think is a lifelong ambition.

What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Don’t pay attention to the market, just write the story you want to read. Most writers are also readers, so if you want to read it, someone else probably does, too.

You can only have five books on your bookshelf. What are they?

Only 5? I don’t know if that’s possible. Can I have five Kindles, instead? I read a lot, and my current favorites change with what I’ve read recently, so I don’t know how I’d survive with only five books on my shelves. Though one would probably be To Kill a Mockingbird since that’s one I re-read frequently.

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Long Days of Small Things by Catherine McNeil

Author: Catherine McNiel

Narrator: Andrea Emmes

Length: 4 hours 44 minutes

Publisher: Two Words Publishing⎮2017

Genre: Parenting

Release date: Mar. 07, 2017

Synopsis: Rich, soul-inspiring practices for moms who have neither quiet nor time.
Dirty laundry, crayon-smeared bills, and smashed crackers . . . And there’s your Bible–buried under a pile of diapers. Bleary-eyed from lack of sleep, without a moment of peace and quiet, you wonder if the spiritual life you crave is even possible. But God sees you. He designed this parenting journey, after all. He understands the chaos of motherhood. And he joins you in everything–whether you’re scrubbing the floor, nursing a fussy newborn, or driving to soccer practice. Catherine McNiel invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering moment.

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About the Author: Catherine McNiel

Catherine McNiel writes to open eyes to the creative and redemptive work of God in each present moment. She serves alongside her husband in a community-based ministry, while caring for three kids, two jobs, and one enormous garden. Receiving each day of life as a gift, Catherine is striving to see beauty, learning to expand her perspective, and praying to keep her eyes and heart open.

Catherine’s works have been published as Bible studies, devotions, and articles for her church, and in publications including Christianity Today’s Her.menuetics and Plough Quarterly. She lives and serves near Wheaton, Illinois.

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About the Narrator: Andrea Emmes

Andrea Emmes started as an SAG-AFTRA, Equity Actor and has been performing for over 20 years on stage, TV and film.  An Audible Approved Narrator known as “The Girl with a Thousand Voices”, her wide range of character voices and dynamic/emotionally invested performances has reviewers and listeners alike commenting on how she effortlessly pulls listeners in, has versatility and charisma and is quite suited for YA.  LA Music Award winner for Best Contemporary Christian Artist for 2008 debut release album, “I’m On My Way”.  Andrea has two degrees: A.A. in Fine Arts and a B.S. in Game Art and Design and resides in Northern, California.

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Wickedly They Come by Cathrina Constantine

 

**I received the audio of this book in exchange for a review**

This is a dark YA thriller. The book has fast-paced action, but there are some lags in the plot.  The book tries to take the traditional battle between demons and angels by going way beyond the fight between good and bad. The characters needed a little more development and sometimes I got confused as to who the characters were. I feel like this is one of those series that will improve with each book.

 

 

A Gripping Dark Paranormal Thriller!

A Destined Prophecy along with haunting visions and supernatural talents are the norm for the sixteen-year-old warrior, Jordan and her mother Seeley. Together with their formidable angels they find themselves in peril when a wicked sorcerer is determined to fulfill the prophecy to his lord, Lucifer.

After an ominous vision of spirits inhabiting teenagers in a local school, Jordan enrolls in the social culture of teendom at Elma High to combat soulless demons. She encounters Mark, a mysterious new classmate, who is hell bent on keeping her unscathed from the forces of evil.

The battle between Heaven and Hell is escalating–and Earth is their battleground.

 

 

Dropping the Dime by Ellie Ashe

**I received a copy of this audio in exchange for a review**

This is a great series. It’s one of those that I really could read like fifty more books with these characters. They are that fun. The cozy format is perfect for someone like me who needs an immediate escape. While I was reading this series, I didn’t worry about the other details in my life because the author drew me into the plot and I couldn’t get to the end fast enough. I love Miranda. I think she has so much energy and spunk. I fell in love with her because she is so 3-dimensional to me. I know nothing about the finance world, but the author did a great job explaining to me what I needed to know, but not bore me. This is the second book in the series, but I believe you could read this one first if you wanted. I reviewed the first book and you can read it here.

Dropping the Dime

Author: Ellie Ashe

Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt

Length: 7 hours 9 minutes

Publisher: Ellie Ashe

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Release date: Jun. 22, 2016

Synopsis: Miranda Vaughn was once falsely accused of stealing millions, and now she’s helping others who are facing criminal charges. While being an assistant to her former defense attorney isn’t Miranda’s dream job, she’s eager to prove herself, and her first task is a simple one – protect Kathryn, a shy CFO turned informant, and help her prove that a popular real estate developer is embezzling millions from his company. But what should be a straightforward assignment is deliciously complicated when Miranda is thrown together with FBI Agent Jake Barnes, the man who saved her life, broke her heart, and then disappeared.
Beneath the neatly plotted rows of new homes lurk dark secrets, bitter feuds and a whole lot of greed. Nothing is what it appears; even Miranda’s timid client is hiding secrets of her own. Despite her growing distrust of her client, Miranda must protect Kathryn from becoming the target of the FBI’s investigation and protect herself from the real thief – all while protecting her heart from the sexy FBI agent she can’t seem to resist.

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About the Author: Ellie Ashe

USA Today best-selling author Ellie Ashe has always been drawn to jobs where she can tell stories—journalist, lawyer, and now writer. Writing quirky romantic mysteries is how she gets the “happily ever after” that so often is lacking in her day job.

When not writing, you can find her with her nose in a good book, watching far too much TV, or trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats, all of whom worry when she starts browsing the puppy listings on petfinder.com.

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About the Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt

Teri Schnaubelt is a Chicago-based actor, voice actor and audiobook narrator with over 100 titles, including NY Times Bestsellers.

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The Good Spy Dies Twice by Mark Hosack

Author: Mark Hosack

Narrator: Mark Hosack

Length: 10h 19m

Publisher: Wide Awake Audio⎮2017

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Release date: Jan. 19, 2017

Synopsis: Jake Boxer, investigative journalist and host of the conspiratorial news show Bullseye, is in serious trouble. Not only is his soundman murdered by Russian intelligence agents while reporting on a secretive New World Order, but his network cancels his show, leaving Jake humiliated and spiraling into a deep dark depression.
Years later, a condemned murderer, who claims he was abandoned by the CIA, and who starred in an early episode of Bullseye, is finally executed for killing two supposed Soviet spies back in the 1970’s.
Jake Boxer, still trying to piece his life back together, is on his honeymoon in a posh ski resort in the Alaskan mountains when he gets word of the inmate’s execution . . . and the old killer’s final words: “The good spy dies twice.”

Those five words, seemingly meant for Jake, draw the ex-reporter from his forced retirement and into a complex and deadly global conspiracy involving his newlywed wife, the secretive New World Order, and the hotel’s hundred or so “guests.”
Everyone is a suspect.
Described as James Bond in a Stephen King novel, THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE is the explosive first book in the Bullseye Series. Part spy thriller, part whodunit, this fast-paced novel introduces an exciting new hero, the intrepid, conspiratorial journalist, Jake Boxer.

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About the Author/Narrator: Mark Hosack

Mark Hosack is the author of THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE (Book 1: The Bullseye Series, nominated for the 2016 RT Source Award), and IDENTITY (Simon & Schuster). He also wrote on the web series SEQUESTERED for Sony Crackle, the screenplay for GIVE ‘EM HELL, MALONE (Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames), and he both wrote and directed the award winning independent film PALE BLUE MOON. Mark lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a brood of gremlins who insist on calling him Dad.

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Tears of Glass by David Lake

Author: David Lake

Narrator: Fred Filbrich

Length: 11h 27m

Publisher: Alwyn Darrol Edwards⎮2017

Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller

Release date: Jan. 6, 2017

Synopsis: A failed quarterback, failed husband and failed human being, finds redemption through the music of a failed songwriter.
This darkly humorous thriller is based on real events, including the ‘ Accidental ‘ deaths of twenty two UK scientists all working on US missile systems.
Morgan, a drinking, smoking, womaniser, is drawn to the iconic music of the seventies – Dylan, Carole King, Neil Young, Led Zep – but when he acquires a rejected demo tape by a bluesy pianist, his friends start to meet with bizarre, ‘ Accidental ‘ deaths. It eventually dawns that HE is the target . Running to the Californian desert, picking up the inevitable girl en-route, he has no idea that he has stumbled. literally, upon the biggest conspiracy the Intelligence Services have tried to hide since The Wall came down.
The contrast between those who rule our lives and those who try to live by the rules, is brought into sharp focus through a collection of disparate characters, all having their own agenda. The underlying darkness of the message is almost totally masked by the nature of the ‘ Ripping Yarn.’ The reader rides a wave of action, humour, pathos, passion, violence and even enlightenment.

 

 

 

David Lake has a background in Science and the Record Industry.

Both facets are represented in Tears Of Glass which was first published in 1994 and re-published as an eBook in 2015
“The World’s First Interactive Book” according to Publishing News as this is the first book ever to have its own soundtrack as part of the narrative.
A number of other ‘Firsts ‘include the promotion of rock music in English Cathedrals and of launching Vangelis at the Royal Albert Hall.
He lives with his family near London.

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Fred is a freelance voice talent located in Rochester, New York. With over 25 years experience in broadcasting and 12 years as an independent voice artist, Fred brings a professional touch to clients’ productions locally and worldwide. His voice is compelling and highly listenable, and can hold a listener’s interest for narrations long and short.

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Guest Post from 

BOOKS CAN SHAPE THE WORLD

By David Lake

We are, all of us, born rough diamonds. Everyone a potential for brilliance, but only after acquiring  many facets.

The initial rough-cuts are a result of family, geography and peer group,  moving to finer facets as we are taught through our local education systems and additional facets added as we progress into young adulthood. Sometimes the cutting tools are not as sharp as we would like and there are many areas on our life interface which remain clouded or slightly obscure.

BOOKS and all that they contain can provide an endless source of additional facets and even the final polish. The more facets, the more the stone shines. Every page, every sentence and every author is adding to our sub-conscious fenestrations, providing more windows out of which we see the world in different lights and also allowing the world an access into our soul.

Thus we build a collective consciousness, the world starting to move as one and hopefully in a positive direction for all inhabitants.

We are never the complete, multifaceted, perfectly polished article, but BOOKS and their multiple insights into countries, cultures, politics, geography and individual trains of thought, are the tools by which we fashion a setting capable of holding the individual we become.

I have always told my children to never go through life without touching the sides. Do not be afraid to make your mark, even if it is a dirty one. Make mistakes, chip the diamond, but always hold up to the light that which is still left. Someone may be grateful for the little glint in the dark.

As an individual I have always tried to follow this advice, not always successfully, but always with conviction. From Cancer Research to the Record Business to Design, then Writing, I have always tried to break new ground. Tears of Glass was the world’s first Interactive Book [ Publishing News ]  – this then became the first digital book to have a soundtrack as a part on the narrative and now the final work has found its natural home as an Audiobook, the songs woven seamlessly into the storyline. I have found this development, or journey, a cathartic experience in that as I was trying to provide the reader with ‘ facets ‘ of the human condition. I was also being chipped and polished, although I am a pretty hopeless case, in that the original stone has not been so much finely- cut, as dropped and smashed. Hopefully a few splinters will add a little sparkle within the glorious and infinite jewelry box of BOOKS.

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Timekeeper by Tara Sim

**I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for a review**

This was a unique read for me.  There were no vampires, shifters, or fairies. However, the fantasy world in this novel made me fall in love. I have said before that I listen to audiobooks when I exercise. I exercised a lot during this book. The author does an excellent job creating a believable world that mirrors reality. The characters are unique and fully developed. I ached for Danny when things went array and cheered for him to keep searching for answers. I never thought of time as such a powerful living being. I was so engrossed in this story, I missed my turn off one day while listening to this in the car. 🙂 The narrator did a fantastic job bringing these characters to life. He helped me visualize the characters even more.

 

 

Author: Tara Sim

Narrator: Gary Furlong

Length: 8h 50m

Publisher: Forever Young Audiobooks

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release date: Feb. 14, 2017

Synopsis: Two o’clock was missing.
In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.
It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.
And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.
But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

Tara Sim is the author of Timekeeper (Sky Pony Press) and can typically be found wandering the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she’s not chasing cats or lurking in bookstores, she writes books about magic, clocks, and explosives. Follow her on Twitter at @EachStarAWorld, and check out her website at tarasim.com.

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Gary Furlong grew up in Wexford, Ireland. Throughout his life he has worn many a hat: He has worked as a teacher in Niigata, Japan; a puppeteer in Prague; an improv artist in Memphis, Tennessee; and as a singer and actor all over Ireland. He started narrating audiobooks in late 2015 and hasn’t looked back.

Gary made his acting debut in the musical Godspell as a student. Since then he has pursued acting both on the amateur and professional circuits. Notable roles include Tom Collins in Bare Cheek’s production of Rent in 2010.

Over the course of his five years in Japan, he was an actor, director, and audio producer. It was during this time that he discovered his interest in audiobooks and voice-over.

He now works full-time as an audiobook narrator and voice actor from his home in Ireland.

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Interview with Gary

How do prepare for the various characters in a book?

I give the book a read.  While reading through the book I either take notes, make a short recording or have the character voice so engrained in my head that I can remember when the book is done.  

How long does it take to record an average size book?

I would say an average length book, like Timekeeper, would take two weeks.  One week to prepare the book and then one week to record it.

Can you tell us a little about your time as a puppeteer in Prague? and how did you get from Prague to Memphis?

I used to freelance for a Street Theater company called Bui Bolg.  They are a Wexford based company and through them I visited both Prague and Memphis.  I say puppeteer, the puppets we used were massive.  They were full body suits.  The mouths and eyes moved electronically and we would walk around Prague entertaining and often scaring the locals.  We went to Memphis as part of the Memphis in May festival.  Every year they will have one country as their theme.  The year I went, Ireland was the theme.

I know that sometimes an illustrator and an author do not really work together so as not to influence each other. Is it the same for a narrator and an author? If so tell us a little about the process of working with an author. If not, why not?

Usually, it will start with an audition.  You read once or maybe twice for the author and based on that the author knows if you are right for the job.  Generally, there is little interaction between the author and narrator while the book is being recorded.  I’ll sometimes ask for the author’s ideas on how they want the characters to sound and then I’ll do my best to incorporate that into the story.  But other than that it is pretty minimal.

Do you use some of the same voices for characters in different books?

Creating a voice can often be like making a meal.  Some foods will have the same base but as you add different ingredients to them the end result is often very different.  I have a lot of bases for different voices and I use them a lot, but I’ll add certain things to them to make that character slightly different for another with the same base.  I’m always trying to come up with more and more voices.

Who are your influencers?

Robin Williams and Jim Carey

In the narration world I would say:

Michael Kramer and Kate Reading

Scott Brick

Jonathan Davis

Simon Vance

Marc Thompson

And my coach Sean Pratt.  Even now I find myself needing advice and guidance and he is always there to help.

What is your dream project?

More books like Timekeeper!

You mention you can speak in a General American voice. What exactly is that and how did you develop this talent?

I think it is described as a Mid-West accent in the States.  I am not sure, basically it is an accent-less American accent.  You couldn’t say “Oh that accent is from X Y Z”.  It (hopefully) sounds like a neutral American accent.  I think I developed it unconsciously.  I grew up watching shows like Friends, Scrubs, The X-files.  Being so close to American media and being someone who loves to mimic what I hear I just found myself doing voices for fun.  I knew I wanted to make funny voices after seeing Aladdin and it just took off from there.

How does narration differ from voice overs for video games?

Narration requires you to dial the acting down a notch.  I haven’t done too many voice overs but usually it will call for some kind of focused energy that must be present all the time.  If you were to be extremely energetic for the duration of an audiobook the listener would be exhausted.  Narration takes many times the stamina of a normal voice over.  If you are doing a radio or TV spot, you might only have 30 seconds of dialogue.  10 minutes in the studio and you will have done every possible take imaginable and then you are done.  With audiobooks you will be in the studio for up to 6 hours a day.  

You can only have five books on your bookshelf. What are they?

Timekeeper

Jurassic Park

Snow Crash

The Princess Bride

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Chasing the Dollar by Ellie Ashe

 

I received the audiobook version of this in exchange for a review.

I love a good cozy. I love a snarky female lead. I love a hot man that adds some steam. This book has all three. I listened to this book while on a road trip and there were so many times I found myself paying more attention to the story than the road (ha!). It’s a great story with fun characters and a fast paced plot. I actually stayed in my car a little longer when I got home so I could finish it. The narrator does a great job with the voices and seemed to capture each of the unique personalities.

 

Miranda Vaughn has spent the last year and a half fighting for her freedom. Arrested for a fraud scheme involving her supervisors, she’s lost her job at a prestigious investment firm, her fiancé, and her reputation. She walks out of the courtroom a free woman, only to find that life has a few more curve balls to throw her way. The jury may have found her not guilty, but Miranda is broke, in debt to her beloved aunt, and can’t find a job because of the cloud of suspicion still swirling around her.
She’s not going to be able to move forward with her life until she finds out who set her up. Buried in the evidence against her, Miranda finds a larger scheme, one involving far more money than the $37 million her boss fleeced from unsuspecting investors. Determined to uncover the truth, Miranda begins her own investigation—leading her to Macau and Belize, and into the arms of one sexy FBI agent, who may or may not prove to be trustworthy. When the danger heats up, Miranda finds herself in a race against time to find the person behind it all. Before he finds her…

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Ellie Ashe has always been drawn to jobs where she can tell stories–journalist, lawyer, and now writer. Writing quirky romantic mysteries is how she gets the “happily ever after” that so often is lacking in her day job.
When not writing, you can find her with her nose in a good book, watching far too much TV, or trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats, all of whom worry when she starts browsing the puppy listings on petfinder.com.
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