New Audiobook Release: Taking On Water by David Rawding

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My audiobook production of David Rawding’s chilling psychological thriller, Taking On Water by David Rawding, was released on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes today.

Set in a small New Hampshire fishing town. When James Morrow, a social worker, first meets Kevin Flynn, he suspects the teen is being abused. To learn more about Kevin’s home life, he gets to know the boy’s father, Tucker, who’s a lobsterman. James is able to put his suspicions to rest, and the two families begin to form a friendship… [more]

 

Review: Omari and the People (Audiobook)  ★★★★1/2  (4.5 out of 5)

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“Nearly all of the folktales that survive today have origins in the oral tradition. They were passed down from generation to generation and from culture to culture by master storytellers.  Omari and the People, by Stephen Whitfield, is written in the style of a folktale — one that tells the story of a hero’s journey to save himself and his wandering band of nomads — and as such is a perfect fit for the audiobook format.  Having Curt Simmons performing the narration just makes it that much better!

Whitfield’s prose is simple and stark, yet utterly powerful.  As the story unfolds, we travel with the titular Omari and his caravan as they search for a new life beyond the seemingly endless swaths of desert separating them from their potential future.  The story may seem simple on the surface” – more […]

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Kristin Reads | A blog about reading books and life.

Hello everyone. I’m Curt Simmons, narrator of Stephen Whitfield’s romantic desert adventure, Omari And The People. Kristin has asked me to give a little lesson on audiobook production/recording and I’m honored to do so.

I have been self-producing audiobooks for about two years now, so I’m relatively new to the industry and still have a lot to learn, but I think I’m doing okay so far. My overall sense is that the majority of self-producers like me get their audiobook production/narration training via ACX, Amazon’s Audiobook Creation Exchange. I’ve also worked in radio and TV and as an actor in Theatre. That helps too. more […]

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Omari and the People #Audiobook Review and #Giveaway | Kristin Reads

OCTOBER 3, 2016 | KRISTIN

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“This story is reminiscent of the classic adventure stories. There is adventure, magic, romance, and intrigue and the story kept me entertained and wanting to know what was going to happen from the beginning. I loved the way the author describes the landscape in which the story unfolds. I felt like I had been transported to a Middle Eastern desert and could picture it so vividly in my mind.

3d-coverThere is magic, but it is subtle. There are sword fights, but they’re few and far between. This book is much more about the characters and their development and relationships than about the excitement of magic and battle. The characters will draw you in at times, irritate you at others, and from time to time there will a character or two that have you wondering whether those characters are good or evil.” […]

 

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Review | Omari and the People by Stephen Whitfield | Dab of Darkness

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Where I Got It: Review copy Narrator: Curt Simmons Publisher: ShirleyCastle Press (2016) Length: 11 hours 17 minutes

 

 

“Omari is a talented thief, but he’s not so smart when it comes to women. He has riches, a beautiful wife, and a big house. Yet his wife becomes angry with him and heads off to the city guard to tell of his many crimes. In an attempt to erase evidence of his wrongdoings, he sets fire to his house. Unfortunately, the flames don’t stop there and the entire city is lost. Now Omari, feeling quite bad about this, tells the people a lie about a wonderful land beyond the desert sands. There the adventure begins as a discordant group of people must either come together to succeed or will fall apart under the numerous assaults they suffer.

This is a beautiful, captivating story. In very little time,” []

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 Interview: Stephen Whitfield, Author Omari and the People

 

 

“Once I worked as a temp paralegal in Manhattan and I was so good at it the firm offered me a permanent job as an accountant. The problem was, I had no experience as an accountant, but the money was so good I could not turn it down. Lasted a week. I know something about writing, so writing compares favorably.” []

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Jenn Faughnan | Jennielyreads: Book Reviews, Bookstagram and Writing

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Omari and the People was a GREAT listen! A brilliant story of love, loss and betrayal. When I started listening to this audiobook, I planned on listening for a short while whilst making dinner. Next thing I knew I was an hour in! I was hooked. []

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