A new audiobook that I narrated has just been released!
Play the sample:
The Amish Heiress by Patrick E. Craig was a real pleasure to narrate. It is a well-written book with lots of intrigue and action that you wouldn’t expect from an Amish story.
As a voice over artist, it was a welcome challenge too, as I got to do Italian and French accents, as well as actually speak Italian and Pennsylvania Dutch, which is essentially German. I love being able to really sink my vocal chords into something that pushes me as a performer.
I have to give a huge thanks to my friend, Paolo, who helped me with the Italian!
Here is the description from Audible.com:
Rachel Hershberger’s life in Paradise, Pennsylvania is far from happy. Her papa struggles with a terrible event from the past, and his emotional instability has created an irreparable breach between them. Rachel’s one desire is to leave the Amish way of life and Paradise forever. Then her prayers are answered.
Rachel discovers that the strange, key-shaped birthmark above her heart identifies her as the heir to a vast fortune left by her Englischer grandfather, Robert St. Clair. If Rachel will marry a suitable descendent of the St. Clair family, she will inherit an enormous sum of money. But Rachel does not know that behind the scenes is her long-dead grandfather’s sister-in-law, Augusta St. Clair, a vicious woman who will do anything to keep the fortune in her own hands.
As the deceptions and intrigues of the St. Clair family bind her in their web, Rachel realizes that she has made a terrible mistake. But has her change of heart come too late?
If you want to listen to The Amish Heiress for free, sign up to my email list and I’ll respond asking you if you want a free code. There are a limited supply of these, but you’ll also be entered to win a free code every time a new book I narrate is released.
Thanks for listening!
Anamnesis, a sci-fi web series about lucid dreaming that I was in a few years back just got a very nice shout out from The 7th Matrix. In truth, this was a post from over two years ago, but they just tweeted about it a couple days ago. I hadn’t seen this post until then, when my wife retweeted it and tagged me! Thanks, baby!
What a nice surprise to see this. Anamnesis was one of my favorite projects to work on. It was such an intriguing story, and being in-the-know on where this series was planning to go with the story line was so exciting. I am sworn to secrecy on that still, and hoping that it gets picked up again at some point, so we can tell that story. Because it was going to some deep dark places.
The writing and directing by Alex Calleros and Michael Tucker was fantastic. The other cast members were super talented and a joy to work with. As The 7th Matrix points out, “The cast provides some of the most nuanced and engaging performances I’ve ever seen in a web series.”
The production crew was equally talented and amazing. The cinematography by Terrance Stewart was breathtaking. “In fact, you will be hard pressed not to hit the “pause” button in order to soak in the beautiful compositions of light and color on your screen.” says The 7th Matrix. It is arguably the most visually stunning show I’ve ever worked on.
I play Noah, a music composer who has the perfect life—or so he thinks. His perception of reality begins to crumble as the show progresses. The 7th Matrix gave me a very nice namecheck in their article.
“Most notably, Brad Wilcox as Noah is riveting in his portrayal of a man coming to grips with the painful truth of his life.”
You can read all of The 7th Matrix’s article here.
And if you haven’t seen Anamnesis yet, or would like to experience the dream all over again, you can watch the entire season 1 for free on YouTube.
The What’s the Frequency? audio drama podcast by James Oliva is live now! The first episode dropped today! I play Donald.
Grab a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate—perhaps a banana split—and gather ’round the radio with the family. The show has begun.
What’s the Frequency? is…
A psychedelic noir audio drama podcast set in 1940s Los Angeles. Recently radio broadcasts in the city have been reduced to static, leaving a popular radio serial as the only remaining show on the air. Even then the show finds itself continuously interrupted by a mysterious broadcast. A lone distorted voice reaching out for help. Follow Walter “Troubles” Mix and his partner Whitney as they search for a missing writer and navigate through a city quickly falling into madness. Could the mysterious voice be the culprit? Will anyone be able to stop the madness from spreading? And… What’s The Frequency? What’s the Frequency is created and written by James Oliva and produced by Alexander Danner.
Subscribe and listen on iTunes here!
You can also listen at these fine online establishments:
And don’t forget to pick up some Spishak Shimmer Sheen on the way home!
Just released another audiobook with my narration!
UPDATE ~ Heads up about my performance on this audiobook:
I made a mistake in accepting this book due to the author’s request that there be no separation between the voices. I take full responsibility, but the result is that I have gotten some bad reviews saying things like “He did not seem to try an do a feminine voice.” and “I could not hear any distinguishing changes in the narrators voice for the various characters or situations.” Well… the author expressly didn’t want me to do a feminine voice or have variations in the characters. If you listen to my other books, it will be apparent that I do try, and hopefully succeed.
This one is a cozy mystery called Demise of a Devious Neighbor by Elaine L Orr. It’s book two in her River’s Edge Cozy Mysteries series.
If you like a little intrigue and murder, but something you can cozy up with and not have nightmares over, this is for you!
Also, it’s a stand alone book. No need to read Book 1 first.
Here’s the blurb from Audible.com:
The reverberating bangs shake Melanie Perkin’s nerves. Either someone’s aiming at her truck, or they don’t know fireworks are supposed to go upward. Could things get any worse? Yes. The next day she discovers a dead body in the barn on her late parents’ farm, Sheriff’s Deputy Granger’s gun pointed at the chest of a primary suspect – someone she holds dear. Illegal merchandise flooding the small Iowa town of River’s Edge, upcoming Fourth of July activities, and a half-finished manuscript all hinder her determined efforts to solve the crime before an innocent person is convicted of murder. In this, the second novel in beloved cozy mystery writer Elaine Orr’s River’s Edge series, the author once again offers humor, believable characters, and tight prose as she carries the listener to an exciting climax. Those who follow her Jolie Gentil series will find themselves right at home. You won’t want to miss this one!
DOWNLOAD IT HERE!
Find more from the author at www.elaineorr.com.