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Last updated: 26-Oct-10

A Night in the Lonesome October By Roger Zelazny Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Sci-Fi / Fantasy 978-1-935138-29-7 $29.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS Zelazny manages to cleverly combine Jack (the Ripper), Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Frankenstein, and Dracula together with witches, werewolves, druids and many others in this amusing tale of an approaching confrontation that, on the Halloween of a full-moon, will change the cosmic balance of power between good and evil. Told through the eyes of Snuff, Jack's guard dog, who performs magical calculations in addition to accompanying his master on th “collecting” expeditions into 19 -century London. Twists and turns of magical espionage and adventure unfold as this unforgettable tale plays out over the course of 31 “lonesome” nights in October.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Roger Zelazny—HUGO & NEBULA AWARD-WINNING author Roger burst onto the Sci-Fi scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career. He died on June 14, 1995.

REVIEWS “There aren't many authors who would write a novel in which the Wolfman, Jack the Ripper were the heroes... And I'm not sure anyone else could have made it work” —Publisher’s Weekly

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Speaking Volumes — CD Audiobook Catalog

Last updated: 26-Oct-10

Assassin’s Play-Off By Warren Murphy & Richard Sapir Series: Book No.: Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

The Destroyer 20 Thriller 978-1-935138-02-0 $19.95 4 Approx. 5 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS After a brutal fight in the streets of New Jersey, Remo and Chiun find themselves in battle after battle. Their arch-enemy and fellow assassin, the Maestro of Mayhem known as Nuihc, is hoping to knock out his competition. It all comes to a boil in Chiun's hometown in North Korea as the Destroyer finds himself in a fight to the death.

CO-AUTHOR BIOS Warren Murphy & Richard Sapir—FIFTY MILLION COPIES SOLD Warren Murphy books and stories have sold fifty million copies worldwide and won a dozen national awards. He has created a number of book series, including the Trace series and the long-running satiric adventure, The Destroyer the basis for the film Remo WilliamsThe Adventure Begins. His film credits include, Lethal Weapon 2, Murphy's Law, and The Eiger Sanction. Richard Sapir wrote five novels: Bressio (1975), The Far Arena (1978), The Body (1983), Spies (1984), and Quest (1987), a modern day search for the Holy Grail.

READER BIO Gray Gleason has more than 30 years of voice work and voice acting, directing and producing experience. "And now for something completely different..." Unusually engaging, warm and friendly, authoritative, yet conversational, Gray sounds like your friend, your neighbor—your doctor or maybe that Counselor at your old high school. However, you'll also find that he's quite versatile—accents, cartoons, characters, and other more stylized types of delivery are also within his repertoire. Bringing books and stories to life Gray gives the listener the ability to "see" what's going on. He's also pretty good at turning advertising dialog into 'real' conversations. Gray taught, coached, and directed voice acting for the Screen Actor's Guild (he was once a member) and coached private classes while living in the States, and running two different audio production studios.

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Last updated: 26-Oct-10

Betrayal in the Ashes By William W. Johnstone Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Thriller 978-1-935138-05-7 $29.95 6 Approx. 7 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS As American continues its struggle to rise from the ashes of apocalypse, Europe is slowly dying. Bruno Bottger, the Neo-Nazi monster, has brought forth a new Reich. There is no force in Europe that has a chance of stopping him. Only one force in what's left of the world can do the job—Ben Raines and the SUSA Rebels.

AUTHOR BIO William W. Johnstone—USA TODAY BESTSELLING author William is admired for the great diversity in his writing talents. Though most known for his western adventures, Johnstone was also a visionary writer. His prophetic stories within his Ashes Series, Code Name Series, and his science fiction books, predicting the Gulf War and the political climate we live in today, was ahead of it's time when it was written.

READER BIO Scott "Scooter" Fortney—Voice Actor, Writer, Producer—More than 25 years experience. Scott Fortney is a seasoned voice-over professional who began developing his voice skills at the ripe old age of 7; young Scott would create characters and adlib a storyline, complete with sound effects. At the age of 16, Scott Fortney began his professional work in the voice-over business in local radio. Scott is highly skilled in digital audio production, character voices and copywriting; in fact, in several of his radio jobs, Scott served as Director of Creative Services. He has written, voiced and produced several award-winning ads. For more info on Scott, please visit his website at takemyvoice.com.

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Last updated: 26-Oct-10

Bliss By Bill Clem Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Medical Thriller 978-1-935138-17-4 $19.95 4 Approx. 5 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS Lindsey Walsh thinks she has found personal and professional happiness when she lands a job at pharmaceutical giant, Imec. Paired with her colleague, Katherine Blair, they're entrusted with the marketing of an exciting new psychotropic drug called Bliss, the next generation of antidepressants with truly startling therapeutic capabilities. But when several workplace deaths occur almost simultaneously, Lindsey fears she has stumbled on a diabolic conspiracy with horrifying consequences. Could the drug company be engaged in a controlled experiment using their own employees as guinea pigs? Convinced that something else links the so-called random deaths, Lindsey jeopardizes her professional future to uncover the truth. Together with Katherine, they discover a sinister plot that goes a Promethean leap beyond accepted medical ethics. Bliss combines the fast action of a nerve-jangling thriller with the medical possibilities of science in the hands of the obsessed.

AUTHOR BIO Bill Clem —RIVALS THE BEST WORK OF CRICHTON or COOK Bill Clem, RN, is the author of the forthcoming The Hospital (2010), Replica, Immortal, Medicine Cup, Microbe, Bliss, Diencephalon, They All Fall Down, Presidential Donor, Skin Deep, and A Brief Interval. He has spent the last twenty-five years working at hospitals in Delaware and Maryland.

READER BIO Doug Hamilton has a very wide range. Does 'right on' impressions and characters, while being an excellent announcer, too. Doug has done national voice-over and on-camera commercials, has literally thousands of credits of all kinds. In over 30 years of performing, Doug has done voice and on-camera work for commercials, corporate and industrial training. He's fast, accurate, technology and automotive savvy, and always easy to work with. Doug Hamilton started when he was 12 years old at an NPR station summer program in Flint, Michigan. The voice talent-to-be even started his high school radio station. He went to college and began working on the air in the Flint market. He soon was hired by Detroit area stations. Doug met his wife Da Marie Boyer, a newsperson, started his own studio and has worked full time doing voice and oncamera work for the last 25 years.

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Chaos in the Ashes By William W. Johnstone Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Thriller 978-1-935138-04-4 $29.95 6 Approx. 7 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS In the aftermath of the apocalypse, America has been reborn as the Tri-States. Now, a new breed of anarchists and malcontents have banded together to destroy everything Ben Raines and his new army have risked their lives—and the future of a new America—to build. As devastating civil war rages across the land, it's up to Raines to put America back into business, before the red dawn of Armageddon.

AUTHOR BIO William W. Johnstone—USA TODAY BESTSELLING author William is admired for the great diversity in his writing talents. Though most known for his western adventures, Johnstone was also a visionary writer. His prophetic stories within his Ashes Series, Code Name Series, and his science fiction books, predicting the Gulf War and the political climate we live in today, was ahead of it's time when it was written.

READER BIO Scott "Scooter" Fortney—Voice Actor, Writer, Producer—More than 25 years experience. Scott Fortney is a seasoned voice-over professional who began developing his voice skills at the ripe old age of 7; young Scott would create characters and adlib a storyline, complete with sound effects. At the age of 16, Scott Fortney began his professional work in the voice-over business in local radio. Scott is highly skilled in digital audio production, character voices and copywriting; in fact, in several of his radio jobs, Scott served as Director of Creative Services. He has written, voiced and produced several award-winning ads.

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Chinese Puzzle By Warren Murphy & Richard Sapir Series: Book No.: Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

The Destroyer 3 Thriller 978-1-935138-00-6 $24.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS The US President calls upon the service of Remo and Chiun to smash an Asian conspiracy that could lead to a US-China confrontation.... if the superhuman weapon of destruction fails, it could mean the end of the USA.

CO-AUTHOR BIOS Warren Murphy & Richard Sapir—FIFTY MILLION COPIES SOLD Warren Murphy books and stories have sold fifty million copies worldwide and won a dozen national awards. He has created a number of book series, including the Trace series and the longrunning satiric adventure, The Destroyer the basis for the film Remo Williams—The Adventure Begins. His film credits include, Lethal Weapon 2, Murphy's Law, and The Eiger Sanction. Richard Sapir wrote five novels: Bressio (1975), The Far Arena (1978), The Body (1983), Spies (1984), and Quest (1987), a modern day search for the Holy Grail.

READER BIO Gray Gleason has more than 30 years of voice work and voice acting, directing and producing experience. "And now for something completely different..." Unusually engaging, warm and friendly, authoritative, yet conversational, Gray sounds like your friend, your neighbor—your doctor or maybe that Counselor at your old high school. However, you'll also find that he's quite versatile—accents, cartoons, characters, and other more stylized types of delivery are also within his repertoire. Bringing books and stories to life Gray gives the listener the ability to "see" what's going on. He's also pretty good at turning advertising dialog into 'real' conversations. Gray taught, coached, and directed voice acting for the Screen Actor's Guild (he was once a member) and coached private classes while living in the States, and running two different audio production studios.

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Crossfire By Matt Braun Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format: Series:

Western 978-1-935138-33-4 $19.95 4 Approx. 5 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook The Ash Tallman Series

SYNOPSIS They'd killed five men already, and stole a quarter of a million dollars in silver and gold. Now, a band of vicious thieves has drawn the best man that Wells Fargo can send: the rangy, mysterious Chicago-based Pinkerton agent named Ash Tallman. An operator who works with a pleasure- loving beauty who goes by many names and does her best work in the least amount of clothes, Tallman is heading to Red Rock, Arizona territory. In the shadow of the towering Ricon mountain range, hard case highwaymen are plotting their next hold-up-and will hurt as many people as they can along the way. Ash and his lady, both going deep undercover, quickly find their way inside the strange, vicious outlaw band, but that's only the beginning. For while the killing goes down in Red Rock, the planning takes place in Tucson. And that's where two outgunned Pinkertons must face an evil all its own...

AUTHOR BIO Matt Braun is the author of fifty-six novels and books. He has been published in fourteen countries with over 40,000,000 copies in print worldwide. He is the winner of the Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for his novel, The Kincaids, as well as a winner of the Owen Wister Award For Lifetime Achievement from the WRA and the Festival of the West Cowboy Spirit Award. A "true Westerner," he was born in Oklahoma and is the descendent of a long line of ranchers. He writes with a passion for historical accuracy and detail that has earned him a reputation as the most authentic portrayer of the American West and has a lifetime appointment as Oklahoma Territorial Marshal. Braun continues to travel the West, gathering materials for his novels. The Second Coming of Lucas Brokaw is his first flight into contemporary fiction, and has been optioned for development as a theatrical motion picture. He has won critical acclaim for his non-fiction book, How To Write Novels That Sell, has had a CBS miniseries adapted from the novel Black Fox and a TNT movie adapted from the novel One Last Town.

READER BIO Scott "Scooter" Fortney—Voice Actor, Writer, Producer—More than 25 years experience. Scott Fortney is a seasoned voice-over professional who began developing his voice skills at the ripe old age of 7; young Scott would create characters and adlib a storyline, complete with sound effects. At the age of 16, Scott Fortney began his professional work in the voice-over business in local radio. Scott is highly skilled in digital audio production, character voices and copywriting; in fact, in several of his radio jobs, Scott served as Director of Creative Services. He has written, voiced and produced several award-winning ads.

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Deadly Beloved By Max Allan Collins Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Crime Fiction 978-1-935138-12-9 $19.95 4 Approx. 4 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS "TILL DEATH DO US PART... Marcy Addwatter killed her husband-there's no question about that. Shot him dead in the motel room where he was trysting with a blonde hooker. Shot the hooker, too. But where the cops might see an open-and-shut case, private eye Michael Tree-Ms. Michael Treesees a conspiracy. For Ms. Tree, digging into it could mean digging her own grave...and digging up her own murdered husband's. Based on the longest-running private-eye comic book series of all time, DEADLY BELOVED brings you an all-new adventure of the legendary Ms. Tree-the groundbreaking female P.I. who put the 'graphic' into graphic novel...

AUTHOR BIO Max Allan Collins—NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING author Max is a prolific American mystery writer who has been called "mystery's Renaissance man". He has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movies and historical fiction. He wrote the graphic novel Road to Perdition (which was developed into a film in 2002). He has also written two novel sequels to Road to Perdition—Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. He has also served as the creative consultant for a number of major productions, and has written books and comics based on the TV series franchise CSI. More recently, he has written a book, Buried Deep, based on the TV Series Bones.

READER BIO Having hailed from Tulsa, Oklahoma... Kristi Stewart has gained more than 25 years experience in the voiceover and broadcasting industries. Kristi has a background in on-air promotions for radio and television. Having worked at WKY Radio in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as the Promotions Director and at KJRH-TV2 in Tulsa as an associate producer. Kristi has lived and worked in Toronto, Ontario for the past 19 years. During that time she has gained invaluable experience working in the Canadian Media. Kristi has worked at Rogers Community Television, where she was the Sponsorship Manager for the Community Channel. She has worked for a Marketing firm, where she recruited new clients and helped develop and implement marketing plans. Kristi was most recently the National Female imaging voice for the Global Television Network in Canada and, CH channel 11 in Hamilton. Kristi was also the female voice for the cable specialty channel PRIME. She has also been a positioning and promo voice for EZ Rock radio station in Toronto and, can currently be heard on the new internet radio station LITEFAVORITES.com as an on-air personality. Kristi Stewart has voiced many commercials and promos for radio and television and narrated many corporate video projects. including the series: CRIME STOPPERS for CH, Channel 11 and TRAILBLAZERS biographies.

REVIEWS David Doerrer—Library Journal “Michael Tree suspects a conspiracy when a wife murders her cheating husband in this adventure based on the graphic novel Ms. Tree by the author of Road to Perdition.”

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Drum Talk By Gerald Hausman Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Folklore 978-1-935138-38-9 $11.95 1 Approx. 40 Minutes Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS During the many summers that Gerald Hausman and his wife Loretta operated The Blue Harbour Creative Writing Program on the north coast of Jamaica, he recorded storytellers, folksingers, drummers, and street talkers of all kinds. Out of these folkloric recordings a world of music and memory, fantastical tales and protest poetry grew into one single recording—a kind of omnibus of the thirteen years of listening and waiting for the right moment. Many of the short stories on this program are interpretations from Gerald, fresh from the fields of St Mary and the streets of Kingston. But many of the voices you hear are storytellers from Port Maria, Jamaica, the place that Zora Neale Hurston said was “the very best place to be in all the world.”

AUTHOR / READER BIO Gerald Hausman, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated from college in New Mexico and continued to live there for two decades. During that time, he had a summer residence on the island of Jamaica where he and his wife, Loretta, founded a school for creative writing. Mr. Hausman has lived in Bokeelia, Florida since 1994. In addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman has written extensively about animal mythology. His work as a folklorist has earned him many national and international honors. Gerald's most recent award is from the Florida Magazine Association for his column "Pine Island Soundings" about life on a barrier island. Gerald is a frequent storyteller at college writers programs and at young authors conferences. Recently, he performed at the Young Authors Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a guest of Department of Defense Dependent Schools. His lively presentations, complete with a myriad of sound effects, have earned him praise from storytellers, speakers, writers, and listeners.

REVIEWS “Here in the unmistakable skin drums, the old world of Babylon crumbles, beaten down by chant, rhythmic pounding and exultation of the heart, yet even in the affirmation of salvation, the darkness remains.” —Billboard Magazine “…unlocks the door to blackness.” —E. Ethelbert Miller “…inspirational, informational, melodious stuff.” —Booklist “…duppy talk stories, I remember after hearing similar ones as children, nothing would have persuaded any of us to go to bed alone.” —James Berry author of Ajeemah and His Son

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Ghost Walk By Gerald Hausman Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Folklore 978-1-935138-40-2 $11.95 1 Approx. 44 Minutes Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS The selection of stories on this anthology comes mostly from the book of the same title, now in its fourth printing, and as popular today as when it first came out in 1991. Hausman here selects the stories that are mysterious as well as factual. He should know, he lived them, witnessed them and wrote about them in such places as Havasu in the Grand Canyon and on the Navajo reservation. The sound effects come from field recordings of desert animals, birds, insects and amphibians, and the music is by jazz musician Ray Griffin. Cover illustration: Sid Hausman

AUTHOR / READER BIO Gerald Hausman, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated from college in New Mexico and continued to live there for two decades. During that time, he had a summer residence on the island of Jamaica where he and his wife, Loretta, founded a school for creative writing. Mr. Hausman has lived in Bokeelia, Florida since 1994. In addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman has written extensively about animal mythology. His work as a folklorist has earned him many national and international honors. Gerald's most recent award is from the Florida Magazine Association for his column "Pine Island Soundings" about life on a barrier island. Gerald is a frequent storyteller at college writers programs and at young authors conferences. Recently, he performed at the Young Authors Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a guest of Department of Defense Dependent Schools. His lively presentations, complete with a myriad of sound effects, have earned him praise from storytellers, speakers, writers, and listeners.

REVIEWS “Hausman honors Native American philosophy and spirituality even as he reveals it.” —Booklist Publishers Weekly called Hausman’s writing “Lyrical, quietly forceful… links to both the physical and spiritual worlds.” Books of the Southwest: “…folkloristic while clearly representing real people.”

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Last updated: 26-Oct-10

Invisible By Steve Rasnic Tem Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Sci-Fi/Horror 978-1-935138-06-8 $29.95 6 Approx. 7 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS A collection of 16 sci-fi and horror short stories hand-picked by the author for Speaking Volumes. Among the Old Celestial Inventory The Disease Artist Head Explosions In These Final Days of Sales Origami Bird Out Late in the Park Taking Down the Tree Invisible Mirror Man The Strangers The Company You Keep Underground Mouths The World Recalled Yesterday

AUTHOR BIO Steve Rasnic Tem—BRITISH FANTASY AWARD-WINNING author Steve's short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver, but to quote Joe R. Lansdale: "Steve Rasnic Tem is a school of writing unto himself." His 200 plus published pieces have garnered him a British Fantasy Award, and nominations for the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards.

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Lot Lizards By Ray Garton Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Horror 978-1-935138-17-4 $24.95 5 Approx. 5 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS A “lot lizard” is a female hooker who works a highway truck stop as her territory. When trucker Bill Ketter looks for a little relaxation and release, he discovers, too late, that he has bitten off more than he can chew. In fact, his lot lizard is the one that does the biting—she is a vampire, one of number who move from one truck stop to the next under the watchful and vicious eyes of the repulsive Carsey Brothers. Against his will, Bill becomes one of the undead. He follows the brothers and their cargo to another stop where he meets his ex-wife and children and Bill finds himself battling the vampires and their age-old leader for the life of his teenaged son. Garton has created another small masterpiece, contemporary adult horror at its most gruesome and loaded with extras doses of sex and gore. The confined setting creates a perfect claustrophobic stage for the story and the hellaciously quick pace never lets the action slow down.

AUTHOR BIO Ray Garton is the author of close to sixty books, including horror novels such as Live Girls (which has a movie in the works), Crucifax Autumn, and The Folks; thrillers like Trade Secrets and Shackled; and numerous short stories and novellas. He has also written a number of movie and television tie-ins for young readers. He lives with his wife, Dawn, in California.

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Medicine Cup/Microbe By Bill Clem Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Medical Thriller 978-1-935138-15-0 $24.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS Medicine Cup—Dorian Gray meets the medical thriller in bestseller Clem's latest scare-fest when RN Paul Grant discovers that peaceful Harbor View Nursing Home is not what it seems. After a resplendent welcome, he learns a terrifying secret looms at Harbor View. Gradually at first and then at a quickening pace Paul's world becomes one mysterious event after another as unexplained deaths become more than coincidence. He soon learns that his new employer has a dark side, which plunges him into a nightmare threatening Paul's very survival. His quest for the truth will take him from the picturesque countryside of Cutting, Vermont, all the way to the deepest reaches of the Amazon jungle. And in the end, he must confront the evil before he is consumed by it... Microbe—In 1947, the U.S. Army left behind a secret when they closed Ft. Miles, Delaware. A threat so deadly, they buried it 1000 feet down in the Atlantic Ocean. Now, sixty years later, an oil rig drilling off the coast of Delaware has hit something. Within hours, crew members are dying from a mysterious illness that kills unmercifully. On the opposite coast, Justin Flannigan, an estranged epidemiologist is visited by the director of the CDC who convinces him to come to Delaware to investigate the bizarre illness. But shortly after he begins his investigation, he gets another visit. This time from an eccentric old man who claims to know the origin of the deadly contagion, and soon, Justin begins to suspect there is more to it than what first appeared. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour. As the illness spreads to the general population, Justin realizes that this one old man may hold the key not only to his survival, but to the survival of the entire planet.

AUTHOR BIO Bill Clem—RIVALS THE BEST WORK OF CRICHTON or COOK Bill Clem, RN, is the author of the forthcoming The Hospital (2010), Replica, Immortal, Medicine Cup, Microbe, Bliss, Diencephalon, They All Fall Down, Presidential Donor, Skin Deep, and A Brief Interval. He has spent the last twenty-five years working at hospitals in Delaware and Maryland.

READER BIO Doug Hamilton has a very wide range. Does 'right on' impressions and characters, while being an excellent announcer, too. Doug has done national voice-over and on-camera commercials, has literally thousands of credits of all kinds. In over 30 years of performing, Doug has done voice and on-camera work for commercials, corporate and industrial training. He's fast, accurate, technology and automotive savvy, and always easy to work with. Doug Hamilton started when he was 12 years old at an NPR station summer program in Flint, Michigan. The voice talent-to-be even started his high school radio station. He went to college and began working on the air in the Flint market. He soon was hired by Detroit area stations. Doug met his wife Da Marie Boyer, a newsperson, started his own studio and has worked full time doing voice and oncamera work for the last 25 years.

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REVIEWS Orlando Sentinel “[A] frantic-paced, pulse-pounding thriller that rivals the best works of Crichton or Cook. The action-packed adventure takes readers on an exciting adventure that feels perilously real. Microbe is one reading experience that the audience will never forget.” Booklist “This is pretty great stuff... Clem has a knack for spinning a suspenseful yarn.” BookPage “The best astrobiological thriller since The Andromeda Strain.” Philadelphia Book Review “Cliff hangers, thrilling cat-and-mouse maneuvers, romance, science, murder, and action. GO!” NJ Sunday Star Ledger “Well-constructed and a fine read . . . with admirable gusto.”

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Last updated: 26-Oct-10

Native American Animal Stories By Gerald Hausman Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Folklore 978-1-935138-41-9 $11.95 1 Approx. 1 Hour Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS This panoramic range of tribal stories from Navajo, Cheyenne, Hopi, Kwakiutl, Tlingit and Iroquois tellers and covers an equally large canvas of traditional spoken themes. From morality tales that tell us how to live and how to be smart and not merely clever to funny interpretations of marriage and fidelity, this wonderful compilation will make you smile, frown, laugh and chuckle. Popular on radio stations across America all during the 1980s and 90s and in the classrooms as well, the stories will again delight young and old alike—draw up to the fire, and give a listen.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Gerald Hausman, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated from college in New Mexico and continued to live there for two decades. During that time, he had a summer residence on the island of Jamaica where he and his wife, Loretta, founded a school for creative writing. Mr. Hausman has lived in Bokeelia, Florida since 1994. In addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman has written extensively about animal mythology. His work as a folklorist has earned him many national and international honors. Gerald's most recent award is from the Florida Magazine Association for his column "Pine Island Soundings" about life on a barrier island. Gerald is a frequent storyteller at college writers programs and at young authors conferences. Recently, he performed at the Young Authors Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a guest of Department of Defense Dependent Schools. His lively presentations, complete with a myriad of sound effects, have earned him praise from storytellers, speakers, writers, and listeners.

REVIEWS “… and now it is time to give thanks and share so that all the stories will carry on…and mostly the stories about the relatives—bears, eagles, Coyote. We all will be on the blessed corn pollen path.” —Jimmie Blueeyes, Navajo Nation

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Navajo Nights By Gerald Hausman Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Folklore 978-1-935138-39-6 $11.95 1 Approx. 1 Hour Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS This recording began in 1965 when the author was recording Navajo creation stories from friends of his—Ray Brown, Jimmie Blueeyes, Rae Joe, Raymond Tsosie, and, most importantly Jay DeGroat from whom Gerald learned much about Navajo healing practices as well as mythology. In that sense, Jay (Jooghi, or Bluejay) is as much the creator of this audiobook as Gerald. All in all, these are the interlocked tribal stories that have woven the great Navajo nation into one of the largest indigenous tribe in the world. As storytellers, the Navajos create a moral code for harmonious living with all things. Ambient sounds and music by jazz musician Ray Griffin whose work can be heard on the other recordings in this series.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Gerald Hausman, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated from college in New Mexico and continued to live there for two decades. During that time, he had a summer residence on the island of Jamaica where he and his wife, Loretta, founded a school for creative writing. Mr. Hausman has lived in Bokeelia, Florida since 1994. In addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman has written extensively about animal mythology. His work as a folklorist has earned him many national and international honors. Gerald's most recent award is from the Florida Magazine Association for his column "Pine Island Soundings" about life on a barrier island. Gerald is a frequent storyteller at college writers programs and at young authors conferences. Recently, he performed at the Young Authors Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a guest of Department of Defense Dependent Schools. His lively presentations, complete with a myriad of sound effects, have earned him praise from storytellers, speakers, writers, and listeners.

REVIEWS “This is the oral Navajo equivalent to the Christian Bible” —Frank Waters, Masked Gods “A revealing sample, astutely collected.” —Tony Hillerman, author of Dancehall of the Dead, Coyote Waits and other novels “This well-narrated collection of twelve traditional Navajo stories has good sound effects and background music. For all collections of mythology—highly recommended.” —The Book Report

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Nine Princes in Amber By Roger Zelazny Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format: Series: Sub-Series: Book:

Sci-Fi / Fantasy 978-1-935138-19-8 $29.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook The Chronicles of Amber The Corwin Saga 1

SYNOPSIS Amber is the one real world, of which all others—including our own Earth—are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining—impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin's superhuman fury.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Roger Zelazny—HUGO & NEBULA AWARD-WINNING author Roger burst onto the SF scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career. He died on June 14, 1995.

REVIEWS “...these fantasy adventures are [Zelazny’s] best work, they have earned him a whole new audience by virtue of their elegance, humor, literacy, vivid action and lightly applied but complex background of tarot, alternate worlds, Olympian gods, and magic.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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Presidential Donor By Bill Clem Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Medical Thriller 978-1-935138-16-7 $24.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS When President Thomas Lloyd arrives in Zurich, Switzerland, for a Russian oil summit, he suffers a massive heart attack. Despite the best medical care available, his only chance for survival is an immediate heart transplant. Five miles away, political journalist Jack McDermott has awoken from a near-death coma, and his name mistakenly turns up as a donor match for Lloyd. The hospital, quickly realizing their error, informs the President's cabinet. However, with the Russian economy on the verge of collapse and Lloyd's life in the balance, they decide to do the unthinkable. But as the accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies unfolds, Dr. Jonah Bailey uncovers an even more sinister plot that goes all the way to the Vice President. Aided by Dr. Eva Smorzak, Jonah must avoid a team of deadly assassins in order to save not only Jack, but himself, Eva, and ultimately the President.

AUTHOR BIO Bill Clem—RIVALS THE BEST WORK OF CRICHTON or COOK Bill Clem, RN, is the author of the forthcoming The Hospital (2010), Replica, Immortal, Medicine Cup, Microbe, Bliss, Diencephalon, They All Fall Down, Presidential Donor, Skin Deep, and A Brief Interval. He has spent the last twenty-five years working at hospitals in Delaware and Maryland.

READER BIO Doug Hamilton has a very wide range. Does 'right on' impressions and characters, while being an excellent announcer, too. Doug has done national voice-over and on-camera commercials, has literally thousands of credits of all kinds. In over 30 years of performing, Doug has done voice and on-camera work for commercials, corporate and industrial training. He's fast, accurate, technology and automotive savvy, and always easy to work with. Doug Hamilton started when he was 12 years old at an NPR station summer program in Flint, Michigan. The voice talent-to-be even started his high school radio station. He went to college and began working on the air in the Flint market. He soon was hired by Detroit area stations. Doug met his wife Da Marie Boyer, a newsperson, started his own studio and has worked full time doing voice and oncamera work for the last 25 years.

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Savage Land (Texas) By Janet Dailey Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format: Series:

Americana 978-1-935138-35-8 $24.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook The Americana Series

SYNOPSIS "Don't you want to tell me how much you love and adore me and how you can hardly wait to marry me?" Coley asked mockingly.' "I was so looking forward to that part." Even though her own heart was breaking, she could still derive pleasure watching the angry scowl on Jason's face. How upsetting for him and his plans for the Slash S ranch that Coley wasn't falling into his arms as he had thought she would! Every novel in this collection is your passport to a romantic tour of the United States through timehonored favorites by America's First Lady of romance fiction. Each of the fifty novels is set in a different state, researched by Janet and her husband, Bill. For the Daileys it was an odyssey of discovery. For you, it's the journey of a lifetime.

AUTHOR BIO NEW YORK TIMES Best-Selling Author—Janet Dailey was born Janet Haradon in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land development until they "retired" to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, setting a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was "No Quarter Asked". She has since gone on to write approximately 90 novels, 21 of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She has won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on radio and television. Today, there are over three-hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in 19 different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world.

READER BIO Jennifer Vaughn entered the voice over industry as a signature/branding voice for the concert and radio industry. Her first stations included WAAF in Boston and BAY-FM Tokyo, and her first concert ad campaigns included Boney James, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and The Indigo Girls to name a few. In this decade alone, Jennifer has performed voice-overs on an astonishing variety of projects ranging from commercial (Eureka, FootLocker, Nabisco, Lysol) to documentary film (narrator for motivational speaker Tony Robbins DVDs, as well as wildlife series: "Discover the Wild"). She continues to provide Television and Radio Stations with promo signature voice work (NBC Today Show, HBO, Discovery Channel) and also records tutorials and training courseware daily for Fortune 500 companies (AT&T, American Express, Adobe, Marriot) around the world. Jennifer is just as popular in the Audiobook and Gaming industry, as the principle performer in virtually every genre, being she is able to perform countless characters, ages and accents. With home studios in both Florida (winter home) and Colorado (summer home), she provides consistently great performances daily.

REVIEWS “Janet Dailey's mastery of sweeping romance, divided loyalties, and searing passion has made her one of the bestselling authors of all time.” (Lanier County (GA) News)

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Sign of the Unicorn By Roger Zelazny Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format: Series: Sub-Series: Book:

Sci-Fi / Fantasy 978-1-935138-21-1 $29.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook The Chronicles of Amber The Corwin Saga 3

SYNOPSIS Amber is the one real world, of which all others— including our own Earth—are but Shadows. A traitor has revealed the royal family's greatest secret: the ability to manipulate Shadow and travel through all possible worlds, enabling a plot towards Amber's destruction. Corwin, Prince of the Blood, must risk everything in a deadly assault on evil's stronghold. Now, beset by demonic powers beyond imagination and betrayed by a bizarre conspiracy among his own kin, Corwin walks a perilous path toward ultimate knowledge and terrifying discovery.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Roger Zelazny—HUGO & NEBULA AWARD-WINNING author Roger burst onto the SF scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career. He died on June 14, 1995.

REVIEWS “...these fantasy adventures are [Zelazny’s] best work, they have earned him a whole new audience by virtue of their elegance, humor, literacy, vivid action and lightly applied but complex background of tarot, alternate worlds, Olympian gods, and magic.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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Sisters on the Case, Vol. One Edited by Sara Paretsky Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Mystery 978-1-935138-08-2 $24.95 5 Approx. 5 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS The latest: an anniversary anthology of 20 short stories by today's best women mystery writers. Volume One consists of the first 10 stories. Introduction You May Already Be a Winner by Margaret Maron Murder for Lunch by Carolyn Hart Lady Patterly's Lover by Charlotte MacLeod For the Common Good by Patricia Sprinkle Not Just the Facts by Annette Meyers Estelle Is Dead by Medora Sale Steak Tartare by Barbara D'Amato Ninjettes by Kate Flora The People's Way by Eve K Sandstrom A Family Sunday in the Park: V. I. Warshawski's First Case by Sara Paretsky

EDITOR BIO Sara Paretsky—NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING author Sara has received numerous awards, including the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers Association, the Gold Dagger for best novel for her book Blacklist, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from several different universities. Sara's books have been translated into almost thirty languages.

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR BIOS Barbara D'Amato—Anthony, Agatha and Carl Sandburg Award Winner is a playwright, novelist, and crime researcher. Winner of the 1998 Carl Sandburg Award for Excellence in Fiction and of the Anthony and Agatha Awards, she is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America and of Sisters in Crime International. She lives in Chicago. Margaret Maron—NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING Author Margaret grew up on a farm near Raleigh, North Carolina, but for many years lived in Brooklyn, New York. When she returned to her North Carolina roots with her artist-husband, Joe, she began a series based on her own background. The first book, BOOTLEGGER'S DAUGHTER, became a Washington Post bestseller that swept the top mystery awards for its year. Later Deborah Knott novels UP JUMPS THE DEVIL and STORM TRACK won the Agatha award for Best Novel.

Sara Paretsky—NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING author Sara has received numerous awards, including the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers Association, the Gold Dagger for best novel for her book Blacklist, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from several different universities. Sara's books have been translated into almost thirty languages. Patricia Sprinkle—BEST-SELLING AUHTOR grew up in North Carolina and Florida, graduated from Vassar College, and afterwards spent a year writing in the Scottish Highlands. She has been writing mysteries full time since 1988, and currently lives in Smyrna, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. She and her husband have two grown sons. When she is not writing, Patricia is active in advocacy for abused, neglected, and deprived children.

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READER BIO Bobbin Beam, is a well-seasoned voice performer who has a wide voice range, and an inviting, articulate, and sincere delivery. Bobbin's voice is alto, versatile, warm ,clear, friendly, soothing, silky, sensuous and upbeat. Bobbin Beam began as professional radio broadcaster and attended University of Dallas and Carroll University majoring in Theater and Mass Communications and minor in Spanish. You've possibly heard Bobbin Beam's voice somewhere. As a female voice-talent and voice actress, Bobbin Beam's voice talent has appeared in over 3,500 voiceover recordings, including commercials for radio and TV, films, narrations, messages on hold, IVR, promos, documentaries, and technical recordings for major corporations world-wide. Bobbin has voiced several audio books.

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Sisters on the Case, Vol. Two Edited by Sara Paretsky Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Mystery 978-1-935138-09-9 $24.95 5 Approx. 5 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS The latest: an anniversary anthology of 20 short stories by today's best women mystery writers. Volume Two consists of the last 10 stories. Introduction Sister Death by Sue Henry Guardian Angel by Rochelle Krich Hearing Her Name by Susan Dunlap Frighted Out of Fear; or, The Bombs Bursting in Air by P. M. Carlson The Whole World Is Watching by Libby Fischer Hellmann Never Too Old by Linda Grant Maubi and the Jumbies by Kate Grilley Dies Irae by Dorothy Salisbury Davis I Killed by Nancy Pickard Animal Act by Claire McNab

EDITOR BIO Sara Paretsky—NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING author Sara has received numerous awards, including the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers Association, the Gold Dagger for best novel for her book Blacklist, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from several different universities. Sara's books have been translated into almost thirty languages.

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR BIOS Susan Dunlap—Short Story Award Winner is best known for her Jill Smith detective series, but she is a prolific and much loved writer of crime and mystery fiction, including award-winning short stories. Sue Henry—Anthony and Macavity Award Winner, her first Jessie Arnold mystery, Murder on the Iditarod Trail, won both the Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel. She also writes the Maxie McNabb mysteries. Henry is a former college administrator and has lived in Alaska for 30 years. She spends much of her spare time RVing around the Lower Forty-Eight or researching Alaska. Rochelle Krich—Anthony Award Winner is the author of many acclaimed novels of suspense, including Blues in the Night (which introduced Molly Blume), Dream House, Shadows of Sin, Dead Air, Blood Money, and Fertile Ground. An Anthony Award winner for her debut novel, Where's Mommy Now? (which was adapted as the TV movie Perfect Alibi), Krich lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their children. Nancy Pickard—Anthony, Macavity and Agatha Award Winner, creator of the acclaimed Jenny Cain mystery series, won the Anthony Award for Say No to Murder, won the Macavity Award for Marriage Is Murder, and two Agatha Awards, for Bum Steer (1990) and I.O.U. (1991). A former reporter and editor, she is a past president of Sisters in Crime. She splits her time between Kansas and Florida.

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READER BIO Bobbin Beam, is a well-seasoned voice performer who has a wide voice range, and an inviting, articulate, and sincere delivery. Bobbin's voice is alto, versatile, warm, clear, friendly, soothing, silky, sensuous and upbeat. Bobbin Beam began as professional radio broadcaster and attended University of Dallas and Carroll University majoring in Theater and Mass Communications and minor in Spanish. You've possibly heard Bobbin Beam's voice somewhere. As a female voice-talent and voice actress, Bobbin Beam's voice talent has appeared in over 3,500 voiceover recordings, including commercials for radio and TV, films, narrations, messages on hold, IVR, promos, documentaries, and technical recordings for major corporations world-wide. Bobbin has voiced several audio books.

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Slave Safari By Warren Murphy & Richard Sapir Series: Book No.: Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

The Destroyer 12 Thriller 978-1-935138-01-3 $24.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS There is a secret only Chiun knows. America has committed a sin against him he cannot pardon— and he will not even share it with Remo Williams, the Destroyer, whom he has taught all his skills and loves as a son. Deep in Africa, countless feuds that have blazed for many centuries are quickly being resolved by death and massacre. A massive conspiracy is unearthed surrounding the centuries-old slave trade, and only Remo can unravel it.

CO-AUTHOR BIOS Warren Murphy books and stories have sold fifty million copies worldwide and won a dozen national awards. He has created a number of book series, including the Trace series and the long-running satiric adventure, The Destroyer the basis for the film Remo WilliamsThe Adventure Begins. His film credits include, Lethal Weapon 2, Murphy's Law, and The Eiger Sanction. Richard Sapir wrote five novels: Bressio (1975), The Far Arena (1978), The Body (1983), Spies (1984), and Quest (1987), a modern day search for the Holy Grail.

READER BIO Gray Gleason has more than 30 years of voice work and voice acting, directing and producing experience. "And now for something completely different..." Unusually engaging, warm and friendly, authoritative, yet conversational, Gray sounds like your friend, your neighbor—your doctor or maybe that Counselor at your old high school. However, you'll also find that he's quite versatile—accents, cartoons, characters, and other more stylizied types of delivery are also within his repertoire. Bringing books and stories to life Gray gives the listener the ability to "see" what's going on. He's also pretty good at turning advertising dialog into 'real' conversations. Gray taught, coached, and directed voice acting for the Screen Actor's Guild (he was once a member) and coached private classes while living in the States, and running two different audio production studios.

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Sleeping Dogs By Ed Gorman Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Thriller 978-1-935138-07-5 $24.95 5 Approx. 5 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS As a seasoned political consultant, Dev Conrad approaches working on the re-election campaign of Illinois Senator Warren Nichols with trepidation. The senator’s best friend and adviser has just committed suicide. And though Conrad agrees with Nichols's political positions, he’s leery of the senator’s reputation for sleeping around. When a major televised debate proves to be a disaster for the senator, Dev is forced to look into the backgrounds of the senator’s staff, which includes several people who have tangled and troubled relationships with their boss. Dev’s investigation takes him through the highs and lows of the political system, the well-meaning people on both sides of the aisle, and the increasingly dark forces that work to destroy reputations and lives. It also leads him into the frightening murder of a sleazy political op who knows something about Senator Nichols that could completely destroy his career.

AUTHOR BIO Ed Gorman—SHAMUS, ANTHONY & ELLERY QUEEN AWARD-WINNING author Ed has worked in politics as both a speechwriter and a TV producer. He has won the Shamus, Anthony, Ellery Queen, Spur, and International Fiction Awards. He has been nominated twice for an Edgar and once for the Silver Dagger. His other work includes the Sam McCain series and the Jack Sawyer series. A feature film based on his novel The Poker Club is forthcoming.

READER BIO Drew Birdseye—More than 25 years of experience Big and rich or guy next door. Gritty or sexy. Great for everything from voice-overs for cars and long-form narrations. I've done podcasts, audiobooks, standard commercial work for radio, TV and the web. What do you need in a voice? Let me help today! I spent a few years in the broadcast industry but left that behind to pursue voice work full-time. How fast do you need the voice-over? Just let me know and you'll have the voice for your project in no time. I've done it all from voices for an amusement park in Buenos Aires to a talking dog collar. My voice is heard in Trinidad, Belgium, England and Dubai. I'm also a member of Toastmasters in pursuit of better public speaking as well as behind the mic.

REVIEWS Publishers Weekly Shamus-winner Gorman (Fools Rush In) puts his experience as a political speechwriter to good use in this entertaining first of what appears to be a new series. Dev Conrad, a cynical yet idealistic political consultant, signs on for the re-election bid of Sen. Warren Nichols of Illinois after Nichols's longtime consultant and ally, Phil Wylie, leaves in a bitter dispute with the candidate and later commits suicide. Nichols, facing right-wing conservative Jim Lake, finds himself in a tightening race with a major debate looming. The race becomes nasty with dirty tricks, blackmail and even campaign sabotage likely emanating from inside Nichols's staff. While Gorman presents our electoral choices and processes in an often dispiriting and unflattering light, readers will hope his appealing hero will return in future outings beyond the current real-life political campaign season.

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Stargazer By Gerald Hausman Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Folklore 978-1-935138-37-2 $11.95 1 Approx. 1 Hour Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS STARGAZER is the story of one man's emergence through Native American ritual into the world of psychic and extraterrestrial experience. Throughout the book there is the rooted wisdom of its central personality, a visionary Navajo whose actual name is Stargazer. The story is timeless, the event is timely. The message is that we are almost out of time.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Gerald Hausman, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated from college in New Mexico and continued to live there for two decades. During that time, he had a summer residence on the island of Jamaica where he and his wife, Loretta, founded a school for creative writing. Mr. Hausman has lived in Bokeelia, Florida since 1994. In addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman has written extensively about animal mythology. His work as a folklorist has earned him many national and international honors. Gerald's most recent award is from the Florida Magazine Association for his column "Pine Island Soundings" about life on a barrier island. Gerald is a frequent storyteller at college writers programs and at young authors conferences. Recently, he performed at the Young Authors Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a guest of Department of Defense Dependent Schools. His lively presentations, complete with a myriad of sound effects, have earned him praise from storytellers, speakers, writers, and listeners.

REVIEWS "Gerald Hausman's Stargazer is a very different book: a paradoxical Southwestern fantasy, drawing upon local folklore and Indian myth; a smoothly-told tale of no small complexity and more than a little mystery. It reminded me of a combination of Philip K. Dick and Carlos Castaneda." —Roger Zelazny, author of The Chronicles of Amber Series

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The Collection, Vol. One By Bentley Little Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Horror 978-1-935138-13-6 $24.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS He's been hailed by Dean Koontz for his "rock-'em, jolt-'em, shock-'em contemporary terror fiction." Now Little presents a 32-story collection that could only have come from an author with "a deft touch for the terrifying" (Publishers Weekly). Volume One consists of 15 stories. Against the Pale Sand And I Am Here, Fighting with Ghost Blood Bob Bumblebee Colony Comes the Bad Time Coming Home Again

Confessions of a Corporate Man Estoppel Full Moon on Death Row Lethe Dreams Life with Father Llama Maya’s Mother

AUTHOR BIO Bentley Little—BRAM STOKER AWARD-WINNING author Bentley was discovered by Dean Koontz and Stephen King. There have been few adaptations of Bentley Little's work. However, Little's short story "The Washingtonians" published in THE COLLECTION was adapted by the horror anthology Masters of Horror on SHOWTIME—under the direction of Peter Medak.

READER BIO A voice actor since 1980, Mitch Urban can currently be heard on radio, television, the Internet and in feature films. He is best known for his role as three of the dogs in the popular feature "Nine Dog Christmas". He is Currently "the voice of" Time Warner Cable in Southern California. Mitch has narrated several cable TV specials including "Mind Control" on A&E and Avalanche Dogs on The Outdoor channel and in the upcoming feature "Nights in Rodanthe" as the Disc jockey. Mitch has lent his voice to many video games as well, including The Lord Of The Rings, Tom Clancy's End War Games and is known as YOSHIMITSU from the Soul Caliber series. This is his first audio book.

REVIEWS Little (The Association) displays his darker side in the 32 mostly memorable stories that comprise this collection of unpublished and previously published stories. Drawing from a bizarre cauldron of influences (cited in brief introductions to each piece), Little tackles some disturbing topics, including pedophilia, family crucifixions, incest and bestiality. Indeed, even fans accustomed to the gore found in Little's novels may be taken aback by the manner in which characters carry out their fetishes and crimes. The main character in "Blood," for example, kills both little boys and grown men without remorse, believing that his macaroni and cheese craves human blood. The supernatural and the unexplained are common themes, but some plot lines are underdeveloped. In "Monteith," readers are left to ponder what would have happened had the main character confronted his wife about a one-word note—written in her hand—that turned his life upside down. Among Little's best offerings are "Bob," a chilling tale of mistaken identity, and "Pillow Talk," a witty yet sad story about bed linens that come to life and ultimately display more human traits than many of the characters in this collection. A fascinating glimpse into how Little's creativity has evolved over the years, this volume is a must-have for the author's fans despite its uneven nature. —Publishers Weekly

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The Collection, Vol. Two By Bentley Little Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Horror 978-1-935138-14-3 $24.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS He's been hailed by Dean Koontz for his "rock'em, jolt-'em, shock-'em contemporary terror fiction." Now Little presents a 32-story collection that could only have come from an author with "a deft touch for the terrifying" (Publishers Weekly). Volume Two consists of 17 stories. Monteith The Phonebook Man Paperwork The Pond Pillow Talk The Potato Roommates The Sanctuary Skin The Show The Baby The Washingtonians The Idol The Woods Be Dark The Mailman The Man in the Passenger Seat The Murmurous Haunt of Files

AUTHOR BIO Bentley Little—BRAM STOKER AWARD-WINNING author Bentley was discovered by Dean Koontz and Stephen King. There have been few adaptations of Bentley Little's work. However, Little's short story "The Washingtonians" published in THE COLLECTION was adapted by the horror anthology Masters of Horror on SHOWTIME – under the direction of Peter Medak.

READER BIO A voice actor since 1980, Mitch Urban can currently be heard on radio, television, the Internet and in feature films. He is best known for his role as three of the dogs in the popular feature "Nine Dog Christmas". He is Currently "the voice of" Time Warner Cable in Southern California. Mitch has narrated several cable TV specials including "Mind Control" on A&E and Avalanche Dogs on The Outdoor channel and in the upcoming feature "Nights in Rodanthe" as the Disc jockey. Mitch has lent his voice to many video games as well, including The Lord Of The Rings, Tom Clancy's End War Games and is known as YOSHIMITSU from the Soul Caliber series. This is his first audio book.

REVIEWS Little (The Association) displays his darker side in the 32 mostly memorable stories that comprise this collection of unpublished and previously published stories. Drawing from a bizarre cauldron of influences (cited in brief introductions to each piece), Little tackles some disturbing topics, including pedophilia, family crucifixions, incest and bestiality. Indeed, even fans accustomed to the gore found in Little's novels may be taken aback by the manner in which characters carry out their fetishes and crimes. The main character in "Blood," for example, kills both little boys and grown men without remorse, believing that his macaroni and cheese craves human blood. The supernatural and the unexplained are common themes, but some plot lines are underdeveloped. In "Monteith," readers are left to ponder what would have happened had the main character confronted his wife about a one-word note—written in her hand—that turned his life upside down. Among Little's best offerings are "Bob," a chilling tale of mistaken identity, and "Pillow Talk," a witty yet sad story about bed linens that come to life and ultimately display more human traits than many of the characters in this collection. A fascinating glimpse into how Little's creativity has evolved over the years, this volume is a must-have for the author's fans despite its uneven nature. — Publishers Weekly

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The Courts of Chaos By Roger Zelazny Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format: Series: Sub-Series: Book:

Sci-Fi / Fantasy 978-1-935138-23-5 $29.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook The Chronicles of Amber The Corwin Saga 5

SYNOPSIS Amber is the one real world, of which all others— including our own Earth—are but Shadows. In the climactic finale of The Corwin Saga of The Chronicles of Amber, the man clad in black with a silver rose at his throat takes it upon himself to draw a new pattern, so that there may yet be order in the universe, regardless of the outcome of the war between Chaos and Amber. In order to do this, he will have to travel with the Jewel of Judgment beyond the bounds of order and chaos, to a no man's land where the coming storm will not be able to harm him. But many forces are out to thwart his mission, including his brother, the traitorous sorcerer Brand.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Roger Zelazny—HUGO & NEBULA AWARD-WINNING author Roger burst onto the SF scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career. He died on June 14, 1995.

REVIEWS “...these fantasy adventures are [Zelazny’s] best work, they have earned him a whole new audience by virtue of their elegance, humor, literacy, vivid action and lightly applied but complex background of tarot, alternate worlds, Olympian gods, and magic.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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The First Quarry By Max Allan Collins Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Crime Fiction 978-1-935138-11-1 $00.00 X Approx. X Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS BIG MAN ON CAMPUS Crime fiction readers know Quarry, the ruthless killer-for-hire, from Max Allan Collins’ acclaimed novels-most recently THE LAST QUARRY, which told the story of the assassin’s final assignment (and was the basis for the feature film THE LAST LULLABY). But where did Quarry’s story start? For the first time ever, the bestselling author of ROAD TO PREDITION takes us back to the beginning, revealing the never-before-told story of Quarry’s first job: infiltrating a college campus and eliminating a professor whose affair with one of his beautiful, young students is the least of his sins…

AUTHOR BIO Max Allan Collins—NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING author Max is a prolific American mystery writer who has been called "mystery's Renaissance man". He has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movies and historical fiction. He wrote the graphic novel Road to Perdition (which was developed into a film in 2002). He has also written two novel sequels to Road to Perdition—Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. He has also served as the creative consultant for a number of major productions, and has written books and comics based on the TV series franchise CSI. More recently, he has written a book, Buried Deep, based on the TV Series Bones.

READER BIO Curt Palmer is a versatile voice talent who specializes in audiobooks, corporate narrations and commercial voiceovers. He has also voiced numerous characters in audio dramas. Curt loves to use his voice talents in several volunteer projects including as a host of "Front Pages," a weekly live radio broadcast for blind and print handicapped listeners in his home state of Connecticut www.crisradio.org. He has also been a regular contributor to the "Hear the Bill" project—a recording of the healthcare legislation document currently being debated in Washington www.hearthebill.org. Curt's voice can range from natural, warm and friendly to authoritative, corporate or commercial.

REVIEWS Raves for THE FIRST QUARRY “Violent and volatile and packed with sexuality…classic pulp fiction” —USA Today “Collins’ witty, hard –boiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud.” —Entertainment Weekly “As cool as an Eskimo Pie on a hot summer day and as sharp as a Ginsu knife.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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The Guns of Avalon By Roger Zelazny Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format: Series: Sub-Series: Book:

Sci-Fi / Fantasy 978-1-935138-20-4 $29.95 6 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook The Chronicles of Amber The Corwin Saga 2

SYNOPSIS Amber is the one real world, of which all others— including our own Earth—are but Shadows. Corwin has escaped the dungeons deep in the mountain Kolvir, where he had been imprisoned by his hated brother Eric, usurper of the throne of Amber. Now free, Corwin makes his way to the medieval shadow world of Avalon, where he long ago ruled (and is now only remembered as a legend), to recover his strength and lay plans to besiege Amber using an army of human-like shadow warriors mustered from this and countless other worlds and equipped with weapons never before seen in Amber.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Roger Zelazny—HUGO & NEBULA AWARD-WINNING author Roger burst onto the SF scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career. He died on June 14, 1995.

REVIEWS “...these fantasy adventures are [Zelazny’s] best work, they have earned him a whole new audience by virtue of their elegance, humor, literacy, vivid action and lightly applied but complex background of tarot, alternate worlds, Olympian gods, and magic.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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The Hand of Oberon By Roger Zelazny Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format: Series: Sub-Series: Book:

Sci-Fi / Fantasy 978-1-935138-22-8 $29.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook The Chronicles of Amber The Corwin Saga 4

SYNOPSIS Amber is the one real world, of which all others— including our own Earth—are but Shadows. Across the mysterious Black Road, demons swarm into Shadow. The ancient, secret source of the royal family's power is revealed, and an unholy pact between a prince of the realm and the forces of Chaos threaten all the known worlds with absolute obliteration. The hour of battle is at hand. Now Corwin and the remaining princes of Amber must call upon all their superhuman powers to defeat their brother-turned-traitor before he can walk the magical Pattern that created Amber and remake the universe in his own image.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Roger Zelazny—HUGO & NEBULA AWARD-WINNING author Roger burst onto the Sci-Fi scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career. He died on June 14, 1995.

REVIEWS “...these fantasy adventures are [Zelazny’s] best work, they have earned him a whole new audience by virtue of their elegance, humor, literacy, vivid action and lightly applied but complex background of tarot, alternate worlds, Olympian gods, and magic.” —Publisher’s Weekly

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The Highbinders By Matt Braun Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format: Series:

Western 978-1-935138-32-7 $24.95 5 Approx. 6 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook The Ash Tallman Series

SYNOPSIS In California, The Southern Pacific Railway was prying the West wide open, and the land was worth its weight in gold. While some men got in on the action, and some got out of the way, one group of settlers was making a stand-and holding up the railway. Turning to Alan Pinkerton's Chicago detective agency, the railroad robber barons hired the perfect agent to penetrate the settler's organization, a man who had learned a spy's trade in the Civil War. Tall, debonair, and pleasure-loving Ash Tallman can fight when he has to, lie when he needs to, and make love when he wants the right kind of woman on his side. But as Tallman enters the lush San Joaquin Valley in the company of a risk-taking beauty, he finds a fight with no clear battle lines, no sure enemies, and only one way out-by hunting the killers who are hunting him...

AUTHOR BIO Matt Braun is the author of fifty-six novels and books. He has been published in fourteen countries with over 40,000,000 copies in print worldwide. He is the winner of the Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for his novel, The Kincaids, as well as a winner of the Owen Wister Award For Lifetime Achievement from the WRA and the Festival of the West Cowboy Spirit Award. A "true Westerner," he was born in Oklahoma and is the descendent of a long line of ranchers. He writes with a passion for historical accuracy and detail that has earned him a reputation as the most authentic portrayer of the American West and has a lifetime appointment as Oklahoma Territorial Marshal. Braun continues to travel the West, gathering materials for his novels. The Second Coming of Lucas Brokaw is his first flight into contemporary fiction, and has been optioned for development as a theatrical motion picture. He has won critical acclaim for his non-fiction book, How To Write Novels That Sell, has had a CBS miniseries adapted from the novel Black Fox and a TNT movie adapted from the novel One Last Town.

READER BIO Scott "Scooter" Fortney—Voice Actor, Writer, Producer—More than 25 years experience. Scott Fortney is a seasoned voice-over professional who began developing his voice skills at the ripe old age of 7; young Scott would create characters and adlib a storyline, complete with sound effects. At the age of 16, Scott Fortney began his professional work in the voice-over business in local radio. Scott is highly skilled in digital audio production, character voices and copywriting; in fact, in several of his radio jobs, Scott served as Director of Creative Services. He has written, voiced and produced several award-winning ads.

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The Homeplace (Iowa) By Janet Dailey Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format: Series:

Americana 978-1-935138-36-5 $19.95 4 Approx. 5 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook The Americana Series

SYNOPSIS “Sometimes it can be like that between two people,” Rob said calmly. Cathie's eyes glittered with anger as she studied the man standing so arrogantly over her—Rob Douglas, new owner of the home so precious to her. After turning her world upside down and making all her firmly-held beliefs vanish with one fiery kiss, he acted as if it was the most natural thing in the world. She mustn't let herself fall in love with him. Join Janet Dailey as she takes you on a romantic journey through every state in the Union. Read the stirring romances that set America's beloved storyteller on the highway to success. Your tour of desire begins with this story set in Iowa.

AUTHOR BIO NEW YORK TIMES Best-Selling Author—Janet Dailey was born Janet Haradon in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land development until they "retired" to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, setting a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was "No Quarter Asked". She has since gone on to write approximately 90 novels, 21 of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She has won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on radio and television. Today, there are over three-hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in 19 different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world.

READER BIO Jennifer Vaughn entered the voice over industry as a signature/branding voice for the concert and radio industry. Her first stations included WAAF in Boston and BAY-FM Tokyo, and her first concert ad campaigns included Boney James, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and The Indigo Girls to name a few. In this decade alone, Jennifer has performed voice-overs on an astonishing variety of projects ranging from commercial (Eureka, FootLocker, Nabisco, Lysol) to documentary film (narrator for motivational speaker Tony Robbins DVDs, as well as wildlife series: "Discover the Wild"). She continues to provide Television and Radio Stations with promo signature voice work (NBC Today Show, HBO, Discovery Channel) and also records tutorials and training courseware daily for Fortune 500 companies (AT&T, American Express, Adobe, Marriot) around the world. Jennifer is just as popular in the Audiobook and Gaming industry, as the principle performer in virtually every genre, being she is able to perform countless characters, ages and accents. With home studios in both Florida (winter home) and Colorado (summer home), she provides consistently great performances daily.

REVIEWS “Janet Dailey's mastery of sweeping romance, divided loyalties, and searing passion has made her one of the bestselling authors of all time.” (Lanier County (GA) News)

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The Last Quarry By Max Allan Collins Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Crime Fiction 978-1-935138-10-5 $19.95 4 Approx. 5 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS The ruthless professional killer known as Quarry long ago disappeared into a well-earned retirement. But now a media magnate has lured the restless hitman into tackling one last lucrative assignment. The target is an unlikely one: Why, Quarry wonders, would anyone want a beautiful young librarian dead? And why in hell does he care? On the 30th anniversary of the enigmatic assassin’s first appearance, best-selling author Max Allan Collins brings him back for a dark and deadly mission where the last quarry may turn out to be Quarry himself.

AUTHOR BIO Max Allan Collins—NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING author Max is a prolific American mystery writer who has been called "mystery's Renaissance man". He has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movies and historical fiction. He wrote the graphic novel Road to Perdition (which was developed into a film in 2002). He has also written two novel sequels to Road to Perdition - Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. He has also served as the creative consultant for a number of major productions, and has written books and comics based on the TV series franchise CSI. More recently, he has written a book, Buried Deep, based on the TV Series Bones.

READER BIO Curt Palmer is a versatile voice talent who specializes in audiobooks, corporate narrations and commercial voiceovers. He has also voiced numerous characters in audio dramas. Curt loves to use his voice talents in several volunteer projects including as a host of "Front Pages," a weekly live radio broadcast for blind and print handicapped listeners in his home state of Connecticut www.crisradio.org. He has also been a regular contributor to the "Hear the Bill" project—a recording of the healthcare legislation document currently being debated in Washington www.hearthebill.org. Curt's voice can range from natural, warm and friendly to authoritative, corporate or commercial.

REVIEWS Fans of Collins (Road to Perdition) will be delighted to find him resurrecting Quarry, the ruthless hit-man he put to rest years ago, after six Quarry novels and a small handful of short stories. Now living and relaxing in the Minnesota woods, Quarry is lured out of retirement by a Chicago media magnate who wants a seemingly harmless young librarian dead. But when he winds up falling for his target, one Janet Wright, Quarry begins second-guessing his assignment and experiences an uncharacteristic change of heart that almost gets him killed. Stemming from Collins's screenplay for the award-winning short film A Matter of Principal, this novel covers a lot of ground in a small space-a credit to the distinct, wry voice Collins has given Quarry, who doesn't waste anything, least of all words: "Louis cracked open the door and peered out and said, `What is it?' and I shot him in the eye." Compact enough to be read in a couple of sittings but bristling with suspense and sexuality, this book is a welcome addition to the Hard Crime Case library and, if there's any justice, will spark sales of Collins's back-catalogue titles.

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The Turquoise Horse By Gerald Hausman Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Folklore 978-1-935138-42-6 $11.95 1 Approx. 30 Minutes Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS These stories were selected by Gerald Hausman over a thirty-year stretch of listening and telling Navajo folktales around the country. Some of these were first aired on Navajo radio station KTNN and received tribal approval in 1988. Gerald’s published in-print version of the Turquoise Horse legend has reached more than a half-million readers and listeners as part of The Junior Great Books Foundation program for learning. All of the stories contained here are little flashes of insight into the human mind as well as native thinking. The sound effects are by jazz musician Ray Griffin who also collected the ambient sounds that enhance the music and lend a naturalistic flavor to the storytelling. Here collected, the stories, poems, chants and prayers that Gerald Hausman learned from his American Indian friends during the 1960s and through the 1990s when he completed his translations of these great creation tales, equal in power to the stories in Genesis. The musical compositions by Ray Griffin, a veteran of the "Santa Fe scene", are unique in that they merge sound effects, bird songs, spadefoot toads, and noises of the desert at night while Gerald Hausman is telling stories. The result is a "Navajo night" full of healing and happiness, and mystery.

AUTHOR / READER BIO Gerald Hausman, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated from college in New Mexico and continued to live there for two decades. During that time, he had a summer residence on the island of Jamaica where he and his wife, Loretta, founded a school for creative writing. Mr. Hausman has lived in Bokeelia, Florida since 1994. In addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman has written extensively about animal mythology. His work as a folklorist has earned him many national and international honors. Gerald's most recent award is from the Florida Magazine Association for his column "Pine Island Soundings" about life on a barrier island. Gerald is a frequent storyteller at college writers programs and at young authors conferences. Recently, he performed at the Young Authors Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a guest of Department of Defense Dependent Schools. His lively presentations, complete with a myriad of sound effects, have earned him praise from storytellers, speakers, writers, and listeners.

REVIEWS “I have known Gerry since our early days in college and I have seen him mature into a prolific writer on American Indian literature. I feel he has once again caught the spirit of his quest.” —Ray Brown, Navajo translator and advisor on The Turquoise Horse “Hey, Coyote Man, give me a holler!” —Jay DeGroat, Navajo artist “Navajo myths are among the most poetic in the world, full of dazzling word imagery. Hausman’s meditations are likewise sheer poetry, traveling on sunbeams.” —Richard Erdoes, co-editor American Indian Myths and Legends “Gerald's sensitive interpretation of each story, his vocal play with words enhances every moment of the tales. Ray Griffin's music explores the open world of tones, action and landscape.” —Ashley Bryan, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award

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Wind in the Ashes By William W. Johnstone Category: ISBN: MSRP: Discs: Running time: Version: Format:

Thriller 978-1-935138-03-7 $29.95 6 Approx. 7 Hours Unabridged CD Audiobook

SYNOPSIS In post-World War III America, legendary soldier and freedom fighter Ben Raines orders his rebels to make one last desperate assault against the Russian invaders and the mercenary turncoat Sam Hartline. But until fresh troops arrive, Raines wages a oneman guerrilla war against the enemy!

AUTHOR BIO William W. Johnstone—USA TODAY BEST-SELLING author William is admired for the great diversity in his writing talents. Though most known for his western adventures, Johnstone was also a visionary writer. His prophetic stories within his Ashes Series, Code Name Series, and his science fiction books, predicting the Gulf War and the political climate we live in today, was ahead of it's time when it was written.

READER BIO Scott "Scooter" Fortney—Voice Actor, Writer, Producer—More than 25 years experience. Scott Fortney is a seasoned voice-over professional who began developing his voice skills at the ripe old age of 7; young Scott would create characters and adlib a storyline, complete with sound effects. At the age of 16, Scott Fortney began his professional work in the voice-over business in local radio. Scott is highly skilled in digital audio production, character voices and copywriting; in fact, in several of his radio jobs, Scott served as Director of Creative Services. He has written, voiced and produced several award-winning ads.

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