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Monday, July 2, 2012

Narration for Audible.com

I've narrated a number of fascinating books for audible.com.  
Titles and links are below!

The Replacements' Let It Be (33 1/3 Series) | [Colin Meloy]

The Replacements' Let It Be (33 1/3 Series) by Colin Meloy (The Decemberists)

One of the greatest moments of college rock in the 1980s, Let It Be had a huge impact on the fans who fell under its spell. For Colin Meloy, growing up in Montana - a state that's strangely missing from the tour itineraries of almost every band - the album was a lifeline and an inspiration. In this disarming memoir, Meloy lovingly recreates those feverish first years when rock music grips you and never lets go.
Rock on: listen to more of the 33 1/3 series. 
Narrated by Jeremy Beck.
©2009 Colin Meloy; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.


Within Reach: My Everest Story | [Mark Pfetzer, Jack Galvin]

Within Reach: My Everest Story by Mark Pfetzer and Jack Galvin

In May 1996 the media scrambled to document the gripping story of 16-year-old Mark Pfetzer's expedition to Mount Everest. Not only was he the youngest climber ever to attempt the summit, he also witnessed the tragedy documented in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, in which eight climbers perished in a sudden storm. Within Reach is Mark's extraordinary account of this experience and of his triumphs over several other challenging peaks. At once triumphant and tragic, this story will be an inspiration to climbers, athletes, and armchair enthusiasts alike.
Narrated by Jeremy Beck.
©2000 Puffin; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Love's Forever Changes (33 1/3 Series) | [Andrew Hultkrans]

Love's Forever Changes (33 1/3 Series) by Andrew Hultkrans

Forever Changes may be 36 years old at the time of this writing, but its hermetic fusion of the personal and the political feels more relevant than ever. It speaks to the present in ways that, say, a Jefferson Airplane record never could, whatever the parallels between the late '60s and our contemporary morass. 

Conceived as the last testament of a charismatic recluse who believe he was about to die, Forever Changes is one of the defining albums of an era. Here, Andrew Hultkrans explores the myriad depths of this bizarre and brilliant record. Charting bohemian Los Angeles' descent into chaos at the end of the 60's, he teases out the literary and mystical influences behind Arthur Lee's lyrics, and argues that Lee was both inspired and burdened by a powerful prophetic urge.

Andrew Hultkrans is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. He is the former editor-in-chief of Bookforum magazine.33 1/3 is a new series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the last 40 years. Focusing on one album rather than an artist's entire output, the books dispense with the standard biographical background that fans know already, and cut to the heart of the music on each album. The authors provide fresh, original perspectives - often through their access to and relationships with the key figures involved in the recording of these albums. By turns obsessive, passionate, creative, and informed, the books in this series demonstrate many different ways of writing about music. (A task which can be, as Elvis Costello famously observed, as tricky as dancing about architecture.) What binds this series together, and what brings it to life, is that all of the authors - musicians, scholars, and writers - are deeply in love with the album they have chosen.
Rock on: listen to more of the 33 1/3 series.
Narrated by Jeremy Beck.
©2003 Andrew Hultkrans; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

Park's Quest | [Katherine Paterson]

Park's Quest by award-winning Katherine Paterson (author of Bridge to Terabithia)

Park can't figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vietnam 11 years ago. Park has no memory of him...but he is determined to find the answers to his questions.
When Park's search finally takes him to his grandfather's farm in rural Virginia, he meets obstacles beyond his imagining. Instead of being welcomed as the long lost heir, he is taunted by a young Vietnamese girl. Who is she and what is she doing on the family farm? And will Park be able to accept the ultimate truth he has sought?
Narrated by Jeremy Beck.
©1989 Puffin; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.


I Stay Near You: One Story in Three | [M. E. Kerr]

I Stay Near You: One Story in Three by M. E. Kerr, whom the NYTimes Book Review calls "one of the grand masters of young adult fiction"

An ill-fated romance between a girl from the wrong side of the tracks and a boy from the richest family in a small upstate New York town has dire consequences for three generations. A gold ring, inscribed with "I Stay Near You", triggers a complex chain of events as it's passed down from one generation to the next.
Narrators include Eileen Stevens, Eliza Foss, and Jeremy Beck.
©2006 M.E. Kerr; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.



My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park | [Steve Kluger]


A funky collection of instant messages, emails, essays, and more takes this hilarious and complex young adult novel to a completely different place than the usual romance-coming out-theater-baseball novel.

Classmates T.C., Augie, and Alejandra each have different passions: the Red Sox, musical theater, and acting. They uproariously combine in friendship, love, and a quest to make a special addition to Manzanar, the famed Japanese internment site. Throw in a little Mary Poppins, and things really turn upside-down!

Narrators include Eileen Stevens, Ben Rameaka, Jeremy Beck, Peter Ganim, Christian Rummel, Kevin Pariseau, Khristine Hvam, Gayle Hendrix, Allyson Johnson, Marc Vietor, and Jay Snyder.
©2009 Puffin; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Code Orange | [Caroline B. Cooney]

Code Orange by award-winning author Caroline B. Cooney

Walking around New York City was what Mitty Blake did best. He loved the city, and even after 9/11, he always felt safe. Mitty was a carefree guy - he didnt worry about terrorists or blackouts or grades or anything, which is why he was late getting started on his Advanced Bio report. Mitty does feel a little pressure to hand something in. If he doesnt, he'll be switched out of Advanced Bio, which would be unfortunate since Olivia's in Advanced Bio. So he considers it good luck when he finds some old medical books in his familys weekend house that focus on something he could write about. But when he discovers an old envelope with two scabs in one of the books, the report is no longer about the grade...it's about life and death. His own.
Narrated by Jeremy Beck.
©2007 Caroline B. Cooney; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Click here for the audible.com link listing all of the above.

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