I just finished producing the audiobook version of Stories to Read While Driving: Kill the King and Other Tales by Jim Heskett.
It should be available on or near the same date as the other editions, July 16, 2015.
This was an incredibly fun project! Jim’s writing is extremely engaging. His sense of humor shines throughout, and his plot twists are very inventive. Each story is a gem.
A ROMANCE ON THREE LEGS by Katie Hafner
We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould’s Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano, by Katie Hafner.
Glenn Gould was famous for his obsessions: the scarves, sweaters and fingerless gloves that he wore even on the hottest summer days; his deep fear of germs and illness; the odd wooden “pygmy” chair that he carried with him wherever he performed; and his sudden withdrawal from the public stage at the peak of his career. But perhaps Gould’s greatest obsession of all was for a particular piano, a Steinway concert grand known as CD318. A Romance on Three Legs is the story of Gould’s love for this piano, from the first moment of discovery, in a Toronto dept. store, to the tragic moment when the piano was dropped and seriously damaged while being transported from a concert overseas. Hafner also introduces us to the world and art of piano tuning, including a central character in Gould’s life, the blind tuner Verne Edquist, who lovingly attended to CD318 for more than two decades. We learn how a concert grand is built, and the fascinating story of how Steinway & Sons weathered the war years by supplying materials for the military effort. Indeed, CD318 came very close to ending up as a series of glider parts or, worse, a casket. The book has already been lauded by Kevin Bazzana, author of the definitive Gould biography, who notes that Hafner “has clarified some old mysteries and turned up many fresh details.”
Available soon from Audible and Amazon.
DOWNLOADING MIDNIGHT AND OTHER STORIES by William Browning Spencer
Eloquent Voice is pleased to announce an agreement with Bram Stoker Award nominee William Browning Spencer to produce an audiobook version of three of his short works:
Downloading Midnight — A computer technician must make a dangerous journey into virtual reality in an attempt to save his colleague and prevent the entire web from collapsing.
The Oddskeeper’s Daughter — A marriage made in a heaven of parallel worlds is tested by impossible luck, both good and bad.
The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness — A virtual reality addictions counselor is on the run with his zoned-out client, pursued by the relentless architects of a seductive virtual game called Apes and Angels.
Here is what others have said about his work:
Roger Zelazny — William Browning Spencer is one of those rare short story writers who comes along once in a generation — like Saki, Collier, Sheckley — and manages to combine all of the virtues within that restricted format.
Booklist — Strange and haunting tales beautifully told…Spencer’s stories are scintillating creations, disturbing and beautiful…
This is the latest in our efforts to offer works that are underrepresented or not available from other audiobook publishers. DOWNOADING MIDNIGHT AND OTHER STORIES is currently scheduled for release in June, 2011.