Yestertime

Author: Andrew Cunningham
Narrator: Greg Hernandez
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes
Publisher: Andrew Cunningham⎮2021
Genre: Science Fiction; Thriller
Release date: Jun. 19, 2021
Synopsis: “I’m going to die a hundred years before I was born….”
The handwritten note was in a dusty trunk that sat in a cave untouched for 150 years. What did the words mean? When journalist Ray Burton finds the trunk near the Arizona ghost town of Hollow Rock, his life changes in an instant.
Something in the trunk shouldn’t be there.
This begins a dangerous journey of discovery bordering on the impossible. A discovery that will affect the past, the present, and the future.
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About the Author: Andrew Cunningham

I’m the author of novels in several genres, including, mystery, thriller, and post-apocalyptic science fiction. Under the name A.R. Cunningham, I’ve also written the Arthur MacArthur series of mysteries for children.

I was born in England, but have spent most of my life living in the U.S.—including 25 years on Cape Cod before moving to Florida. A former interpreter for the deaf and long-time independent bookseller, I’ve been a full-time freelance writer and copy editor for many years. A 4th-degree Master Black belt in Tang Soo Do, I finally retired from active training when my body said, “Enough already! Why are you doing this to yourself?” I’m married, with two grown children and two awesome grandsons. My wife and I spend as much time traveling as we can, and are especially fond of cruising the Caribbean.

​I have been gratified by the response to my books. When I published Eden Rising back in the spring of 2013, I had no idea what to expect. When I sold my first few copies, I was excited beyond belief that someone was willing to take a chance on it. Numerous books and thousands of copies later, I am still humbled by the emails I get from readers telling me that my books kept them up late into the night.

In October of 2014, Wisdom Spring made me an official Amazon Bestselling author, a thrill I never thought would happen. But it still comes down to being able to bring a few hours of escape to a reader. That’s what it’s all about for me.

I hope you will try my books. Please feel free to email me with your comments.

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About the Narrator: Greg Hernandez

Author-preferred Narrator of Mysteries & Thrillers

Narrating audiobooks is highly gratifying.  I immerse myself into an author’s story in order to bring it to life for the listener.  I’ve enjoyed working with Andrew Cunningham for several years. His books are filled with rich characters, and the stories keep me turning the pages.

I also work as a background actor in movies and TV shows.

For more than 20 years, I worked as a radio news reporter and news writer.  I spent half of my broadcasting career at ABC News Radio in the Washington, D.C., bureau.  I covered all the federal agencies as well as Congress and the White House. I reported on a wide range of stories during my career, including financial and entertainment industry news.

For nearly 24 years, I worked as a federal government spokesman at three separate agencies—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Mint and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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Book Review…Damaged Gods

When I answered an ad for a caretaker at Saint Mark’s Sanctuary I thought I’d be dusting chandeliers and polishing floors. I didn’t expect to be tricked into a curse, going in debt to a monster, and being forced to take a self-paced “Let’s Learn Magic” course so I can fix a two-thousand-year-old problem.

And that monster?
Not your ordinary, everyday beast.
He has hooves, and horns, and fur on his legs.
But ya know where he doesn’t have fur?
Yeah. There.
Which is fine.
Except he doesn’t wear pants.

Nothing at Saint Mark’s is exactly what it seems.
The entire inside is magic, the hallways upstairs are nothing but parties from the past, and the super-hot guy who lives in the dungeon?
Yeah.
Not human.

My name is Pie and all I want is to be a normal girl with an average life.
I refuse to get stuck in this curse.
I refuse to learn magic to break it.
And there is no way in hell I will fall in love with a monster.

Famous.
Last.
Words.
4 stars

This is a lot of world and character building. It tosses a lot of information at you. Helpful information.

Meet the monsters of Saint Mark’s Sanctuary. A place that holds many secrets. So secretive that even the residence don’t know what is going on. What is real? What is myth? What is the curse and how can it be undone?

Pie is alone in the world except for Pia – her unimaginary imaginary friend. She has no one or anything else in the world. So when she sees an ad for a caregiver nearby, Pie jumps at it. Only to find out that she is now trapped with monsters. A hot guy and a monster. A sanctuary that is always changing, a spooky graveyard, and a cottage right out of her dreams. How did this happen? And what happened to Pia? And why did Grant run away so quickly. Not all is lost, the hot sheriff in town seems to like her. So there’s that perk.

Pell is a satyr chimera, with a curse. A two-thousand-year-old curse that can’t be broken. Yet, her is Pie Vita, saying she is going to do it. No one else could, but this girl thinks she can? HA! Good luck, Pie. As the days go and he teaches Pie how the world works here in the sanctuary, he is growing fond of her. In fact, he thinks she’s CUTE! Pell shares the changing hallways of the sanctuary and it’s where they learn a bunch of secrets. He is sure that she is the key somehow. They just have to figure it out. And get rid of that damn sheriff who keeps sniffing around.

I enjoyed this book. I loved the sanctuary. Pell is great and so is Tomas! I’m hot for Tomas for sure. I hope he has a story coming up. Yes, I will be devouring the rest of this series.

True Loaf

Author: L. Austen Johnson
Narrator: Penny Scott-Andrews
Length: 16 minutes
Publisher: Lore & Lyre⎮2021
Genre: Fantasy; Short Story
Release date: July 27, 2021
Synopsis: A fun and enchanting modern fairytale.
When a strange man puts in a strange request at the bakery where she works, Riley must go on a mini-adventure to find one unusual ingredient. Along the way, she realizes that things are not always what they seem and that fae might just be real.
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About the Author: L. Austen Johnson

L. Austen Johnson is an award-winning writer, designer, and disability advocate. She is the author of the poetry collection Burning the Bacon, which won Bronze in the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Awards. Her other works include the Romancing the Holidays Series (including the #1 Bestselling story, “Lucky Fall”) and the short story “True Loaf.”

When she’s not writing, you can find her searching for animals to pet, singing off-key in the shower, and learning the art of making the perfect cup of tea. Find out more: http://www.laustenjohnson.com

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About the Narrator: Penny Scott-Andrews

Penny Scott-Andrews graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, (BA 3yr Acting) in 1998, and worked as an actress for over a decade, both touring and in the West End. However, she soon realised that her real passion was for radio drama and narration. Therefore her husband, (also an actor and voiceover), and she built our first home studio many years ago, and since then it’s gone from strength to strength, and we happily record every day.

Whilst she voices a variety of work, Audiobooks will always be my favourite, as they are a great opportunity to marry both my acting and voiceover skills. As an avid reader, the chance to delve into a book for work purposes is a real privilege, and one she will always fully commit too.

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  1. Reasons to be an audiobook listener 
  1. Paperless, saving trees
  2. Accessible for people who prefer or can only use listening platforms vs visual
  3. Easy to carry with you on the go on your phone
  4. Can listen while working on
  5. Can listen in the bath without worrying about dropping your tablet/phone/book into the water
  6. Can play on your commute
  7. More than one person can listen at once
  8. Helps support expanded library catalogs
  9. Can help you process the text in a different way
  10. Has a smaller, more tight-knit readership community

Dearest Mother and Dad…

Author: Christina Thompson
Narrator: Gary Bennett
Length: 5 hours 8 minutes
Publisher: Christina Thompson⎮2021
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release date: May 28, 2021
Synopsis: “One hundred and twenty Marines wounded. Eighteen dead. All for one lousy hill”.
Corpsman Orrin Connor’s faithful letters with a touching twist shield his parents from the horrors of war. His buddy Rawley Armstrong’s poignant letters give his sister the harrowing truths. Throughout their dangerous assignments during the Korean War, they debate the consequences of their choices. Orrin gains comfort in downplaying his experiences while Rawley feels a healing purge. As they get to know the Marines in their charge, the corpsmen gather a variety of opinions. Although Orrin and Rawley disagree, their friendship remains true until the bitter end.
“It all happened within minutes. For some, it would last a lifetime”.
Based on her father’s letters to his parents throughout the Forgotten War, author Christina Thompson has produced this work of historical fiction to pay tribute to Navy corpsmen by remembering their service to their brothers and their country. Imagining her father had guarded his parents from the carnage of war, Christina elaborates on what could have happened while staying true to the dates and experiences her father shared in his actual letters.
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About the Author: Christina Thompson

Christina Thompson has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a certified massage therapist from the Health Enrichment Center’s School of Therapeutic Massage in Lapeer, Michigan. She also has a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, Wisconsin. 

Her background in biology gave her a love of science and an insight into the physical realm of the body. Her holistic understanding of Traditional Chinese medicine taught her that the mind and spirit affect the body in powerful ways.

As a former holistic practitioner with over 20 years of knowledge, experience, and service, Christina now enjoys writing about the physical science, the emotional workings of our mind and heart, and the spiritual energy that taps into our passions.

She is the author of the romantic thrillers in The Chemical Attraction Series, which include Their Rigid Rules, The Kindred Code, Chemical Attraction, Chemical Reaction, and an anthology of short stories, Searching for Her. She has also written the romantic adventures, The Trucker’s Cat and The Garden Collection.

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About the Narrator: Gary Bennett

Narrator Gary Bennett is a SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator.  He was born and raised in California and then in Bozeman, Montana, and is the oldest of 4 children.  He now calls the greater Seattle area his home, and he’s a huge fan of the Seattle Seahawks

He’s always been passionate about not just telling a story, but telling it well!  From reading bedtime stories with his children to performing in front of the microphone, bringing a story truly to life is one of his greatest joys.

Gary has pursued his career in audiobook narration with zeal, investing in not only personal coaching from some of the best in the field, but in also some of the best equipment for his professional home-based studio.  There are few things he enjoys more than stepping into his StudioBricks home studio and recording his favorite books!

Gary is also a licensed electrical engineer and a private pilot, loves to listen to and play music and is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

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Only Love Remains

“It all happened within minutes. For some, it would last a lifetime.”

My dad was a Navy Corpsman with the Marines during the Korean War.  He never shared his experiences.  After he died, I read the letters he wrote to his parents during the war and finally understood (reading between the lines) why he was hard and emotionally absent.  I think the war had affected him more than he had let on.

Although Dearest Mother and Dad is historical fiction, I believe my dad was beside me as I wrote it. You may love the story.  You may hate it.  This healing process dissolved my anger and pain. Only love remains.

I’ve shared some of my dad’s pictures from Korea in my book trailer photo album.  I used them to visualize and create the story.  Take a look.

Dearest Mother and Dad Book Trailer on YOUTUBE https://youtu.be/ezQyVUuaxG8
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Rosedale in Love – Audio

Author: Lev Raphael

Narrator: Robin Siegerman

Length: 11 hours 59 minutes

Publisher: Audiobooks Unleashed⎮2021

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release date: May 20, 2021

Synopsis: In the glittering world of money-mad 1905 New York City, Jewish financier Simon Rosedale plans to force his way into high society through marriage, and has his eye on Lily Bart. One of the most beautiful women in the city, Lily is a down-at-heels aristocrat plagued by gossip, and might be vulnerable to his proposal. With his money and her style and connections, he can rise to the top – but will she lower herself to marry a Jew? 

Could such a marriage heal Rosedale’s secret shame, and will Florence Goodhart, the cousin who adores Rosedale, help or hinder his plans? 

Written in a period voice, Rosedale in Love audaciously revisions Edith Wharton’s beloved classic The House of Mirth, offering listeners a timeless American story of greed, envy, scandal, love, and revenge.

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About the Author: Lev Raphael

Lev Raphael is the author of 27 books in genres from memoir to mystery and a winner of a Lambda Book Award for his first collection of short stories.   He has twenty years of university teaching behind him, most recently at Michigan State University, whose Library has purchased his literary papers and updates the archive yearly.  His work has been translated into 15 languages and has appeared on course syllabi around the country–which means he’s been homework.  Edith Wharton inspired him to become a writer and he’s published a book about her life and fiction as well as a comic mystery: The Edith Wharton Murders. A frequent traveler to Germany, Lev studies both German and Swedish as a hobby and takes voice lessons too. He is the proud owner of two West Highland White Terriers and has lived in Michigan with his partner for more than thirty years.

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About the Narrator: Robin Siegerman

I trained in NYC with acting coach William Esper, Speech and dialect coach Timothy Monich and vocal coach Albert Hague. Improv at Second City Toronto, and audiobook coaching with Sean Pratt, Joel Froomkin and Dawn Harvey. 

In 2018 I was nominated for Best International Voiceover at the One Voice Awards in London, England, for the documentary voiceover in http://www.HarrysStory.ca . In 2019 I won Best Corporate Training Voice Over Artist by CV Magazine and in 2021 won an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine for A Son at the Front, by Edith Wharton.

I grew up in Montreal speaking English and French, so developed an ear for language and accents at an early age. However, after two years of speech training,  my natural speaking voice is neutral American, and I have a wide variety of accents to draw upon for audiobook narration: English & French Canadian, Classic French, German, American Southern, New York, Italian, Irish, German, English RP and Estuary.

With an additional background as an international award-winning interior designer, author of Renovation Bootcamp®: Kitchen and conference speaker, I love to “make movies for the ears”.

In my spare time, you can find me surrounded by a bevvy of rescue dogs, singing with my a capella ensemble SoundCrowd in Toronto, or playing board games with my husband Steve, our son Julian and daughter-in-law Danielle.

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