Books I have narrated & produced recently and authors I work with
The Krays’ Final Years
My Time with London’s Most Iconic Gangsters
By Steve Wraith & Stuart Wheatman
In this audiobook, I play Britain's most notorious twins – Ron and Reg Kray. I also play their Geordie friend, Steve Wraith who started writing to the twins as a schoolboy and became a regular prison visitor.
I had a chat with Jon Mears about his fabulous audiobook, "Sales & Marketing for Decorators.
Sales and Marketing for Decorators
By Jon Mears
Want to start making more money as a painter and decorator? Improving your sales and marketing is the key. If you don’t take your sales and marketing seriously, you are leaving thousands on the table. This audiobook will guide you through everything you need to know about sales and marketing for your decorating business.
Intrigued by an Ancient Pedigree
By Sandra Sookoo
This is a story of romance and adventure. In the hunt for relics of infinite value, perhaps the greatest treasure of all is family. Three months after the birth of his son, Miles Lawrence Hawkins, the fifth Earl of Archewyne, is attempting to acclimate to fatherhood, but he longs for adventure. Someone is masquerading as the heir to a powerful and ancient ducal title with the anonymous backing of other members of the ton, and Miles is asked to investigate.
I had a really nice chat with the USA Today bestselling author, W.J. May about the audiobook, 'The Price For Peace (Royal Factions Book 1)' which I produced and narrated for her. We talk about the book, what influenced the story and the characters and how I was chosen to produce the audiobook because of Liverpool Football Club.
The Price for Peace
Royal Factions, Book 1
By: W.J. May
When 16-year-old Elise is ripped from her home and taken to the royal palace as a permanent "guest", she thinks her life is over. Little does she know it has only just begun! Elise finds herself swept away to a world she never knew existed.
The Cost for Surviving
Royal Factions, Book 2
By: W.J. May
The captives have finally been claimed. Elise thought the deadly game was finished, but the more time she spends in the palace, the more she begins to fear the real game has only just begun. Will's perpetual defiance lands him in trouble with the queen, while Elise is playing a dangerous balancing act, trying to understand the affections of the prince. At times, he seems to truly care - but with a snap of his fingers, she'd be sentenced to death.
The Punishment for Deception
Royal Factions, Book 3
By: W.J. May
When an escape attempt goes desperately awry, Elise and Will find themselves at the mercy of the very people who have imprisoned them. Tensions sharpen, punishments are severe, and they soon discover what terrible things are required if they wish to survive.
Royal Factions, Book 4
By W. J. May
Elise and her friends find themselves trapped with a deadly secret and they're running out of time. The palace is on the brink of a royal wedding. Torn between a life of servitude and the threat of capture, the friends are faced with a sudden decision, and once they make it, there will be no turning back.
Dr Tony Miller and I talked about his audiobook, "Cutt: A Remarkable Story From Afghanistan".
A Remarkable Story from Afghanistan
By Dr Tony Miller
The fascinating story of a very young behind-the-lines British agent and a chance saving of 20 captured girls condemned to a life of slavery and abuse. The Afghan girls and the agent form an alliance. As time passes, the 20 Afghan girls support the agent, a specialist known only as "The Commander", in a number of covert and very dangerous missions. Then love and fate join hands, and the team decides to join the agent full time. From horror, rejection, shame, and adversity, the Afghan girls become a unique fighting unit, excelling at all they do, their lives like steel forged in fire, now so strong.
I had a chat with Danielle Palli about her latest audiobook in The data Collectors series.
Breach of Contract
The Data Collectors, Book 2
By Danielle Palli
To trust or not to trust, that is the question. Nothing is quite as it should be when Lucene Jones finally arrives on Erde. The Peace-Keepers are forced into an uneasy alliance with the Vitruvians when they discover that the nomadic Royals may have skipped out on a deal. Namely, they failed to deliver the one natural born empath, born of two genetically modified Data Collectors, to a restless demon named Jasper Set. To make matters worse, the Terrestrial Academy of Research and Awareness (TARA) is beginning to notice odd side effects from tampering with Mother Nature, making the Data Collectors seem potentially unfit to continue their research. How can they possibly save the human species when they can’t even save themselves, begging the question, has everyone gone insane?
Shadows of the Past
By Nellie H. Steele
Ever since the nightmares started, Josie Benson’s life started spiraling out of control. Nothing in her 25 years of life had prepared her for this moment, and, somehow, no matter who she turned to no one had any concrete answers. No one, except for the mysterious stranger. He swears he knows the answers to all of her questions, but how can Josie trust him when he only calls her Celine, a name she has no memory of or connection to? Can this stranger who looks at her like she has secrets really be trusted? Does he know the reason for her nightmares? Or could he somehow be behind them?
Find out in Shadows of the Past: Book One in the Shadows Slayers Stories!
By Steve Wraith
Operation Sayers takes a detailed look at the notorious Sayers brothers' rise to the top of the criminal ladder on the backstreets of Newcastle’s West End and the authorities' attempts to bring them crashing back down to earth by any means necessary.
I had a chat with Julia Payton, about her book, "Pride: Colonel’s Conquest, Book 2".
Danielle Palli and I talked about her life and her fabulous sci-fi book, "The Data Collectors".
The Data Collectors
By: Danielle Palli
We observe and collect data about our environment, wildlife, and endangered species. The Data Collectors were sent to earth to collect and report back information about us. At one time, humans lived on many planets but now we are endangered and currently live on a single planet...Earth.
Brian Cockerill & Lee Duffy: The Taxmen of Teesside
By: Brian Cockerill, Emma Cockerill, Steve Wraith
Brian Cockerill and Lee Duffy were individually forces to be reckoned with. But the day they decided to team up, they became unstoppable. This is the true story of the Taxmen of Teesside, the only book with input from members of the Duffy family.
I had a chat with Robin D. Flowers about his audiobook, "House of Peace" which I narrated and produced.
House of Peace
4 Step System to Building a More Peaceful You
By Robin D. Flowers
Find out how you can build a strong defense system to ward off anger. In House of Peace, you’ll learn everything you need to know to build a more peaceful structure for your life brick by brick.
A Military Science Fiction Romance Novel
By Levi F. Fox
Rob Keane is a billionaire, and when he goes missing, his empire appears to crumble. His wife is distraught, but she solicits the assistance of close friends and hires a trained assassin named Corbin, who has been captured in the United States and is being threatened with his life. The assassin agrees to embark on the mission to find Rob Keane, a journey that takes him from the United Kingdom all the way to Kenya in Africa. He is embroidered in a deadly war as he gathers information to find Rob Keane, and he must be very careful because being in a war zone, his life is in danger. As it turns out, Rob is on a deserted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, and he is not living well - confined to a cave. He has been captured by pirates, and he has to get himself free. However, what his wife does not know is that there is a romantic element to his disappearance, and one of his new secretaries, along with an old girlfriend, has to conceal what they know about him for fear of what will happen to them. Rob is eventually found, returns to the United Kingdom, and is knighted.
Assisting the Boss Series, Book 1
By Lexy Timms
There are a billion reasons why you can't. Focus on the few reasons you can. The last thing I need is a personal assistant. I'm good at my job, and, no matter what my interfering Mom thinks, I don't need help with that. Yet, somehow, I've ended up with Lilah as my PA.
Duke of Delegation
Assisting the Boss Series, Book 2
By Lexy Timms
Delegate your way to the top. - No, not that top. Professional. I can do professional. That's what Lilah wants from me, anyway. But when things start getting stressful again, she takes me up on an old offer for a work trip, away from reality. Oh, I should keep it professional.
Late Night Meetings
Assisting the Boss Series, Book 3
By Lexy Timms
Best moments happen when they are unplanned. Back to New York. Back to reality. But that trip to California has changed everything – and we both know it. I just want to forget Lilah and move on with my life, but the world isn't making that easy.
Assisting the Boss Series, Book 4
By Lexy Timms
Just when things look like they're going right again - Lilah and I are rudely interrupted by the last person I want to see. My father isn't going to let go of his business so easily. He wants to put up a fight. And no matter how much I try to convince him otherwise, he's not going to swallow his pride and do what's right. Even with Lilah back on my side, it's hard to keep on top of work right now. As she faces her own family drama, it seems like the world is conspiring to make life hard for us. Against all odds, will love keep us together? Or pull us apart?
Suitors and Admirers
Assisting the Boss Series, Book 5
By Lexy Timms
The world doesn't want Lilah and me to be together. But the world doesn't know what it's got coming. Just when things start feeling easy, they get complicated again - someone is trying to smear me in the press, and I need to bring them down before they ruin my reputation for good. Or before Lilah starts believing the scandalous lies they're selling. Who is behind these attacks on my life? And how do I get them to stop? When it's all over...will Lilah still want to be with me?
By Richy Horsley
This is the true life story of the fighter, Richy Horsley. Given away as a six-day-old baby, Richy began his life fighting. He was brought up by a loving couple in the northern seaside town of Hartlepool, but fighting became a way of life, and he couldn’t escape it as much as he tried. Growing up in a fighting town - with a passion for punk music, a liking for boxing, and a reputation for fighting - Richy would find himself in many situations with some infamous faces, such as prison icon Paul Sykes and Tyneside’s Viv Graham and his big fight with the notorious prisoner Charles Bronson.
I had a chat with the amazing Jim Chuong about the audiobook I've produced for him called "Financial Freedom Now".
Financial Freedom Now
By Jim Chuong
This audiobook will show you how to quit your job and live the life of your dreams!
The information in this audio book has turned the financial knowledge Jim Chuong gained over the last 25 years into millions of dollars in wealth. That knowledge can be yours if you listen to this audiobook
I had a chat with William K. Lawrence, the author of "The Bell's Book".
The Bell’s Book
An Essential Guide to Bell's Palsy and How to Take Back Your Smile
If you wake up with a broken smile and a twisted face, The Bell’s Book is a quick essential guide to getting through this rough but mostly temporary ordeal. You’ll receive invaluable insight from someone who experienced Bell's palsy firsthand.
The Altar Boy
By Patrick Moloney, Jamie Boyle
True Tales from the estates of Middlesbrough over the last 50 years. These are the memoirs of Paddy Moloney's very colourful life. From a two up two down in Cannon Street to Grovehill and the luxury of an inside lav! Going from a "quiet lad" at St Joseph's to his first spell in borstal. This is a brutally honest account of Paddy's journey from an Altar boy to a Criminal, spanning four decades including his dealings with some of Middlesbrough's notorious characters to the big guns from further afield.
Hari Singh talks about his three books about working remotely.
By Hari Singh
Noisy neighbours. Distracting kids. The sense of isolation. The blurring line between work and home. For all the great things there are about working remotely - no commuting, more time with family, better lunches, to name but a few - it’s fair to say that it has a few downsides, as well. Whether you’ve always wanted to work from home or you’ve been forced to work remotely by circumstances beyond your control, navigating the ups and downs of "WFH" life can be tricky, especially in the beginning. Cabin Fever to the rescue! All the ideas you’ll find in this book are carefully researched and based on scientific data.
Effective Remote Working Techniques for Managers
By Hari Singh
Anyone who’s been there and done it will tell you that managing a team remotely brings a different set of challenges to managing a team in an office. From creating a sense of structure to boosting team morale.
Effective Remote Working Techniques for Coders
By: Hari Singh
Work productively from home. What used to take you eight hours in an office could take you just four hours remotely. With this audiobook, you’ll discover the secrets to not just getting things done when you’re working from home, but getting them done fast.
I had a chat with H.L., the author of “Building Rome; Dreams” which is an audiobook I narrated. From his home in Houston Texas, he told me about his inspiration for the book and what he hope you get out of it.
This is a book to inspire you to let your imagination run without limitations. It is a guide for you regardless of age, race, gender to dream without boundaries and to remind yourself that you are in control of your destiny. It is good to have dreams, but the fulfilled feeling emerges when that dream becomes a reality.
Listen to my chat with Steve Howrie, the author of the time travel book, "Time Leap 1: Date Me". We talk about what influenced the book and the characters, the importance of writers groups for budding authors, his music and what to look forward to in books 2 & 3.
Time Leap 1: Date Me
By Stevie Howrie
How many of us have wished for the ability to travel through time? With such a power, we could avert past wrongs, save loved ones from personal tragedy, prevent major world disasters, and catch a glimpse of what the future holds in store for us. Joe Cooper has found such a power - and uses it.
I had had a chat with D.G. Leigh, the author of Spitfire Final Flight: The incredible story of 36 Burmese Spitfires and the extraordinary plan to steal one. I was lucky enough to be chosen as the narrator and producer of the fabulous story as an audiobook.
Spitfire Final Flight
By DG Leigh
Suffering from the later stages of Alzheimer's, Captain Tom Brown is a retired RAF test pilot and World War 2 veteran approaching his century year. When 36 pristine Spitfires are discovered buried deep within the Burmese jungle, he gets a surprise visit from Grant Global Industries, with a most intriguing proposition.
The Shamus Dialogues
In this audiobook, I play a talking cat and 13 different human characters. This is NOT a children's book though, it's definitely for grown-ups! Shamus is not your typical cat - standing six feet, seven inches, to be exact and with the uncanny ability to needle sudden realisation out of even the most dull-witted, flea-bitten ape. This audio book presents some of Shamus’ favourite encounters with that pernicious primate species known as mankind. Armed with a biting, perceptive wit and an occasional glass of Scotch, this fabulous feline is sure to amuse and bemuse.
I had a chat with Malcolm Archibald, the author of the Jack Windrush books.
Windrush: Cry Havelock
By Malcolm Archibald
Captain Jack Windrush and the infamous 113th Foot are assigned to India, just before the Indian Mutiny breaks out in 1858. Jack finds that the sepoys have rebelled and massacred their officers, and most of the other company of the 113th. Gathering together a number of survivors, Jack and his company fight their way out of the cantonment and escape.
Windrush: Jayanti's Pawns
By Malcolm Archibald
Following on from the last book, Captain Jack Windrush in India during the late stages of the Indian Mutiny in 1858. Tired of war, he has to obey orders when Colonel Hook orders him to hunt down a mysterious female warrior named Jayanti. Soon, Jack's company of the 113th Foot shares in the defeat at Fort Ruhya, where they encounter warriors wearing black turbans...and discover that they are women.
The Memorabilia Man
By: Charlie Wood
This audiobook is a cracker. It’s got everything, cops, robbers and musicians, it’s mostly set in Liverpool. For this one, I had to perform as over forty different characters. As most of them are scouse, I used members of my extended family, friends and people I met while I was working at BBC Radio Merseyside as the inspiration for each character.
The Bridal Contract
By Sandra Sookoo
Oliver Darrington - Viscount Tralsburg - wants nothing more than to hide out at the family property in Brighton until he can secure a seaworthy ship and return to adventuring the world. However, being handed his former mistress’ child isn’t part of that plan. Neither is the sudden longing for his pretty Italian neighbour.
The Seafarer's Lost Daughter
By: Faye Godwin
The last thing Lindy Cook wants to do is leave beautiful Yorkshire, it's the only home she’s ever known but she has no choice but to pack her little family off to a whole new world - London.
By John Broughton
Set in Mierce in the English Midlands in 8th Century A.D., the quest, for power is not King Æthelbald’s only passion in life. Despite not wishing to marry, he has a lust for women and takes advantage of his position to “raid” nunneries to satisfy his desires. The church does not approve of King Æthelbald’s exploits with innocent women and seeks to bring him into line with the threat of eternal damnation.