Books I have narrated & produced recently and authors I work with:
Danielle Palli and I talked about her life and her fabulous sci-fi book, "The Data Collectors".
The Data Collectors
By: Danielle Palli
Much like 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, in many solar systems; but now we are endangered and currently live on a single planet...Earth. The Data Collectors are trying to determine what is causing our near extinction to save humans as a species. Meanwhile, special interest groups would rather see the human race die off sooner, rather than later. After all, if they can preserve what natural resources we have left, Earth is prime intergalactic real estate.
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
You woke 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 and then used his expert research skills to find his way through this mysterious disorder. Dr. Lawrence did the work of weeding through all the books, websites, and scholarly medical journals to share with you all the most credible information and solutions you will need to recover from this frightening disease. The Bell's Book is a quick and simple guide to understanding, managing, and overcoming Bell’s palsy.
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
The Seafarer's Lost Daughter
By: Faye Godwin
The last thing Lindy Cook wants to do is leave beautiful Yorkshire behind. The countryside is the only home she’s ever known, and its splendid landscapes lift her spirits even amidst trouble, so does Titus, the bright-eyed country boy who’s always been her dear friend. Lindy’s troubles are many. Papa has gone to London for work; Mama is quite unwell, and her two little brothers, Reuben and Aram, constantly need to be fed and cared for. With no resources, she has no choice but to pack her little family into a stifling railway carriage headed for a whole new world - a world she doesn’t understand: London.
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. By the time you’ve finished listening to it, you’ll know everything you need to know about how to handle the stress of remote working and find your own pace - and you’ll have created a personalised working plan to help you start as you mean to go on.
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, keeping your team working productively when none of you are in the same room can be tricky. That’s where author Hari Singh can help. Whether you’re used to managing your team remotely or you’ve been forced into it by circumstances beyond your control, this book will help you not just survive, but thrive.
Effective Remote Working Techniques for Coders
By: Hari Singh
How would you like to work so productively from home that 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.
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 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 the average listener, while the above-average listener is likely to throw this clap-trap directly into the nearest incinerator.
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! After befriending a group of other captives, including the headstrong Will, Elise finds herself swept away to a world she never knew existed - polished, sculpted, and refined until she can hardly recognise her own reflection.
The Cost for Surviving
Royal Factions, Book 2
By: W.J. May
The dust has settled, and 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. In the aftermath of the ceremony, each of the friends try to adjust to their new life. But some are having more trouble than others. Will's perpetual defiance lands him in trouble with the queen herself, while Elise is playing a dangerous balancing act, trying to understand the affections of the prince. The man can be sweet, but also psychotic. 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 all this time. Tensions sharpen, punishments are severe, and they soon discover what terrible things are required if they wish to survive. But such wild spirits were never meant to be tamed. While appearing to submit, the future princess still dreams of freedom. And as the day of her wedding approaches, those dreams begin to turn into something more.
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. I hope none of them mind, especially the ones I turned into murderers and gangsters!
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.
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. And I like her. She's smart, she's funny, and she's making my life a hell of a lot easier. But one business trip together, and everything changes. I never wanted this woman in my life, but now she's here, and I can't imagine it without her. Now that feels dangerous....
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. But, away from the office, it's hard to remember why we laid those rules down in the first place. And I don't know how long I can keep my hands to myself....
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. My mother won't get off my back about bringing her to the fold again. And the stress at work is piling up without her smile to take the edge off. And she was damn good at her job. I can't lie about that. But she's not waiting around for me. And I'm not sure how much more of not being able to have her that I can take....
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.
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. It would mean leaving his wife and child, yet he refuses to return to London without them. Emmaline Hawkins, the new Countess of Archewyne, is torn between wanting to be a good mother and wishing to recapture the excitement digging up relics and hunting treasures brings. Just as she thinks her adventuring days are over, she meets a young pawn broker questing after the legendary Lancelot Stone. Determined to retain the thrill of the chase, she stumbles upon solid proof the relic is in Paris, and convinces her husband they should investigate.
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 “Winkle” 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 Complete Low-FODMAP Diet
By Sue Shepherd, Peter Gibson
This is a diet plan proven to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders. In clinical trials, over three quarters of people with chronic digestive symptoms gain significant relief by reducing their intake of FODMAPs - difficult-to-digest carbs found in foods such as wheat, milk, beans, soy, and certain fruits, vegetables, nuts, and sweeteners. This audiobook includes 80 delicious low-FODMAP, gluten-free recipes, you can manage your symptoms, feel great, and eat well - for life.
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. Returning from a five-day march with his company, 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.
I had a chat with Malcolm Archibald, the author of the Jack Windrush books.
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. With a Pathan prisoner, Jack and the remains of the 113th Foot leave the main army to search for Jayanti.
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.
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.
House of Peace
4 Step System to Building a More Peaceful You
By Robin Flowers
Feel happier, calmer, and instantly less stressed: Find out how you can easily build a strong defense system to ward off anger. Anger’s a small word, but it can have big consequences. When we understand where our anger comes from and what triggers it, we can build new, healthy habits to help us break the cycle.And with that comes a feeling of peace and the power to use our anger in a constructive way. In House of Peace, you’ll learn everything you need to know to build a more peaceful structure for your life brick by brick.