Books I have narrated & produced recently and authors I work with
I had a chat with the father and son writing team of Christopher & Ethan Westhoff
By Ethan Westhoff & Christopher Westhoff
Ethan and Christopher are father & son. This is a collection of their short stories about swords, spaceships, grizzly bears, even a collection of old Irish jokes - this book has it all. Perfect is you likes cool stories that don't require a graph at the end to explain all the characters. It's a story collection in the grand tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Washington Irving, with the punch of Robert E. Howard and Isaac Asimov.
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 Strength to Endure
Royal Factions, Book 6
By W.J. May
There’s only so long you can hold back the tide.... With the weight of a kingdom behind her, Elise is ready to go back to where it all began, but who will be waiting when she arrives? Old secrets come to light, as a horrible truth is finally revealed. Friendships shatter and strain, as each of the friends is called upon to make that final sacrifice. The players are ready. The stage is set.But who will be standing when the dust finally clears?
The Most Cherished
Royal Factions, Book 5
By W.J. May
Royal blood has been spilled. That's not an act of defiance, it's an act of war. When Elise and her friends escape the palace, they find themselves in more danger than ever before. A wave of revolution is sweeping across the land, but the odds are against them. The realm is littered with spies and the royal army is hot on their trail. Confidence wavers as many begin to question if they were better off under the palace’s wicked rule. Can they find a way to bring everyone together? Can they keep one step ahead of those swords at their backs? How long can the pressure keep building, before something finally breaks?
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.
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.
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 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.
Nellie H. Steele and I talk about Shadows of The past and lots of other stuff too!
Stolen Portrait Stolen SoulA Shadow Slayers Story, Book 2
By Nellie H. Steele
Celine Devereaux Buckley, who once lived a mortal, very human life as Josie Benson, thought that coming home would be safe but her homecoming was more complicated than she ever imagined. When Damien Sherwood, her beloved human cousin, connects her missing portrait to Celine’s troubles, he throws himself into a desperate search to find it. With the help of Celine’s magical gifts and her former human boyfriend, Michael, Damien travels back in time to track down the missing portrait. However, unexpected dark forces are lurking even in the past.
Shadows of the PastA Shadow Slayers Story, Book 1
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!
I had a chat with Jordan Dickerson, author of "A Tremendous a Lot".
A Tremendous a Lot
By Jordan Dickerson
These three tales are part of a collection of 14 short stories that make up A Tremendous a Lot. Experience life with the characters as they do their best to make their way through the world. Follow them as they grasp for love, search for purpose, and strive to stay alive.
Pregnant Eve needs to escape from her abusive husband, Kris, but her plans get ruined when she goes into labor on the first day of winter.
Peter desires purpose and direction in his life and finds it in a church, but the devote pastor there threatens him with being removed unless Peter can help the pastor on a difficult mission to murder a young boy.
During a civil war, three soldiers on a special mission stumble upon an enemy campsite and discover a journal containing information that raises questions about the truth behind the war.
Dr Tony Miller and I talked about, "Cutt: A Remarkable Story From Afghanistan 1 - 4.
Cutt 5 - Commitment
Cutt a Remarkable Story from Afghanistan
By Dr. Tony Miller
The exploits of this almost all women Afghan team continue. The platoon travel on a top-secret mission in China, as well as Sangin in Afghanistan. The Afghan female team are all young and under 19. With the team now are members from; England, Japan, and Mongolia. This action-packed adventure is based in today’s Afghanistan. Love, drama, and cliff-hanging suspense are all in this pre film book.
Cutt 4 Wider Horizons
The Cutt Series
By Dr. Tony Miller
The exploits of this almost all women Afghan team continue. In this audiobook, we see them travelling on missions outside of Afghanistan; in action assisting the Chinese Army. The Afghan team are all young - the oldest 18, the youngest 15. This action-packed adventure is based in modern-day Afghanistan. Love, drama, and cliff-hanging suspense are all in this pre film book. You must ask yourself is this captivating story true?
Cutt, Book 3
By Dr. Tony Miller
The exploits of this almost-all-women Afghan team continue. The oldest 18, the youngest just 14. Set in modern-day Afghanistan, this story continues to unfold. Their deeds are acknowledged by the Americans, the British, and Russians. They have been welded into a behind-the-lines fighting unit by Kate Murphy and the man who released them from sexual slavery, known only as “the Commander”, who is British. From horror, rejection, shame, and adversity, the Afghan girls become unique in helping to reduce drug, arms, and people trafficking, excelling at all they do, aided surprisingly by some Japanese volunteers.
A Remarkable Story from Afghanistan
By Dr Tony Miller
A group of teenage girls sold into slavery become a behind the lines fighting unit of the British army. Their achievements become noticed internationally, and their missions include work for the Americans and Russians. Adventure, suspense, and an enduring love affair are intertwined in this remarkable, gripping, and semi story. Book 2 of 7
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.
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.
Real-Time Starcommander, Book 2Ground Assault: A Strategy Gamelit Novel
By Tracy Gregory
From gamer to battlefield commander, the war grows!
Recruited from Earth and tasked with putting his gaming skills to work commanding vast fleets of starships, Evan secured a victory considered impossible. Now, the Hegemony is asking him to repeat that accomplishment before the deadly forces of the Children consume their empire. Whilst searching for a suspected enemy base, Evan discovered a secret the Children are desperate to hide. One that will determine the entire course of the war. Victory will require winning in an entirely new theatre of battle.
By Tracy Gregory
Yesterday a wannabe pro-gamer, today an alien admiral. Evan was desperate to hit the big time playing Star Commander, the world’s most popular real-time strategy game. While Evan works hard to get the pros to notice him, it's very different eyes that are captivated by Evan's progress. The Kirran Hegemony is at war. Outclassed at every step, the aliens turn to the most warlike race they know - humanity! Abducted from Earth, Evan finds himself fighting for his life, using his skills to command Hegemony forces in desperate battle. Now, helped by fellow humans, Evan must prove victory can be grasped from the jaws of impossible odds.
A Very South Bank Story
By: Jamie Boyle, Paul Venis
You may have read Newcastle and Middlesbrough accounts of the Teesside hard man, Lee Duffy; now, for the first time, Paul Venis the actor is set to play Lee in the upcoming Sayers' film. In this audiobook, he speaks on behalf of the South Bank community about their most infamous son.
It also includes Paul's own remarkable story: Unbeaten K1 world champion, British, European, and world champion (31 Fights, 31 Wins, 30 KO's).
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.
Assisting the Boss
5 Book Series
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.
Kevin Laymon and I talked about his 'Child of Satan'
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.
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.
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?
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".
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Holistic Masterclass in How to Truly Love Life
By Zen Jungle
This masterclass began with an ultimate belief that there must be something more, something we are all missing. It turns out, the problem is not the problem, the problem is your thoughts about the problem. The mind is the most powerful tool on the planet and we were never taught to use it. We can’t choose our thoughts or even choose when and when not to think. It is not life, but our thoughts about life that take our peace, and make true happiness hard to find or sustain. Zen Jungle is an 11 step masterclass. A transformational journey through “wisdom that works”. The secrets of the mind, thought and the universe itself are unlocked, as you unlearn lifelong conditioning and create a whole new relationship between the world outside and yourself inside. This masterclass helps you to discover a state of being where fulfilment, joy, love, adventure and peace reign.
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