Audio

I don’t have any audio books available just yet, but below are a few audio files for you to listen to, based on my work.  I hope you enjoy them.

The Sleep Detectives Radio Show

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The book release for my novel The Sleep Detectives was held as part of the Tamale Hut Café Reading Series on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Tamale Hut Café  in North Riverside, IL.  I wanted to do something unique to celebrate, so I adapted chapter two of the book in the style of an old-time radio show, complete with multiple readers and music and sound effects. It was a rousing success, but don’t take my word for it. You can listen to it right here (assuming I’ve configured this correctly)

If you’d rather download it and listen later, right click on this link and save to your computer.

Special thanks to my talented co-stars, and to everyone who came out to the Tamale Hut to watch and listen to us bring one of my stories to life. Thanks also to A Sound Education for help with the equipment to make us sound so good, and to my buddy Dan for the necessary cables and invaluable advice.

All music and sound effects used during the performance was used under a Creative Commons license. The music was by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.

The Sleep Detectives Go to Washington – Family Classics style

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The radio show was such a big hit that when time came for the book release of my second Sleep Detectives novel, The Sleep Detectives Go To Washington, many people asked if I was going to do another old-time radio-style show for the book release event.  I wanted to do something equally special, but I didn’t want simply duplicate myself.

If you grew up in the Chicago area in the sixties and seventies, you likely remember Family Classics, a program on WGN-TV on Sunday afternoon which would show family-friendly films, introduced initially by local TV celebrity Frazier Thomas, and later by radio legend Roy Leonard.  The show was a staple in my house, and I somehow got the idea that I would adapt a portion of the book as an audio play in homage to Frazier Thomas and Family Classics.

The event was held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, again as part of the Tamale Hut Café Reading Series.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the production, and judging by the crowd response when the theme music started to play, more people remember the show that I had expected. Here’s the audio of that show:

If you’d rather download it and listen later, right click on this link and save to your computer.

Thanks again to my talented co-stars, especially my pal Dan for doing a credible Frazier Thomas impersonation, and to everyone who came out to the Tamale Hut to watch and listen to us again bring one of my stories to life. Thanks also to A Sound Education for help with the equipment to make us sound so good, and for being patient and answering all my questions.

The theme music was Spy Glass by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ .

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