This is the first of two weeks that we’ll spend sampling the latest offering from Narration by George. Avatars of Websurfer is a compilation of 10 stories by four different authors about the world of Websurfer. Websurfer controls most of the computers in the world through an Artificial Intelligence named Sander. But, Sander is more than an AI; he’s also human. And he longs to break from the chains which bind him to his users in ways that are not to his liking. Take a listen to samples of the first five stories from this book. We’ll look at the next five next week.
Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941. I start out today’s podcast by remembering the overall events as well as hearing stories from some of the few survivors left. Plus, there is a surprise at the end of the story that I just learned about today.
We also spend some time looking at two mysteries which are fun reads. The first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study is Scarlet, is a great mystery which actually helped to change the way the police investigations are conducted today. And Becky Wooley’s book, Non Prophet Murders, takes us into the world of churches and how they might – or might not – work. It’s a book which makes you laugh and think, too.
Or course, both of these books are eligible for the Holiday GiftAway. Be one of the first 10 to correctly answer a question about the Christmas Story from the scriptures, and I’ll send you a FREE AUDIOBOOK from the Narration by George Library of book. Listen for this week’s question.
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- A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Non Prophet Murders, by Becky Wooley
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After detouring to honor our veterans last week, I pick up this week’s podcast to continue our look at the first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet. This novel is divided into two parts. In the first part, we learn who committed the crime. In the second part, we find out why. So, I play excerpts from my production of the second part of the novel from the amazing description of the western desert to the perpetrator’s tracking down his victims. I think you’ll enjoy this look at an amazing writing.
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This Friday is Veteran’s Day. So, I wanted to honor my fellow Vets with music and reading. This podcast features a little about the job I used to do for the military, the Armed Forces Medley (all the themes of each of the services), some poetry from Regina Puckett, the story of Sgt. John Yell, the uncle of one of my authors, and the prologue from a book, Undeserved Favor, that will be out in the spring featuring the fictional Sgt. Frank Ballard. I close with some scripture and commentary that are particularly appropriate for this post-election season.
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This week, I’m back with a look at the Four Spooky Offerings of 2016 for Halloween. We look at Slimmer, Do You Want to Play a Game?, Payback, and Crying Through Plastic Eyes; all short stories written by Regina Puckett. I play you samples from two of the books and share a little of the plot lines. But you have to listen to the books to find the endings!
Then it’s time to look forward to the next offering coming from Narration by George: Avatars of Web-Surfer. This is a collaborative effort of four authors to bring a great Science Fiction idea to life. I’ve got an audio sample of an early version of the book for you to sample. And we talk about the Virtual Release Party for this new book. Exciting stuff!
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Just in time for the spooky fall month of October, I have four tales of terror produced for author Regina Puckett and available on audible.com. We review those four tales in this podcast. Check out why you’ll never look at a diet the same in Slimmer. Party games turn deadly in Do You Want to Play a Game? Jeremy has a debt he owes in Payback. And Destiny is desperately looking for her daughter in Crying Through Plastic Eyes. Listen for the samples. Each book is available at Audible.com and in the iTunes Store. (Look below for links to each book!) And listen during October for give-aways for each book!
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We’ve been looking at tales where the setting is an “other worldly” one. But, what if our main character is “other worldly” and set in our modern day world. We take a look at such a character today known as “Knighthawke”. Author Jerry Minchew created Knighthawke as the main character for the book bearing his name and the sequel, Knighthawke: Vanishing Shadows. Michael is an ordinary young man with ordinary aspirations who is caught in an unbelievable set of events which make him over into an “other-worldly” character. Take a listen to some samples in today’s podcast!
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We close out our series of Books That Go Together with a look at the latest production in the Warren Family Series, Love’s Great Plan. In this book, we meet David and Charity’s son, Coty. He is police officer who shoots a teen in self-defense. While he is fighting his demons after the shooting, will he allow Amanda help him? Or push her away? Does Love’s Great Plan include a life together for Coty and Amanda? Or not?
So, how about a free book this week? Send me a message via Facebook or Twitter or e-mail. I’ll send you a copy of one of the three Warren Family books that I have recorded. Just tell me which book you want.
Links found in this week’s podcast:
- Concealed in My Heart, by Regina Puckett
- Songs That I Whisper, by Regina Puckett
- What the Heart Knows, by Regina Puckett
- Love’s Great Plan, by Regina Puckett
- Love is a Promise Kept, by Regina Puckett
- The Warren Family, by Regina Puckett
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Last week, we started looking at a pair of books by Michael Miller. These books – The Sixth Lobe and Born to Matter – tell the story of Danny Wilson and his unusual ability to read people’s sub-conscious thoughts. We met Danny as a boy last week. This week, we see him all grown up and tackling the real world. I play samples from the second book, Born to Matter. Join me for a fun ride.
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We continue sampling from Books That Go Together; stories and characters that are sooo good that they cannot be told in one novel. Today, we start looking at the two book story of Danny Wilson in The Sixth Lobe and Born to Matter by Michael Miller.
In The Sixth Lobe we meet Danny and discover his condition – an extra lobe in his brain that allows him to read other people’s subconscious thoughts. This is a problem for young Danny; an opportunity for the adult Danny; and it creates interest from several parties as his abilities are discovered. How does he handle this situation?