These posts are about works of fiction that will most likely be enjoyed by children in their teens and into the early years of adulthood.
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
— Stephen King
David Narrates Books
Selections from Chapters 4 and 5 of Dance of the Nutcracker by Paul Thompson and Crazy Faith by Michael Todd Things are really starting to heat up in Dance of the Nutcracker! In Chapter Four, Fritz plans his escape from prison, and in Chapter Five, he has an unpleasant encounter with the Malregent, the tyrannical ruler of Delysia. Then, we go in a little bit of a different direction as I narrate a selection from Michael Todd’s Crazy Faith, in which he talks about having child-like trust in our Heavenly Father. Episode Five Continue reading David Narrates Books
Freedom, But At What Cost?
In Episode Four of David Narrates Books, I read a section of Chapter Three Continue reading Freedom, But At What Cost?
Keeping Track of all these Voices is Hard!
In Episode Three of David Narrates Books, I read a section of Chapter Two, whine a little bit about difficult character voices and talk about this excellent app I’ve been using called Detail. Continue reading Keeping Track of all these Voices is Hard!
Why do I have so much spit?!
A brand new podcast in which I give you the behind-the-scenes experience while narrating Dance of the Nutcracker by Paul Thompson Continue reading Why do I have so much spit?!
A Podcast, You Say?
A brand new podcast in which I give you the behind-the-scenes experience while narrating Dance of the Nutcracker by Paul Thompson Continue reading A Podcast, You Say?
Don’t Be a Caroline!
Being a twin can be amazing (so I’ve heard), but when one gets all the attention, it’s not so great. Continue reading Don’t Be a Caroline!
The Stunning Conclusion
The Dance of the Nutcracker is the third and final installment in the Nutcracker Trilogy. Will Drosselmeyer be able to save his friends? Continue reading The Stunning Conclusion
Where Ye be hidin’ yur chest-o-gold, Mate?
Do you want the bottom line up front? Here it is: This is an island-hopping, all canons firing, sword clashing, walk-the-plank kind of good time. Continue reading Where Ye be hidin’ yur chest-o-gold, Mate?
Don’t Shoot! I promise I’m not a spy. Ok, you got me. I am.
This book has been on my shelf for years. I’ve been meaning to read it, and I’m glad that I finally did. It was a pleasant adventure, far from Earth, dealing with a bizarre dilemma. Continue reading Don’t Shoot! I promise I’m not a spy. Ok, you got me. I am.
The spaceship was an alien zoo controlled by an A.I.
Timothy Zahn is definitely one of my favorite authors. He loves to explore a wide variety of topics in his science fiction novels. In The Sibyl’s War trilogy, he explores the question: “What if there was an alien ship, controlled by an ancient AI, that was then captured by space pirates who abducted people from all over the galaxy and made them fight each other to see if they would make good slave soldiers or not?” Continue reading The spaceship was an alien zoo controlled by an A.I.
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