Apart from Love (Audiobook)

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Uvi Poznansky
David Kudler and Heather Jane Hogan

Narrated by David Kudler and Heather Jane Hogan

With passionate conviction, this story is being told by two of its characters: Ben, a twenty-seven years old student, and Anita, a plain-spoken, spunky, uneducated redhead, freshly married to Lenny, his aging father. Behind his back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him.

Meanwhile, Lenny is trying to keep a secret from both of them: His ex-wife, Ben's mother, a talented pianist, has been stricken with an early-onset Alzheimer's. Taking care of her gradually weighs him down. What emerges in these characters is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

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From BAIPA Audiobook Presentation

Here are are the PowerPoint slides for the presentation that Becky Parker and I gave at BAIPA today (and the audio files, since the audio was on the fritz!):Read More

Long Gone Daddies Trivia Contest

Consider yourself a fan of blues music, rockabilly, or roots rock? Here's your chance to strut your stuff, and possibly win a copy of a blues-tinged audiobook at the same time! John F. Blair Publishers, who put out David Wesley William's Long Gone Daddies, are holding a trivia contest at the Long Gone Daddies Trivia Contest! To enter, go to the linked page page and answer as many of the questions as you can (and yes, cheating crowd-sourcing asking for help is just fine). Then send your answers to blairpublishing​@​yahoo.com. The three entrants with the most correct answers will be awarded a code with which to download a free copy of the Long Gone Daddies audiobook through Audible.com. And to get you in the mood, here's a bluesy piece of the audiobook itself: Long Gone Daddies: Cutting Contest between Elvis vs. Muddy Good luck! And may the bluest note win!Read More

Long Gone Daddies hits the road

John F. Blair Publishers have approved the Stillpoint Digital audiobook production Long Gone Daddies, narrated by David Kudler. A real departure from our earlier releases, David Wesley Williams's twelve-bar blues of a novel is an exploration of love, fame, and the roots of song. Oh -- and fathers and sons, as the name implies. Publishers Weekly said, "This lyrical multi-generational musician's tale marks veteran newspaperman Williams's impressive first novel. . . . The historical backdrop, including a cameo by young Elvis as a busboy, adds delightful texture and rich depth to Williams's fictional account of the early days of rock 'n roll." Foreword Reviews called it "a bluesy, smoke-tinged story of a man, his guitar, and the family lore that haunts and threatens to dismantle his future...At once dreamy and wild, a churning, soul-searching trip into the root of music making. Readers will find in this novel an immersive and imaginative experience." The book should be available for purchase in another couple of weeks, but in the mean time, here's a taste: [audio https://stillpointdigital.com/components/com_wordpress/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Long-Gone-Daddies-SAMPLE.mp3] Long Gone Daddies Narrated by David Kudler Keep an eye out for more news!Read More

Apart from Love by Uvi Poznansky released!

Apart from Love by Uvi Poznansky
Audible has released Stillpoint's audiobook production of Uvi Poznansky's contemporary novel of family drama, romance, and intrigue, Apart from Love. Narrated by David Kudler and Heather Jane Hogan, Poznansky's novel explores what happens when Ben, a twenty-seven year old student returns home and meets Anita, a plain-spoken, spunky, uneducated redhead, freshly married to Lenny, Ben's aging father. Behind his back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. Read More

David Sings the Blues (and Other Classics)

[caption id="attachment_662" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Long Gone Daddies by David Wesley Williams"]Long Gone Daddies by David Wesley Williams[/caption] I've just wrapped recording on my second full-length audiobook this month — David Wesley Williams lyrical novel of sex, family, and rock 'n' roll, Long Gone Daddies. As I was listening through just now, I realized that there were a lot of similarities between this bluesy book and my most recently completed (and soon-to-be-released) project, Uvi Poznansky's Apart from Love. Both books dissect tangled, dysfunctional families featuring deeply fractured father-son relationships, each of which is hiding some very important secrets. And music is very much at the heart of each.Read More

In Which David Is Transported....

Dutch Flag
to Holland, and to Poetry-land, wherever that may be! First, in a very new experience for me, I found that my article on editing, which went a bit viral on Huffington Post, has been translated into Dutch. Wow. Go, internet! Second, in another first, Uvi Poznansky, who wrote the recently-released Stillpoint audiobook A Favorite Son (and whose audiobook for Apart from Love I've just finished editing — woohoo!) wrote a... um... poem about me. Now, my mom's a poet (and I'll have more to say on that subject another time), so I've shown up in poems before before. Still. None (so far as I know) about me. This was incredibly touching. Here's the poem, if you'd like to read it: Ode to the Great KudlerRead More

Behind the Scenes: How to Become Young Again (in an Audiobook)

A Favorite Son by Uvi Poznansky
Uvi Poznansky posted what I thought was a really interesting article about a part of our process in putting together the audiobook for A Favorite Son Every book has its own challenges — to the writer, to the editor, and to the audiobook producer. In A Favorite Son, Uvi told a story from a single point of view, but in two separate timeframes: first, of Yonkle (Jacob) as an old man, talking to his own eldest son, Reuben, which was told in the past tense; and second, of young Jacob, as he confronts first his brother Esav (Esau) and then his father Isaac.   As always, I had a blast creating the two distinct-yet-related voices (as well as voices for Esav the Hunter and the other characters). The challenge that Uvi and I worked on was how to meld the two — how to create transitions that made it clear what was happening. I'll let Uvi narrate the process: 

Behind the Scenes Look: How To Become Young AgainRead More

Uvi Poznansky Author Uvi Poznansky, for whom I just produced the audiobook of her re-imagining of the Genesis story of Jacob and Esau, A Favorite Son, and with whom I'm in post-production on the audiobook for her bittersweet novel Apart from Love, is going going to be interviewed on Cowboy Wisdom NLI Radio tomorrow, April 2 at 8:00pm EST. She'll be talking about the two books on which we've worked together, as well as her other writing. She's a fascinating lady — give it a listen! Call in to speak with the host: (718) 305-6548
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New Audiobook: A Favorite Son now available!

A Favorite Son by Uvi Poznansky
A new Stillpoint Digital audiobook came out today! A Favorite Son, one of two titles that I've been producing for author Uvi Poznansky, was released on Audible.com today; it'll be available on Amazon and on iTunes over the next couple of days. A Favorite Son is the wonderful re-imagining of the the biblical story of Jacob (Yonkle) and Esau (Esav). Here's an extract that Uvi posted on her blog:

Are You Jealous?

“Are you jealous?” I tease him. “I can’t believe it!”

To which he roars, “You do nothing, you! You cook, you hide. Coward! Aha, coward you!”

He takes one step forward; I take two back. The arrows slung over his shoulder clink against each other. It is a steely, menacing sound. With one blow of his hand, he smacks down the canvas; and, on the double, the entire tent is flattened into a lopsided mess, collapsing upon itself; its pegs flying clear out, bouncing over and over, over the soft sand.

He gets in my face; we are standing nose to nose. The moment I have dreaded all my life is suddenly upon me, and there is no way to withdraw. I have to face him, which forces me to examine him closely.

This excerpt, in Yankle's voice, captures the beginning of a dialog between him and his twin brother Esav, who is coming back from a day of hunt utterly famished, and tested to the limit of his wits by the smell of the lentil stew. Here is this snippet in audio:


Yonkle and Esav

 

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 ★★★★★ 13 Amazon reviews

"'A Favorite Son' is a favorite of mine"

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Bright Idea of the Day: The Author's Voice

So, I started putting a post together recently with some resources for self-publishers. I came up with a wonderful overview about the process of self-publishing, Guy Kawasaki's APE (Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur), Joel Friedlander's excellent exploration of the process from a print designer's perspective, A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish, and Liz Castro's fabulous introduction to creating ebooks, EPUB Straight to the Point.

Looking at that list, I thought, Huh, okay — all I need is a good introduction to producing your own audiobook.

Went to find it.

Couldn't.

Well, I spoke with some friends at the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, where the unofficial motto is, If you can't find the book you want, write it yourself. Asked folks if they thought that I should write a guide to audiobook production.

They did.

So I think I am. I'm thinking of calling it The Author's Voice: A Writers Guide to Recording and Producing Audiobooks.

What do you think?

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What Is Reading?

A Tale of Two Cities, Four Ways by Linda Gardner (grandgrrl/flickr.com)

Whether I'm flipping paper pages, scanning through an ebook, listening to an audiobook or reading into a mic, reading a book is reading a book. Or is it?

As much as anyone, I live through words. I've been a professional actor. I've edited books. I've written them. I've narrated audiobooks. I've designed ebooks. It would be reasonable to say my life centers around words — that my life centers around reading.

But what does that mean?

My earliest memories have to do with books: being read to by my parents, reading along to picture books narrated on scratchy 45s, hiding under my covers with a flashlight and The Hobbit or Encyclopedia Brown. Many of my dearest adult memories are book related: reading the same copy of Ender's Game side-by-side with my soon-to-be-wife; reading Where the Wild Things Are to my first-born and realizing that I remembered every word, having not seen the book in twenty-five years; reading all seven of the Harry Potter books (and many others) aloud to each of my daughters.

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about what exactly reading is — Read More

Two New Audiobook Titles on the Way!

Apart from Love by Uvi Poznarsky I'm excited to be able to announce that Stillpoint has been signed to produce two new audiobooks for novelist Uvi Poznarsky. First up is A Favorite Son, Poznarsky's retelling of the Genesis story of Jacob and Esav. Told through the eyes of Jacob — both as an old man and as a boy — the novella looks at the emotional challenges that come with Jacob's assumption of Esav's birthright, taking his brother's place as the favorite son. The other title — a very appropriate one for Valentine's Day — is Poznarsky's contemporary novel of a love that won't be denied, Apart from Love. I'll be producing this title, and sharing the narration duties with the wonderfully talented Heather Jane Hogan. More announcements coming soon!Read More

Man and His God iTunes Link

[caption id="attachment_352" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="A Man and His God by Janet Morris"]A Man and His God cover[/caption] Since a few of you asked, here's the link to the Man and His God audiobook on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/man-his-god-sacred-band-tale/id602908220Read More

News! A Man and His God is now available!

A Man and His God, the audiobook that I produced for Perseid Press, is now available on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible! Woohoo!

It's just under two hours of high-fantasy fun. (Oh, and the folks at Audible insisted that I let you know: if you sign up for an Audible account, it can be one of your three free titles!)

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The Sound and the Fury: Audiobook Fun

I've just finished one of the more enjoyable projects I've worked on in a long time — creating an audiobook for Janet Morris's A Man and His God. Handling the narration, the recording, and all of the post-production, that was fun. But getting to do all of that with a novella that I'd loved when it first came out as part of Robert Asprin's Thieves' World shared-universe fantasy series and then launched Morris's own Sacred Band of Stepsons series? That was a blast!Read More

Lend Me Your Ears: Stillpoint Produces Audiobooks

Confessions of a Sex Maniac and The Seven Gods of Luck now available as audiobooks (Visit Stillpoint's page on Audible.com or see below for details)

When I started Stillpoint Digital Press, my intention was to focus on the growing field of ebook production and distribution. A funny thing happened on the way to the iBookstore. Actually, several funny things. Read More
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A Favorite Son (Audiobook)

Narrated by David Kudler

This story is a present-day twist on the biblical story of Jacob and his mother Rebecca plotting together against the elderly father Isaac, who is lying on his deathbed, in order to get their hands on the inheritance, and on the power in the family. This is no old fairy tale. Its power is here and now, in each one of us.

Listening to Yankle telling his take on events, we understand the bitter rivalry between him and his brother. We become intimately engaged with every detail of the plot, and every shade of emotion in these flawed, yet fascinating characters. He yearns to become his father's favorite son, seeing only one way open to him, to get that which he wants: deceit.

"What if my father would touch me," asks Yankle. In planning his deception, it is not love for his father, nor respect for his age that drives his hesitation - rather, it is the fear to be found out. And so - covering his arm with the hide of a kid, pretending to be that which he is not - he is now ready for the last moment he is going to have with his father.

Available in the following formats:

 ★★★★★ 13 Amazon reviews

"'A Favorite Son' is a favorite of mine"

Audiobook NOW AVAILABLE!

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