To continue with my celebration (although unfortunately limited!) of Audiobook Month, I’m extremely excited to be participating in Summer Shorts ’14:
The audiobook community is giving back! Spoken Freely, a group of more than 40 professional narrators, has teamed with Going Public and Tantor Media to celebrate June is Audiobook Month (JIAM) by offering Summer Shorts ’14, an audio collection of poetry, short stories and essays. All proceeds from sales of the collection will go to ProLiteracy, a national literacy outreach and advocacy organization.
Throughout June 2014, 1-2 stories, poems and essays will be released online each day via Going Public, as well as on various author and book blogs. As a “Thank you!” to listeners, pieces will be available for free online listening on their day of release. As a bonus for those who purchase the full collection from Tantor Media in support of ProLiteracy, there are over 20 additional tracks only available via the compilation download.You can purchase the collection HERE. Special pricing of $9.99 through June 30th, in celebration of JIAM. $14.99 from July 1st forward.
How can I resist participation in such an outstanding program?! And, given my appreciation of the horror genre, I couldn’t resist when given the opportunity to feature a short story by the great Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado. In this short story, a man is seeking revenge against an acquaintance, whom he believes, has insulted him. Like many of Poe’s other works, it involves the concept of being buried alive!
This narration is unique one. Presented by William Dufris/AudioComics Company, listeners will be delighted with this full-cast “audio movie” performance!
There is a full slate of other blogs participating in this blog hop! Following is just a sampling!
Paul Michael Garcia, Yard Waste, by Steven LaFond – w/author Steven LaFond @ My Bookish Ways
Mike Chamberlain, The Statement of Randolph Carter, by H.P. Lovecraft @ MV Freeman’s blog
John McLain, The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe @ Going Public
Dawn Harvey, Something as Big as a Mountain, by Jane Cawthorne, w/author Jane Cawthorne at My Books, My Life
To learn more about this projects and visit more blog stops on the tour, visit the Going Public Project website!