Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rish (Co-)Narrates "The Scarlet Albatross" on Audible.com

Rish here.

I've heard nothing but compliments about my performance of Abigail Hilton's last book, "Hunters Unlucky," from a year or so ago (still available HERE, if you're interested).  So when Abbie contacted me, letting me know a superflu-like plague had wiped out every other male narrator in existence, and she could use my voice for her next book, well, I signed up.

"The Scarlet Albatross" tells the story of Anaroo, a sort of assassin stuck onboard an airship (the titular Albatross), who ends up working with her mortal enemies, led by Silas Ackleby, the ship's captain.  Actually, several characters on opposite sides of wars and conflict end up having to work together, and I wouldn't be surprised if that was one of the themes of the book.

It's a Fantasy adventure set in the land of Panimandorah, the world of Abbie's previous novels, "The Guild of the Cowry Catchers," "The Prophet of Panimandorah," "Crossroads," and "Ballistic: Ecks Versus Sever."

 This project was unique for me in that Abbie also had another narrator, Lauren "Scribe" Harris, who narrated the chapters with a female point of view, while I did (with one exception) the chapters with male ones.  I'd heard it done a time or two in other audiobooks ("Gone Girl," Orson Scott Card's "Pathfinder" series, and "The Time Traveler's Wife" immediately come to mind), but I'd never known what it would entail before trying it myself.

What it meant was that Lauren--who did the vast majority of the book--voiced all of the characters at the start, and I had to listen (or at least make notes) and try to do similar voices for those same characters.  Scribe, it turns out, is a master of doing regional accents, so I ended up having to re-voice a character or two, since I found myself outclassed in that arena, as we went along. I was able to sleep at night, however, knowing that Abbie felt that only one of my characters sounded like Fake Sean Connery.

Anyway, the book is very, very good, and is the start of a new trilogy.  Unless the bullet with my name on it finds me soon, I'll be back to do the second book before long. I look forward to finding out what happens to Silas and Company when that happens.

The book proper can be found at this link.  And here is the link to the AUDIO VERSION, way over there at Audible.com.  Also, I believe you can hear a hefty chunk of the book for free over at Abbie's website, The Worlds of Abigail Hilton, or the whole damn thing, at her Patreon page. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

TGMG 175: Goatmen V Superman: Dawn of Dunesteef

Yeah, yeah, because you demanded it.  Rish and Big talk (as much as they're able) about BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE.

Prepare to be disappointed.

Unless you've already seen the movie . . . then you're used to it.

Warning: talk of sports. Also, Spoiler Alert: there are no spoilers in this episode. Even if you haven't seen the movie, you can listen freely without worry.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

That Gets My Goat 174: Zoo-ropa

Because you asked for it, Rish and Big went to see the new Disney CG flick, ZOOTOPIA. Did they like it better or worse than DOUGAL? Listen and see.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

That Gets My Goat 173: Scato-illogical

The time has come, to say fair's fair. Rish has been accused--whether rightly or not--of having a particular scatological bent to his writing (and on-air conversation), and he squatted down with Big to talk about it.  Does Rish have a mental fixation on this subject?  Is that unhealthy?

Warning: diaper talk may ensue.

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