Friday, March 25, 2011
Shortlisted for the Fresh Fish Award, Johnson's novel, set in an actual (yet mythical) Newfoundland outport, is "an expressionist work where the grit of the mundane intersects with the mystery of human memory and dreams."
The fun starts at 7:30 - food, drink and a reading.
Rattling Books will be presenting an excerpt from Firmament ("Caleb") on EarLit Shorts 5, the fifth in the EarLit Shorts series of short fiction anthologies.
Rattling Books' audio books are available as audio or MP3 CDs, and as MP3 downloads.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
Visit Rattling Books' author profiles of Winter and Moore (click on their names above) for their Rattling Books' fiction titles. Rattling Books audio books are available as audio or MP3 CDs, and as MP3 downloads. Single stories are available as MP3 downloads.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Presented annually by the Audio Publishers Association, an American organization representing audio publishing companies and allied suppliers, distributors and retailers of spoken word products, the Audies honour the best in audio books. Last year’s winners included Nelson Mandela’s Favourite African Folktales, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Mirren, Don Cheadle and Alan Rickman, and Booker-prize winner Wolf Hall, narrated by Simon Slater.
Over 1,100 audio books were entered in this year’s competition. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 24, 2011, at the Times Center in New York City. (We've got our fingers, toes, arms, legs and hearts crossed.)
Vikings is not only a chronicle of the early twentieth-century industrial seal hunt, but of the speech, folklore and beliefs of rural Newfoundlanders of that period. These long gone and never to return voices of the men who plied the spring seal fishery are rendered vividly by Frank Holden, veteran playwright, actor and narrator. Like Chaucer's pilgrims on the way to Canterbury, the "swilers" offer us their stories about a hard-scrabble life valiantly faced, on both land and sea.
Vikings of the Ice is available from Rattling Books as an MP3 audio book CD and an MP3 download.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Rattling Books has been fortunate to have both Anita Best and Ron Hynes as narrators. Click here to listen to excerpts from works Anita has narrated, and here for Ron's contributions to our audio productions.
Rattling Books audio books are available as audio or MP3 CDs, and as MP3 downloads. Single stories are available as MP3 downloads.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Listen to excerpts from Rattling Books' audio versions of Kathleen Winter's short stories: "The Destination," narrated by Merrill Francis; "His Brown Face Through the Flowers," narrated by Nicola Hawkins; and "Sleep, Little Baby," narrated by Mark Callanan. These stories are available as individual MP3 downloads, and are also featured on EarLit Shorts 1, a collection of short fiction by Winter, Joel Thomas Hynes and Carmelita McGrath.