Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski


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Everything Under the SunEverything Under the Sun

By Jessica Redmerski

Genre: Dystopian/ Post apocalyptic

Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult/ Adult

Pages: 683 pages

Release Date: 28 August 2017







Blurb:

Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.



Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.



Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?




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EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN – JESSICA REDMERSKI – COPYRIGHT 2017

EXCERPT #2: “IT WASN’T SUPPOSED TO BE THIS WAY.”



It wasn’t supposed to be this way. I was supposed to travel with him until he got me out of Lexington City and then I was to make a run for it, kill him if I had to—but I didn’t. I was supposed to stay with these people and leave Atticus to do what he wanted, go where he wanted, without me—but I couldn’t. I was supposed to be afraid of him not only because of the terrible man he was when I first laid eyes on him, but also because he was a man—but I wasn’t. I wasn’t afraid of him.
I was afraid for him.
I was afraid of being without him…
“Thais?”
I looked up; my bottom lip quivered.
“I will wait for you,” I said, trying to be strong. I wiped my tears, swallowed hard and nodded.
Atticus dashed outside, pushing the barn door out of his way. Seconds later he came back with the horse. He tossed the quilt we’d slept on the night in the barn, over the horse’s back. Then he went over to the backpacks, stepping around Rachel’s unconscious body, and shoved everything back inside. He helped my arms into the straps of the larger backpack.
Fitting his hands on my hips, Atticus hoisted me up and set me on the horse; I grabbed a hold of the horse’s reins.
“Stay out of sight of the house,” he said as he fitted the smaller backpack and his jacket between my legs. “And cut through the woods there”—he pointed toward the back of the barn—“that’s west; just keep as straight as you can in that direction, but don’t leave the woods.”
I nodded.
He walked with me outside the barn, stopped to look out at the flat land beyond the highway where those who were coming for us would likely be, and then led me around the barn. The deep woods beckoned me out ahead; I couldn’t help but feel intimidated by them, as if they were some kind of final leg of our journey—or the beginning of my journey alone.
Steadying my breath, I looked down at Atticus once more, transfixed on his intense blue eyes, the sculpted shape and rough texture of his handsome face, and I couldn’t imagine at this point never seeing it again.
“I’ll come for you,” he promised.
Tearing my gaze from his, I faced forward and tightened my grip of the reins.



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Jessica RedmerskiAbout the Author:

Jessica Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, international bestseller, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.



Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. Her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, has been optioned for television and film by actor and model William Levy.

She also writes as J.A. Redmerski.



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Interview with Jessica Redmerski

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
My characters definitely hijack my stories. Always. Sometimes I feel like I’m not even the one writing, like there’s a ghost sitting behind me, forcing me to move my hand over the keyboard.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN was written from the soul, and not because I really even thought many people would read it. I wrote it because I loved it, and because it was a story that needed to be told. I knew going into a book like this that it might not have a large audience, and that was fine, because what was most important to me was that I write a book from the heart. When one is written from the heart, the reader feels it.

Have you written any other books that are not published?
Many. Eight or nine? I really don’t know exactly. But I do know they’ll probably never see the light of day, because I wrote them long ago, and they were awful!

Pen or type writer or computer?
Laptop all the way!

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take you away from reality for a while. And for supporting me. I just can’t thank you all enough. I feel so blessed and grateful to be able to do what I love and have the chance to share my heart and soul with everybody else. 😊

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Songs of You and Me by Mylissa Demeyere




The Songs of You and Me by Mylissa Demeyere

Jane Hartford fell head over heels for Jackson at the tender age of fifteen. She spent most of high school pining for him, until she realized he wasn’t going to see her as anything more than his baby sister’s best friend. Now she finds herself single with a daughter, a broken heart, and songs that remind her of a long lost love.

Jackson Wright is a man living with regret. His biggest one, never acting on his feelings for Jane. When he returns to Bellebrook, the town they grew up in, he literally runs into her and his world gets tossed upside down and sideways.

This time, Jackson isn’t willing to give up. With a meddling sister eager to push both of them together, he believes things might actually work out. That is, if they can overcome the heavy baggage they both carry. Follow Jackson and Jane as they revisit their past, figuring out what went wrong so long ago.

Will they learn they have the power to make things right in the present?


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What Readers are saying:

A tender debut novel that will leave you remembering the sweet angst of first love. The Songs of You and Me is a charmer. - Taylor Dean, author of I’m With You and Chasing Fireflies.

In this romantic debut about first love, second chances, Ms. DeMeyere weaves the past and present together in a way that brings the characters' hearts to life as they heal from tragedies and struggle to move on in life. Sweet and heartwarming. – Charissa Stastny, author of Between Hope and the Highway and the Rules out Romances Series.

A fun and enticing love story that combines the bitter with the sweet and keeps you laughing amidst the tears. You won't want to miss this touching story that explores true love in all its depth and beauty. – Aubrey, Amazon Reviewer

The Songs of You and Me pulled me in from page one. The characters came to life and I felt as if I was part of their story. I stayed up night after night fascinated with their personal and individual challenges. Their obstacles were relatable and tugged at my heart. I couldn’t wait to finish and yet I didn’t want it to end. As I read the last page, I was ecstatic to see what would come next from Mylissa Demeyere. – Jamie, Amazon Reviewer


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Playlist

The whole idea for this book started out as a scene after listening to a song. Then I would listen to that song over and over and see more of the pieces fall into place.
Soon, I had an entire playlist, with scenes mapped out, and a whole story ready to write. This book tells the story of Jane and Jackson, the songs of them.
Included in the book is a unique playlist. Here is the list, but in the back of the book, I give you a full breakdown of how I saw each scene and how I felt that song was best fitted for the chapter. Enjoy!

Prologue: Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
C1: Lay Me Down – Sam Smith
C2 : It’s a Beautiful Day – U2
C3: Hello – Martin Solveig
C4: Hanging by a Moment – Lifehouse
C5: This Girl – Kungs
C6: Disappointment – The Cranberries
C7: Everybody Hurts – R.E.M
C8: My Father’s Eyes – Eric Clapton
C9: It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
C10: Could this be love? – The Wanted
C11: Hold Back the River – James Bay
C12: September Song – J.B. Cooper
C13: Count on Me – Bruno Mars
C14: The Other – Stripped / Lauv
C15: Breathing – Oscar and the Wolf
C16: Love Love – Amy MacDonald
C17: Push the Button – Sugababes
C18: Animal – Neon Trees
C19: Perfect – Ed Sheeren
C20: Someday – Sugar Ray
C21: What Lovers Do (feat. SZA) – Maroon 5, SZA
C22: Gotta Get Thru This – Daniel Bedingfield
C23: It’s Gotta Be You – Isaiah
C24: Welcome to New York – Taylor Swift
C25: Best Day of My Life – American Authors
C26: Over My Head – The Fray
C27: Water under the Bridge – Adele
C28: The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
C29: Silence – Marshmellow ft Khalid
C30: Demons – Imagine Dragons
C31: Walking The Wire – Imagine Dragons
C32: Home – Dotan
C33: No Sound But The Wind – Editors
C34: WhoKnew – Pink
C35: Stargazing – Kygo
C36: Love – Jana Kramer
C37: Quicksand – Tom Chaplin
Epilogue: False Alarm – Matoma , Becky Hill


Author Mylissa Demeyere



Mylissa Demeyere was born in Belgium, and resides in the beautiful city of Ghent. She lives in a somewhat organized home with her four beautiful children and the love of her life. If she isn’t working, she’s writing, running, reading, or enjoying time with her kids, who are growing up way too fast.
The Songs of You and Me is her debut novel, with a sequel already in the works.


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Accidents Happen by Sharon Karaa


Accidents
Happen
by
Sharon Karaa

Genre:
Paranormal Romance 

If
I asked you what Death would look like, you’d probably go for
something along the lines of an angry skeleton wearing a monk’s
robe and carrying a very sharp farm implement with which to rip your
soul from your body—am I right? Maybe he’d even have glowing
yellow orbs where his eyes should be and speak with a voice that
comes from his toes and goes right through you, despite the fact he
doesn’t actually have a larynx or any vocal chords to speak of. And
he’d have a strange obsession with egg-timers.
In
fact, apart from the angry bit, he was nothing like that.



Life
was a bitch, but if Tabitha Brownlee was to be believed, Death was an
alcoholic megalomaniac with a penchant for single malt and eyebrows
that met in the middle.  The problem was, that he alone had the
power to put her soul back into her body and evict the son of a bitch
who’d taken her place.








Sharon
Karaa is a mass of contradictions but two facets of her character
have always battled for supremacy; her logical self (let’s call him
Frank, he’s male, I know that makes no sense but hey, this is my
story!) and her artistic side (lets her call Misty).  
Until
recently, Frank won every battle, forcing Sharon into a life based on
most probable outcome and to give him his credit, it has led to a
fairly comfortable if rather boring life, so far. Then Misty took up
kick boxing and gave Frank a good kick in the goodies. 
Sharon
was first published at the tender age of fifteen. Flush with success,
she waited another umpteen years before making the decision to become
an independent author and publish her first book, The Last Challenge,
in 2014.  Since then, she has published a further three books
and is polishing her next offering ready for publication in the next
month. Sharon writes comedy because she needs something in her life
she can laugh at other than herself. 
Sharon
lives with her husband in a little village in the North East of
England.  She doesn't have a cat.







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Ice Massacre Mermaids of Eriana Kwai Book 1 by Tiana Warner


Ice
Massacre
Mermaids
of Eriana Kwai Book 1
by
Tiana Warner


Genre:
YA LGBT Fantasy

A
mermaid's supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to
his death.


The
Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the
island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every
year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island
must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in
the hands of twenty battle-trained girls and their resistance to a
mermaid's allure.

Eighteen-year-old
Meela has already lost her brother to the Massacre, and she has lived
with a secret that's haunted her since childhood. For any hope of
survival, she must overcome the demons of her past and become a
ruthless mermaid killer.

For
the first time, Eriana Kwai's Massacre warriors are female, and Meela
must fight for her people's freedom on the Pacific Ocean's deadliest
battleground.








Ice
Crypt
Mermaids
of Eriana Kwai Book 2

From
award-winning author Tiana Warner comes the sequel to Ice Massacre,
the #1 Amazon Kindle Best Seller.



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Meela
has just returned from the Massacre—the annual attempt to wipe out
the mermaids threatening her people’s survival. After forming an
unlikely connection with Lysi, a mermaid she was trained to kill,
Meela is determined to stop the war between humans and merpeople for
good. She knows of a legendary weapon that could bring peace if she
uses it against King Adaro, ruler of the Pacific Ocean. But her
people have plans for future Massacres and refuse to help her uncover
it.



While
Meela works in secret to unearth the Host of Eriana, Lysi is held
captive under Adaro’s tyranny. Sent to the battlefront, Lysi joins
forces with a band of rebels that could either bring her freedom—or
have her executed for treason.



Separated
by the vast Pacific Ocean, Meela and Lysi must find a way to defeat
King Adaro and end the war that has been keeping them apart.







Ice
Kingdom
Mermaids
of Eriana Kwai Book 3


The
final adventure in the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai trilogy …


Meela
and Lysi have unleashed Sisiutl, legendary two-headed serpent of the
Pacific Northwest. It was supposed to be an ally that would help them
win the war. Instead, it has fallen under the control of King Adaro,
ruler of the Pacific Ocean. If Meela and Lysi can’t stop him, Adaro
will use the deadly serpent to rid the oceans of mankind. 


With
the American military using catastrophic weapons of their own to
retaliate, Meela and Lysi must make peace between humans and
merpeople before one race destroys the other. The journey will risk
their lives and put their relationship to the test—but the
vengeance that has been consuming Meela’s thoughts, day and night,
might prove even more dangerous.





Tiana
Warner is the best selling author of the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai
trilogy. Her books have been acclaimed by Writer’s Digest, Foreword
Reviews, and the Dante Rossetti Awards. She holds a bachelor’s
degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.
Tiana enjoys riding her horse, Bailey, and is an active supporter of
animal welfare.






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Uncanny Valley by C.A. Gray

Author: C.A. Gray

Narrator: Melissa Williams

Length: 8 hours and 45 minutes

Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing

Released: Mar. 27, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction



Rebecca Cordeaux knows exactly what her future will hold: she will marry Andy, her crush of the last five years. Once Andy is ready to settle down, she's sure he will discover that she is his soulmate. After several small parts on stage, Rebecca knows she can become a renowned actress. Her writing also shows promise as a future author. Robots perform most human jobs that can be automated, leaving many free to pursue their personal creative interests.

But Rebecca's mother Karen fears the new world of robots, and insists her brilliant daughter join a university research team, studying the hazards of a complete robotic economy. Rebecca's father Quentin was obsessed with the subject to a degree that even her mother considered absurd, prior to his untimely death. So long as she can reserve enough of her time to pursue her true passions on the side, Rebecca half-heartedly agrees to join the research team, if only to please her widowed mother. There she joins a post-doc named Liam, whose conspiracy theories rival even those of her late father.

Liam is convinced that world Republic leader William Halpert's worldwide challenge for researchers to develop synthetic creativity will lead not to the promised utopia, in which every kind of human suffering has been eradicated, but rather to an apocalypse. Rebecca, whose best friend is her own companion bot Madeline, writes Liam off as a bot-hating conspiracy theorist, just like her father was...until she learns that her father's death might not have been due to mere happenstance.

With Liam's help, Rebecca learns of an underground organization known as The Renegades, where Quentin Cordeaux was considered a legend. While Liam attempts to stop Halpert's challenge if he can, Rebecca tries to unravel the mystery of what happened to her father. Did he and many of his contemporaries die for something they knew? Who is the mysterious informant who calls himself John Doe, and only seems to want to drive her out of harm’s way? And if Halpert’s challenge is answered, will it usher in a brave new chapter in humanity’s history… or were Quentin Cordeaux’s dire predictions right all along?
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By day, C.A. Gray is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) with a primary care practice in Tucson, AZ, and she writes medical books under her real name (Dr. Lauren Deville). She lives with her husband, with whom she maintains a facetiously contentious movie review blog, and travels as often as they can get away. When not writing or seeing patients, she does yoga, drinks red wine while eating dark chocolate, and consumes audiobooks like there’s no tomorrow!


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Narrator Bio


Melissa lives with her family, including two dogs and a cat, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado.

After having a corporate job for most of her life, and as a self-proclaimed introvert, she decided to leave corporate America to work from home. Voice overs had always tugged at her heart as something she would like to explore, so she attended some classes and landed with a company that taught her how to break in to the industry.

Loving to read, she explored the fast growing world of audiobooks and fell in love with it. She has ten audiobooks under her belt and is currently working on the 11th. Understanding that she should always be learning how to improve her skills, she is currently working with Sean Pratt.

When not talking to herself in a padded room, she can be found walking her dog, singing or fishing the Arkansas River.

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My Name Is Nelson by Dylan Fairchild

Author: Dylan Fairchild

Narrator: Erik Johnson

Length: 8 hours 14 minutes

Publisher: James George

Released: June 18, 2018

Genre: Humor, Fiction


From The Indie View: “A brilliant and unique novel…in terms of sheer storytelling mastery, it's one of the best books we've seen in awhile. We give My Name Is Nelson five-plus stars and look forward to an equally well-written sequel...it's a tremendously entertaining storyline with rich characterization and cinematic action scenes. It's safe to say the author's crafted a potential bestseller - and, possibly, a hit movie." (Don Sloan)

President Andrew MacIntyre was having a pretty good first year in the Oval Office. Suddenly, during what should have been a peaceful Christmas season, he's facing one of the worst national security crises in American history. And, it's being masterminded out of a sleazy New Mexico strip joint? What the hell?

Is this a political thriller? Is it science fiction? A zany comedy? Perhaps it's a love story. Whatever it is, it's a riveting listen with a little sex appeal and a lot of laughter. It's little wonder White House National Security Advisor Chet Addington* said this was, "Pretty much the best novel ever."**

* Absolutely, positively, not a real person
** He's been known to be wrong about stuff



Dylan Fairchild is the pen name of a Virginia-based author. He usually writes much more serious books in a different genre.

"My Name is Nelson" is the author's first thriller. It's a genre-busting blend of comedy, action, romance, politics, and science fiction. "The Indie View" awarded it "five-plus" stars and said, "In terms of sheer storytelling mastery, it's one of the best books we've seen in a while."

The author is happy to respond to any questions and witty comments about his awesome author photo.

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Narrator Bio



Erik Johnson grew up in a “show biz” household, the son and grandson to a family of actors, singers, and dancers. This pretty much guaranteed that normal job prospects were out of the question.

Erik is a voiceover professional for clients such as McDonalds and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos, an audiobook narrator and producer, and a singer/songwriter with his hard rock band Bombay Black. He also works as a session player and singer for other rock acts.

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Q&A with Narrator Erik Johnson
  • How did you wind up narrating audiobooks? Was it always your goal or was it something you stumbled into by chance?
    I got into it at the urging of a couple of radio colleagues who had also ventured into the industry. It wasn’t a goal as I hadn’t even really considered it a possibility, but the more they pushed me on it, the more I began to see the practicality of it since I have my own studio that I normally used for music production.
  • A lot of narrators seem to have a background in theatre. Is that something you think is essential to a successful narration career?
    Absolutely. Audiobook narration is a form of acting, except you are creating the experience yourself. It’s not enough to simply ‘read’ the book. I’ve heard several autobiographies read by the rock stars who wrote them and they tend to approach it all with the enthusiasm of a tired sloth. Sure, I’m enjoying the tales they tell, but where’s the joy? Where’s the drama? You have to make it breathe. That’s what makes an audiobook more than just a recitation of the written text. It’s pitch, accent, inflection, and most of all… pacing. All of that goes into performance.
  • How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for narrating?
    I don’t really do a lot of books in a year. I know narrators who’ll talk about how they knocked out forty or so shorter pieces last year (I’m assuming they don’t do their own editing/mastering) and I can’t imagine doing that. Also, I’m probably entirely too picky for my own good when it comes to choosing what I’ll audition for. As a result, I might peruse 600 books in a week that are up for auditions, choose eight or ten of them based on titles and cover art, and then audition for half of them or fewer depending on the story description and preferred voice that the author is looking for. These are all self-published works instead of being contracted by the big publishers. Maybe someday I’ll be amongst the elite. (sigh)
  • Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
    I do enjoy an audiobook on occasion, the most recent being the Bobiverse series by Dennis E. Taylor and read by Ray Porter. R.C. Bray’s performance of “The Martian” and Robertson Dean’s reading of “I Am Legend” are permanently on my iPod for long trips. Since starting in this industry, I spend more time listening to samples of high-rated works or books that I didn’t get chosen for so I can learn. It’s a lot like being a young musician: you listen to the greats and adapt/borrow/steal from them. When I was a kid, I had some longform dramatizations of the Star Wars films as well as a smattering of the read-alongs where you knew it was time to turn the page when the chimes rang. I’m sure those have something to do with me doing this.
  • Is there a particular genre you feel unsuited for?
    I’ve never felt my voice was a match to many of the male narrators that I’ve heard in the Romance category. They’re all so… manly-sounding, as if they only wear leather vests and old jeans and sweat testosterone when they record. I have a younger, quirkier sound as opposed to these guys that seem to have vocal cords that resonate an octave or two down from mine. That said, I’ve done a few Romance pieces and no one’s blinked yet, so I guess I’m not all that bad. 
  • What about this title compelled you to audition as narrator?
    The lunacy of the premise. It struck me as a very “Mars Attacks!” sort of piece and I like stuff like that. Also, the title: “My Name is Nelson: Probably the Best Novel Ever”. The title got my attention because of the attitude. The story idea got me to audition.
  • How did you decide how each character should sound in this title?
    I like to cast each book character using characters from films and television. For example, the voice for Chet Addington’s lines sounded like Rip Torn in “Men in Black” to me in my head, so I went with that. The strip club owner is pretty much every New Jersey Union representative/Mafia wise guy in any film in the 90’s.
  • Has anyone ever recognized you from your voice?
    Not from audiobooks. I’ve run into people where I live who’ll hear me talk and recognize me as being one of the DJs at the radio station I fill in at. Sometimes, they connect me to my rock band, Bombay Black, which <shamelessplug> you can find on Youtube, iTunes, and at bombayblackmusic.com.</shamelessplug>
  • How does audiobook narration differ from other types of voiceover work you've done?
    Unlike my commercial voiceover business where I’m often working with an engineer and a client or several clients either in the control room or over a conference call or Skype, I’m pretty much left to my own devices in the studio for audiobooks. This is good as most of my outtakes aren’t safe for public consumption. Plus, commercial VO is about quick vignettes. Audiobooks are about sustained listening and trying to keep it interesting even during the slow moments in a piece.
  • Do you read reviews for your audiobooks?
    Sometimes, I get curious and I’ll scope out what people are saying but I do my best not to let it bother me, positively or negatively, beyond that moment. The worst thing I can do is to let a few reviews change how I operate. I learned that lesson making albums with Bombay Black (see shameless plug in Question #8). You’ve gotta do what you do and be what you are. You cannot please everyone but you can get pretty close. If you demand a high level of yourself and your work and can be objective enough to know when something’s off and fix it, that’s enough.

Top 10 List
Dylan Fairchild's Top Ten Reasons to listen to this audiobook
  1. Who doesn’t love particle physics? Muons, neutrinos, quarks...c’mon people!
  2. The BLT game!
  3. Exotic dancers, politicians, doomsday weapons, fighter pilots, infobabes, small town sheriffs, and exotic dancers.
  4. The opportunity to hear one narrator perform dozens of different voices, at no additional cost to the listener!
  5. Jagoffs.
  6. Presidential stress eating.
  7. Zesty Jims (yum!)
  8. Even Abraham Lincoln makes an appearance!
  9. The opportunity to shed not one, but two tears.
  10. It’s pretty much the best novel ever.

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