I just added a "Fanbox" for the AudioBookCase Facebook page... you can take a peek at the latest Facebook entries, and sign on as a Fan of AudioBookCase. That'll make you eligible for whatever promos are going on at any given moment such as discounts, free audiobooks, gift certificates, etc. C'mon, get on board!
Hey, I just added an MP3 player widget with samples of some of my audiobook productions, including the entire short story: "DAGON" by H. P. Lovecraft. I also put up clips of both Poe volumes, as well as a bit of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." I'll be adding to the playlist on a regular basis, so check back, or better still, subscribe for alerts by email. As a general rule, these will be "AudioBookCase" productions, available at http://www.audiobookcase.com
I produced and narrated this a while back for AudioRealms. A new review was just published at Science Fiction and Fantasy Audio:
SHARDS by Bruce Baugh "What stands out in this production is the narration. Wayne June was just perfect for the story. I have a short list of narrators I just love to listen to, and none exceed Mr. June’s talent. His range of credible voices is astonishing. ...Every time a new character was introduced and June would use a new voice I would think, “My goodness, how many unique voices can this guy do?!” They were all uniquely distinct..."
Going into production this week: Volume 3 of the AudioBookCase audiobook series: "Into That Darkness Peering: Nightmarish Tales of the Macabre by Edgar Allan Poe". Volume three includes "The Haunted Palace", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and "Berenice."
Of The Haunted Palace, Poe remarked, " ...by the Haunted Palace I mean to imply a mind haunted by phantoms -- a disordered brain.'' The poem is a phantasmic success in illustrating a manifestation of mental disturbance, with truly amazing intuitive insight into the inner man; the psyche, the soul, the self ...as "Haunted Palace".
From "The Pit & the Pendulum"... for my seared and writhing body there was no longer an inch of foothold on the firm floor of the prison. I struggled no more, but the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long, and final scream of despair.
Poe's own words: "...In relation to Berenice: The subject is by far too horrible, and I confess that I hesitated in sending it you... (the) nature consists ...in the ludicrous heightened into the grotesque: the fearful coloured into the horrible: the singular wrought out into the strange and mystical. ...I allow that it approaches the very verge of bad taste -- but I will not sin quite so egregiously again."
Hey, I just finished and released Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, published through AudioBookCase.com
It's a really cool project; as with most classics, you think you know the story, but when you re-visit it you pick up on stuff you've never caught before. The full title, of course, is "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" By Robert Louis Stevenson (who also authored "Kidnapped" and "Treasure Island").
It's on 3CDs, unabridged, comes in at 2 Hrs 50 min and you can check it out on the AudioBookCase website at
If the link doesn't function, paste this URL into your browser: http://www.southernliterarymessenger.com/index.htm
The Southern Literary Messenger is a revival of a 19th century magazine, published 1834-1864.
They publish articles on all subjects and are "Devoted to Every Department of Literature and the Fine Arts". (It's really a cool mag, despite the fact they chose to interview me, check em out.) Publisher John Wright does a great job with it. They welcome submissions, by the way, so if you write, why not submit something?
April marks their 1 year anniversary: Stop by, wish 'em a happy birthday, and tell 'em Wayne says "Hi".
I'm getting ready to finally have my reading of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" published any day now, pop on over to AudioBookCase to get your copy and get yourself on the mailing list for future releases. That's here: