Author: Chuck Redman
Narrator: Michael Butler Murray
Length: 6 hours and 12 minutes
Publisher: Chuck Redman
Released: Mar. 5, 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction
Nebraska: not just a place on a map. It has a heart, and it has a voice. It has a then. It has a now. Several centuries ago, a young Sioux woman called Lark rebels against her people's traditions and crosses the plains to save her adopted sister from a bad marriage proposal and return the girl to the Pawnee village from which she was abducted in childhood. At the end of her journey, Lark finds herself the center of a mysterious Pawnee ritual that undermines her plan as well as her confidence. In this century, Janet Hinderson runs a small-town newspaper and crusades against a proposed meatpacking plant that will destroy the fabric of the town, along with its landmark stand of cottonwoods. But Janet's hard and soft sides must grapple when the meat company's general counsel comes to town and reveals some cryptic interest in her. These are not two stories. They are connected, told and wound into one - each exploring social issues and themes that are vital and timeless.
Michael Butler Murray is a professional actor, narrator and musician who has voiced over 58 audiobooks. His recorded titles run the spectrum from dramatic to comedic fiction and nonfiction titles varying in topics from the Middle East to understanding your dog's olfactory senses. Born on Long Island, NY, he has been performing his entire life. Over the past few decades, he has performed in slews of musicals, dramas and improv shows across the country, has appeared in several films, and performs regularly with his guitar comedy duo, Schoolcraft & Murray. He loves stretching his legs in the great outdoors, sailing, surfing and, naturally, sitting in a quiet box reading aloud.
Q&A with Author Chuck Redman
- How did you select your narrator?
- How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?
- Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing?
- What's your favorite:
- Song: Stranger in Paradise
- Book: A Tale of Two Cities
- Television show: All in the Family
- Movie: (that’s a tough one) Doctor Zhivago
- Band: My son and daughter are in bands: Cave Babies, SOAR, and Coherence. Check them out!
- What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
- What’s next for you?
- Please list a couple books that have been published by other authors that are similar to yours in style and substance (for instance, “if you liked that book, you’ll like my book.”).
- What are some of the criticisms that your book might receive?
- Anything additional you want to share?