Valhalla With a Twist of Lethe
Satyros Phil Brucato
Valhalla is an anthology of lush magic and pagan joy and the sensuality of being an animal among animals. A book that will take you out of this world, and into many others, wrapped in prose by turns comfortable as a warm cup of tea, and hair raising in clipped speed and emotion.
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Ivy Tara Blair: Faces of the Tsunami
Welcome to an old-fashioned serial audiobook! In 2004, a tsunami swamped Indonesia. The USNS Mercy hospital ship was deployed to help with the relief effort; Rear Admiral Bill McDaniel MD headed up that effort. This is his story.
Interested in having me narrate your audiobook? Simply curious about what my audiobooks will bring to your experience of story listening? Here is a playlist of short audio clips.
For me, audiobook creation goes far beyond simply 'reading aloud' - and I'm a one stop shop. From your prose to the final .mp3 or CD, it's all under one roof :)
The Lost Children
The Lost Children is a delightful middle-school reader about falling into another land, meeting strange people and creatures...and falling back out again! Twists! Turns! Enemies! Unexpected friends in unexpected places! And great fun :)
Ivy Tara Blair: Unplugged
Welcome to my 'informal reading of my favorite works' podcast, focusing on pieces with humor, kindness, deep feeling, and lighthearted joy. Consider this podcast 'unplugged:' there will be some flubs, much laughing, and talking to you rather than only talking about the story.
J. Fitzpatrick Mauldin's comments:
And so I went and got another beer from the fridge, filled the bath with hot water (because it’s been freakin’ cold outside), locked myself in the bathroom and took a listen.
I sat in the tub till my water went cold, eyes wide, headphones in, attention fully arrested.
Ivy brought The Collar to life in ways I never thought possible. And so, I invite you to listen to her performance, hear her tell the story of an unnamed girl and how that girl’s special gift has stolen all choice from her, but yet she is still not hopeless.
Hello audiobook lovers!
What does Ivy do in this world of audiobook recording? Well, my great love is speculative fiction, whether YA literature or adult, scifi or dystopia, urban fantasy or AU fiction. Give me another way to see the world and I will immerse myself in that book for months at a time! Might as well be recording it then too, eh?
A bit about myself. I have a background in theater and music extending back to early childhood, including live performance, effects & sound engineering; as well as producing final recordings of both live and studio productions.
I moved into audiobooks, branched out into amateur radio plays & effects/foley, and have been honing a hybrid performance & production style for professional work. I thoroughly enjoy employing character voices and effects, creating a seamless subtle soundscape which enhances but does not overshadow the performance. My use of sound is more of a sketch of character immersion than audience immersion, a supporting role rather than a distraction for the ear.
Where straight narrative is the style called for by the author, my narration is sympathetic, precise, soothing and clear. I have exceptional, crisp diction, anchored in a low contralto, slightly husky delivery that avoids the slight edginess of so many female voices.
I record carefully and with great joy. Obsession and perfectionism is a great set of character flaws if one is an audiobook artist doing all one’s own production, sound effects and character work - I’ll apply them liberally, and hope the outcome is delightful :)