Dear patient reader, many thanks for keeping the faith and coming back to check out the blog after such a long period of posting inactivity; you are most welcome.
As ever, posting activity is usually a good indicator of how busy, or otherwise, I am. Since the last posting on 18th September, which is an absurdly long time to wait for an update, I've been busy indeed; so busy in fact, that I've had to look at my diary and note book to remind myself of what's been going on. So, here's what's been going on...
October audio releases include the following:
Gold: My Autobiography by Nick Skelton
"With a show-jumping career spanning over 40 years, Nick Skelton is a
legend in the equestrian world. No other rider has won so many major
competitions on so many different horses, and he is as popular at
Olympia and Hickstead as he is at Aachen, Geneva, Paris and Spruce
Skelton has competed in eight Olympic Games. He was part
of the gold medal-winning Great Britain team at London 2012 and made
history by winning the individual Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016, riding
at the age of 58 his beloved horse Big Star.
He began riding at
the age of 18 months on a Welsh pony called Oxo. At the age of 17 in
1975, Skelton took team silver and individual gold at the Junior
European Championships. He has competed many times at the European Show
Jumping Championships, winning numerous medals, both individually and
with the British team.
In 1980 he competed in the Alternative
Olympics, where he helped the British team to a silver medal. He still
holds the British Show Jumping High Jump record that he set in 1978. In
2000 Skelton was forced into an early retirement after he broke his neck
from a serious fall. But following an amazing recovery, he came out of
retirement in 2002 to compete again.
Now he tells the full story of his eventful life and matchless achievements."
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
©2017 Nick Skelton (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
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Hammerhal & Other Stories
A hand-picked selection of stories and novel extracts designed to
introduce you to both Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Black Library fiction.
Hammerhal by Josh Reynolds *
Vengeance Eternal by Matt Westbrook *
The Prisoner of The Black Sun by Josh Reynolds *
Beneath The Black Thumb by David Guymer
Assault on the Mandrake Bastion by Josh Reynolds *
Skaven Pestilens - an excerpt by Josh Reynolds *
Great Red by David Guymer *
Heartwood by Robbie MacNiven *
Overlords of the Iron Dragon - an excerpt by C L Werner *
City of Secrets - an excerpt by Nick Horth *
Narrated by John Banks* and Jonathan Keeble
From the desperate defence of a city of Order against rampaging hordes
of Chaos-tainted foes, to tales of Sigmar's Stormcast Eternals, their
trusted allies and their many hideous enemies, this anthology brings
together a collection of stories perfect for learning about the various
factions of the Mortal Realms, the setting of Warhammer Age of Sigmar –
it's your ideal first step into the adrenaline-fulled fiction of Black
Running time is 14 hours 47 minutes
Crusade & Other Stories
A hand-picked selection of stories designed to introduce you to both Warhammer 40,000 and Black Library fiction.
Crusade by Andy Clark *
The Lost King by Robbie MacNiven *
Honour of the Third by Gav Thorpe *
The Word of the Silent King by L J Goulding *
Extinction by Aaron Dembski-Bowden *
Sarcophagus by David Annandale *
The Purity of Ignorance by John French *
Red & Black by James Swallow
The Zheng Cipher by Josh Reynolds *
A Sanctuary of Wyrms by Peter Fehervari
Howl of the Banshee by Gav Thorpe
Culling the Horde by Steve Parker *
The Lightning Tower by Dan Abnett *
Narrated by John Banks* and Penelope Rawlins.
From a battle between the valiant Ultramarines and their plague-ridden
Death Guard foes, to tales of alien enemies and the Imperium's many
brave defenders, this anthology brings together a collection of stories
perfect for learning about the various factions of the Warhammer 40,000
universe – it's your ideal first step into the adrenaline-fulled fiction
of the 41st Millennium.
Running time is 13 hours 1 minute
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OK; so, those are the three releases for October and as we're now already into the first day of November, a whole new tranche of releases are scheduled for... well, 'release'. Quite a few of the Black Library audio books I've recorded are now to be found here, on the audible web site, (click the link to go to the page) along with a couple of 'coming soon' audio books, which I shall of course mention on these pages at the appropriate time.
Having then, checked my note book and diary, I'm reminded as to why I've had no time to post. Since September 18th, I've acted in 6 audio dramas, narrated 5 audio dramas, narrated 3 full length audio books and I'm currently recording a 4th - and here's a photo of me in studio, doing it!
And as a final image for this posting, the 2017 APA Audie Finalist Medallion, which arrived from New York a few weeks ago - which was nice.
It actually goes quite well with most
of the clothes I wear; the yellow silk ribbon looks particularly good
with jeans, although I do sometimes feel a little self conscious wearing
it in local shops etc - in London, no one really pays too much
And so, on that note of fabricated whimsy, I have two more days in the recording studio this week, so I'd better get back to my homework and wrap up this update in the usual manner by saying...
...all for now, more just as soon as it happens!