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Rish's narrations on Audible

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Rish's narrations on Audible

Postby Rish Outfield » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:09 pm

Hey kids, in January of 2013, I got it into my head that I could be an audiobook narrator. I had many misadventures along the way, and seem to have actually learned something since then. I figured I'd keep a page here listing the various productions I've done and link to them. As far as I know, they all cost money, though some I was paid to do, and some I get a portion of the profits from. Some of the projects were fun to record, some not so much, but I hope that the listener enjoys every single one, and that it's impossible to tell which ones I dug and which ones I mocked in between sessions.

1. "Dead End Street" by Rick R. Reed http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B00BY7MJQG&qid=1365811093&sr=1-1
This is a short book about a group of five teenaged friends who decide to meet, in the weeks leading up to Halloween, in the reputedly-haunted house in their small town. Each one is to tell a scary story, one a week, but between you and me, they've got an audience they're unaware of in that house.

2. "The Case of the Vanishing Boy (A Spade/Paladin Conundrum)" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B00CA4P784&qid=1365804187&sr=1-1
This was a Mystery short story about a portly man who oversees security at various fan conventions, and his meeting with a diminuitive woman who wants to team up with him to track down a missing youth. It's funny, very geek-centric (it mentions "filking" for Bossk's sake), and is the first in a series (though it seems unlikely I'll be reading the others).

3. "No Kinda Life" by Ryan King http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_3?asin=B00CA31UWC&qid=1365811093&sr=1-3
A Western novella, I'd probably say, set in the post-apocalyptic Texas. It tells of a Texas Ranger who is called into an isolated town to protect them from the onslaught of bloodthirsty raiders, who ransacked the town a year before and have vowed to do so again. I got the impression this was one in a series, since there was a lot of interesting world-building this story only touches upon.

4. "Killer Advice" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B00CAXWUHG&qid=1366481006&sr=1-1
A Sci-Fi Mystery novella, about a passenger ship that docks at a space station because of various disasters and mysterious deaths. But once the spacecraft is parked and being repaired . . . the deaths continue. This had a bunch of well-developed characters and chapters that would shift the viewpoint to a different person (which I think is novel, for some bizarre reason).

5. Through the In Between, Hell Awaits" by Robert Essig http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_5?asin=B00CPPRECU&qid=1371845516&sr=1-5
A novel about a secret other dimension, between our world and Hell, where creatures groom new demons for their future in Satan's domain. It turns out that there is a rebellion in this place (called the In Between), and some of the beings from that realm are walking among us, gaining followers. When a gruff loner witnesses one such creature, he gets swept up in the struggle for power, and is forced to choose a side, where neither has his best interests in mind. This is some dark stuff, kids, sure to be adapted for a Pixar film soon.

6. "Unholy Womb and Other Halloween Tales" by Steven E. Wedel http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B00DI956O0&qid=1371844822&sr=1-1
An anthology of five Horror stories, all set on Halloween, and all performed by Signore Outfield. The first story, "Unholy Womb," was presented on the Dunesteef in June 2013. The other tales are "The Halloween Feast," "Scream of Humanity," "SKN-3," and "Hungry is the Night."

7. "Swords & Scimitars: Alaia Chronicles" by Cate Rowan http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_4?asin=B00CC22UN4&qid=1371845516&sr=1-4
This short story is a prequel to the Alaia Chronicles books, telling the backstory of Kismet, the son of a goddess, who throws away his life of priviledge after a foolish mistake costs the life of his brother. He becomes a military leader and is presented with the choice of wives, each the daughter of an opposing ruler.

8. "Through the Eyes of a Geek" by Kat Brookes http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_3?asin=B00DMC97R0&qid=1375063199&sr=1-3
This was a teen novel (I refuse to use the term "YA") about a popular high school student who dies, and comes back as an angel, tasked with being the protector and advisor to an unpopular boy at the same school. He gives the geek a makeover, gives him encouragement, and has the chance to "earn his wings," so to speak.

9. "Pandora's Box (A Spade/Paladin Conundrum)" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_3_9?asin=B00CA4P784&qid=1376585839&sr=3-9
The second short story in this series I've recorded, this one has someone planting a bomb at an SF convention, and it's up to Spade and Paladin to save the day.

10."The Winds of Gath" (Dumarest 1) by E.C. Tubb http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=cat_22267_c10_1_t?asin=B00EUE9ULC
The first novel in Tubb's epic Science Fiction series about Earl Dumarest and his travels from planet to planet, defending the weak, and trying to get back to his homeworld, the mythical world he called Earth.

11. "The Backworlds" by M. Pax http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Backworlds-Audiobook
This is a fun Science Fiction book about a young man, Craze, who is forced off his world to make his fortune. He teams up with several folks he encounters, some friendly, some trying to take advantage of him, and has adventures among the Backworlds, the poor planets not affiliated with the rich and powerful Foreworlds alliance.

12 Stomping Mad" (Spade/Paladin) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Stomping-Mad-Audiobook/B00FKGVAFI/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395681551&sr=1-1
This is the third Spade the Sci-Fi convention detective story, and chronologically is the first. He has not yet met Paladin here, and has to solve what looks like a particularly brutal murder during a "Jurassic Park"-dedicated convention.

13 "The Last Man" by Ryan King http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Last-Man-Audiobook/B00EV18WJK/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srTtl?qid=1395681613&sr=1-2
This is a short novel about one poor, unlucky man, lucky enough to have survived a disease that wiped out everybody else except him. He wanders through what's left of the Southeast, accompanied by a pack of friendly dogs. Bleak stuff, it sure was easy to keep the character voices straight on this one.

14. "Derai" (Dumarest 2) by E.C. Tubb http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Derai-Audiobook/B00G5H9P1C/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395681632&sr=1-1
The second book in Tubb's massive "Dumarest of Terra" series has Earl take a young woman back to her homeworld, only to become involved in the politics and violence of her planet. Somewhere along the way, the two fall in love.

15. "Very Superstitious" by Derek L. Palmer http://www.audible.com/pd/Teens/Very-Superstitious-Audiobook/B00FSSK6K8/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395681718&sr=1-1
Rebellious teen Allyson is sent to live with her religious relatives and forced to deal with all their bizarre beliefs, including that of the Bice, a kind of boogeyman that preys upon girls . . . just like her.

16. "The Karnikov Card (A Spade/Paladin Conundrum)" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Karnikov-Card-Audiobook/B00GC5BX5I/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395681747&sr=1-1
SF convention detective Spade encounters a spoiled, corrupt movie star, who has been asked to be Guest of Honor at an upcoming con. But only Paladin knows exactly how corrupt the man is.

17. "Snipe Hunt" by Carol Hightshoe http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Snipe-Hunt-Audiobook/B00H2NMVYQ/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srTtl?qid=1395681803&sr=1-2
A trio of Southern rednecks encounter some aliens (who I gave English accents for absolutely no reason), and decide to take them on a snipe hunt. A short story that, had it been sent in to the Dunesteef, we'd have ran this thing in a minute.

18. "Toyman" (Dumarest 3) by E.C. Tubb http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Toyman-Audiobook/B00GP4NKTS/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395681914&sr=1-1
The third Earl Dumarest book brings him to the Planet Toy, where there's a great library that could hold the location of Earth. Of course, there are corrupt leaders of the planet, and of course, poor Earl is forced to battle to the death for the amusement of others. Something tells me his luck is not going to change, at least for thirty books or so.

19. "Trick or Treat (A Spade/Paladin Conundrum)" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Trick-or-Treat-Audiobook/B00HETDOAI/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395681898&sr=1-1
In this, the last story in Rusch's series about Spade, the SF convention detective, he gets saddled with a teenaged girl on Halloween, despite having his usual job to do. Of course, the only reason Spade agreed was because he was asked by Paladin (who is never, ever going to dig him like he digs her).

20. "Mr. Zombie Goes To Washington" by Carol Hightshoe http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Mr-Zombie-Goes-to-Washington-Audiobook/B00HQ2H2M4/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395681968&sr=1-1
This was an extremely short story about a zombie who gets elected to Congress. Still better than Paul Ryan.

21. "Kalin" (Dumarest 4) by E.C. Tubb http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Kalin-Audiobook/B00I08B7CE/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395682013&sr=1-1
The fourth Earl Dumarest book takes us to a couple of planets, searching for Earth, but this time, Earl finds a comely companion in the form of Kalin, a red-haired beauty who has a dangerous ability.

22. "The Concrete Mixer" by Ray Bradbury http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Concrete-Mixer-Audiobook/B00HETDFHK/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395682074&sr=1-1
A short story from 1949 about a Martian invasion of Earth, and a really sharp parody of what Bradbury must've hated about America in that period. I was thrilled at the chance to narrate something from this author, but a little less than thrilled to discover it hadn't sold even one copy.

23. "The Jester of Scar" (Dumarest 5) by E.C. Tubb[/b] http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Jester-at-Scar-Audiobook/B00IT62MO4/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395682109&sr=1-1
The fifth book in Tubb's series, and the last one in my 2013 contract, this one has him stuck on a planet with really short seasons, and the only way off it is to find a rare fungus, the Golden Spore.

24. "Dead Men Don't Cry" by Nancy Fulda http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Dead-Men-Dont-Cry-Audiobook/B00ID8VLWM/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srTtl?qid=1395682220&sr=1-2
This is a Sci-Fi Mystery, with a colonist trying to prove the innocence of his mentor in trying to assassinate the Earth ambassador there for peace talks. Short, but really well-written, with some cool world-building.
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Re: Rish's narrations on Audible

Postby djinndustries » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:03 pm

Look at you, coyly leaving out the Pulitzer-winning Through the Eyes of a Geek.

But on a serious note, I've got 3 credits backed up on Audible...which of your readings would you recommend most?
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Re: Rish's narrations on Audible

Postby Rish Outfield » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:53 am

djinndustries wrote:Look at you, coyly leaving out the Pulitzer-winning Through the Eyes of a Geek.


I *guess* that was an oversight, as I never did a blog page for that one, but thanks to your prompting, I added it to the above list.

But on a serious note, I've got 3 credits backed up on Audible...which of your readings would you recommend most?


That's hard to say, since I don't know the listener's taste. Rusch is probably the best writer I've recorded for, "No Kinda Life" was a Western (which thrills me), but I'd probably pick "Unholy Womb." That was the book I had the most fun recording (doing short stories is way more rewarding than doing a novel), and the one I've promoted the most. "The Winds of Gath" is one I worked really hard on (though, technically, not as hard as "Through the Inbetween"), trying to get distinct voices for all the characters, and struggling with the text, because I hoped it (being the first book in a series) would sell more copies, and a good performance might get people to buy the other books in the series. I suppose that's the one I'd encourage the most people to buy, simply because there's so damn many of them, and I won't be recording twenty-something more books in the series if the first couple don't pay off.

Thanks, though, for considering me. I guess I missed this post when you originally wrote it, but that seems to happen a lot with this board.
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Re: Rish's narrations on Audible

Postby djinndustries » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:52 am

Rish Outfield wrote:"The Winds of Gath" is ... the one I'd encourage the most people to buy, simply because there's so damn many of them, and I won't be recording twenty-something more books in the series if the first couple don't pay off.

Thanks, though, for considering me. I guess I missed this post when you originally wrote it, but that seems to happen a lot with this board.


I'm not seeing it up on Audible yet. Do you know when they're going to publish it? Hopefully this isn't a weird region-specific problem.
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Re: Rish's narrations on Audible

Postby djinndustries » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:54 am

[quote="Rish Outfield"]simply because there's so damn many of them


Wikipedia says "holy ****", 40 years of this world:

The series consists of:
The Winds of Gath (1967)
Derai (1968)
Toyman (1969)
Kalin (1969)
The Jester at Scar (1970)
Lallia (1971)
Technos (1972)
Veruchia (1973)
Mayenne (1973)
Jondelle (1973) (also published as Mayenne and Jondelle (1981))
Zenya (1974)
Eloise (1975)
Eye of the Zodiac (1975)
Jack of Swords (1976)
Spectrum of a Forgotten Sun (1976)
Haven of Darkness (1977)
Prison of Night (1977)
Incident on Ath (1978)
The Quillian Sector (1978)
Web of Sand (1979)
Iduna's Universe (1979)
The Terra Data (1980)
World of Promise (1980)
Nectar of Heaven (1981)
The Terridae (1981)
The Coming Event (1982)
Earth is Heaven (1982)
Melome (1983)
Angado (1984) (also published as Melome and Angado (1988))
Symbol of Terra (1984)
The Temple of Truth (1985) (also published as Symbol of Terra and The Temple of Truth (1989))
The Return (1997) (originally written in 1986 and was to have been titled Figures of Earth; first published in France as Le Retour (1992))
Child of Earth (2008) (a small portion of this work was previously published separately as short stories Child of Earth and Figona)
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Re: Rish's narrations on Audible

Postby Rish Outfield » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:17 am

Yeah, sorry, I jumped the gun on that one. I figured that one (the first Dumarest book) would've gone up by now, since I finished it in July (and am now working on "Derai"), but it hasn't. It's now owned by a fairly significant publisher, and maybe that makes it slower, I don't know.

As for the thirty-three books, yeah, I have quite a slog ahead of me (though I could easily be fired and replaced, or simply quit if nobody buys them). I was telling my friend the other day that, at the rate I'm producing these, I'll be an old man by the time I finish the series. And he said, "You're already an old man."

I'm probably going to put Djinn Industries in a story soon, unless you stop me.
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Re: Rish's narrations on Audible

Postby djinndustries » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:17 am

Rish Outfield wrote:I'm probably going to put Djinn Industries in a story soon, unless you stop me.


As long as you don't use djinndustries, I'm happy. ^_^
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