Friday, July 3, 2009

AudioFile Earphones Awards!

Two of our audio books have won the Earphones Award over at AudioFile Magazine!

The Last Gunfighter #8 - The Burning

Aging gunslinger Frank Morgan finds himself drawn back into the line of fire in this gritty tale of the Wild West by series creator Johnstone. The production is narrated by a full cast of talented actors, each as hard-nosed, lock-jawed, and trigger happy as the last. Listening to this adventure story unfold is like watching an episode of LONESOME DOVE with your eyes closed. Unfolding at a breakneck pace, the story combines all the elements that go into a soap opera—cheesy background music, over-the-top actors with grainy voices and heavy accents, and sound effects—to create a fun and memorable listening experience. A deep-voiced omniscient narrator guides listeners through the tale. L.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

The First Mountain Man #14 - Preacher's Showdown

Graphic Audio's full cast re-creates the many violent and charming characters in Johnstone's classic Western. Creative voices, music, and digital sound effects enhance the gunfights, horse-and-wagon travel, and Indian attacks that are part of the journey to the Shining Mountains. The cast members, especially those who portray precocious Jake and the powerful Preacher, give skillful performances, and the battles are exciting and frightening. The small band of travelers is divided by secrets, passions, and hatred, but Preacher holds them together and keeps them safe. At the end of each CD, listeners are told to "reload," and this adds a quirky authenticity to the moving experience of the Old West. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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