In The Embers is Audie Finalist

In The Embers is an Audie Award Finalist


2017 Audie Awards finalist

The Audio Publishers Association announced the finalists for the 2017 Audie Awards on February 8th, and Great Northern’s In The Embers is included as a finalist in the Audio Drama category, and in the Original Work category. We’re very pleased by this event. The Audies are given each year for the best in audiobooks, and for the narrators who perform them.

In The Embers available from Blackstone Audio


A review in
AudioFile Magazine announced when In The Embers was released by Blackstone Audio on their Downpour website. We are very pleased to be published by Blackstone, one of the leading audio publishers with an ear for audio theater. You can also find In The Embers as a download in the ZBS online catalog.
In The Embers

The Blackstone release includes three original songs integral to the story and a 70-minute In The Embers - The Making Of documentary created especially for Blackstone. The song lyrics were written by Brian Price and sung by Robin Miles, with music performed by Mike Wheaton. (In The Embers, My Columbine, and My Gorgeous Boy.) The documentary consists of commentary from the writers and producers, and interviews with the actors, musical composer, and producer Tom Lopez of ZBS. We also introduced the two actresses who played the grownup versions of the two sisters at the center of this story, Robin Miles and Jacquie Maddix, on KFAI radio recently. The two had not met until we brought them together on Sound Affects to talk about their roles.





Twin Cities Geek Reviews In The Embers


Twin Cities Geek website

The Twin Cities Geek website posted a review of In The Embers, written by Kelly Starsmore. You can read the whole review at twincitiesgeek.com. She says, “In the Embers is one for the ages and something that I will come back to time and time again. We’re glad she liked it, and we hope you will get yourself a copy and give it a listen, too. You can see more here at Great Northern Audio. It’s available for download from ZBS.org and at Blackstone Audio’s Downpour site. In the Twin Cities you can get compact discs of the show at Uncle Hugo’s SF Bookstore, and at Dreamhaven Books.

In the Embers, feature-length audio drama

Oh, and there’s a 60-minute documentary on The Making of In The Embers that includes interviews with the producers, the actors, and the musician, and a few comments from our mentor, Tom Lopez of ZBS. It’s entertaining as well as having something to say about the making of modern audio theater. There’s a link to the documentary on the ZBS home page, and it’s free.

And since we’re speaking of
ZBS, they also have links to some new podcasts all about ZBS’s use of binaural sound recording. There are already several episodes up there, so lots to listen to, including complete ZBS stories, and some examples of ambient binaural recording that is full of fun and wonder. Narrated by Meatball Fulton. To get the full effect of binaural be sure to listen using headphones.

Sound Affects: A Radio Playground, on community radio KFAI in Minneapolis, is broadcasting another ZBS project, The Fourth Tower of Inverness, the very first Jack Flanders adventure. There are a few episodes each Sunday evening at 9:30 PM through June, on 90.3 FM and 106.7 FM in the Twin Cities, and streaming live at KFAI.org. Archives of the show are kept for two weeks, so don’t hesitate to listen now.



Mark Time Awards finalists posted


Mark Time Awards
Annnnd, since we are on the subject of modern audio theater, there is a list of the latest finalists in this year’s Mark Time Awards competition posted. Take a look at them at marktimeawards.org. Some good new works in the genre’s of science fiction, fantasy, and detectives. The winners will be announced on June 9th in Kansas City, MO, at the HearNow Festival of Audio Fiction, and presented by David Ossman. The Mark Time Awards are a legacy project of the Firesign Theatre celebrating the best in modern audio drama.





The Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Turner Ashbey, Chapter 30


Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Writer, historian and former ambassador to the Great State of Colorado, Turner Ashbey looks back at his life including his on and off again relationship with resistance leader, Laze Fitzgerald.  

Chapter 30


This is the final chapter.  Turner tells about what he knows of the end of an era.  And then maybe he shuffles off.
Thanks for listening.

The Recollections of Turner Ashbey, Chapter 30 (19 minutes, 13.5 MB)

See all the Turner Ashbey Chapters
here.


The Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Turner Ashbey, Chapter 29


Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Writer, historian and former ambassador to the Great State of Colorado, Turner Ashbey looks back at his life including his on and off again relationship with resistance leader, Laze Fitzgerald.  

Chapter 29


Turner and Laze Fitzgerald participate in a happy ending or do they?

The Recollections of Turner Ashbey, Chapter 29 (12 minutes, 8.5 MB)

See all the Turner Ashbey Chapters
here.


In The Embers Available Online

Available now from ZBS


Great Northern’s newest feature-length audio production,
In The Embers, is available now from the ZBS Catalog. Downloads include the 80-minute production in 320 kbps resolution, and a PDF CD cover image suitable for printing.

In The Embers coming from Blackstone Audio


A new review in
AudioFile Magazine announces that In The Embers will be released by Blackstone Audio on their Downpour website on December 8th. We are very pleased to be published by Blackstone, one of the leading audio publishers with an ear for audio theater.
In The Embers

This new release includes three original songs integral to the story and a 70-minute In The Embers - The Making Of documentary created especially for Blackstone in cooperation with Waterlogg Productions. The documentary consists of commentary from the writers and producers, and interviews with the actors, musical composer, and producer Tom Lopez of ZBS.


Great Northern Audio Collection Boxed Set


Blackstone also carries the entire Great Northern Audio Collection in a Boxed Set of 18 stories, including many from the celebrated Mark Time Radio Shows. You can get them individually or all together as downloads or on CD or MP3 CD. You can even rent them if you just want to see what this silliness is all about.
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These are whimsical and original tales of science fiction and fantasy, featuring the voices of Firesign Theatre members David Ossman and Phil Proctor, and well known Hollywood actors Chuck McCann and Wally Wingert along with the superbly comic regular cast. The tales include Tell Them NAPA Sent You, about wizards, dwarfs and auto parts; Dialogue With Martian Trombone, the real story behind the Ramone Raquello Orchestra featured on Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds broadcast; The Jewels of the 11th Generation, a tale of a 300-year-old starship, kids, space pirates, and squeaky toys; and much more audio fun.


The Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Turner Ashbey, Chapter 28


Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Writer, historian and former ambassador to the Great State of Colorado, Turner Ashbey looks back at his life including his on and off again relationship with resistance leader, Laze Fitzgerald.  

Chapter 28


The world is changing.  The Age of Indenture is collapsing.  And Turner and Laze Fitzgerald are trapped in the crossroads town of Trinidad, Colorado.

The Recollections of Turner Ashbey, Chapter 28 (15 minutes, 11 MB)

See all the Turner Ashbey Chapters
here.


The Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Turner Ashbey, Chapter 27


Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Writer, historian and former ambassador to the Great State of Colorado, Turner Ashbey looks back at his life including his on and off again relationship with resistance leader, Laze Fitzgerald.  

Chapter 27


Turner and Laze have returned from Cyberspace.  Unfortunately, one of them didn't quite end up where they should have been.

The Recollections of Turner Ashbey, Chapter 27 (14 minutes, 10 MB)

See all the Turner Ashbey Chapters
here.


The Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Turner Ashbey, Chapter 26


Recollections of Turner Ashbey

Writer, historian and former ambassador to the Great State of Colorado, Turner Ashbey looks back at his life including his on and off again relationship with resistance leader, Laze Fitzgerald.  

Chapter 26


Turner and Laze find out that cyberspace is like real life, except it's a longer way down.

The Recollections of Turner Ashbey, Chapter 26 (14 minutes, 10 MB)

See all the Turner Ashbey Chapters
here.