San Francisco Arriveds in Shakespeare Land, in Seven Audios
San-Francisco-based Firefallmedia joins the British Listening Zone's
list of publishers available in MP3
San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) October 24, 2007 -- Firefallmedia's most
popular audio books are now available for digital download as MP3s,
under the imprint Firefall Originals, at The Listening Zone website
originating in Leamington Spa, England.
Firefall Original titles include Russian Hill storm year, Blue Turtle
Moon Queen (the first in the Water Children-tm series), Greenlings,
Don't Drink the Eye Drops Dream Rider, Mysterious Mr. Blot in which we
discover him, Melika and the Magic Leaf, and California Street: San
Francisco adventures and some that only began here. Each story is read
by its author, Pere Butter, Redland Rose, Jon D'Arc and Elihu Blotnick,
The stories tend toward a Realism rich with metaphor and with a San
Francisco neighborhood focus, Indeed, the seven books range the city
landscape, from the top of Russian Hill, to the length of California
Street, to the grassy embankment of the Marina Green, to the
underground tunnels in the outer avenues. Many of the characters grow
from their landscape. Each is unique.
Russian Hill storm year, for example, is described by its author in his
soft deep voice: "The view outward opens each mind to itself, then the
hill becomes an ark of inward exploration." The audiobook indeed is a
gift of place, mood and vision for a cold wet night.
California Street (rediscovered readings of seminal stories) has been
reviewed as "fascinating and frightening" by the Pacific Historian and
also includes a narrative on the London Film Festival.
Don't Drink the Eye Drops, Dream Rider (a procedural romance) was
highly recommended by Publisher's Weekly as "jolting...a swift, quirky
tale". In this audio novel, Aaron Rhyder, son of a famous photographer,
leads a failed life in the shadows, until a sudden strange fogging in
his sight sends him to Dr. Alisa Grey, who lovingly injects visions
into his eye with a platinum needle.
The digital deal was signed by Robinson Joyce, producer and president
of Firefallmedia, and Lindsay Fairgrieve, herself a reader and author,
and president of Rickshaw Productions, owner of The Listening Zone
website, headquartered in Leamington Spa, England.
Leamington, on the River Leam of course, is in the Midlands - about two
hours north of London, in Shakespeare's county of Warwickshire, and
almost dead center to England, but The Listening Zone's reach and its
download list are quite international. With a digital web-centric
orientation, and an expanding list of European and U.S. publishers, The
Listening Zone is the newest place to find unique and original audio
thrills, as well as BBC and Random House UK regulars.
Physical distribution of Firefallmedia's books and CDs in the U.K. is
still being handled from the U.S. The digital downloads though have the
advantage of the extra dimension of voice and a 20 to 30% discount from
the in-print book price.
For further information, contact Robinson Joyce: email:
att.net; U.S. phone direct: 510-549-2461