Author: Chris Muhlenfeld
Narrator: Price Waldman
Series: The Obsolescence Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes
Publisher: Chris Muhlenfeld
Released: Nov. 14, 2018
Genre: Science Fiction
And then it went dark…the world’s electrical grid was gone.
Who would survive the chaos?
For James and Alexa, they saw it unfold from their ranch, which was a blessing. They were away
from the chaos, and they thought they were safe. They thought wrong.
What will they do?
All across the country cities are in crisis.
Logan and his family look out from their Manhattan penthouse. The world is crumbling before their eyes. Unprepared, he’s got to do something. They can’t stay. But how can they leave and where will they go?
Someone has a solution.
It’s Logan’s domestic android.
Can he believe a machine?
You won’t believe the twists and turns, but you’ll love the adventure.
Get it now.
Chris has been reading and writing science fiction since he was a teenager. After roaming all over the world, he finally settled down in the beautiful mountains of western Montana where he publishes Distinctly Montana magazine with his wife. When he’s not hiking, biking or camping in the Montana wilderness, he and his wife are traveling the world.
Price Waldman is an actor and singer, born and raised in NYC. Classically trained, and working professionally in the theater for over 20 years he is new to the world of audiobooks. As an actor he has performed multiple times on Broadway, toured nationally and internationally and appeared on film and television.
I really enjoyed the different view points that were told during this novel. Due to all the different characters giving their stories about how the apocalypse happened there is a good variety of tales and it doesn’t feel boring at all. Very well paced and a lot of good twists towards the end to lead up to a mini cliffhanger leaving you wanting more! Muhlenfeld is an excellent storyteller 🙂 5/5 stars.
Waldman did a wonderful job as narrator as well! He’s really great at all the male character voices. They each have something distinct about them and his narration voice was excellently paced and toned as well. The female characters could use a little work with their voices, but overall he did an amazing job and I felt connected to the story. 4.5/5 stars!
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Chris Muhlenfeld. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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Q&A with Author Chris Muhlenfeld
- Tell us about the process of turning your book into an audiobook.
- This was my first published work and my first audiobook, so it was all a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, Price Waldman, my amazing narrator, had the experience and knowledge to make the whole process painless.
- Do you believe certain types of writing translate better into audiobook format?
- I prefer fiction to non-fiction when it comes to audiobooks. There’s a tricky balance between giving characters a spoken voice and letting the words tell the story. This is where a talented narrator makes all the difference.
- Was a possible audiobook recording something you were conscious of while writing?
- I had hoped to create an audio version, but the idea of an eventual audiobook played no role whatsoever in my writing process.
- How did you select your narrator?
- I posted samples on acx.com and solicited auditions. After getting several good ones, I really lucked out with Price. He had the perfect voice for this series.
- How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?
- There was quite a bit of back-and-forth through email. We were 14 time zones away from one another, so we’ve never spoken on the phone before. I feel like he’s become a friend all the same, and I hope to work with him again on my next project.
- Were there any real-life inspirations behind your writing?
- Every time I read the news, I see my fiction creeping into reality. Sometimes, it seems inevitable that we’re going to race toward a scenario a lot like what I’ve written in my book.
- How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for writing?
- Burn-out has never been an issue for me when it comes to writing. The most important part of my writing practice is having a routine and a schedule, then sticking to it every day. Hmm. I should probably start taking my own advice and get back at it soon.
- Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
- Absolutely. I’ve loved Audiobooks since my first: Crime and Punishment on seventeen(!) cassette tapes. George Guidall’s narration of that masterpiece is one of the greatest audiobook productions ever.
- Is there a particular part of this story that you feel is more resonating in the audiobook performance than in the book format?
- I think that Price did a fantastic job narrating the action scenes and that these may be more resonant in the audiobook version.
- If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go?
- Ah, hell no! My next series involves a form of time travel. I’d never go anywhere near it if it were possible.
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