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Kibi and the Search for Happiness
2010
Rini and the Old Slave
2010
Buna's New World
2011
First Taste of Freedom
2011
Neti's Temptation
2012
What're Friends For?
2012
Sata's Strength
2012
Boro and Sata
2012
Buna's Search
2013
The Magic Needle
2014
Still Voices
2016
Floating Away
2016
The Lonely Space Dragon
2016


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Dramatic Audiobooks

The NEBADOR audiobooks are quite different from most. Instead of a single voice reading the entire book (or, more often, an abridged version), these Dramatic Audiobooks are created from the full text of the stories by a diverse cast of boys and girls, men and women, young, old, and in between. You can meet the cast on the Lumiere Players page.

After the story is recorded and carefully edited, sound effects are added to bring to life the plaintive cry of a hawk, the ring of a blacksmith's hammer, or the threatening growl of a wolf. Finally, quality music by professional artists sets moods and creates smooth transitions. The illustrations from the books are included on the discs in JPEG format for viewing with a computer or video player (and always availeble on the Illustrations pages).


NEBADOR Book One: The Test

Book One jewel case Book One MP3 CD Book One slimline case
Jewel Case MP3 CD Slimline Case

6 hours 52 minutes, unabridged, with JPEG illustrations (except downloads)
Produced by the theater company Lumiere Players
ISBN: 978-1-936253-04-3
NEBADOR1DA: October 2010
    Downloads (no
illustrations):
        Audible.com  (about $20)
        Amazon USA  (about $17)
        Amazon UK  (about £13)
        Apple iTunes  (about $15)
    MP3 CD* in jewel or slimline case:
        on a donation basis from the author

Sample from Chapter 7: No Stone Unturned: MP3 - 128Kbps - 2:20 - 2.2MB

Complete Chapter 1: First Contact: MP3 - 128Kbps - 6:20 - 6MB

Director and Assistant: Nancy Wellman, Kearsten Hill

Cast: Norma Ashley, Jack Parkinson, Cecelia Harper, Katelynn Persons, Sidney Oster, Dylan Oster, Sarah Bray, Joshua Clark, Bethany Ford, Kearsten Hill, Joshua Utter, Nancy Wellman, Glenn Russell, Dan Clark, Dean Fienberg, Catherine Harper

Music:
"Sumer Is Icumen In" by John of Fornsete, 13th century
"Alle Psallite Cum Luya" anonymous, 13th century

the album Galaxies by Kevin Braheny "Milky Way Rising"
from the album "Galaxies"
by Kevin Braheny
© 1988
Hearts of Space Records
Valley Entertainment, Inc.

the album Spinfield by Steve McDonald "Arcturian Sunbird"
from the album "Spinfield"
by Steve McDonald
© 1989
Hearts of Space Records
Valley Entertainment, Inc.

the album Renaissance Fare by Tania Opland "Feasting Day" by Tania Opland
"The Earl of Salisbury" by Wm. Byrd
"Trotto" a 14th century Italian dance
"Charlotte's Branle" a French dance tune
all from the album "Renaissance Fare"
© and (P) 1987 Tania Opland

4/5 stars "Brilliant, suspencefull.

Great start to a series and wonderfull idea. An amazing and very talented voice cast for the AudioBook. Encore Encore! ..."
-- Jenny Quinlan, Ireland, GoodReads.com

5/5 stars "... I loved it. Listening to the tones of someone else. It was awesome.

I can not say enough about it. I would highly recommend it to anyone and have in fact passed it on to someone who loves science fiction and he loved it too. He hates to read so this was great for him....Keep up the good work."
-- Hillgirl, Indiana, LibraryThing.com

"... the audio book version totally enhances the reading experience!"
-- Brigitte Morse, 9-12 Resource Room Teacher, Community High School, Fort Kent, Maine


NEBADOR Book Two: Journey

Book Two MP3 CD Book Two slimline case
MP3 CD Slimline Case

7 hours 18 minutes, unabridged, with JPEG illustrations (except downloads)
Produced by the theater company Lumiere Players, Katelynn Persons, and J. Z. Colby
ISBN: 978-1-936253-14-2
NEBADOR2DA: April 2013
    Downloads (no
illustrations):
        Audible.com  (about $20)
        Amazon USA  (about $17)
        Amazon UK  (about £13)
        Apple iTunes  (about $15)
    MP3 CD* in slimline case:
        on a donation basis from the author

Sample from Chapter 36: Whispers: MP3 - 128Kbps - 2:05 - 2MB

Complete Chapter 13: Eighty-Eight Sheep: MP3 - 128Kbps - 7:58 - 7.7MB

Directors and Assistants: Nancy Wellman, Katelynn Persons, Kearsten Hill, Nathan George

Cast: Norma Ashley, Jack Parkinson, Katelynn Persons, Sidney Oster, Dylan Oster, Bethany Ford, Kearsten Hill, Joshua Utter, Amanda Herrmann, Catherine Harper, Glenn Russell, Haley Harn, Dan Hobbs, Katelynn Wellman, Cecelia Harper, Alexis Wellman, Brandon McMahon, Zoe McMahon, Brian Jones

Music:

the album Angels, Aliens & Archetypes by Mark Dwane "Obelisk"
from the album "Angels, Aliens & Archetypes"
by Mark Dwane
© 1991 Trondant/Orbian Music

5/5 stars "Take a bow Lumiere Players!

The audiobook has an excellent voice cast."
-- Jenny Quinlan, Ireland, GoodReads.com


NEBADOR Book Three: Selection

Book Three MP3 CD Book Three slimline case
MP3 CD Slimline Case

7 hours 12 minutes, unabridged, with JPEG illustrations (except downloads)
Produced by the theater company Lumiere Players, Katelynn Persons, and J. Z. Colby
Includes the short story
Buna's Search by Shadow Buffalo-walker
ISBN: 978-1-936253-22-7
NEBADOR3DA: March 2014
    Downloads (7:06, no illustrations or Buna's Search):
        Audible.com  (about $20)
        Amazon USA  (about $17)
        Amazon UK  (about £13)
        Apple iTunes  (about $15)
    MP3 CD* in slimline case:
        on a donation basis from the author

Sample from Chapter 16: The Plan: MP3 - 128Kbps - 2:32 - 2.5MB

Complete Chapter 5: Lights: MP3 - 128Kbps - 13:03 - 13MB

Short story Buna's Search: MP3 - 128Kbps - 6:55 - 6.7MB written by Shadow Buffalo-walker, winner of the 2012-13 NEBADOR Writing Contest, narrated by Bethany Ford, the voice of Buna in the audiobooks

Director and Assistant: Katelynn Persons, Nathan George

Cast: Norma Ashley, Jack Parkinson, Katelynn Persons, Sidney Oster, Dylan Oster, Bethany Ford, Kearsten Hill, Joshua Utter, Amanda Herrmann, Zoe McMahon, Catherine Harper, Cecelia Harper, Glenn Russell, Nathan George

Music:

the album Angels, Aliens & Archetypes by Mark Dwane "The Maya" and "Oracle"
from the album "Angels, Aliens & Archetypes"
by Mark Dwane
© 1991 Trondant/Orbian Music


Thanks to Audacity, the LAME MP3 encoder, and the Fraunhofer Institute / Thomson Multimedia.

* MP3 CDs will play on some CD players (usually the more expensive sort), most DVD players, and computers with a CD drive and sound system.

NEBADOR
Book by Book

the narrow streets of a medieval walled city
Book One:
The Test
Spring 2010

English

Português

Français

Letter to Readers

Dramatic Audiobook

Audiobook Chapter 1 (6MB)

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

Screenplay 1

a lonely beach along a wild seashore
Book Two:
Journey
Summer 2010

English

Letter to Readers

Dramatic Audiobook

Audiobook Chapter 13 (8MB)

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

Screenplay 1

the colorful aurora above majestic mountains
Book Three:
Selection
Fall 2010

English

Letter to Readers

Dramatic Audiobook

Audiobook Chapter 5 (13MB)

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

Screenplay 1

stranded on a frigid ice continent
Book Four:
Flight Training
Spring 2011

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

fascinating planets with strange life forms
Book Five:
Back to the Stars
Fall 2011

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

a shining jewel floating in the blackness of space
Book Six:
Star Station
Summer 2012

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

unseen guests at an event of universe importance
Book Seven:
The Local Universe
Summer 2013

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Where to Get It

stillness and silence where movement and sound should be
Book Eight:
Witness
Summer 2014

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Where to Get It

Heather's meeting circle at a top-secret military facility
Book Nine:
A Cry for Help
Summer 2015

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Where to Get It

a strange eco-system deep underground
Book Ten:
Stories from Sonmatia
Summer 2016

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Where to Get It

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