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Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor and multi-award winning audiobook voice artist and producer. In 2010 she was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and she won the Audie Award for Literary Fiction in 2011.  During her   illustrious career, she has been nominated twice for Audie Awards by the Audio Publishers Association, has won numerous Publishers Weekly Listen-Up awards, and is a frequent Earphones Award winner. Additionally, she has been honored with many starred audio reviews by the Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.  Coleen is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Furthermore, …

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FOR THE HELL OF IT VOL. 7 NO. 2 by Johnny Heller GOOD GOD – IS IT ALREADY FEBRUARY? Well here we are, we just put 2014 to sleep and greeted 2015 with a rousing “HUZZAH!” only to realize that we’ve done none of the things we said we were going to do to make this “our” year. What are the chances that we can put a stop to our freefall into the same bad habits that ruined our 2014? If we are like most people (and we are – as we are most people) there are zero chances to fix things. Absolutely none. May as well continue to binge …

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The Tomb That Ruth Built  – Mickey Rawlings is Back! The Roaring Twenties: America is dancing to jazz, gangsters are selling bootleg liquor, and the New York Yankees are building a baseball dynasty. In 1923, Yankee Stadium opens and Babe Ruth is about to lead the team to its first world’s championship. But the promising season gets off to an ominous start when the body of a murdered bootlegger is found buried in the new ballpark. Utility infielder Mickey Rawlings, in his first year with the Yankees, is called to investigate and soon gets caught in the crossfire of rival gangsters. The Tomb That Ruth Built is the seventh in …

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2015 AUDIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OUT!  Johnny Heller is nominated in Sci Fi for his work narrating The Beam by Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant from Podium with RCBray, Jeffrey Kafer, Tara Sands, Julia Whelan, Ralph Lister, Eric Martin, Chris Patton, Ray Chase, Rachel Fulginiti, Brian Holsopple, Emily Woo Zeller and Steven Bowlby.

Johnny is also nominated in the Inspirational Faith Based Non-Fiction category for Steel Will by Shilo Harris for EChristian.

The Audies will be presented May 28! And the Naudies are the same night! So come join us at one or the other.

Johnny will be teaching an audio book workshop with Scott Brick, Jeffrey Kafer, Carol Monda and others on May 26 from 10-4:30 at the Beacon Hotel.  Send us a note for information or check out his Face Book page.

May 27th is APAC at the Javits. Come on down! Meet Johnny and Jo Anna and all our narrator friends.  Go to the APA site for information - www.Audiopub.org

CLASSES/COACHING:  Watch this space for new AudioBook Narration and Commercial VO Course listings from Backstage University and taught by Johnny  at DuArt Studios! Go to www.BackstageUniversity.com to sign up.  You can also work with Johnny via www.edgestudio.com in Manhattan or via skype.  Or – just contact Johnny for more info.

 

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Abbreviated Audio is proud to present  The Tomb That Ruth Built  written by Troy Soos, and narrated by Johnny Heller.  A Common Mode – Abbreviated Audio production.

Mickey Rawlings is back! The Roaring Twenties: America is dancing to jazz, gangsters are selling bootleg liquor, and the New York Yankees are building a baseball dynasty. In 1923, Yankee Stadium opens and Babe Ruth is about to lead the team to its first world’s championship. But the promising season gets off to an ominous start when the body of a murdered bootlegger is found buried in the new ballpark.

“Rawlings turns double plays and solves murders with equal grace.” – Publishers Weekly