Don't Shoot Me in the Ass, and Other Stories
Performed by Tanner Smith and Dawn Hartwell
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Years (about 20 of them) and thousands of lives later, I am so, so, so happy and excited to announce the launch of the audiobook edition of my second – and second least-loved (by everyone but me) – book, Don't Shoot Me in the Ass, and Other Stories, performed by the stratospherically talented narrators Tanner Smith and Dawn Hartwell.
So this is a book I wrote a very long time ago, and which is still really near and dear to my heart. (I still sometimes think the second story is the best thing I ever wrote, and boggle at how it dropped from my pen.) As many of you know, asskicking female protagonists are an abiding feature of my work, and this one is no different. So, for the audio edition, I really thought it needed both a male and female narrator to do it justice – and both performers I engaged absolutely knocked my socks off, and knocked it out of the park.
Thrillingly, not only did Dawn brilliantly solo-perform the two pieces with female protags/POVs, but for the story that was most half-and-half, she recorded the dialogue of the female lead, and Tanner edited those bits into the rest, resulting in what I personally found to be PFM. (Pure magic.) I not only laughed aloud constantly, but actually teared up at the end. (As always, it's mortifying laughing, never mind crying, at your own material – but, also as always, voice performers can give an entirely new life and dimension to that material. I reckon it's a bit like a playwright or screenwriter seeing what an actor does with his lines.)
Tanner crushed all his solo stories, as well; and, ultimately, overall, I think the audiobook they created is just amazing.
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So, right now, at launch, what this release really needs is some reviews to bolster it. So I'm very happy to give it to you for free in hopes of getting an honest review out of you. (And by that, I mean: if you honestly adore it and want to give it a rave 5-star review, thanks very much indeed! If you don't love it, you're off the hook for leaving a review. And also thank you very much. :) Just contact me however – indicating, critically, whether you use the US or UK Audible store – and I'll send you a free download code. (While supplies last.)
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