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Complete Shards of Excalibur series now available as audiobooks!

Cover art for the audiobook version of Door Into Faerie, Book 5 of The Shards of Excalibur series. With the release of Door into Faerie this week, my complete five-book Shards of Excalibur young adult fantasy series, published in print by Coteau Books, is now available in audiobook format: Song of the SwordTwist of the BladeLake in the CloudsCave Beneath the SeaDoor into Faerie The Shards of Excalibur series tells the story of Ariane Forsythe and Wally Knight, two Regina teens who are sent on a quest for the scattered shards of King Arthur's legendary sword ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 13:47, November 10th, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books | Comment now »

Cave Beneath the Sea audiobook released

Cave Beneath the Sea, Book 4 in my Shards of Excalibur young-adult fantasy series, published in print by Coteau Books, is now available in audiobook format through Audible. Elizabeth Klett once again narrates, as she has for the previous three books in the series, and once again does a fabulous job. About the book: The fourth shard of Excalibur might come with a price Ariane doesn’t want to pay: her mother.   Seeking to recover the shards of King Arthur’s sword Excalibur before Rex Major (the ancient sorcerer Merlin in a modern-day guise), ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 6:53, September 22nd, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books | Comment now »

New five-star review for Lake in the Clouds audiobook

The audiobook version of Lake in the Clouds, narrated by the amazing Elizabeth Klett, has a great new review from an Audible listener: “For me, this story was a very satisfying follow-on to book 2 in the series. Wally plays a much larger part in this one, something which I very much welcomed. His internal struggles as he tries to balance his worry for Ariane against his growing suspicions about Rex Major’s real plans for her and himself really helped to flesh out this character for me. It made the race to find the next shard that much more interesting. “After the frustration ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 23:32, September 6th, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books | Comment now »

Twist of the Blade audiobook called “fast-paced, entertaining”

Cathi Shaw, who previously listened to and enjoyed the Song of the Swordaudiobook, has posted her review the audiobook version of Twist of the Blade, narrated, like Song of the Sword, by Elizabeth Klett: "I’ve said before that the second book in a YA series is often the make or break book. Following up a strong debut novel in a series is difficult and many authors struggle with it. But Edward Willett comes through with Twist of the Blade. This was a fast paced, entertaining second book in this series, which also incorporated character development and a depth to the story that was ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 13:04, August 20th, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Lake in the Clouds audiobook released!

The audiobook version of Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 in my Shards of Excalibur young-adult fantasy series, published in print by Coteau Books, has just been released. It's narrated by the fabulous Elizabeth Klett, who also narrated the first two books in the series, Song of the Sword and Twist of the Blade, and is in the process of finishing off Cave Beneath the Sea and Door into Faerie. You can get the audiobook from Audible, on Amazon, or on iTunes. More about Lake in the Clouds: Ariane is ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 18:49, August 13th, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Audiobook of I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust now available!

The audiobook of my collection of science fiction and fantasy poetry, I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, which I narrated myself, is now available through Audible and iTunes. Of course, when you buy the audiobook, you don't get the wonderful illustrations by my niece, Wendi Nordell (except for a small portion of the cover art), so I recommend getting both. The print book is available through my bookstore, as well as through Indigo and from the publisher, Your Nickel's Worth Press. Here's one of the poems, "Saint Billy": [audio mp3="https://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/uploads//2018/06/Saint-Billy-without-preamble.mp3"][/audio]  

Posted by Edward Willett at 13:39, June 23rd, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books, Poetry, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Song of the Sword now available as audiobook!

I'm thrilled to announce that Song of the Sword, book one in my Shards of Excalibur young adult fantasy series (published in print by Coteau Books) is now available through Audible.com as an audiobook, narrated by the talented Elizabeth Klett, who will be narrating the remaining four books in the series over the course of the year.       I couldn't be happier with Elizabeth's narration. Here's a bit more about her from her website: Reading books out loud has long been a passion for Elizabeth Klett. She has been a professional audiobook narrator since 2011, with over 100 titles available at Audible and elsewhere. She has ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 14:02, February 16th, 2018 under Audiobooks, Blog, Books | Comment now »

Nautical audiobook I narrated now on sale!

Deer Isle's Undefeated America's Cup Crews: Humble Heroes from a Downeast Island, by Mark J. Gabrielson, (published by New Street Communications) is a fascinating look at a crucial segment of the long history of America's Cup yacht racing. I was fortunate enough to be hired as the narrator for the audiobook version, and enjoyed it immensely. (I may have lived my entire life about as far from the ocean as you can get, but I was infected early in life with a fascination for sailing by reading the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome,.) The audiobook is now available from Audible, so please, go forth ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:01, March 15th, 2014 under Books | Comment now »

On narrating the audiobook of my own novel

The audiobook version of my young adult fantasy novel Spirit Singer (the book which is also soon to have a new print and ebook edition from Tyche Books), is now for sale at Audible.com, which is exciting because a) you never know, someone might buy it, and b) I narrated it myself. Spirit Singer is the third book I’ve narrated for Iambik Audiobooks: the first was The Other by Matthew Hughes, and the second was a non-fiction book on child development (well, a few chapters of it) for Pearson. And what have I learned? Different things for each book. Narrating The Other, I discovered there’s no pleasing everyone: although the proof ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:08, January 16th, 2013 under Blog, Books | Comment now »

The tangled tale of how my YA fantasy Spirit Singer was born, died, and is being resurrected

Let’s step into the wayback machine, and set it for the turn of the century... In that long-ago time, ebooks were in their infancy. There were dedicated ebook-reading devices, but practically nobody had them. (Although I did: a Hiebook. Read a lot of David Weber on it through Baen’s free ebook library.) There were ebook publishers, but practically nobody had heard of them. Print-on-demand technology existed, but was not in widespread use. It was in that environment that I, with my usual impeccable ability to time things badly, decided to experiment with ebook publishing. I had a finished novel, a good one, I thought, a young adult fantasy called Spirit Singer. I ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 12:14, January 2nd, 2013 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »