Tuesday, 7 May 2013

VBT and blog post by the author - Yikes! Another Quirky Audiobook by Adele Park

Yikes! Another Quirky Audiobook

by Adele Park

IMG_1742  About The Author: Adele Park worked as a TV and radio reporter, news anchor and on-air personality for more than 20 years. In 2008, Park formed Straight to Audio Productions LLC and opened a recording studio in St. George, Utah. Park's first audio book, WHEN RADIO AND POLYGAMY COLLIDE . . . Jitters-AQuirky Little Audio Book, received a 2011 Audie Award from the Audio Publishers Association for Multi-Voiced Performance. Jitters-A Quirky Little Audio Book was also honored with a spot on Jimmy Fallon's Do Not Read List. Website | Amazon

yikes-thumbprint-1200x1200 Genre: Comedy/Satire
Publisher: Straight to Audio Productions
Release Date: September 22, 2013
Amazon | Audible

When marijuana enthusiast Blue McKenna suffers an apocalyptic case of writer's block, reality TV seems like an easy way out. A conglomerate of kooky contestants invades the polygamist community of Navel, Utah, to compete in a reality show called Yikes! Participants include Steven Finch, a loveable stoner who develops a conspiracy theory involving a rock band called the Rectal Surgeons, and Randall Smoot, a member of the Gay Mafia.

WHEN MARIJUANA AND REALITY TV COLLIDE . . . Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book features a cast of 11 actors who portray the characters in funny, engaging narratives. This 10.5 hour MP3 audio book is available for sale at Audible.com and Amazon.com. For more information, please visit www.yikesaudiobook.com


Guest Blog post by Adele Park

Adele Park's Favorite Books

Young Adult Genre

The Great Brain Series by John D. Fitzgerald 

     These stories offered everything that appealed to me as a child – humor and unique adventures, all beautifully illustrated by Mercer Mayer.   I was so intrigued  by The Great Brain Series it made me want to visit Utah – now I live here!

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 

     These stories by C.S. Lewis were delightfully intriguing!  The Magician's Nephew was my favorite, although I read each book several times.  I was happy when they stated making some of the books into movies.  

Favorite Novels

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

     I was in high school the first time I read this book.  I was enamored by the love story between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler.  I didn't get a chance to see the movie until after I had read the book at least two times. 

 Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

     It's hard to select a favorite book written by Robbins.  All his work expertly combines humor with a profound and sometimes profane commentary on the human condition.  In Jitterbug Perfume, Robbins outlines a delectable recipe for a long and happy life.  I liked all the ingredients except for the beets!

Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore

     I have thoroughly enjoyed every book released by Moore, but Coyote Blue stood out for me because it was infused with aspects of the Native American culture.  Moore has a very unique sense of humor which has me laughing out loud when I read his work.  

Business Books

Do You:  12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success by Russell Simmons.

     This book advocates using a spiritual element in the workplace to create an inspired sense of purpose.  The cornerstone of my personal business plan involves talking to God and having fun – ideas promoted by Simmons. 

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz.

     Schwartz offers a lot of practical ideas for anyone in business.  This book covers a combination of good business practices along with advice on how to adjust attitudes to affect a positive outcome. 

 Audio Books

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

     “Brangelina” can't hold a candle to the love triangle involving Fisher's parents, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, with Elizabeth Taylor starring as “the other woman.”

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, read by Lynn Redgrave and Ruthie Henshall

     This gothic style story featured many interesting characters and unexpected twists.  The ending caught me completely off guard.  In addition to being a great story, the narration was wonderful!

Spiritual Books

The Four Agreements by Don Miquel Ruiz 

     Based Toltec beliefs, this book explains how to live a life filled with love and peace.  The best part is, I only have to remember four things!

 The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

     The mystery of Taoism is unlocked as Hoff describes this Eastern philosophy in terms of characters from Winnie the Pooh.  The book illustrates how the characters from The Hundred Acre Wood represent different personality types.  For example, Owl collects knowledge but isn't wise; Eyore sees the glass as half empty or knocked over altogether.  Pooh, on the other hand, simply is!

Adele Park's Website:  www.yikesaudiobook.com

YouTube Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPotQyyPsuo&feature=g-upl

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