IN THE EMBERS
An Independent Feature-Length Audio Drama by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns
Length: 215 minutes (3 hours, 35 minutes, 50 seconds)
Authors: Brian Price; Jerry Stearns
Narrators (in this order): Edwin Strout, Robin Miles, Olivia DuFord, Dawn Krosnowski, Gordon Smuder, Susanne Becker, Tom Joyal, Charlie Meitzner, Dean Johnson, Jacquie Maddix, E. G. Bailey, (interview extras: Joe Bevilacqua, Jerry Stearns, Brian Price)
(c) (p) 2015 Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, Great Northern Audio, in association with Waterlogg Productions
A song, a pressed flower, and the sound of two girl’s voices recovered from a burned wooden beam by using a brand new laser technique to read a charred surface like the grooves of an old 78rpm record. These are the clues that archaeologist, Digger Morgan, discovers while working on a routine dig at a Maryland Plantation. Who were the girls? When was the fire? The answers all lead to 1920s jazz pioneer, Kit Jeffers, whose voice mysteriously appears on Digger’s computer and whose existence remains haunted by a singular tragic event.
With the sound design, rhythm and detail of an independent film, IN THE EMBERS stars Audie-Award winner, Robin Miles, and features an original score, inventive sound effects and a fine ensemble cast.
BONUS TRACKS: Music from the production and interviews with the cast.
Edwin Strout – Digger Morgan
Robin Miles – Kit Jeffers
Olivia DuFord – Young Alice Jeffers
Dawn Krosnowski – Susan
Gordon Smuder – Tom
Susanne Becker – Cindy
Tom Joyal – Berringer
Charlie Meitzner – Denny
Dean Johnson – Epstein
Jacquie Maddix – Old Alice
E. G. Bailey – Reynolds
IN THE EMBERS Review:
“The story is excellent, the music is excellent, the audio quality is excellent, and so are the actors. This is a drama that goes in the permanent collection.”
— Scott Danielson, SFFaudio.com
“Fascinating story, with some terrific performances.”
— Stefan Rudnicki, actor and narrator
“Best known for clever live sci-fi shows, the dynamic duo of Jerry Stearns and Brian Price show that they have more up their sleeves. Embers tells the story of Digger, an archaeologist who decodes the voices of two girls from the charred ashes of an old barn, unlocking secrets, strangeness, and some saucy jazz tunes. The dialogue in this short drama is as sharp as laser etchings, and, among a strong ensemble cast, the performances of Robin Miles and Olivia DuFord stand out. Listeners will be treated to some uniquely sonic special effects, original tunes, and an imaginative story written by two of contemporary audio drama’s best.”
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Wonderful multicast adventure with deep storytelling and great musicJanuary 13, 2016It's hard to find a multicast audiobook with such a rich story and varied, well-composed music. The jazz sounds like the real thing, and the acting is nuanced -- Miles makes Kit a character who really sticks with you. Price and Stearns nail the emotion that spans across the years in which the story takes place. Honestly gorgeous.
Brilliant and original storytelling!January 13, 2016A captivating mystery, deeply atmospheric sound design, haunting music and spot-on acting combine to create a compelling audio drama that stays with the listener well after the first hearing.
A fragment of sound is discovered, burned into the charred remains of a barn, and uncovered by an archeologist who has developed the means to "play back" the remnant. From this haunting audio, a narrative unfolds that is frightening and poignant. You have never heard a story quite like this.
Robin Miles, also known as Violet Grey, is an accent specialist and award-winning narrator of over two hundred audiobooks. She was named the 2008 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics for The Pirate’s Daughter and 2008 Best Voice in Biography & History for Brother, I’m Dying.