Summer Shorts ’14 – 6/10

Day three of POETRY WEEK! featuring Paul Boehmer reading Mother’s Ashes, by Kimberly Morgan, hosted by The Oddiophile, and Robin Miles offering two of Shakespeare’s most well known sonnets, hosted by The Project Gutenberg Project Blog.


Like what you’re hearing today? Great! The full collection includes two additional poems from Morgan’s Motherless collection, read by Paul Boehmer, AND 5 additional Shakespearean sonnets, read by Robin Miles. And hey, it’s only $9.99 if you buy it in June!



Listening & Downloading 

Mother’s Ashes is offered in full for online listening today, 6/10 only. Full compilation available via Tantor Media – all proceeds benefit ProLiteracy.

If player does not function properly, go directly to SoundCloud track by clicking HERE.

Mother’s Ashes, by Kimberly Morgan

These three poems are a sampling of a collection written the year following the death of Kimberly’s mother. They deal honestly and frankly with the love and longing of the passing of a parent as well as acknowledging the complicated relationship between parent and child. Copyright is held by Kimberly Morgan. Recorded with permission.

Paul Boehmer attended his first Shakespearean play while in high school; he knew then that he was destined to become the classically trained actor he is today. Graduating with a Masters Degree, Paul was cast as Hamlet by the very stage actor who inspired his career path. A nod from the Universe he’d chosen aright! Paul has worked on Broadway and extensively in Regional Theatre; coinciding with another of his passions, Sci-Fi, Paul has been cast in various roles in many episodes of Star Trek. Paul’s love of literature and learning led him by nature to his work as a narrator for Audiobooks, his latest endeavor. Paul is married to the love of his life, Offir and they live in Los Angeles with their two midnight-rambling Tomcats Dread & David.


The Oddiophile

The Oddiophile: The listener! The fanatic! The… er, woman who occasionally reviews audiobooks? Hi, I’m Kelli Nichols and I blog as the The Oddiophile over at I’ll listen to just about any audiobook but focus on Speculative Fiction, Romance, and Mystery with a lot of YA within those genres. I’ve been reviewing on the blog since August of 2011 and I invite you to stop by and chat. I can also be found on Twitter @Oddiophile



Listening & Downloading 

Sonnets 29, 74 are offered in full for online listening today, 6/10, only. Full compilation available via Tantor Media – all proceeds benefit ProLiteracy.

If player does not function properly, go directly to SoundCloud track by clicking HERE.


Sonnets 29, 74, by William Shakespeare

Musings on love, death, beauty, age and ego, performed for the contemporary ear, intimately, not declaimed (stirred, not shaken?…). Seven of Shakespeare’s most popular sonnets that reveal why he is considered a genius wordsmith.

Robin Miles Producer/narrator/coach who shows a love of language and literature, an AudioFile Golden Voice, who “…never disappoints.” Nuanced narration, fluid and realistic accents, and truthful characterizations keep her squarely in demand. In addition to earning numerous awards (Audies, Earphones, “Best of the Year”), she is a veteran of Broadway, regional theater, TV/film, and museum exhibits from coast to coast. Her 250+ audiobook titles include the recent, Cleopatra: A Life, The Warmth of Other Suns, and Audie finalists, MetaTropolis, BooK4 and Keeping Hope Alive. As a coach & director, Robin adapts to the varied needs of the celebrity, pro, novice or layperson. A former Asst. Professor of speech at SUNY Purchase Theater Conservatory, acting teacher for the Neighborhood Playhouse, ESL instructor at Kaplan’s International Center, and communication coach to Merrill Lynch managers, Robin founded Voxpertise®, a teaching & voice arts production studio. She holds a BA from Yale University, an MFA from the Yale School
of Drama and a certificate from the British American Drama Academie in England.


The Project Gutenberg Project
Every bibliophile dreams of finding that forgotten or neglected classic that’s entertaining, relevant, and illuminates both the past and the present–or at least, that’s what the bloggers at Project Gutenberg Project dream of! This blog was started with the goal of exploring public domain titles from sites such as Project Gutenberg and Librivox, and making them more accessible through review and discussion. We want to share our best finds and find out what your favorite reads are, too.All the books we review and discuss here are part of the public domain in our respective countries, and are freely accessible according to copyright laws. Copyright terms vary from country to country, so please make sure a work isn’t copyrighted before downloading or using it yourself.Our regular contributors are book bloggers who enjoy reading classic literature. We also accept submissions from guest contributors; please see our submit page for details.

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