Summer Shorts ’14 – Day 28!

FULL FREE LISTENING RELEASE SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE!

 

Another double feature today! First, Tanya Eby offers The Girl at the Gate over at Miss Susie’s Reading & Observations, then Tish Hicks offers up How They Broke Away to Go to the Rootabaga Country right here at Going Public.

 

Listening & Downloading 

The Girl at the Gate is offered in full for online listening today, 6/28, 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.


 

The Girl at the Gate, by Lucy Maud Montgomery

This is a fun little story about a man on his deathbed, young love, and a ghostly encounter.
 
Tanya Eby is an Audie-nominated narrator. AudioFile magazine says, “Listening to Tanya Eby is like listening to a full-cast recording.” Tanya has a BA in English language and literature and an MFA in creative writing. Besides narrating, Tanya blogs and works on her own novels. She has published four novels and is at work on her fifth.

 


I am an avid reader, librarian and audiophile. My reading is very eclectic and ranges all genres. I am also a woman who has an opinion on every manner of subject, not least of which are Movies and TV. So what you will find here on my blog is a variety of posts from Book Reviews,some TV , but mostly you will find audiobook reviews I am lucky enough to be able to listen to audiobooks while I work so that is the majority of my reading. I do early reviewing for Audiobook Jukebox, netgalley and edelweiss.


 

 

 

Listening & Downloading 

How They Broke Away to Go to the Rootabaga Country is offered in full for online listening today, 6/28 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.

How They Broke Away to Go to the Rootabaga Country, by Carl Sandburg

Rootabaga Stories (1922) is a children’s book of interrelated short stories by Carl Sandburg. The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language, were originally created for his own daughters. Sandburg had three daughters, Margaret, Janet and Helga, whom he nicknamed “Spink”, “Skabootch” and “Swipes” -those nicknames occur in some of his Rootabaga stories. The “Rootabaga” stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so set his stories in a fictionalized American Midwest called “the Rootabaga country” filled with farms, trains, and corn fairies. A large number of the stories are told by the Potato Face Blind Man, an old minstrel of the Village of Liver-and-Onions who hangs out in front of the local post office. His impossibly acquired firsthand knowledge of the stories adds to the book’s narrative feel and fantastical nature. In the Preface of the little-known Potato Face, Sandburg wrote, “it is in Rootabaga Country, and in the biggest village of that country, the Potato Face Blind Man sits with his accordion on the corner nearest the post office. There he sits with his eyes never looking out and always searching in. And sometimes he finds in himself the whole human procession.” [Source: Wikipedia]

 

Tish Hicks loves bringing books to life using her many years of experience as a classically trained actor (Northwestern University), voice-over artist, and singer. She has been the voice of Citibank and many other commercials, video games, and animaton projects. Originally from Chicago, Tish lives in Los Angeles with her family and her horse.


 

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3 thoughts on “Summer Shorts ’14 – Day 28!

  1. Dawn Harvey

    HI Xe. Just wanted to let you know that the link to the full schedule takes you straight to Tish’s story. It took people straight to my story yesterday.

    Almost done!

    • Thanks for the heads-up, Dawn. Looks like it was just those 2-3 days. Very weird. Haven’t changed that link since I started putting it in there. All fixed now, I think.

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