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Local Writer Landon Beach Publishes New Book!

Michigan Native and summertime visitor to Northeast Michigan Has just published his latest book!

Kevin Allen Interviews Landon Beach about his exciting new book! Click on the link below:

 

 NARRATOR

 

 

Landon Beach Interview  "Click Here"

 

 

  It's available right now at the following link: 

 

 

 Huron Breeze Description:
 
By the time playwright and actor Shawn Frost had won 2 Tony Awards by his late twenties, he was seen as a theater prodigy—a meteoric rise that the performing arts community had not witnessed in almost a hundred years. His work? Shakespearean in scope, character, and popularity—boundless and beautiful. His own character? Flawed.

And in a place like New York City, where failings get magnified, Shawn Frost finds that, even from the heights of artistic sublimity, no one is insulated from the demons that have caused the best of entertainers to fall from grace.

After surviving an accident that almost costs him his life, Shawn leaves NYC and the theater for the quiet, picturesque Pacific cliffs of Carmel-by-the-Sea and starts a new life as an audiobook narrator. As he rises through the ranks, narrating bestseller after bestseller, Shawn Frost once again flirts with artistic immortality.

But. As his limitless skills emerge in the exploding arena of voice arts, so do his flaws.

Then, he experiences every audiobook narrator’s worst fear: He is kidnapped by two obsessed fans, determined to make Shawn perform their novel…


Or was he?
 

 

  Acclaim for Narrator
 

In my career, having reviewed over 1,200 novels, I can honestly say . . . I have never read anything quite like this. Think Misery meets Gone Girl. Landon Beach delivers a special, unforgettable, jaw-dropping reading experience that readers won't soon forget.  Narrator is a masterpiece.”

—The Real Book Spy

 

"Landon Beach's Narrator is an engaging and remarkably accurate dive into the life of a professional voice actor, while delivering twists and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Compelling from start to finish. You won't be able to put it down!"

— J. Michael Collins, award-winning voice actor, coach, demo producer, and scriptwriter

 

“Electric. Powerful. Original. Reads like a movie, exploding towards a breathless climax that readers won't ever forget.”

—Chris Hauty, national bestselling author of Deep State, Savage Road, and Storm Rising

 

Narrator is an intellectual labyrinth that Landon Beach navigates with evocative prose and twist after compelling twist. Imagine Stephen King’s Misery rendered by M.C. Escher. Plan on reading this one straight through to the dazzling end.”

—Bryan Gruley, Edgar-nominated author of the Starvation Lake trilogy

 

Narrator has everything: a peek behind the curtain (in this instance, into the commingled world of publishing and audiobooks), characters who are compelling and provoking (sometimes both at once), and a twisting, turning plot that will keep you guessing—and then second-guessing. Dynamic and audacious, Narrator is a triumph.”

—Christopher Rosow, #1 Wall Street Journal, Apple Books, and Amazon bestselling author of the Ben Porter series

 

“Landon Beach created a one-of-a-kind, twisting, gut-wrenching tale that kept me guessing until the very end. Expertly crafted, and a unique, highly recommended read!”  

—Mike Houtz, author of award-winning DARK SPIRAL DOWN and co-host of The CREW Reviews

 

“With Narrator, Landon Beach has fashioned a singularly spectacular tale. At once harrowing and hypnotic, with a complex protagonist in Shawn Frost who defies genre conventions, and a duo of genuinely terrifying villains, Narrator is a descent into obsession and madness that will leave you exhilarated and disturbed in equal measure. This one will stick with you long after the final page.”

—Sean Cameron, co-host of The CREW Reviews

 

"With a meticulously researched and engrossing plot that twists and turns and deepens with the flip of each page, Narrator is as ambitious as it is enjoyable. Thriller fans who have not yet discovered Landon Beach are in for an exhilarating ride. Be warned, you're going to lose sleep.”

—C.E. Albanese, award-winning author of DRONE KINGS and co-host of The CREW Reviews

 

“With its sharply written dialogue and inner introspection, perfectly placed pop-cultural references, and twists that are guaranteed to blindside you, Narrator is wonderfully inventive and will keep you guessing until the end. As a veteran-narrator-turned-thriller-writer, I found this book spoke to me on many levels. The fine detail of an audiobook narrator’s process is spot-on; not surprising, given that Beach’s narrator is one of the best in the biz. Highly recommend you pick up this book…or even better, the audiobook.”

—Nick Sullivan, veteran audiobook narrator and author of The Deep Series

 

“Instant immersion and nonstop thrills won’t let you put Narrator down or press pause. Landon Beach takes us into the mind of the titular talent, offering clever and well-researched glimpses inside both the booth and industry. And the audiobook—read by Scott Brick, the quintessential synonym for the title—makes for a mellifluously meta must-listen.” 

P.J. Ochlan, acclaimed actor, Audie Award-winning narrator, and producer

 

“Landon Beach’s Narrator is gripping, breath-taking, compulsive reading. His plot and characterizations are spot on. He captures the life of a narrator perfectly. I planned to read for an hour, and I didn’t put it down until I’d finished the entire book. I’ve read more thrillers than is healthy, but I’ve never read anything like this. I now have to read every one of Landon Beach’s books. This thriller delivers in spades!”

Daniela Acitelli, actress, professional audiobook narrator, and host of The Narrator’s Cup of Joe

 

“What a meta ride Narrator is! A twisty, turny, tense look at a job I’ve always considered (aside from fatigued vocal cords every now and then) rather benign. Beach has me rethinking my booth security… My only complaint is that the protagonist isn’t female because I want to narrate this book!” 

Hillary Huber, award-winning audiobook narrator

 

“In this ‘artist comeback story turned Hitchcock thriller,’ award-winning actor/audiobook narrator Shawn Frost gets pulled into the nightmarish world of overzealous fans, recurring personal demons and the challenge of separating literal fact from nefarious fiction.  The book alone is fantastic, but with Scott Brick’s seductive narration, you’re guaranteed to be kept hanging on his every word.”

Sean Pratt, actor, award-winning audiobook narrator, and coach

 

“A twisty, psychological thriller. Kept me guessing to the very last page.”

—Robert Dugoni, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series

 

“Thrills on the page suddenly become life and death in Narrator. Shawn Frost goes from telling stories behind the mic to living a story he can only hope won’t be his last. Author Landon Beach has taken a deep dive into the world of the people who bring your audiobooks to life in this twisty adventure you won’t be able to put down.” 

—Christina Rooney, Grammy-nominated audiobook director

 

"Landon Beach's Narrator will make your hair stand on end and give you goose bumps. This entire thriller is a viscerally wild rollercoaster ride—complete with mind-blowing twists you won’t see coming. And Narrator’s conclusion will leave you breathless. Beach’s insight into narrating is so accurate and realistic I felt like Shawn Frost must be someone I know. This is a narrator’s life…right up until the murder and mayhem, anyway."

—Suzanne Elise Freeman, actor and award-winning audiobook narrator

 

“What a thrill ride. Who would have thought reading a book about a guy reading a book would be such a psychological roller coaster ride!”

—Kevin Allen, WKJC FM 104.7

 

“Just wow!  The audiobook industry will never be the same.  Beach has created an intense, immersive thread that you will not be able to put down.  It's a doozy of a thriller that will leave you gasping for air.”

—Dan Musselman, Director of Studio Production, Penguin Random House Audio (retired)

 

"Voice acting becomes life & death in Landon Beach’s Narrator, and I’m hanging on every word of this twisted thriller! Raw, real, and psychotically brilliant—I couldn’t put it down. I’ll never feel safe in my recording booth again…"

Anne Ganguzza, Award-winning Voice Actor, Director, and Producer

 

 

 

About Landon Beach:

Landon was born and raised in Michigan but now lives in the Sunshine State with his wife, two children, and their golden retriever. He previously served as a Naval Officer and was an educator for fifteen years before becoming a full-time writer.

 

       

        

 

How to get in touch with Landon Beach:

 
 
Visit his website: landonbeachbooks.com

 

 

Vet Fest is coming to St. Helen on Saturday, August 27, 2022

Vet Fest is a free event for all active duty, retired, or military veteran families. Veterans can enjoy a day of camaraderie while learning about a wide variety of veteran specific resources. This is event is family orientated and veteran’s family members can enjoy food, bounce houses, live music, giveaways, and more. All veterans in attendance are also eligible to win a wide variety of prizes.

 

Vet Fest | Roscommon County will take place on Saturday, August 27th from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Richfield Township Park (located at: 10405 E. Airport Rd, St. Helen, MI 48656).

 

 

 

Registration is required for free entry, and you will be asked to show your military id (Department of Defense Identification Card, Health Identification Card, Veteran ID Card, or veteran designation on a state-issued driver’s license) at check-in.

 

Vet Fest will feature:

• Live Bands: Dually Noted and Billy Gunther & The Midwest Riders

• Kids Zone (featuring bounce houses and other kids activities)

• Military, EMS, Fire, and Police vehicles on display

• Celebrity appearances

• Food trucks providing complimentary food and beverages

• Prizes (awarded to active duty and veterans in attendance)

• Veteran specific resource providers on site to help answer questions

 

Additional Notes:

• Everything at Vet Fest is completely free of charge for veteran families. The only items for purchase at the event are t-shirts made by Nine Line Apparel and alcoholic beverages (for those 21 and older with a valid ID). Cash, Venmo, and PayPal are accepted methods of payment.

• Please leave your pets at home. Only certified service dogs will be allowed at Vet Fest. Service dogs will be working, and we ask that you please do not distract them with pets or untrained support dogs. Please also advise your children not to pet these working dogs.

• Strollers are welcome at the event. We just ask that you be courteous near the resource tables so that others can walk freely by you.

• Parking is available free of charge. If a handicap spot is needed, please show permit to one of the parking volunteers and they will assist you on where to park.

• Prizes will only be awarded to active duty soldiers and veterans in attendance. You may be asked to provide proof of service before being awarded highly valued prizes.

 

 

Click Here For Registration:

 

 

Dawson Wood "Professional Student of the Month

The Iosco RESA Career and Technical Education Center would like to take this opportunity to recognize Dawson Wood as “Professional Student of the Month”  Dawson is the son of Lonnie and Stephanie Wood. He is a senior at Tawas Area Schools.

 

Dawson is a first year student in the Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management program. He has been nominated in the past for this award and he was nominated again because he continues to be deserving of this honor. He is an exceptional student and continues to excel in the Culinary Program. He is one of those students that continues to make his teacher proud as he has improved his culinary skills since the beginning of the year. Dawson has taken his skills and developed them into achievements! He also has perfect attendance for the whole year! He will graduate in June and has recently started working at The Lodge restaurant in Tawas.

 

To be nominated for “Professional Student of the Month”, a student must have outstanding work ethics, no absences or tardies for the month, no discipline issues and at least a B grade point average. Next year Iosco RESA Tech Center will be offering the following programs for 11th and 12th grade students: Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Business Management, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management, Health Science, Teacher Prep Academy and Welding. For more information about these programs call 989-362-3006 ext. 1142.

 

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