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Gerald Price is our Narrator of Steampunk Holmes

I'm very excited to announce that Noble Beast has contracted Gerald Price to narrate Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus! Although I was originally looking for a younger sounding narrator, Gerald Price's audition was so good I suddenly found myself unable to decide.

After a long period of consideration I finally gave up and decided to do two different audio performances; a straight narrative by Gerald Price, as well as a dramatization by a set of younger sounding voice actors. Gerald Price's narrative will ship with the product, and the dramatization will be an optional download for readers. Of course this increases the expense of production, but the truth is not everyone likes a straight narrative and not everyone likes a dramatization, so why not give readers both? This is digital after all; we don't have to settle for one approach when both are great!

I'll have more to say about the cast of voice actors I'm hiring for the audio dramatization later, but for now take a minute to listen to Gerald Price's reading of the first couple of pages of Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus and enjoy his deep, English accent, the wonderful rhythm of his reading, and the very slight but effective change of voices from narrator to character.

Intro Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus by Noble Beast, LLC


Good-bye, Steve Jobs

Now I know why my mother cried when Elvis died.  If it wasn't for Steve Jobs my company Noble Beast would not exist and the book app, Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus would never have been conceived and my life would have been less than it is today.  Because of you, Steve Jobs, I have found passion in the creation of art for the sake of art.  Thank you for everything ....

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.   
-- Steve Jobs