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 girls' 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 78 rpm 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.
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.
"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)
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