From the Heart ~ Wayne Farrell, Joe Hempel, and Sara Morsey

from-the-heart-logoDecember… the time to give thanks for those things that have sustained us through the past year. For narrators, a huge part of that is YOU, the listening community! As we wind down 2016, we want to give back to you, our listeners, who help make our job so rewarding, and who travel with us on each audiobook journey. SO! Over 60 narrators have partnered to bring you FROM THE HEART – recordings of poetry, essays, stories, excerpts, songs, etc. – throughout the month of December. Each day, beginning this Thursday, 12/1, look for 2-3 new (and free!) audio postings. You’ll hear things from voices you’re familiar with as well as some that are new to your ears, all of whom are so very grateful for your listening love this last year! Hope you’ll join in the fun!

Today I’m pleased to host works by three audiobook narrators (click on the narrator’s name to jump to his/her performance): Wayne Farrell, Joe Hempel, and Sara Morsey. Enjoy!

“The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle narrated by Wayne Farrell



About the Selection

As the eminent detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. John Watson prepare for Christmas, newspapers report the theft of the near priceless jewel, The “Blue Carbuncle”, from the hotel suite of the Countess of Morcar. John Horner, a plumber and a previously convicted felon, is soon arrested for the theft. Though the police have yet to find the jewel, and despite Horner’s claims of innocence, the police are sure that they have the thief. Horner’s record, and his presence in the Countess’s room where he was repairing a fireplace, are all the police need.

“The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”, one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the seventh story of twelve in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The story was first published in Strand Magazine in January 1892.

About the Narrator

Wayne Farrell began his career at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin where he worked as a production assistant, and then an unexpected trip to Tokyo began his interest in voice production for Japanese anime.

Now, twenty years later, he is based in his own broadcast-quality recording studio, where he produces voiceover for commercials, anime, documentaries and audiobooks for broad range of global clients.

He divides his time between Asia, the Middle East & Europe.

For more details: www.waynefarrell.net

“The Cross Examing (excerpt)” by Chad Lutzke narrated by Joe Hempel



About the Selection

The Lost Boys and A Christmas Story have been put in a blender…or they mated. A baby came out smelling like coconuts and reading like a coming-of-age, young adult Christmas tale that brings two young boys face to face with the nocturnal new kid.

About the Narrator

Best known for his captivating, rich narration and uncanny ability for pulling listeners into an immersive experience, Joe Hempel has been the driving force behind over 50 audiobooks ranging from Horror, Mystery, and Sci-fi to Romance and Personal Development.

“Birches” by Robert Frost narrated by Sara Morsey



About the Selection

A poem to be self-explained by the listener.

About the Narrator

A long-time associate artist with The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, FL, Sara has worked in regional theaters across the country. Recently at the Hippodrome: ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN GOOD PEOPLE, CARRIE, OTHER DESERT CITIES, END DAYS, BOEING BOEING, SHEAR MADNESS, EURYDICE, MINDGAME,DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE and THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Other Tennessee Williams plays include CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. Also THREE TALL WOMEN, THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY, and THE GOAT by Edward Albee. Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE WINTER’S TALE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, AS YOU LIKE IT, MACBETH, ROMEO AND JULIET. Also THE SLEEPER, INDISCRETIONS, THE UNDERPANTS, MASTER CLASS, ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS, CLOSER, MISERY, ALL IN THE TIMING, PRIVATE EYES, THE ILLUSION (lots more). Sara recently enjoyed successful runs of DIVIDING THE ESTATE, COLLECTED STORIES, THE LITTLE FOXES, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING and AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Florida Repertory Theatre where she is a member of the Ensemble of Artists. Other affiliations include Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, American Stage, Banyan Theater, New Harmony Theatre, Kentucky Repertory Theatre (formerly Horse Cave Theatre), Playhouse on the Square, The Kentucky and Indiana Shakespeare Festivals. International: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Black C Productions SEX:FEMALE at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia,Bulgaria.Independent Film: THE FIRST OF MAY with Julie Harris, BORDERLINES, THE VOTIVE PIT. American Premieres: MRS.KLEIN (American Stage), AUTUMN SONATA (Pegasus Rising), IN THE ATTIC (Dance Alive), WAR OF THE WORLDS (Hippodrome). Professional Narrator, Library of Congress TALKING BOOKS, Audible, Master of Fine Arts in Acting, University of Louisville.


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