The second book Lee Ann recorded by author Ellen Harris is now for sale on Audible.  Dying to Get Married: The Courtship and Murder of Julie Miller Bulloch was published by Crossroad Press and is another entry in the true crime genre.

Dying to Get Married is a modern day morality tale of the perversion of an American dream. Julie Miller was a successful executive, who, through a newspaper ad, met who she thought was “Mr. Right”. Little did she know that he had a violent past and a predisposition for bizarre sexual rituals. This tragic true-crime tale will shock its horrified listeners.

To  listen to the sample and/or purchase the book, please check Audible here.

 

 

 

Lee Ann’s latest recording is now for sale on Audible.  A riveting true crime book published by Crossroad Press.  Guarding the Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism and a Father’s Murder of his Too-American Daughter is one of two books by Ellen Harris that Lee Ann has narrated.

Guarding the Secrets recounts the terror-stricken life and murder of 16-year-old Tina Isa, who was condemned by her other family members for becoming Americanized, before her father, an accused Palestinian terrorist, murdered her in November 1989.

The killing was recorded by accident due to the FBI having bugged the house in an attempt to prove the father’s ties to terrorism.

The events leading up to the murder are expertly told by author Ellen Harris, including Tina’s older sisters urging their father to kill their younger sister.

To listen to the sample and/or purchase the book, head to Audible here.

 

 

 

Lee Ann greatly enjoyed being a part of this production as a member of The Online Stage.  Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling was recently released on Audible in cooperation with Spoken Realms.  Lee Ann played the role of Teshumai, mother of Taffy.

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling’s delightful collection of imaginative tales about natural history has captivated children and adults alike since its publication in 1902. Here the stories are presented in dramatic format by members of The Online Stage:

  1. “How the Whale Got His Throat”
  2. “How the Camel Got His Hump”51GoaH6iajL._SL500_
  3. “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin”
  4. “How the Leopard Got His Spots”
  5. “The Elephant’s Child”
  6. “The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo”
  7. “The Beginning of the Armadillos”
  8. “How the First Letter Was Written”
  9. “How the Alphabet Was Made”
  10. “The Crab That Played with the Sea”
  11. “The Cat That Walked by Himself”
  12. “The Butterfly That Stamped”
  13. “The Tabu Tale”

Featuring the voices of Alan Weyman, Amanda Friday, Andy Harrington, Ben Stevens, Christianne Lupher, Chyanne Donnell, Denis Daly, Elizabeth Chambers, Jeff Moon, Jennifer Fournier, John Burlinson, K.G. Cross, Larry Wilson, Leanne Yau, Lee Ann Howlett, Marty Krz, Maureen Boutilier, Michelle Marie, Nancy German, Noel Badrian, P.J. Morgan, Ron Altman, Sarah Bacaller, Susan Iannucci, and Ted Wenskus. Music excerpts from Scenes from Childhood and Novelleten by Robert Schumann. Audio edited by Denis Daly.

To listen to the sample and or purchase the book, head to Audible here.

 

Lee Ann is happy to announce her latest solo recording is now on sale at Audible.  Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music by Leigh H. Edwards and published by University Press Audiobooks is an in-depth look at Parton’s use of gender roles in her music.

“Dolly Parton is instantly recognizable for her iconic style and persona, but how did she create her enduring image? Dolly crafted her exaggerated appearance and stage personality by combining two opposing stereotypes – the innocent mountain girl and the voluptuous sex symbol. Emerging through her lyrics, personal stories, stage presence, and visual imagery, these wildly different gender tropes form a central part of Dolly’s media image and portrayal of herself as a star and celebrity. By developing a multilayered image and persona, Dolly both critiques representations of femininity in country music and attracts a diverse fan base ranging from country and pop music fans to feminists and gay rights advocates.

In Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music, Leigh H. Edwards explores Dolly’s roles as musician, actor, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur to tell how Dolly’s gender subversion highlights the challenges that can be found even in the most seemingly traditional form of American popular music. As Dolly depicts herself as simultaneously “real” and “fake”, she offers new perspectives on country music’s claims of authenticity.”

To listen to the sample and/or purchase the book, head to Audible here.

 

Lee Ann is pleased to announce that her recording of a book by New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Morris is now for sale on Audible.  A Murder in My Hometown is part true crime and part memoir.

“On a fall evening in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1967, 17-year-old Dick Kitchel, a senior at the high school, disappeared after attending a party. Ten days later, his body was spotted by two children as it floated down the Willamette River. He had been beaten and strangled.

The investigation into his murder played out during one of the most dramatic years in America. Life in Corvallis, a college town, had offered a protective, idyllic life to many. But in 1967 to ’68, Vietnam, a presidential campaign, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, and the murder of Dick Kitchel changed that.

His friends thought his death was ignored because Dick was from the wrong side of the tracks. Police and the district attorney thought they knew who had murdered the boy but never made an arrest. Decades later, a cold-case detective believed he, too, had solved the case. However, once again, justice was elusive.

Now, nearly 50 years later, a classmate, New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Morris, returns to her hometown to write about how the murder changed the town and the lives of Dick Kitchel’s friends.”

This is the second book by Rebecca Morris that Lee Ann has narrated.  The first was Ted and Ann: The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy. 

To listen to a sample and/or purchase A Murder in My Hometown, head to Audible here.

 

Lee Ann’s latest recordings, solo and full-cast, are available via Audible and the Internet Archive.
Winston’s World: Trilogy by Sam Jerris is a children’s book suitable for ages 5-7.  The book is a trilogy of three separate stories about Winston the dog and features an original score by Corinne Aquilina.

Winston’s World is a magical short story with music….

Winston is an inquisitive dog who shares an adventure with a dancing teddy bear, Timothy. Every full moon, a guardian owl, Hoot, brings Timothy to life under a full moon. This trilogy brings the two ragamuffins together in a bonding friendship with mischievous fun.”

To listen to the sample and/or purchase the book, head to Audible here.

Lee Ann was happy to take part in a free production via The Online Stage.

Trifles by Susan Glaspell is a one-act play now available via The Internet Archive.  Lee Ann plays Mrs. Hale.

John Wright has been found dead in his bed, with a rope around his neck. His widow admits that she was sleeping in the same bed, but claims to have slept through the whole incident. Will the canny county attorney be able to work out what really happened?

The play can be streamed/downloaded by heading here.  To view all of the free productions available from The Online Stage, check out their Internet Archive page here.

Last, but not least, Lee Ann played the role of Mrs. Hale in the children’s classic Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.  Another production from The Online Stage in cooperation with Spoken Realms.

The always delightful and entertaining classic Anne of Green Gables is performed by actors from The Online Stage! Written in 1908, for all ages, by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. She published as L. M. Montgomery.

Anne Shirley is an 11-year-old orphan adopted by a middle-aged brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. They had wanted to adopt a boy to help with their farm on Prince Edward Island in the fictional town of Avonlea. Matthew persuades Marilla to give Anne a chance. Anne is a handful, and they fall in love with her.

The sequels will follow Anne as she grows up under their care for her.  To listen to the sample and/or purchase the book, link to Audible here.

 

Lee Ann’s newest recording is now for sale on Audible.  A Special Kind of Evil: The Colonial Parkway Serial Killings by Blaine L. Pardoe and Victoria R. Hester, published by WildBlue Press, is in the true crime genre.

For four years a killer, or killers, stalked Virginia’s Tidewater region, carefully selecting victims, sending waves of terror into the local community.

The Colonial Parkway Murders – the name given eight murders that took place in the Tidewater region in the late 1980s, two of which were on the historic Colonial Parkway, the nation’s narrowest National Park. Young people in the prime of their lives were the targets. But the pattern that stitched this special kind of evil together was more like a spider web of theory, intrigue, and mathematics. Then, mysteriously, the killing spree stopped. The nameless predator, or predators, who stalked the Colonial Parkway stepped back into the mists of time and disappeared.

Now, father-daughter true crime authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester blow the dust off of these cases. Interviewing members of the families, friends, and members of law enforcement, they provide the first and most complete in-depth look at this string of horrific murders and disappearances. The author-investigators peel back the rumors and myths surrounding these crimes and provide new information never before revealed about the investigations.”

To listen to the sample and/or purchase the book, head to Audible here.

 

Lee Ann has had roles in several productions released recently by The Online Stage.  Two are available for sale on Audible and one is free via The Internet Archive.

A Radio Play Collection by Mike Murphy features six of Mike’s radio plays.  Lee Ann has a role in The Return of Cosmo Draper.  The other plays included are: Danny MacIntyre Meets the Molecule, Family Tree, Happy Birthday, Dear Emily, The Forever Pill, and The Gift. 

You can listen to a sample and/or purchase the recording here.

The second production available on Audible is The Happy Prince & Other Tales by Oscar Wilde.  Lee Ann had small roles in three of the plays — The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket.

This production was edited and produced by audiobook narrator Elizabeth Klett.

To listen to the sample and/or purchase, head here.

 

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