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Guild of the Cowry Catchers Series

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  • Read the first illustrated book for FREE  in your browser (via Smashwords).
  • View or download the PDF (another way to read in your browser).
  • Download the first illustrated book for FREE for Kindle, Nook, or other formats.
  • Start Listening to the FREE audio books by clicking on the titles below.
  • Subscribe to my podcast feed with iTunes or another podcatcher in order to listen to interviews with the voice actors, along with Book 5 – Shores Beyond the World as it posts. This is the final book in the series.

Technical stuff: The individual feeds below come from Podiobooks.com, and they contain just the book episodes, without any dated content. You can also find them in iTunes and other podcatchers.

 

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Cowry Catchers re-mastered audio is finally live!!

I’ve spent most of my 30′s working on this project, so I’m super-excited to complete this step. Unlike Prophet, Cowry Catchers had fairly extensive re-mastering before uploading to ACX. You would definitely notice if you listened to the podcast and audiobook back-to-back, although you probably won’t notice if it’s been a while since you listened to the podcast.

Only a handful of lines were actually re-recorded. Mostly, the touch-up involved noise-removal, a little added music, and adjustments to the levels of music and sound effects. Books 1-2 needed the most touch-up. Book 3 also had a fair amount of remastering. Books 4 and 5 are pretty much as they were.

In addition, Audible requires that each chapter fade to complete silence at the beginning and end. This is an obvious problem for musical bridges and certain kinds of sound effects, so I spent many hours editing the files so that they can fade up and down between chapters without being too disruptive.

The voice actors were paid, and all the music was licensed.

The audio book is the entire 5-book series as a single download with no intros, outros, or story-so-far’s. It’s 32 hours long. Audible has priced it at $29.95 for non-members. If you’re a member, it’s on sale for $15, and of course you can get it with a single credit (about $12). I think you also get a discount if you go through Amazon. iTunes has it listed for $26.95. Links at the top.

You can only review an Audible.com title if you own it. So if you purchase Cowry Catchers, please considering leaving a review. Audible.com listeners pay attention to those reviews for hints about the quality of the listening experience in addition to the story itself.

I hope those of you who get to hear this version find it shiny, fluffy, cuddly, and sharp.

Cowry Catchers Panel, Balticon 2014

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This was a landing party for Cowry Catchers, organized by Lauren Harris, Tim Dodge, and Nobilis Reed, all of whom are voices in the podcast. The main voice actors present were Norm Sherman, Chris Lester, and Kim Fortuner. There were a few more hanging out in the audience. Nate could not be there, sadly, as he had a family emergency.

This is probably the last thing I’ll put in this feed. It will stick around until Dec, and then disappear. If you want to keep listening to me, come over to the World’s of Abigail Hilton Podcast! CC-Support

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Cowry Catchers Announcements

If you want to listen to the rest of my writers retreat with Lauren Harris, you need to subscribe to the Worlds of Abigail Hilton Podcast (http://www.abigailhilton.com/the-worlds-of-abigail-hilton-p/). Week 15 is all us.

Also, if you want to get a paper book signed by the cast of Cowry Catchers at Balticon, I suggest you order that book now.

That is all.

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Cowry Catchers Book 5 – Episode 14

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Voice Credits

Nathan Lowell
Norm Sherman
Chris Lester
Amy Watkins
J. Daniel Sawyer

Sound Credits

Beth Quist – Grace, Finale
Jami Sieber – Edge Of My Soul
Digital Juice
Sound Snap
The Free Sound Project
Sound Dogs

Artwork by Sarah Cloutier. To view the illustrations, purchase the book on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo,B&N, or iBooks.

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Lauren Visit 2014-1

I’m visiting Lauren Harris! Much silliness ensues. Special features today: Gullum gives tax advice, Lauren brings out the best (worst?) in men, Abbie gets the best 1-star reviews. Enjoy.

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Cowry Catchers Book 5 – Episode 13

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Voice Credits

Nathan Lowell
Norm Sherman
Chris Lester
Kim Fortuner
Lauren Harris
Ryan Stevenson

Sound Credits

Beth Quist – Grace, Planet, Deep Well, Ritual, Fives, Finale
Jami Sieber – Undercurrent
Digital Juice
Sound Snap
The Free Sound Project
Sound Dogs

Artwork by Sarah Cloutier. To view the illustrations, purchase the book on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo,B&N, or iBooks.

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Cowry Catchers Book 5 – Episode 12

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Voice Credits

Nathan Lowell
Norm Sherman
Chris Lester
Big Anklevich
Rish Outfield
Dave Robison
Nobilis Reed (erotica author, website probably not SFW)
Starla Huchton
Bryan Lincoln
John Mierau
Lauren Harris
Ryan Stevenson

Sound Credits

Beth Quist – Grace, Planet, Warrior
Kevin MacLeod – Comfortable Mystery 4, The Pyre, Gagool
Jami Sieber – Surrender, Red Mood
Digital Juice
Sound Snap
The Free Sound Project
Sound Dogs

Artwork by Sarah Cloutier. To view the illustrations, purchase the book on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo,B&N, or iBooks.

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Cowry Catchers Book 5 – Episode 11

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Voice Credits

Nathan Lowell
Norm Sherman
Chris Lester
Big Anklevich
Rish Outfield

Sound Credits

Beth Quist – Grace
Kevin MacLeod – Atlantean Twilight
Jami Sieber – Listening
Diana Rowan – The Belfast Set
Digital Juice
Sound Snap
The Free Sound Project
Sound Dogs

Artwork by Sarah Cloutier. To view the illustrations, purchase the book on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo,B&N, or iBooks.

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Cowry Catchers Book 5 – Episode 10

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Voice Credits

Nathan Lowell
Norm Sherman
Chris Lester
Hughes Hilton
Bryan Lincoln
Philippa Ballantine
James Keeling
Elendae
Brion J. Humphrey
Charles Blanchard

Sound Credits

Beth Quist – Grace, Ritual
Kevin MacLeod – Bent and Broken
Jami Sieber – Long Past Gone, I Carry You
Diana Rowan – Chi Mi Na Morbheanna
Digital Juice
Sound Snap
The Free Sound Project
Sound Dogs

Artwork by Sarah Cloutier. To view the illustrations, purchase the book on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo,B&N, or iBooks.

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Cowry Catchers Book 5 – Episode 9

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Voice Credits

Nathan Lowell
Norm Sherman
Chris Lester
Hughes Hilton
Bryan Lincoln
Philippa Ballantine

Sound Credits

Beth Quist – Grace, Q-Song
Kevin MacLeod – Heartbreaking, Tenebrous Brothers Carnival – Mermaid
Jami Sieber – Dancing Backwards, I Carry You, The Moon Inside
Digital Juice
Sound Snap
The Free Sound Project
Sound Dogs

Artwork by Sarah Cloutier. To view the illustrations, purchase the book on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo,B&N, or iBooks.

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