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Audio Blog Tour: Omari and the People

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Author: Stephen Whitfield
Narrator: Curt Simmons
Length: 11h 17m
Publisher: Shirley Castle Press⎮2016
Genre: Fiction


In a squalid ancient city on the edge of a desert (based in part on the African Sahara’s Empty Quarter) a weary, thrill-seeking thief named Omari sets his home afire to start anew and to cover his many crimes. When the entire city is unintentionally destroyed by the flames, the cornered thief tells the displaced people a lie about a better place which only he can lead them to, across the desert. With the help of an aged, mysterious woman who knows a better place actually does exist, they set out. The desperate people must come together to fight their way through bandits, storms, epidemics, and more. As a result of Omari’s involvement with Saba, a fiercely independent woman who is out to break him in the pay of a merchant whom he has offended, his ability  to lead – his very life – is jeopardized.

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About the Author: Stephen Whitfield

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Chicago-born Stephen Whitfield began writing as a Marine Corps print journalist. His writing has appeared in military publications, as well as the Kansas City Star and the Jersey Journal. He holds degrees from from Loyola University Chicago, Chicago Theological Seminary, and Indiana University. His various adventures have taken him to such places as London, Paris, Trondheim, Johannesburg, Beirut, most of The Virgin Islands and the wilder neighborhoods of Chicago. 



About the Narrator: Curt Simmons


Curt lives in Seattle and produces and narrates audiobooks in his home studio. He began his performing career in college as a stage actor and radio personality. After college, in addition to acting, Curt also did voiceovers for commercials, which he also wrote, directed, and edited for broadcast TV. Following the birth of his daughter in 1984, he left the performing arts to pursue a more “stable” profession managing projects. Then, in 2014 he returned to the professional stage for the first time in over 30 years as Walter Flood in Becky’s New Car by Stephen Dietz. He has also appeared recently as Lyman in Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz and Ralph in The Last Romance by Joseph DiPietro. Omari and the People is Curt’s sixth audiobook.


Tour Schedule

Sept. 10-20: Media packets are distributed.

Sept. 15: Interview questions & guest post topics due to me.

Sept. 21: Audio excerpt selections due to me. If not, an excerpt will be provided for you.


Sept. 25: The Audiobookworm (Tour Kickoff)
The Book Guys (podcast interview)- Guest is author Stephen Whitfield

Sept. 26: That Bookshelf Bitch (Review, Audio Excerpt & Giveaway)

Sept. 27Tales of the Ravenous Reader (Guest Post, Audio Excerpt & Giveaway)- Guest is author Stephen Whitfield

Sept. 28Jenniely (Review, Interview, & Giveaway)- Guest is author Stephen Whitfield

Sept. 29Dab of Darkness (Review & Interview)- Guest is author Stephen Whitfield

Sept. 30A Lovelorn Virgo (Spotlight & Giveaway)

Oct. 1Joys of Bookworms (Review)

Oct. 2: The Paper Pilgrim (Review)

Oct. 3Kristin Reads (Review & Giveaway)

Oct. 4: Maureen’s Book Blog (Audio Excerpt & Giveaway)
That Bookshelf Bitch (Review)

Oct. 5Our Story Reviews (Review)

Oct. 6: Candid Ceillie (Review & Audio Excerpt)

Oct. 7That Wild Soul (Review & Audio Excerpt)
Kristin Reads (Guest Post)- Guest is narrator Curt Simmons

Oct. 8: Never 2 Many 2 Read (Review & Giveaway)

Oct. 9: There Are Books (Review)

Oct. 10: Printcess (Review & Giveaway)

Oct. 11He Said Books or Me (Review & Giveaway)
Printcess (Interview)- Guest is narrator Curt Simmons

Oct. 12Amaryllis Turman (Author Interview)

Oct. 13Perusing Pages (Review)

Oct. 14Beans, Bookshelf & Coffee Break (Review, Interview, & Giveaway)- Guest is author Stephen Whitfield

Oct. 15Novelties (Review)

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