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"I think you're gonna like this. As a huge fan of the narrated medium, it may come as no surprise that I have very definite standards for the presentation of my work, and In the Audiobook universe, John Lee is unsurpassed; a master storyteller." -- MARK WARFORD
THEN CAME.., ME? is television for rebels and seekers and romantics; for those unafraid to tip their hats in the presence of a selfless soul; for those that appreciate great writing and long journeys and emotive soundtracks, and for those that embrace being restless as a good thing. THEN CAME.., YOU?
In the service of complete strangers; in the pursuit of justice. Sounds like a fairy tale. I assure you it's not. For over fifteen years, Kate Watters fought for basic human rights to be extended to a small village in Kazakhstan that sits less than five kilometers from one of the world's largest oil and gas condensate fields. Imagine waking up to pounding headaches and respiratory illness; imagine your children convulsing in their classrooms; imagine centuries of culture being decimated at the hands of multi-national corporations; imagine corruption and intimidation being met with steadfast determination and bravery the likes of which cannot be stressed enough. Making a difference is not for the faint of heart, but you gotta have heart.., and humility.., and belief. I am so very proud to share this powerful and emotive story as the first in a series of insights designed to realign our expectations of each other. MW.
Meet the honorable Lord Quest and his otherworldly curator of common sense, Mouche.
In isolation, a passion for words and adventure is weightless without the constant challenge from our internal voices. So roll up your sleeves, it's time to defend yourself from yourself.
MOUCHE: She's whatever we think, but don't say. She emotes confidence and sexuality and she's brassy and wise and strong and she embraces these traits as if her very life depends on them. She knows things. She's from the past and the future and, quite frankly, is eternally confused at society’s tolerance for poverty and war and violence and suffering. At times, she’s pissed; at times, she’s compassionate, but she's always direct and she’s here to shine a spotlight on the best of who we (humanity) can be. If all that sounds like she wrote it.., well...
THE HONORABLE LORD QUEST: A worldview unencumbered by prejudice is a dream for some, and a reality for a scant few. Kierkegaard wrote, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” His Lordship expounds further - whether you asked him to or not - right up to the point when men bearing large nets and jackets that fasten in the rear descend from the rafters like rabid spiders. You will find him clad in the robes of a statesman, declaring a manner that is subdued as a matter of habit rather than restraint; he is as adept at staring down the charge of an aggravated bull elephant as he is at reciting the prose of prominent artists and scholars and scientists, and he's along for the ride only for as long as it takes the denizens of this planet to fully acknowledge that an assured destiny for humankind is about as likely as predicting the erratic path of a falling autumn leaf.
So that's it. By car, by motorcycle, by boat; across cities and deserts and mountains and oceans; with laughter and pain and tears and joy - this ain't your everyday road trip. MW.
And, just like that, an action/adventure series is born. Featuring the protagonist / anti-hero, Thomas Edward Muir, told in a lean, hard, athletic narrative prose that uniquely bridges the void between general fiction and contemporary literary works.
About 'SAYS WHO?'
Only with penance served can atonement begin. From the tranquility of southern England, to the steamy shores of the Caribbean, to the sweeping African plain, the moral compass is set to spin off its axis. For Thomas Edward Muir, evil is not illusory, it is the debasement of young lives; it is the slaying of the innocent; it is the eradication of family. "Surrender..," he is told, "...is the way of the world."
Thomas Edward Muir is no drifter. He flies cargo in the islands; he rides motorcycles in the desert. Muir sails and he dives and...Yeah, he's that guy.
But life is about to kick him in the teeth. He's gonna meet a monster. Pure evil. He's gonna witness the darkest side of human suffering. And it's gonna rock his world. And he's gonna struggle with that. 'Cause he's that guy.
From the balmy, indigo waters of the Caribbean sea to the searing heat of the Sahara desert, the face of modern slavery is revealed in all of its repulsive glory. Thomas Muir will be awakened to the horror as karma’s unrelenting grasp forces an inevitable and impossible decision: For a decade of grief to be avenged, a descent into madness is assured.
Sky Blue Sky is a first rate, edge-of-your-seat thriller that scales the highest peaks of entertainment and awakening and love and adventure. At times brutal; at times wildly atmospheric, but more important, always unflinchingly honest.