Audio Spotlight: The Battle of Danamor + Narrator Interview

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Title: The Battle of Danamor

Author: J. Edwards Holt

Narrator: Philip John Cockell

Length: 3 hours 43 minutes

Series: Little Men, Big Treasures, Book 3

Publisher: J. Edwards Holt

Released: Dec. 18, 2020

Genre: Fantasy

Peace turns to chaos in the Mountain Realm when a great evil threatens to destroy the kingdom of Danamor. With their king gone, having mysteriously vanished, the dwarves of Danamor struggle to maintain their peaceful way of life. It seems that no one, not even the fallen king’s trusted followers, are able to unite the divided and leaderless kingdom.

One day, an unsuspecting young dwarf named Dwobble finds himself caught in the middle of the political conflict, but not before embarking on a journey that leads him to learn great truths about his family’s past. Along his journey, Dwobble encounters fantastic mythical creatures, forms an unlikely friendship with a living legend, and is ultimately faced with a life-changing decision in the epic final chapter of J. Edwards Holt’s Little Men, Big Treasures trilogy.

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Q&A with Narrator Philip John Cockell
  1. When did you know you wanted to be an audiobook narrator?
    1. I first had a desire to do audiobooks after I started getting involved with some local amateur dramatic groups.
  2. How did you wind up narrating audiobooks? Was it always your goal or was it something you stumbled into by chance?
    1. I remember having audiobooks on tapes when I was younger, which I think instilled some idea that I could do something similar, but it wasn’t until someone suggested that I had ‘a good voice’ for narrating audiobooks that I decided to give it a try.
  3. Did you find it difficult to “break into” audiobook narration? What skill/tool helped you the most when getting started?
    1. It wasn’t too difficult to get started – the main hurdles to overcome for me were getting the right equipment and recording software, and finding a place that was quiet enough to set up. There are plenty of online tutorials available that were invaluable for getting set up.
  4. A lot of narrators seem to have a background in theatre. Is that something you think is essential to a successful narration career?
    1. I think a theatre/acting background can certainly help with diction and enunciation – they also remind you that you’re catering to an audience. However, they aren’t essential – as long as you’re willing to learn the business and accept the criticism/feedback.
  5. What type of training have you undergone?
    1. I have no formal training in acting or narration, but i’ve been involved in a lot of amateur dramatics and stage performance. I started off in pantomime!
  6. How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for narrating?
    1. It’s important not to take on too much work and start missing deadlines – it just increases the stress. Don’t rush the work either. Try and find a hobby or something that you can go to when you’re not recording too – I have an old Land Rover that keeps me entertained between work!
  7. Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
    1. I must admit, I don’t listen to many audiobooks myself but I think what’s great about them is that they allow you the flexibility of doing something else while you’re listening – housework/driving to/from work etc.
  8. What are your favorite and least favorite parts of narrating an audiobook?
    1. Favourite part is probably discovering the story as you go along. Least favourite is the editing out of clicks etc!
  9. What would you say are your strongest narration abilities?
    1. I think my strongest abilities are good sight reading and a clear voice.
  10. Is there a particular genre you feel unsuited for? Have you ever declined a project because you didn’t think you were right for it?
    1. Not sure about the romantic/explicit novels! Ha!
  11. What about this title compelled you to audition as narrator?
    1. I like doing different accents and dialects, this novel looked like a lot of fun to do so I thought ‘Why not?’

Born in North Carolina, United States, J. Edwards Holt always knew that he wanted to be a writer. After graduating high school, he attended college and pursued a degree in education, but later decided to change course and follow his dream to become a novelist and children’s author.

Now a full-time writer, editor, and blogger, Holt spends his free time dreaming up stories and reading. He is passionate about spreading Christian messages through his writing, watching science fiction and super hero movies, and collecting comic books.


Having been involved in several low-level dramatic productions at a locaI level, Philip John Cockell is able to turn his skills to almost any requirements without any difficulty. He specialises in voice acting and is able to do most British/some American accents.His best voice work would be the RP/BBC English or Standard English accent.



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Spotlight: My Mum and Me + Giveaway

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My Mum and Me
Messages From Beyond the Grave
by Kim Knight
Genre: Memoir


Life after death is no longer a ‘possibility’ for me, it’s a reality. It was proven within seventy-two hours of Mum passing away.”

Is there such a thing as life after death?

If you’ve been looking for confirmation that the soul of a deceased person lives on, this memoir will provide all the proof you need. Experience a life changing story—a loss of a mother who was overseas at the time of her passing, and how she found her way back to her daughter within seventy-two hours of her being pronounced dead, then made her visit from the spirit realm unquestionably known to her daughter here on Earth, in time and space.

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Kim was born in 1983 and from London in the UK. She’s a mother to a beautiful little boy, an award winning romantic suspense and thriller author, and the #1 best-selling author of : My Mum and Me, Messages From Beyond The Grave (a memoir),  365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers, also The Art of Self-Editing for Writers. She’s also a best-selling author of an Unsolved Mysteries Series.  Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author and later dived into self-publishing also. She also contributes as a writer to Aspiring Authors LLC Magazine.As a reader she’s head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating steamy stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense and general thriller and crime genres. Her other passions include learning about astrology, numerology, esoteric subjects, all things ‘witchy and strange’ and spirituality. When she’s not reading, or writing stories of her own fashion, make-up artistry, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make –up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, and being a mum are things she’s probably doing.
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Spotlight: Persephone Plus + Giveaway

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Persephone Plus
by Stevie Rae Causey
Genre: LGBTQ Romantic Fantasy Retelling


After a year of banishment in the modern world Persephone must convince Olympus that love comes in many forms.
Persephone and Aphrodite must settle an old rivalry regarding their shared lover, or forfeit them to the mortal realm forever in this LGBTQ+ Romantic Fantasy with a HEA.
As their time runs out and the Goddess of Love shows no sign of wavering, it is up to Persephone to find a way to save the mortal she loves, without hurting the Immortal she married.
If you like old myths with modern twists and complicated romance, you’ll love ♥Persephone Plus♥.
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I write MG and YA Epic Fantasy that explore real-life themes. I believe that fantasy and fiction create a safe space for young people to explore the ins and outs of the world we live in and I aim to write the kind of stuff that entertains as well as fosters introspection.
When I’m not writing or speaking to teens, I’m usually chasing my kids, going on wilderness adventures, and posting pictures of my pets on Instagram.
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