I narrated my first non-fiction book this past winter and I found the experience very pleasant. The book is Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die by Eric Siegel. I have always been wary of reading non-fiction aloud as I had the impression narrating would be boring without any characters or plot to portray, although I have read some fiction that apparently had both but lord help me if I could tell the difference.
But this book was very much fun to read and all of the credit goes to the author, Eric, whose humorous style blends history, anecdotes, technobabble, nerd culture, and some truly fascinating ideas that is the stuff science (non)fiction is made of to create a warm introduction into a field that would send most of us screeching with utter abandonment.
Included in the audiobook (which will see its own post here soon enough) is the funky rap tune “Predict This!”–an all-original song, also written by Eric. It can be quite catchy, so don’t go blaming me when you find yourself humming it. And if you keep your eyes peeled, you will see someone familiar around 3:10.
AND THUS IS WAS FINISHED AND, YEA, THE LORD OF NARRATION GAZED UPON IT AND, LO, FOUND IT MOST PLEASURABLE.
Here is the last of the free chapters of The Success of Suexliegh, written by my good friend and storymaster Zack Keller, along with original music from his younger brother, Nick Keller, who can write a glorious piece of music faster than it takes me to ask him for it. And thus ends Suexliegh’s reign on this blog. I hope I have been able to whet your appetite for the quirky characters, zany situations, and oh so many puns that will make you grin, groan, and develop a brain aneurysm all at the same time, that you go out and get yourself a copy of the book, which you can actually get dirt cheap for all the entertainment you’ll garner from it.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Starting today, you can also buy yourself a copy of the full, unabridged audiobook version ofThe Success of Suexliegh, available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes, read by yours truly (of course), and with even more original music from Nick Keller. It’s been months in the making and a true labor of love for all involved, which shows. Give a present to your ears and download the audiobook today. If you like it, buy one for your friends. If you hate it, then buy one for your enemies (or force them to buy it for themselves with threats of chainsaw violence). Either way, a fun time will be had by all!
Hear ye, hear ye! The Eternal Loop is returning this week with all new posts! Begone with the simple days of mere cartoons and plagiarized pictures of animals with humorous captions! Let us welcome a return of articles, stories, poetry, videos, audiobooks, songs, recipes, and scripts! HUZZAH!!!
It’s been awhile since I set myself to posting in my other categories, and since I found myself starting to go crazy once with the lack of creative output once again, I have planned out posts for the rest of the year. I won’t be posting daily as I did in my first year, but I will be publishing in two more categories a week (for the doodle and animal lovers out there, I will continue posting Cartoons and Animal Thoughts every week).
And what a line-up I have planned for you all! An in-depth examination of my drinking habits; one of the most bizarre recipes I’ve ever concocted; the release of the first few chapters of The Success of Suexliegh audiobook; the return of Knick-Knack Tales and Phil & Rosco skits; and, oh, so much more!
So keep your eyes peeled for new material that’s all original, all free, all right here for your viewing and listening pleasure.