In addition to writing his own books, J.T. McDaniel has become a popular audiobook narrator. The first dozen are linked on this page. He usually has at least two others at various stages of production.
Smith Stewart Giles
This is the book that started it all. Introduces Jason Smith, the perpetually annoying DS Thompson, their boss, DI Chalmers, and Smith’s favourite partner, DC Erica Whitton. It’s up to Smith to deal with a suicide that may be a murder, and an open-and-shut murder that isn’t at all what it seems.
Stewart Giles’ inventive series chronicles the adventures of York Police Detective Sergeant Jason Smith. An Australian, transplanted to England in his teens, Smith constantly finds himself involved in bizarre cases, having to deal with international criminals, serial killers, psychos, and his own personality quirks. A wonderful series.
Boomerang Stewart Giles
The second book in the series pits DS Smith against a cunning serial killer who seems to have a personal vendetta against the detective. Smith finds romance with the widow of an old friend from Australia, and the tension escalates when Whitton is abducted.
The third DS Smith mystery has Smith searching for another serial killer. This strange killer preys on families, killing the sons, and then the fathers, and leaves a sprinkling of dead ladybird beetles with each new corpse. Suspicion falls on a beautiful entomologist who seems curiously fixated on Smith.
DS Jason Smith returns in the fourth installment of Stewart Giles’ thrilling series. The on-field murder of a York goal tender kicks off this unusual tale. Even more than usual, Smith is forced to overcome a string of obstacles, most of them caused by government agents. Then the murders get personal.
This edition contains two complete Jerry Carnaby novellas, The Man with the Electric Voice, and The Vulture Murders, with Scotland Yard’s Detective Inspector Jerry Carnaby and his stalwart sidekick, Sergeant Riles, running into a wonderful collection of megalomaniacs, psychopaths, thugs, and a couple of beautiful women with their own quirky problems.
Another in the Go Entertain series of concise military histories. The book covers the British Royal Navy, from the earliest days, to the modern fleet that still projects British sea power around the world today.
This audiobook edition contains the full text of the Kindle edition. Also contains a bonus section of Shakespearean speeches, poems, and soliloquies. Provides an excellent beginner’s introduction to acting in Shakespearean and classical drama.
A very short, and very basic book on the care of these delightful little marsupials. The author loves sugar gliders, and has written this book to both encourage potential owners willing to take the time and effort needed to socialize them and, perhaps, to discourage those who may not realize just how much care is required, or just how long a commitment a new owner may be making.
Bela Lugosi in Person Bill Kaffenberger & Gary D. Rhodes
Other Lugosi biographies concentrate on his film career. This touches on the movies, but its main purpose is to provide the most complete history of Lugosi’s many personal appearances and stage performances. From his starring Broadway role in Dracula, to summer stock, vaudeville, and night club appearances, author’s Rhodes and Kaffenberger have dug deep to chronicle it all.
Contains five one-act plays: The Sixth Victim; To Kill a King; Burying Dad; It’s the Computer’s Fault; and Sunday Afternoon, read by a number of prominent central Ohio actors, including the author. The audiobook provides an excellent way for theatres considering producing any of these plays to hear them performed, rather than trying to make a decision from a printed script.
Bacalao remains my most popular novel. Unusually, I did not narrate the audiobook, which is read by Dennis St. John, who did a wonderful job with it. If you don’t have an Audible subscription this, or any of the other fine audiobooks on this page, would be a great place to start.
The sixth installment in the DS Jason Smith series find Smith confronted by a female serial killer who is slashing the throats of lonely middle-aged men on the night of the full moon. Before the case is closed Smith will find himself taking the investigtion to Romania. He also encounters a sudden change in his working relationship with DC Whitton.
Speedway, Indiana native Ricky Wills has only one real ambition, to drive in the Indianapolis 500. A rule change opens up the possibility of a local team making it into the race. But Ricky has a few things to contend with, like an alcoholic father, a long-time rival now racing for one of the big teams, and a team-owner’s sexy daughter who seems bent on luring him away from his girl friend.