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Audio Books

Audio Books

Besides writing his own books, J.T. McDaniel has become a popular audiobook narrator. All current editions are listed on this page. All are available from Audible.com, and most may also be found on iTunes and a Amazon.com.


The Detective Sergeant Jason Smith Series

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 some of the most bizarre cases ever to plague the ancient city. His cases deal with serial killers, international crime rings, psychos, and kidnappers, while in his private life he has to cope with his own past and a surprising amount of baggage even for an experienced police officer.

Smith
Stewart Giles

This is the book that started it all. Here we are introduced to Detective Sergeant Jason Smith, the perpetually annoying DS Thompson, their boss, Detective Inspector 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 case that may be a lot more convoluted than it looks.

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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. As murder after murder seems to recreate events from Smith’s past, he finds romance with the widow of an old Australian friend. The tension only escalates when Whitton is kidnapped, and all the York detectives can think of is that she may become the killer’s next victim.

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Ladybird
Stewart Giles

The third DS Smith mystery has Jason Smith again searching for an elusive serial killer. This curious murderer preys on families, killing the sons, and then the fathers, before leaving a sprinkling of dead ladybird beetles around the bodies. Suspicion falls on a beautiful entomologist, who seems to be curiously fixated on Smith.

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Occam’s Razor
Stewart Giles

York Detective Sergeant 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.

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Selene
Stewart Giles

The sixth* installment of the DS Smith series finds Smith chasing 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 confronting an ancient evil in Romania, and a sudden change in his working relationship with DC Whitton.

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*A different narrator recorded the fifth book.

Other Audio Books

The Jerry Carnaby Collection
Mark Barnard

Contains two complete Jerry Carnaby novellas, The Man With the Electric Voice, and The Vulture Murders. DI Carnaby and his stalwart sidekick, Sergeant Riles, run into a wonderful collection of megalomaniacs, psychopaths, thugs, and even a couple of beautiful women with their own quirky problems.

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Ricky Wills It
Eric Robert Morse

Speedway, Indiana native Ricky Wills has only one real ambition, to drive in the Indianapolis 500. A rule changes opens up the possibility of a local team making it into the big race. But Ricky has a few things to contend with, like an alcoholic father, a long-time local rival now racing for one of the big teams, and a team-owners sexy daughter who seems bent on luring him away from his girlfriend.

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The Battle of Britain and the Heroes of the Skies
Go Entertain

A concise history of the Battle of Britain, particular those critical days when a German invasion remained possible, and the very life of Britain depended on keep the RAF in the sky. Also contains short biographies of a number of the more important participants in the air battles.

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The History of the Royal Navy
Go Entertain

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 globe.

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Shakespearean Performance: A Beginner’s Guide
J.T. McDaniel

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 Shakespeare and classical drama.

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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.

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No Traveler Returns: The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi
Gary D. Rhodes & Bill Kaffenberger

Rhodes and Kaffenberger’s in depth biographical research on Bela Lugosi continues with this wonderfully detailed work, which covers the actor’s working life from about 1946 until his death.

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Bacalao
J.T. McDaniel

This has always been one of my favourite books, and has consistently sold more than any of my other books. Unusually, I didn’t do the narration on this one, but turned those duties over to the highly-capable Dennis St. John, who did a wonderful job. If you don’t yet have an Audible subscription, this, or any of the other fine books on this page, is a great place to start.

Amazon.com; Audible.com

The Sixth Victim & Other Plays
J.T. McDaniel

A collection of five one-act plays, The Sixth Victim; To Kill a King; Burying Dad; It’s the Computer’s Fault; and Sunday Afternoon. Instead of a single reader, parts were given to several prominent central Ohio actors, including the author. This audiobook provides an excellent “audition” for any theatre considering a production of any of these plays.

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Reasons NOT to Buy a Sugar Glider
Diamond Nester

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.

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