A.J. and David Hewson are delighted to be able to share some wonderful samples from their forthcoming audio book based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet as performed by Richard Armitage (North and South, Robin Hood, The Hobbit movies). Click on each link and enjoy these snippets of this exciting new telling of the classic tale of betrayal, madness and revenge. We think there’s lots here to intrigue and excite in advance of the book’s global release on May 20th!
Sample 1 The old king meets his unexpected end.
Sample 2 Ophelia is instructed by her father.
Sample 3 Ophelia gives Hamlet some shattering news.
Sample 4 Ophelia confronts Hamlet after her father’s death.
Sample 5 Fortinbras mulls his options.
Sample 6 Hamlet contemplates his own mortality in dialogue with a surprise character whose name is familiar but has no lines in Shakespeare’s play.
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We are thrilled to announce that the Hamlet, a Novel, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed international bestseller Macbeth, a Novel, co-written by A.J. and David Hewson will be out on audio on May 20th, performed by the incomparable Richard Armitage.
Armitage has a history of playing Shakespeare but is probably best known internationally for his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in the recent Hobbit movies, as well as Guy of Gisborne in the BBC’s Robin Hood, Lucas North in Spooks and John Thornton in North and South.
As with Macbeth, a Novel, A.J. and David have set out to retell a version of Shakespeare’s story in the style of a period thriller, full of intrigue and excitement, giving Armitage a full cast of characters with which to demonstrate his considerable reach and power as an actor, as well as utilizing the rich musicality of his voice!.
The story is set in Renaissance Denmark but is told in modern, approachable prose, and retains the core of Shakespeare’s version of the Hamlet myth while augmenting, tweaking and altering in pursuit of something new, immediate and surprising.View full post Read more...
Will Hawthorne, roguish actor, playwright and conman is back with Mithos, Renthrette and the rest of his adventurer companions in new e-book and paperback editions of Act of Will and Will Power, along with the first of a series of brand new short stories, “The Cerulean Stone.”
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A.J. is delighted to announce that after a brief hiatus from the e-shelves, The Mask of Atreus, On the Fifth Day, and What Time Devours are now available from Amazon’s Kindle store in newly re-edited e-book editions. Each thriller has gorgeous new cover art and a rock bottom price, with the novel which first introduced Deborah Miller, The Mask of Atreus, priced, for a limited time, at only $0.99!
Though currently only available from Amazon, the books should work on any e-reader.View full post Read more...
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I haven’t updated this for a while but that’s not because nothing has been going on. As some of you will know, my father died in October of last year. Bereavement, even when you know it’s coming, does odd things to you. You expect the grief, but the curious sense of being unmoored caught me …
October 27th, 2013 I’m in England to mourn the death and celebrate the life of my father who died two weeks ago. The funeral was beautiful and astonishingly well attended. I gave the eulogy which I’m posting here in lieu of saying more, at least for now. Let those who are close to you …