With all the storms in the Gulf and elsewhere this year, it seems timely that this audio book is releasing, since the theme of this book is about God being with us through the storms of life. And 2020 has brought its share of storms.
I often get tired of reading or hearing my own work, but I thought the narrator did a beautiful job on this story of faith. I truly enjoyed hearing it!
About the narrator:
Meet Connie Shabshab!
How did you get into narrating?
I‘m a trained vocalist and stage actress. In 2017 I was a WATCH award finalist for lead actress in the play, ‘night, Mother, at Dominion Stage in the Washington DC area.
The truth is, I never thought of being a voice-over artist until I went to a commercial audition for a large Medical center and was asked to do medical narration for them. (facility with medical terminology wasn’t difficult because I had been a licensed registered nurse for many years.) That work experience triggered the desire to do more narration work which led to narrating audiobooks.
Today, in most instances, voice over artists have their own in-home studios. We are not only acting, we are also in charge of the technical production of the audio. That requires using software to edit and master audio files for the final production in most cases.
I love being a voice-over artist. I can’t wait to get into my studio every day.
I think I’d have to admit to you that one of the highlights of audiobook narration is that as a stage actress, I finally get to play ALL the parts.
That’s so interesting!! Well, I think you’re awesome at it!
A little more about you? What else do you do?
My faith is central to my life and being in a Bible study for the past 20 years has helped to keep me tethered. I enjoy cooking various ethnic dishes, especially with my husband and three children as sous chefs. I take long daily walks with my dog, Finn, and always have one book or another in rotation.
You and I have a common love for Bible study! Probably many of our readers do too! I love my dog and walk her every day as well. I can’t claim to be a great cook, but my son is. That’s wonderful that your family enjoys cooking together!
Do you have a favorite Christian novel?
Like many, I am a fan of C.S. Lewis in all his literary forms. Last year I saw a wonderful production of The Great Divorce by the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington D.C.
I do love C.S. Lewis! Thank you, Connie, for sharing a little about your life with us!
About the novel:
Maggie Marovich couldn’t save her father or her home from Hurricane Katrina, but she’s dedicated her life to meteorology so she can warn others when the monster storms approach. Except…she works three hours inland and rarely risks returning to her childhood hometown of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Both her single-parent sister and the ship pilot Maggie once loved refused to leave the Coast, despite Maggie’s requests. Now a hurricane’s headed toward Mississippi, and Maggie’s sister is seriously injured, leaving Maggie little choice but to head south—into the storm.
The water and tides flow through Josh Bergeron’s veins, and he can’t imagine giving up piloting—even for the love of his life, the infuriating Magnolia Marovich. He tried to move on without her, marrying and having a child. But after his wife abandons him and his little boy, his career choice is threatened by the weight of his parental responsibilities. Moving next door to Maggie’s sister and sharing their child care seems like the perfect set-up. Until Maggie blows back into town.
Being forced to lean on Josh for help washes up the wreckage in Maggie’s faith. Where was God during the destruction of Katrina? Why do some prayers seem to go unanswered? Between the hurricane looming in the Gulf and another gale raging in her heart, can Maggie overcome her past and find the trust to truly live?
The eBook is only 2.99 which usually gives you a discount on the audio! Amazon
Do you listen to audio books? If so, what do you do while you listen?
I’ll be giving away five codes for this. Leave a comment by October 18 to be in the selection! Let me know if U.S. or Europe.