Unfettered

Genre: Fantasy

UnfetteredTales By Masters of Fantasy

You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakman's case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay.That's when New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills—and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends. Unfettered is the result: an anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring 23 short stories by Patrick Rothfuss, Terry Brooks, Tad Williams, Carrie Vaughn, Jacqueline Carey, Peter V. Brett, Peter Orullian, R. A. Salvatore, Todd Lockwood, Black Charlton, Daniel Abraham, Kevin Hearne, Mark Lawrence, David Anthony Durham, Jennifer Bosworth, Robert V.S. Redick, Eldon Thompson, Naomi Novik, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, Michael J. Sullivan, Lev Grossman, Terry Brooks, and, of course, Shawn Speakman.With the help of stalwart friends and these wonderful short stories, Shawn has taken the gravest of life's hardships and created something magical. Unfettered is not only a fantastic anthology in its own right, but it's a testament to the generosity found in the science fiction and fantasy community—proof that humanity can give beyond itself when the need arises. After all, isn't that the driving narrative in fantasy literature?

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 19 hours
Media Options:
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  • Library Editions: CD

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Author
Shawn Speakman (Editor)

Biography:
Shawn Speakman grew up in the beautiful wilds of Washington State near Mt. St. Helens. After moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, he befriended New York Times bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks and became his webmaster. Under Terry's tutelage, Shawn completed his writing certificate at the prestigious Maui Writers Conference before finishing his contemporary fantasy novel—The Dark Thorn. He was a manager at one of the largest Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the country for many years but now owns the online bookstore The Signed Page, manages the websites for authors Naomi Novik and David Anthony Durham, and freelance writes for Random House at Suvudu. Shawn is a cancer survivor, loves dark beer, and currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
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Jeff Woodman

Biography:
Jeff Woodman,a six time Audie finalist (and 2007 winner),has received 17 Golden Earphones and was named to The Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile Magazine.He won the S.F. Critics' Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband, and San Jose’s Goodman Choice Award for Enchanted April. In addition to numerous credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Cosby, and several episodes in the Law & Order series.
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Scott Brick

Biography:
Actor and writer Scott Brick has performed on film, television, and radio. His stage appearances throughout the U.S. include Cyrano, Hamlet, and Macbeth. In the audio industry, Scott has won over thirty Earphone Awards, as well as the 2003 Audie Award in the Best Science Fiction category. Having recorded over 300 books to date, AudioFile Magazine named Scott 'one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy' and proclaimed him one of their Golden Voices.
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Jennifer VanDyck

Biography:
Jennifer Van Dyck has appeared in many productions On and Off Broadway. Recent work includes new plays by Charles Busch, Bathsheba Doran, Karen Zacarias and Austin Pendleton. Recent film work includes Michael Clayton, Across the Universe, and Stealing Martin Lane. Her television credits include all versions of Law & Order, Fringe, and New Amsterdam. She has recorded numerous audiobooks in a wide range of genres.
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Victor Bevine

Biography:
For over thirty years, Victor Bevine has worked as an actor, screenwriter, audio book narrator, director, and more. A graduate of Yale University, his acting credits include many prestigious roles onstage as well as roles in the film version of A Separate Peace and countless television shows. He has read over one hundred and eighty titles as an audiobook narrator; in 2010, he received an Audiophone Award for his narration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Beak of the Finch. He has written several screenplays, including Certainty, which was chosen for two prestigious writers’ conferences and which served as the basis for his first novel. His thirty-minute short film Desert Cross, which he wrote and directed, won accolades at the Athens International Film Festival. Currently, he serves as CEO of the World Freerunning Parkour Federation (WFPF), of which he is co-founder. He resides in New York City.
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Nick Podehl

Biography:
Nick Podehl has been named a 'Best Voice' by AudioFile magazine in 2010 and 2011. He has narrated many young adult, fantasy, and romance titles, several of which have won awards, and has appeared in a number of theatrical productions and independent films.
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Joe Barrett

Biography:
Joe Barrett has appeared in films and television, and in hundreds of television and radio commercials. He is a two-time Audie Award finalist and has won six Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine. That magazine said of Joe’s narration of John Irving’s A Prayer For Owen Meany: “This moving book comes across like a concerto in this audio version, with a soloist – Owen’s voice – rising from the background of an orchestral narration.” Joe is married to actor Andrea Wright. They have four great big children.
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Jay Snyder

Biography:
Jay is an actor/director who’s been fortunate enough to appear on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, and TV, and has been doing voiceovers for over ten years, including feature films and Saturday morning TV. His other VO work includes several audiobooks, documentaries, promos, and commercials, and he continues to be grateful not to have to have a “real job.”
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Marc Vietor

Biography:
Marc Vietor is an actor, born in La Jolla, California, and now living in New York. He is a graduate of the Drama Division of the Juilliard School and Yale College and has appeared in numerous theatre, television, and film productions within and outside the U.S. Marc is also active in the audiobook world, having voiced a number of fiction and nonfiction works.
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Jonathan Davis
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Christian Rummel

Biography:
Christian Rummel is a New York-based actor who has narrated over a hundred audiobook titles in a variety of genres. He is a two-time Earphones Award recipient, for his work on Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh, and Nelson Demille’s The Gold Coast. He is also the narrator of Jack Campbell’s bestselling science fiction series The Lost Fleet. He lives in Brooklyn.
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Peter Ganim

Biography:
Peter Ganim is a stage, film and television actor and the narrator of over 100 audiobooks. He lives in New York City.
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Mark Boyett

Biography:
Mark Boyett has a number of New York and regional theater credits to his name, as well as several television, film, and audiobook credits. Mark is a graduate of the A.R.T. Institute for Advance Theater Training at Harvard University.
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Peter Berkrot

Biography:
A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot's career spans four decades. Highlights include Caddyshack, Showtime’s Brotherhood, and Director of Narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth About Cancer. His voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, documentaries, and industrials.
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Fred Berman

Biography:
Fred Berman is an award-winning audiobook performer having narrated everything from science fiction epics to preschool picture books. His voice can also be heard on hundreds of commercials and video games. As an actor, he has worked extensively in television, film, and theatres around the country. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
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Bronson Pinchot
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Dina Pearlman
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Scott Aiello

Biography:
Scott Aiello is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division. Since graduating, he has performed and directed various NY plays and has been seen on Primetime TV in shows such as Person of Interest and Elementary. Before Juilliard, Scott was a regular in the Chicago theater circuit, performing with companies like Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, and Timeline Theater Co. He has narrated over a dozen audiobooks with Audible.com and is a 2013 Audie Award nominee for his nonfiction narration of Sex and God at Yale by author Nathan Harden.
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Kevin Collins
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Jason Culp
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Tim Gerard Reynolds
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Edoardo Ballerini
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Stephen Bel Davies
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Chris Kipiniak

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