Here’s the scoop on the full cast audiobook production of Gail Carriger’s new young adult science fiction adventure, Crudrat

Gail Carriger and ArtisticWhispers introduce the world to CRUDRAT

Best known for her Parasol Protectorate steampunk novels, New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger is infamous for stories filled with humour, hijinks, and ridiculous fashion.

But Gail’s versatility stretches farther, and Dan Sawyer of ArtisticWhispers Productions aims to prove it. Before The Parasol Protectorate series hit it big, Gail wrote the first-rate YA science fiction adventure Crudrat.

Starting October first and running through to Halloween, Sawyer and colleagues will run a kickstarter campaign to raise the $7000 needed to fund an audio production of this fantastic novel. If successful, the novel will be produced as a full-cast, scored audiobook, with hardcover copies available exclusively as rewards through the campaign.

“It’s not steampunk,” Sawyer says, “it’s not romance, and it’s not comedy, and yet it is every inch a Gail Carriger novel. It’s Gail at her dramatic best. I couldn’t turn down the chance to produce something of this caliber.”

Carriger was eager to see if readers would embrace her dramatic writing as well as her comedic. A veteran audio producer with fourteen years experience, Sawyer has worked toward expanding his audiobook reach. He jumped at the chance to work with his longtime friend, Ms. Carriger. Their mutual affection for Crudrat and enthusiasm for the audio arts led them to try crowdfunding this production.

“I wish I’d had Crudrat on my nightstand or in my tape deck when I was twelve,” Sawyer said. “It’s time for this story to find its place in the world.”

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