7000 Clams: A Novel

Job #39694

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Job # 39694 7000 Clams: A Novel

Posted Date
Jul 26, 2011 @ 21:52
Respond By
Jul 28, 2011
Word Count
133584
Budget
$1000 - $2500
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Male
Age Range
-
Category
Audiobooks

Job Description

This recording will be made into an Audiobook for Audible.com/Amazon. Please send us an mp3 audition no longer than 5 minutes, following the attached script.

Details:


7,000 Clams: A Novel
By Lee Irby

Estimated Length:
14.4 hours
Frank Hearn is a small-time bootlegger and bruiser in 1920's New York City. He's just had a shipment of top-quality Canadian booze stolen from his apartment, and after catching up with the thieves -- gently reminding them never to steal from him again -- he finds something on them that catches his eye. On a scrap of paper, hand-written and unmistakably authentic, is an IOU for seven-thousand dollars signed by Babe Ruth. Seven-thousand clams is a lot of money...and Frank decides to track the Babe to St. Petersburg, Florida, where the New York Yankees are about to begin spring training. He takes with him a curvy blonde named Ginger whom he just met the night before. She's smart, pistol-packing, on the run, and the perfect accomplice to help lure the Babe. But Frank and Ginger aren't the only ones to descend on St. Petersburg. There are hustlers and Yankee fans, gamblers and criminals, all looking to exploit the booming town. There's a crime underboss who reports directly to Al Capone, leading a team of gangsters who are looking for a curvy gal named Ginger... And there's a two-bit thief who is finding that he likes the taste of murder. Lee Irby gets the period perfectly, spinning an enormously entertaining tale with an ensemble cast of vivid characters in the tradition of Elmore Leonard or James Swain.

Requires a narrator who can perform:
Genre:
Fiction
Fiction/Nonfiction:
Fiction
Gender:
Male
Language:
English
Character Age:
Adult
Accent:
American-General American
Vocal Style:
Straightforward

Comments from the Rights Holder:
Lee Irby is an Assistant Professor of History at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. 7,000 Clams is his first novel.

HARD-BOILED, ELMORE LEONARD-ESQUE FEEL WILL APPEAL TO MYSTERY LOVERS AND SPORTS FANS. 2. FROM BABE RUTH TO AL CAPONE TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES, THE ROARING 20s COMES VIVIDLY TO LIFE: Lee Irby's story is dripping with color and larger-than-life characters, both real and imagined. The 20s slang, fashions, and smell of bootlegged liquor make this a first novel with terrific potential.
HISTORICALLY ACCURATE: Irby is a history professor and Twenties fanatic--all background plot details in this novel are absolutely authentic.


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