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R. Dean Smith

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  • 'Antigonish' or 'The Man Who Wasn't There

  • By: Hughes Mearns
  • Narrated by: K. Anderson Yancy
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

This is the cute, short poem, "Antigonish" or "The Man Who Wasn't There", inspired by reports of the ghost of a man roaming the stairs of a haunted house in Antigonish, a town in Canada's Nova Scotia province.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yancy Brings The Man Out of Hiding

  • By R. Dean Smith on 09-09-15

Yancy Brings The Man Out of Hiding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-15

If you could sum up 'Antigonish' or 'The Man Who Wasn't There in three words, what would they be?

Gripping. Tangible. Entertaining!

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the contradiction of wanting to send away what you cannot control but remains ever present.

Have you listened to any of K. Anderson Yancy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is another excellent interpretation of prose. K. Anderson Yancy has a unique ability to capture and deliver the message of a story in a manner that makes it come alive. He is a master of intonation and timing. He has a skill and style command that reminds me of the way Sinatra can phrase a song with his own unique timing and emphasis.

  • I Have a Rendezvous with Death

  • By: Alan Seeger
  • Narrated by: K. Anderson Yancy
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The poem expresses some of the heart wrenching universal truths and conflicting emotions anyone who goes to war must face: that you'd rather be home than at war and that death is there with you at all times, either waiting for you to die or waiting for you to kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • K. Anderson Yancy Brings Prose to Life

  • By R. Dean Smith on 09-01-15

K. Anderson Yancy Brings Prose to Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-15

Would you consider the audio edition of I Have a Rendezvous with Death to be better than the print version?

Yes. K. Anderson Yancy brings prose to life. The intonations and inflections of his deep and distinctive voice move with the words and so do your interest in what lies ahead for the protagonist. You can hear the magnitude of the task ahead and the resolve to move forward. Well

Which character – as performed by K. Anderson Yancy – was your favorite?

The protaganist as portrayed by K. Anderson Yancy brings to mind the legendary Don Qiuote as he takes on the Impossible Dream.

Any additional comments?

Very well done! I am looking forward to listening to my next K. Anderson Yancy audio book.

  • Horrors of the Blank Page

  • By: K. Anderson Yancy
  • Narrated by: Lesha Montoya, K. Anderson Yancy
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

When a book reviewer trashes a horror writer's latest work in her column, stating a blank page is infinitely more horrifying than his latest work, to her horror he sends her a blank page for comparison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Know Who You're Dealing With

  • By R. Dean Smith on 07-21-15

Know Who You're Dealing With

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-15

What made the experience of listening to Horrors of the Blank Page the most enjoyable?

K Anderson Yancy really knows how to set the mood. It was creepy and entertaining.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the interplay between the victim and her tormentor.

Which character – as performed by Lesha Montoya and K. Anderson Yancy – was your favorite?

Lesha Montoya gave a great plea for mercy that was moving and convincing!

If you could take any character from Horrors of the Blank Page out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Lesha because she was remorseful.

Any additional comments?

great story. I would have loved a longer piece.

  • Alien Protectorate

  • By: K. Anderson Yancy
  • Narrated by: K. Anderson Yancy
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

The world, perpetually at war somewhere, is forced to end its childhood when the federation of Extraterrestrial species that has protected humanity for untold eons reveals itself, heralding in prosperity, technological advancements, longevity, and world peace, compelling humanity to work together as one in a common goal but not quite in the way the protectorate could have possibly foreseen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By C. on 04-30-15

A Revealing Look Into the Future

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this to a friend! I would want to discuss this little gem. Its a quick listen but so provocative I can't wait to talk about it. Alien Protectorate creates a vision of the future that is inviting and yet....

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alien Protectorate?

I really liked the plot twist. I did not see it coming, it was clever and compelling.

Which character – as performed by K. Anderson Yancy – was your favorite?

Narrator

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I laughed and was a little shocked.

Any additional comments?

K. Anderson Yancy has a great sense of humor, irony and purpose. There is always a purpose to his work or social commentary to his work that I find refreshing and justifies every minute I listen. Thanks for entertaining me and making me think at the same time!

  • Bull Sharks vs. the City of Chicago

  • By: K. Anderson Yancy
  • Narrated by: K. Anderson Yancy
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

In Bull Sharks vs. the City of Chicago, in America's third largest city, a Chicago police captain inadvertently finds himself slammed hard between a city cover-up of Lake Michigan's infestation by bull sharks, aggressive man-eaters, and protecting the residents and guests of the city. He's faced with a moral choice: go along with the cover-up and protect himself or be buried by it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sound effects

  • By Slim on 03-04-16

Fast Fun!!!! Frightening but fun!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-15

Where does Bull Sharks vs. the City of Chicago rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top. It's a quick listen but fun from start to finish. Yancy never dissappoints.

What did you like best about this story?

The author has a wonderful sense of how are society handles what frightens it and how we overcome.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really like the response to Bull Sharks by the people of Chicago.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

In this shark tank its all bite and no talk.

or

Jump In - Its Feeding Time!

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  • Reparations I: The Attorneys

  • By: K. Anderson Yancy
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Two African-American attorneys, the best of friends, find themselves opposing council in the legal battle for African-American slavery reparations from the United States, while navigating the U.S. legal system and wrestling with the resulting personal turbulences in their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Binge This!!!! Its Amazing! Compelling!!

  • By R. Dean Smith on 04-12-15

Binge This!!!! Its Amazing! Compelling!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-15

Would you listen to Reparations I: The Attorneys again? Why?

Yes, there is a great story and interesting characters. I felt like I knew them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked the defense attorney, but both had good qualities.

What does full cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Oh my. The voices brought you in some inviting, some seductive and some were smooth yet sinister. Their acting made the story come alive.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was funny yet tense throughout. I really liked the way the defense attorney protects and cares for his family.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this as equally entertaining as it is educational. It creates a possible future that is interesting to consider. Great story with a message.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful