I'm From the Sun

The Gustafer Yellowgold Story
4 out of 5 stars (260 ratings)

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About This Audible Original

Whether you’re a sunling or an earthling, growing up isn’t easy. Shy nine-year- old Gustafer Yellowgold has to grapple with neighborhood bullies, an over- achieving brother, and parental expectations just like kids on Earth do. He would rather lose himself in comic books and dream the day away than make deliveries for his father’s raisin-butchering business after school. Fateful events put Gustafer at his ultimate crossroad when he sees a darker opportunity to control his own destiny on the Sun.

Two-time Grammy nominee Morgan Taylor has long been a hit equally with ever-hip parents and kids on the family circuit with his smart and catchy multimedia concerts. At last, he gets to tell the full backstory of his creation, Gustafer. Featuring 13 brand new songs and fresh recordings of three fan favorites, all produced by Pat Sansone of WILCO, this captivating Audible Original is great for family listening as well as for kids ages six and up to discover and enjoy on their own. Besides hours of delightful storytelling and music, listeners will take away some mildly revolutionary life lessons: Be yourself, no matter what your age, and don’t be afraid to take your own path.

Enjoy a special bonus in Chapter 15, with an exclusive full album of the songs featured in I’m From the Sun. You will also get a free PDF download including key character art and scenes from the hand of Morgan Taylor, and a complete lyric compendium too! Only from Audible.

©2018 Morgan Taylor (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

Go Behind the Scenes with Morgan Taylor

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Meet the Sunlings

You’ve heard the songs and enjoyed the animated videos. Here’s your chance to learn about the larger cast of characters that enliven Gustafer’s sun-drenched adventures.

Our favorite moments from Gustafer Yellowgold

  • Gustafer Yellowgold – Trailer
  • By: Morgan Taylor
Bask in the Gustafer sensation
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – The Hot Malt Eagle
  • By: Morgan Taylor
The coolest putter bike on the Sun!
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – The Hovering Gidget Whizzer
  • By: Morgan Taylor
A new flying contraption
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – Feel your Shine
  • By: Morgan Taylor
Gustafer gets some advice

Sample I'm From the Sun

  • Gustafer Yellowgold – Trailer
  • Bask in the Gustafer sensation
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – The Hot Malt Eagle
  • The coolest putter bike on the Sun!
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – The Hovering Gidget Whizzer
  • A new flying contraption
  • Gustafer Yellowgold – Feel your Shine
  • Gustafer gets some advice

A lively narrative plus music captures Gustafer’s origin story.

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About the Creator and Performer

After a dozen or so years in the Dayton, Ohio indie-rock scene, mostly self-taught musical and visual artist Morgan Taylor moved to NYC in 1999 in pursuit of a life in the arts. While primarily focusing on songwriting and performing, Taylor honed his skills as a professional sound engineer. By 2004 he brought his love of drawing into the blend to self-produce the first Gustafer Yellowgold picture books, with cartoon images depicting the lyrics of some of his quirkier indie-folk pop songs. The books soon became animated, read-along music videos. The strong reaction from fans and press inspired Taylor to hit the stage with an early version of his multimedia concert in spring of 2005; within three years, he was full-time into the world of Gustafer. Over 2,000 live performances, eight CD/DVD albums, and two Grammy nominations later, Taylor is just hitting his creative stride with the Gustafer Yellowgold series.

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I love this! Beatles meet Queen on the SUN.

I don't even have kids and I'm hooked in to this fantastical and fantastic... experience. Clever, smart, rocking. It sounds as if The Beatles, Freddie Mercury and The Simpsons had a hilarious time together.

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Story & music with the power to enhance childhood!

It is not an overstatement to say that the music of, and backstory to, the tale of Gustafer Yellowgold changed my family's life. Thanks to Morgan Taylor's creation, my daughters grew up over the past decade knowing that there are alternatives to pop culture and that those alternatives can be weird and wonderful. The Gustafer Yellowgold songs are funny, charming, introspective and touch on universal topics of family, friends, food, and finding your place in the world. I cannot recommend this Audible story enough for you and your family!

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We've Loved Gustafer for Years!

There is still SO little kids' music that will not drive parents out of the room-- and that tells a truly creative story full of wonder and weirdness. Gustafer and his ever-growing crowd of buddies send the imagination off in all kinds of unexpected directions. The songs are catchy but also rich and surprising enough to be listened to many many times. My kids and I would follow Mr. Yellowgold anywhere, including to the sun. Check him out!!

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For kids and very sophisticated adults

Gustafer Yellowgold is easily the most innovative family-oriented project of the last decade. So happy to see this new chapter and format in the ongoing saga of this alien who comes to our planet from his home on the sun and the diverse group of characters he befriends along the way.

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Good one

it's a wonderful book with nice story line songs are good and catchy...kids will like it..

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Love the Music, Love the Story!

Gustafer Yellowgold has been on repeat in our house as my children have thoroughly enjoyed the story and music. I even find myself humming some of the tunes. The songs are catchy and the story and characters captivate their imagination and attention. We love Gustafer!

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Awesome book

The story is amazing, the original songs are amazing, the performance is amazing. I have not a single complaint about this and hope he makes a sequel.

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entertaining

story is great the narrators are excellent . the music is worth listening to between chapters and end of this audiobook.

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Visualize your mind!!!

I enjoyed listening everything was thought out and executed well. The tone, enthusiasm and music is all enjoyed and allows you to produce visualizations.....so much fun!!!😁💜

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Great book and music!

This was a great story that was engaging and fun! There was a song at the end of every chapter about what has happened. The songs were wonderfully done and enjoyable! My children and I loved it!!!

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