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More Kudos For Going Shogun

by DJ on November 1st, 2014 at 6:17pm

I’m very proud of Going Shogun, and so it pleases me to no end when more people discover it. The newest review, just out this week, gives it 4 out of 5 stars, and says:

I listen to a lot of audiobooks (this is my 274th audiobook review) and I don’t remember ever hearing Holte before. If he is new, I can only assume I will be hearing a lot more from him. If he has done a lot of voice work, it is a pity that I have missed him until now because he is gifted. The voices he created made vivid images of the characters in my mind.

Thanks to DWD’s Reviews for taking the time to listen to and review Going Shogun. Get your own copy today at Audible, iTunes, or Amazon.

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Going Shogun: The Best Review I’ve Ever Received

by DJ on August 10th, 2014 at 10:21pm

Wowee wow wah! A rave 5-star review from Judy Purdee at the Love2Listen blog for my latest audiobook, Going Shogun (written by Ernie Lindsey).

Listening to Going Shogun is the most fun I’ve had in ages.  I’m on my third time listening and I’m still giggling and grinning.  I love Ernie Lindsey’s sense of humor and his ability to tell a story so vividly I feel as if I’m there.  I was totally entertained by the adventures of Chris (aka Brick) and his best friend Forklift and their world dominated by a controlling government agency called The Board.  Chris seems to be an ordinary young man looking to better his station in life.  Forklift, with his buck teeth and zebra striped hair stands out in a crowd, as Chris puts it “like a French fry in a basket of Tater Tots.” Forklift also has a unique jargon which he seems to invent as he speaks.  I love the street slang and names that were just plain funny, like the garage band Grime and Punishment or the country band  Tale of Two Kitties.  

I have the Kindle version and I had to check it to determine if the adventurers are going to Urine Town or You’re-in-Town.  But reading Going Shogun it and hearing DJ Holte’s performance is  like the difference between watching a black and white movie on a 19″ TV  and then watching it at the theater in full color with surround sound. His performance is perfect with a unique voice for each character.  He is able to capture the emotion of the moment, whether the characters experiencing danger,  excitement or romance.

I give Going Shogun  5 stars and highly recommend it with a warning:  Every audiobook you listen to afterward will seem mighty dull.


Pretty awesome review, huh? But this audiobook really is a great listen, folks… and I’m not just saying that because I narrated it. 😉 Grab your own copy on Amazon & iTunes — just search for Going Shogun.

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A Brand-New Audiobook

by DJ on July 4th, 2014 at 5:12pm

Happy 4th to my American friends, and Happy Friday to everyone else! Please join me in my own celebration, of my latest audiobook Going Shogun, now on sale! It’s a really fun, futuristic romp with great characters, terrific writing, and a cool story. Check out the preview below to hear selections from the book, and don’t forget to follow the amazing author, Ernie Lindsey, who I’m so grateful to for allowing me to be a part of this outstanding project.

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4 Stars For Harmless

by DJ on June 11th, 2014 at 3:34am

Yet another review praising Harmless, the audiobook I narrated late last year. Thanks to Martha at Martha’s Bookshelf for taking the time to listen and share her thoughts!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

by DJ on May 11th, 2014 at 8:34am


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It’s Almost Like A Real Trailer And Stuff

by DJ on March 31st, 2014 at 9:13pm

Introducing… the world premiere of the official trailer for Harmless, the audiobook (written by Ernie Lindsey and narrated by yours truly).

It was a lot of fun to produce, and I’m bold enough to think that you’ll probably want to get your own copy of the audiobook after you watch the video. 😉

Anyway, please enjoy — and feel free to share!

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YouTube Has Become Self-Aware And Is Writing Poetry

by DJ on March 24th, 2014 at 1:53am

YouTube’s automatic captioning is the new Bob Dylan. I was uploading a video tonight, and for some reason the auto-captions tried to interpret parts of the video that only had music, no voice. Here is what it said… is it mere ramblings of a computerized voice recognition software gone awry, or is it insightful and profound poetry? (I have not altered this in any way.) You be the judge…

bomb Kong the murder
home the murder bed
for from burden bomb


bomb Kong
the murder the murder

for so
the wrong


~ YouTube automatic captioning service, 3/24/2014

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