• Thomas Block
  • An International Bestselling novelist and Audible Approved Narrator who has turned his own novels and those of other authors into audio.
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: FL,United States
  • Website: www.ThomasBlockNovels.com
  • Available for: Royalty Share or $200-$400 PFH

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Death Rattle

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-Western
Vocal Style : Rough/edgy
Performance Notes
From Book Two of the Arizona Borderlands Mystery series by Carl & Jane Bock, this scene toward the conclusion of "Death Rattle" has the young Deputy Sheriff at the County Jail, interviewing the old man now charged with the crimes.

Dark Horse

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Seductive/Sexy
Performance Notes
In a modern day Western romance by Jeanne Harrell, the shy young cowboy and the young woman he's met have finally gotten together....

London Spies

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Sophisticated
Performance Notes
From the SJ Slagle novel, "London Spies", a World War II thriller/romance, featuring a female lead character (American Embassy secretary). She goes to a party with a State Department man she's just met.

Cold Comfort

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Seductive/Sexy
Performance Notes
From the Larry Darter novel, "Cold Comfort", the lead character/private detective is discussing his relationship and plans with his long-time girl friend.

CAT: Zack Tolliver, FBI

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Ending scene of the R Lawson Gamble Novel, 'Cat', where the FBI agent is attacked by the mountain lion which is, in fact, the Navajo Evil Spirit....an example of my use of music to enhance key emotional/focus points in the book.

Self Confidence

Category : Self Development
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Introduction from a self-help book on developing Self Confidence and Self Esteem.

Open Skies

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Flirtatious
Performance Notes
My own novel, Open Skies, an airline/detective/romance/comedy - done in first person (male) and with a number of female characters, humor and romance.

The Back Forty

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Warm
Performance Notes
From the novel by Tom Benenson, in this scene a young woman meets a man who had been in love with her deceased mother many years earlier and may be her actual father. In this scene, an extract of background music is used to enhance it.

Bogies & Bandits, The Making of a Fighter Pilot

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
From the Robert Gandt non-fiction book on US Military aviation and the making of a fighter pilot, the scene of a Memorial Service (funeral) for a fighter pilot who had crashed and died. It's also an example of the use of suitable music as an enhancement at specific emotional/focus points in a story.

Final Approach: Northwest Airlines Flight 650, Tragedy and Triumph

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
By Lyle Prouse, this is the very powerful and very moving true story of the first airline pilot to be arrested and imprisoned for flying drunk - his fall, and his rise again.

Captain

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Range: mid-range
Performance Notes
From my own novel, "Captain", a scene in the cockpit of an airliner in danger, with an emotional transition and exchange between two of the major characters. It is also an example of the (sparing) use of suitable music to highlight significant emotional and/or focus points in the storyline.

Thomas Block is an Audible Approved Narrator who has also written a number of aviation-oriented novels, many which have gone on to acquire best-seller status in numerous countries. His novel writing began with the publication of "Mayday" in 1979. That novel was rewritten with novelist Nelson DeMille in 1998 and remains on DeMille's extensive backlist. "Mayday" became a CBS Movie of the Week in October, 2005. Several of the other novels by Block include "Orbit" (a top bestseller in Germany, among other nations), "Airship Nine", "Forced Landing" (also done as a radio serialization drama in Japan), "Skyfall", "Open Skies" and his latest novel, "Captain". Thomas Block is still writing both fiction and non-fiction, and his novels are available in ebook, print and audio editions. In 2013, Block began working with audio books through ACX. He has set up an appropriate audio studio at his ranch in Florida and has stocked it entirely with professional grade audio equipment, software and accessories. He began the audio experience by initially recording his own novels, but has since began working with other authors to do the audio versions of their works. As a novelist who has sold multi-millions of books throughout his career, Thomas Block can approach the audio version of a novel not simply as a performer but also as one who can truly understand and appreciate the nature of the writer's task in creating a particular work. In February, 2017, he was awarded the coveted status of "Audible Approved Narrator" through his work with ACX. In addition to novel writing, Thomas Block began writing for aviation magazines in 1968 and over the next five decades his work has appeared in numerous publications. He worked 20 years at FLYING Magazine as Contributing Editor, and as Contributing Editor to Plane & Pilot Magazine for 11 years. Block became Editor-at-Large for Piper Flyer Magazine and Cessna Flyer Magazine in 2001. During his long career as an aviation writer he has written on a wide array of subjects that range from involvement with government officials to evaluation reports on most everything that flies. An airline pilot for US Airways for over 36 years before his retirement in April, 2000, Captain Thomas Block has been a pilot since 1959. Since 2002, he has lived on a ranch in Florida with his wife Sharon where they board, compete and train horsesas well as work on audio books. Complete information is available at http://www.ThomasBlockNovels.com or through the author's additional website at http://www.FlyingB-Ranch.com. For Facebook users, complete information about Thomas Block Novels can also be found at two interlinked Facebook sites: http://www.Facebook.com/Captain.by.Thomas.Block http://www.Facebook.com/ThomasBlockNovels.
Audio books, here is a partial list of the 70+ titles thru March, 2018: 'Open Skies' (Thomas Block), 'Captain' (Thomas Block), 'Cooper Collection 125 - LOL (Bill Bernico), 'Cooper Collection 126 - Re-Cooper-ation (Bill Bernico), 'Squawk 7700' (Peter Buffington), 'Cooper Collection 128 - South of the Border (Bill Bernico), 'With Hostile Intent' (Robert Gandt), 'Cooper Six Pack - Six Short Stories' (Bill Bernico), 'The Cooper Era - Book One' (Bill Bernico), 'Skygods - The Fall of Pan Am' (Robert Gandt) - 'China Clipper' (Robert Gandt), 'Creative Writing Career' (Justin Sloan), 'Acts of Vengeance' (Robert Gandt), 'Stockholmed' (David Larson); Tides of War (Nicholas Rogers), CAT (R Lawson Gamble), Equal Time Point, Shadow Flight, The Pilot Class (Harrison Jones), Bogeys and Bandits (Robert Gandt), Mestaclocan (R Lawson Gamble).
An Audible Approved Narrator. Open Skies (audio): What made the experience of listening to Open Skies the most enjoyable? I enjoyed having the author narrate the book himself. I had originally planned on listening while I was reorganizing my den but found the story so captivating, I had to just sit and enjoy. Great character interaction and Mr. Block's knowledge of the airline industry contributes greatly to the believability of the story. Would you consider the audio edition of Open Skies to be better than the print version? The audio edition was excellent. Have not read the book. Mr. Block does an exceptional job bringing the many characters to life. The listener starts to welcome the precise insights and perceptions of the main character that deal with both his personal life the case he is trying to solve. Block makes the main character real... What does Thomas Block bring to the story that you wouldn't experience if you just read the book? Thomas Block orates his new audiobook Open Skies with the gravitas of a senior airline captain. His protagonist Jack Sawyer is a former commercial aviator turned private investigator after his airline fails, and he sours to idea of starting the airline seniority system again from the bottom. When an insolent co-pilot turns up dead-squished between the industrial, hydraulic, lifting joists of a catering truck-the airline's CEO calls upon Jack to explore the probability of foul play. The first clues arrive in the form of barely-missing bullets fired from an unknown, handgun-wielding adversary. Retired Captain Block salts his novel with airport, airline, and aircraft details using his skill as an experienced industry insider. What made the experience of listening to Open Skies the most enjoyable? Mr. Block's story telling excellence, is able to create, circumstance after circumstance that challenges the listeners minds to try and imagine what might be coming next. As each chapter unfolds, it acts as an appetizer, whetting the appetite to move forward to race to the next chapter. I listened in the car on the way home from work. One night I arrived home, and I was fully engrossed in the excitement of the story. Then there came a knock on the driver's side window. It was my wife who came to check on my health, as I been sitting there for approximately 15 minutes and just couldn't tear myself away until the chapter break. Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How? Like premier story tellers, Mr. Block is able to weave a story that at the end of a chapter, leaves you in anxious anticipation. Obviously his experience as an Airline Captain, adds credibility to the plot as it unfolds. Towards the latter part of the book, you find yourself wanting to move quickly to find out what is going to happen. On the other hand, as you sense the end is nearing, there is the recognition that you really don't want to say goodbye to all the characters you now have come to know and appreciate.

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