Going Public… In Shorts with Cris Dukehart + Mark Twain + Contest!


Oh My Goodness! Oh My Goodness! Did you know June is Audio Book Month? *nods* yep 😀


I am beyond thrilled to be a stop for the Going Public… In Shorts project. (the love child of XE Sands and Spoken Freely and may I say what a beautiful, bouncing bundle of joy it is 😉 )


All June Going Public… In Shorts participating narrators are giving us gifts! Lovingly recorded works of public domain or shared via creative commons are being released into the world wide web and free to enjoy for the week of their birth (hmmm running out of new baby comparisons! ) The recordings are also available for purchase via Blackstone Audio and Downpour with the proceeds benefiting children’s literacy.


The Book Tart was matched with Cris Dukehart! *Kermit Flail* She rocks the Casbah and we had a pajama party Google Giggle Hangout *points down somewhere in post* to chat about voice work, sweat, love letters and naked pictures. Ha! See? She’s awesome and the narrators of today’s release.




Eve’s Diary by Mark Twain. Listen!  *points down again* Enjoy! Then consider making a purchase and keeping it for future enjoyment and to help out a great cause!


(((hugs))) Kat
The Queen of Tarts
PS. Cris’ publisher Tantor has sponsored a contest to win Jennifer Ashley’s Tiger Magic audio book! Details at bottom


Going Public… In Shorts

June 22nd

♥ Eve’s Diary♥

by Mark Twain

Narrator: Cris Dukehart

Listening & Downloading 

Eve’s Diary  is offered in full for online listening through June 27th. You can also purchase a download of this story via Downpour, with proceeds going to Reach Out and Read.

♥ enjoy!


Google Giggle Hangout with Cris Dukehart!



Story Release / Blog Appearance Schedule:

Remember each piece is available to listen to for free the week of it’s release! All of them may be purchased with the proceeds going to a great children’s literature group  Reach Out and Read. 😀

6/1   Robert Fass: The Spectre Bridegroom, by Washington Irving

Johnny Heller: Skip Tracer Bullets, by Joe Archibald

Robert & Johnny will launch the project together @Publishers Weekly’s PWxyz Blog

6/2   Karen White @Linus’s Blanket – Selection: The Death of a Soldier, by Louisa May Alcott

6/3   Mark Turetsky @Reading in Winter – Selection: Beyond Lies the Wub, by Philip K. Dick

6/4   Susan Ericksen @The Reading Date – Selection: Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad, by M.R. James

6/4   John Pruden @Going Public – Selection: A Blackjack Bargainer, by O. Henry

6/5   David Drummond @Books, Personally – Selection: The Death of a Government Clerk, by Anton Chekhov

6/6   Jo Anna Perrin @Audiobook DJ – Selection: A Society, by Virginia Woolf

6/7   Simon Vance @My Books, My Life – Selection: Essay from Wild Life in a Southern County, by Richard Jeffries

6/8   Gary Dikeos @Rachel Has Spoken – Selection: The Open Window, by H. H. Munroe (Saki)

6/9   Gabrielle de Cuir @Teresa’s Reading Corner – Selection: Prince Bull, by Charles Dickens

6/10  Paul Michael Garcia @SFF Audio (podcast!) – Selection: The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe

Dick Hill @Jenn’s Bookshelves – Selection: Two Illuminating Stories: The Story of the Bad Little Boy, and The Story of the Good Little Boy, by Mark Twain

6/11  Cassandra Campbell @Devourer of Books – Selection: The Stone of Invisibility, by Giovanni Boccaccio

6/12  Luke Daniels @ Kevin Hearne’s Blog – Selection: The Orange Fairy Book: The Frog and the Lion Fairy, by Andrew Lang

6/13  Robin Eller @Lakeside Musing – Selection: The Yellow Fairy Book: How to Tell a True Princess, by Andrew Lang

6/13  Patrick Lawlor @Bermuda Onion – Selection: The Lottery Ticket, by Anton Chekhov

6/14  Diane Havens @Michael Stephen Daigle’s Blog – Selection: The Selfish Giant, by Oscar Wilde

6/14  Scott O’Neill @JT Kalnay’s Blog – Selection: The Nice People, by Henry Cuyler Bunner **

6/15  Hillary Huber @AudioGals – Selection: The Necklace, by Guy de Maupassant

6/16  Kaleo Griffith @Overreader – Selection: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, by Mark Twain

6/17  Adam Verner @Anita Loves Books – Selection; Brown Wolf, by Jack London

6/18  Tish Hicks @Romance Magicians – Selection: Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin

6/19  Arielle DeLisle @Bookfan – Selection: A Pair of Silk Stockings, by Kate Chopin

6/19  Rachel Fulginiti @The Voiceover Boblog – Selection: Death of a Woman, by Gertrude Atherton

6/20  Stefan Rudnicki @A Book and a Latte – Selection: The Prophet’s Paradise, by Robert W. Chambers

6/21  Coleen Marlo @Literate Housewife – Selection: The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry

♥ 6/22  Cris Dukehart @The Book Tart – Selection: Eve’s Diary, by Mark Twain

6/23  Oliver Wyman @The Guilded Earlobe – Selection: Pickman’s Model, by H.P. Lovecraft

6/24  John Lee @Beth Fish Reads – Selection: Eveline (from The Dubliners), by James Joyce

6/25  Peter Berkrot @Jen’s Book Thoughts – Selection: The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

6/25  Jeffrey Kafer @Kent Holloway’s Blog – Selection: The Monkey’s Paw, by W. W. Jacobs

6/26  Vanessa Hart @My Bookish Ways – Selection: The Ice Palace, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

6/27  Amy Rubinate @Miss Susie’s Reading & Observations – Selection: Adventure, by Sherwood Anderson

6/28  Kyle Munley @Emily’s Reading Room – Selection: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce

6/28  Xe Sands @The Oddiophile – Selection: The Yellow Wallpaper, & Why I Wrote The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

6/29  John McLain @Narrator Reviews – Selection: Mountain Man, by Robert Ervin Howard

6/30  Dion Graham @Literate Housewife – Selection: Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

**Tentative release date


cris dukehartMore Cris:

Voice Over gal, Audiobook Narrator, wearer of fun socks… I live in a wee Tudor cottage in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. I am mom to one silly smallish person and two acquired larger smallish people… I spend most days hanging out in my little padded room talking to myself… an academic at heart, I graduated from Johns Hopkins University. Johns Hopkins is a lovely school but has nothing to do with voiceover or audiobook narration and so I have also studied with the incomparable Nancy Wolfson (www.braintracksaudio.com), voice legend, Pat Fraley, Narrator Extraordinaire, Scott Brick, and firecracker gal narrator Renee Raudman.

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Tiger MagicTiger Magic

Written by: Jennifer Ashley Narrated by: Cris DukehartLength: 10 hrs and 13 mins

Series: Shifters Unbound, Book 5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Audio Book

He doesn’t have a name. He doesn’t have a clan. The humans who held him prisoner for 40 years have taken them away. He knew nothing but captivity until nearly a year ago, when he was released into the light. Now Tiger lives in the Austin Shiftertown, where he struggles to belong and searches for an identity.

Carly Randal thinks her fabulous life is complete – until her car breaks down on the side of the road and the only one around to help her is a wild-looking Shifter. Tiger takes one look at Carly and knows instantly that she will be his mate. As Carly is drawn into Tiger’s Shifter world, she risks everything she has for that forbidden something she still wants: passionate love.

©2013 Jennifer Ashley (P)2013 Tantor

♥ Buy this ebook from : Amazon | Audible| Barnes & Noble |



What: Tantor is very generously giving a lucky duck commenter on The Book Tart

Tiger Magic!

By Jennifer Ashley

Narrated by Cris Dukehart 😀

Who: Open International

(cause they’re shipping to me and I’ll ship to the winner 😀 )

When: Now- June 30th

How: Use the rafflecopter and leave us a comment telling us…

the food or drink you make the most noise eating and imagine narrators need to avoid too!

detailed rules in rafflecopter.

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

7 Replies to “Going Public… In Shorts with Cris Dukehart + Mark Twain + Contest!”

  1. I would think that mint chocolate chip ice cream would be #1 on the hit list of NO-NO foods for a narrator, but how can one think to be creative without at least one bite of a S’MOREs per day?

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