News & Views

The News & Views page is where you'll find updates on what MacLeod is up to and hopefully a thoughtful reflection or funny story here and there. This is the blog of my blog-site.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Slipping into Previews

We have started previews for Slipping at Rattlestick. So far we have gotten great audience responses. It is a difficult show, but very rewarding to perform. More work to be done, but the show is in great shape! Hope you can make it!

Good Things

Monday, July 27, 2009

Audiobook Review

The company I work with just sent me this really nice review. I'm happy to hear that people are enjoying the book and the recording.

Good Things

Crows & Cards (unabr.). 6 CDs. 6:42 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2009. ISBN 978-1-4233-9175-3. $69.97.

Gr 4-8–Twelve-year-old Zebulon “Zeb” Crabtree lives the simple life with his brothers and sisters on a farm in 1849. Then his father gets the notion that Zeb should be sent to St. Louis to learn to be a tanner by apprenticing with his great-uncle Seth. Shipped off on a riverboat, Zeb falls under the charms of Charles “Chilly” Larpenteur, a smooth-talking gambler whom he befriends on the ride down the Mississippi. Trapped inside a ruthless world of gambling, Zeb crosses paths with a slave and a blind Indian who has visions. He becomes mesmerized by a medicine man and charmed by a beautiful woman collecting funds for the orphanage. A modern day Mark Twain, Joseph Helgersen spins an engrossing coming-of-age story (Houghton Mifflin, 2009). The charm of the tale lies in the witty storytelling, fascinating characters, and a spot-on theatrical performance by narrator MacLeod Andrews. The author’s tongue-in-cheek humor sizzles under MacLeod’s lively presentation, especially Chilly’s slick talking ways. Fans of the author’s Horns and Wrinkles (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) will revel in this latest installment of this Mississippi River tale.–Robyn Gioia, Bolles School, Ponte Vedra, FL

Review by School Library Journal

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sandman Slim Released

Listen to a sample of my latest audiobook, Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey. Listen to sample.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Americn Theater Magazine

Plenty to talk about and I will be sure to get to it soon. In the meantime, I was pictured with Seth Numrich in this month's issue of American Theater Magazine for the upcoming show Slipping by Daniel Talbott directed by Kirsten Kelly.

Good Things,