How to Mars | Podium Audio

How to Mars

By: David Ebenbach

Performed by: Avi Roque, Gary Furlong, Gary Tiedemann, Gemma Brayden, Laura Petersen, Tim Campbell

Released: November 30, 2021

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 07 hr, 40 min

What happens when your dream mission to Mars is a reality television nightmare?
For the six lucky scientists selected by the Destination Mars! corporation, a one-way ticket to Mars – in exchange for a lifetime of research – was an absolute no-brainer. The incredible opportunity was clearly worth even the most absurdly tedious screening process. Perhaps worth following the strange protocols in a nonsensical handbook written by an eccentric billionaire. Possibly even worth their constant surveillance, the video of which is carefully edited into a ratings-bonanza back on Earth.
But it turns out that after a while, even scientists can get bored of science. Tempers begin to fray; unsanctioned affairs blossom. When perfectly good equipment begins to fail, the Marsonauts are faced with a possibility that their training just cannot explain.
Irreverent, poignant, and perfectly weird, David Ebenbach’s exciting debut science-fiction outing, like a mission to Mars, is an incredible trip you will never forget.
Includes bonus story What Lights We Have.

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Avi Roque

Avi Roque (They/Them) is a Latine, Trans, Nonbinary actor & voice over artist. Avi comes from a theatre background having performed in a number of stage productions in Chicago & Regionally as well. Avi is also the narrator of several audiobooks, including, New York Time's Best-Seller, Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Avi has additionally been lending their voice to many other titles that feature BIPOC LGBTQIA+ characters, including Julián Is A Mermaid, Fifteen Hundred Miles From The Sun and The Insiders. They are also the voice behind Nonbinary character, Raine Whispers, on **Disney's Animated Series The Owl House.**

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Gary Furlong

_Gary has narrated over 120 books spanning various genres. He is the recipient of an AudioFile Earphones Award and ABR Audibook Listener Award. He specializes in accents and dialect, with fluency in Irish, British RP, and Standard American. He now lives in Texas with his wife and their golden retriever called "Gansey," which means "Sweater" in Irish Gaelic._

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Gary Tiedemann

_Gary Tiedemann is a bilingual, Cuban-American audiobook narrator who learned how to act on the theatre, improv, and sketch-comedy stages of Chicago. He has voiced over 225 audiobook titles since 2014. In addition to making USA Today and New York Times Best Sellers' lists, Gary's audiobook narrations have been recognized with multiple Earphones Awards, a "Best Audiobooks of 2020" Award from Audiofile Magazine, and an Audie Award from the Audio Publishers' Association in 2022. He grew up in Los Angeles and Naples, Florida and is a graduate of Tulane University. For more information about Gary, please visit [www.garytiedemann.com](http://www.garytiedemann.com/)_

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Gemma Brayden

Gemma Brayden has been narrating for three years and has read for over 40 titles under different aliases. Best known for deeply moving narrations spiced with accented voices and tangible dialogue. Her expertise is supported with a bachelor of arts in Theater Performance with specialized vocal training in Voice Performance. As a trained first soprano singer in classic arias (Latin, Italian, German) and traveler at heart, she is often collecting accents. Outside of her fully equipped home studio, you can find Gemma tending to her chickens, her many plant babies, and spending time with family.

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Laura Petersen

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Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell is the Audie, Voice Arts, Independent Audiobook, and Audiofile Earphones Award-winning narrator of over 650 audiobooks. He sings regularly with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, where he has been a part of multiple Grammy Award winning recordings, at LA Opera, and on film and television soundtracks such as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Creed 2, Venom and many others.

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