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The Beam

The Beam Season One

Book 1

By: Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt

Performed by: Chris Patton, Jeffrey Kafer, Johnny Heller, R.C. Bray, Rachel Fulginiti, Ralph Lister, Ray Chase, Tara Sands

Released: October 17, 2014

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 20 hr, 0 min

A sci-fi political thriller set in a terrifyingly real future

When all of humanity is connected, the center of the web is the seat of true power.

The world’s old political borders have dissolved. The NAU is civilization’s carcass, a nation ruled by two political parties: Enterprise, the sink-or-swim party where each party member has no one else to blame for their starvation or astronomical wealth; and Directorate, whose members have a guaranteed safety net but can never rise above their station.

Every six years, an election determines the NAU’s future. The process is called Shift, and the next one is approaching. With humanity intertwined by way of the Beam—a hyper-advanced version of the Internet that serves every whim and need—Shift is the be-all and the end-all. More than an electoral method, it is the future’s political discourse.

In the midst of tumultuous politics, some players are making their own moves. Doc, a black-market nanoenhancement vendor, discovers a disturbing trend of upgrades among his clientele. Nicolai, political speechwriter for the head of Directorate, struggles to find his independence in a life that is supposed to be devoted to the Party, all the while unaware of his own terrifying connection to the Beam. And Kai, an escort and assassin as lethal as she is flexible, becomes embroiled in the machinations of her top clients—because after all, the political elite choose only the best to warm their sheets at night.

And through it all, a shadowy group is pulling strings behind the scenes, guiding Shift exactly where they want it to go. Their identities are unknown to all but a few, and anyone who stumbles upon them by accident—or, worse, learns their true goal—is swiftly disposed of. But if their power goes unchecked, they will shape the fate of millions for years to come …

Plug your mind into The Beam. It’s been waiting for you.

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Author:

Johnny B. Truant

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Sean Platt

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PERFORMER:

Jeffrey Kafer

Jeffrey Kafer is a full-time SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator and consultant. He has narrated over 700 books in almost every genre for such authors Clive Barker, Steve Alten, Maya Banks, Gregg Olsen and many others. He has 2 degrees in cinema and broadcasting and spent the first part of his career as a video game tester for Microsoft before following his true passion of acting. He’s been on stage since he was 13 (his mom still has the bellhop costume she made) and currently lives in Los Angeles with his family and dog. Learn more at Audiobook-voice-over.com

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Johnny Heller

Johnny Heller was named a Golden Voice Lifetime Achievement Award Winner ? one of the highest honors in the audiobook industry ? in 2019. He has recorded over 800 audiobooks in every genre. He is a 3-time Audie Award winner with wins in 2005, 2009 and 2019 and is a 10-time nominee. Johnny was named an Audiofile Best Voice 2009-2011, 2014 and 2015. He is a Publishers? Weekly Listen Up Award Winner 2008-2018 and a multiple Booklist Editors Choice Winner. A winner of over 30 Earphone Awards and 3 SOVAS Awards, Johnny was named one of the top 50 Voices of the 20th Century by Audiofile Magazine. Heller has over 35 years of experience in the industry, working in voice-over, stage, television and stand-up comedy and teaching. Johnny is an internationally acclaimed acting coach working with actors in audiobook narration and commercial voice over. Hs workshops have been called ?game changing? and ?an opportunity not be missed? by attendees. Visit Johnny at www.johnnyheller.com

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R.C. Bray

Fan favorite R.C. Bray has narrated over 300 audiobooks. He is the recipient of multiple industry awards including his Audie Award-winning performance of Andy Weir's The Martian in 2015. When not skiing black diamonds backwards, enthralling onlookers with his parkour skills, and charging hard in the North Shore, R.C. can be found spinning yarns to make himself sound so much more interesting than he truly is. He lives in New England with his gorgeous wife and three beautiful children.

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Ralph Lister

Ralph Lister is a native-British, multiple Audie Award winner/finalist and Earphones Award winner, and over 9 years has narrated more than 450 single-voice and multi-cast audiobooks. In addition, he is known internationally as the voice of Walter ?Angel of Death? Dollnez in cult manga series Hellsing and as Jesse Eisenberg?s assistant Dr. Emmet Vale in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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TITLES FROM the SERIES

The Beam Season One

The Beam, Book 1

The Beam Season Two

The Beam, Book 2