The Berlin Principle | Podium Audio

Altered State

The Berlin Principle

Book 1

By: J.G. Jenkinson

Performed by: Nick Cracknell

Released: November 15, 2022

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 09 hr, 59 min

In an East Berlin basement a physicist toils to right the wrongs of the past.
Dr Rudi Kessler is plagued by nightmares of his childhood, caught between a desperate and dying Fatherland and a merciless, despotic Motherland. But some nights, the nightmares are ushered away with dreams of a girl. A girl he swears he knows. A girl he loves.
In a future dystopian Britain, Olga Felsen suffers under the jackboot of German imperialism. After nearly losing herself to the depravity that lurks beneath Reich’s wholesome veneer, Olga and her rescuer embark on a race across deserts and seas to try to save the world from Rudi’s misguided actions, and Otto must intervene in a weapon capable of flattening an entire city.
Each will be betrayed, their worlds torn down around them.
Each will change the course of history.
And each somehow knows that this is not the first time they have lived this life.



J.G. Jenkinson



Nick Cracknell

I hosted morning radio shows for over 25 years in NY, CT, RI, and Virginia, during which time I voiced comedy bits, interviewed celebrities, MC'd concerts, flew in a stunt plane, landed by helicopter on an aircraft carrier, and even joined a seance hoping to connect with Houdini! I brought my vocal skills to the equally exciting world of audiobook production in 2017, narrating such notable works as "Devolution" by John Casey (a book reviewed by the CIA!); "Conrad's Honor," by Alex Ryan; the 7 book "Linear Tactical Series" by Janie Crouch; the "Lunatic City" series by T. Allen Diaz; and many more. I possess a deep, rich baritone, ideally suited for the sarcastic detective, the clandestine spy, the romantic lover, the wandering cowboy, or the military commander.