Time Pebbles | Podium Audio

Time Pebbles

By: Jerry Merritt

Performed by: Emily Sutton-Smith

Released: May 15, 2018

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 08 hr, 50 min

Tekla, son of an ancient shaman, loses Ka Li when she is torn from his life by a brutal tribe of Denisovans in a Late Pleistocene kidnapping.
Ka Li escapes but is unarmed and forced to flee across the Bering land bridge where she becomes hopelessly lost in the endless tracts of North America. Only Tekla cares enough to search for her over the years. As Ka Li survives fierce predators and scarce resources, she leaves behind a series of signal cairns to help Tekla find her.
Skipping forward 60,000 years, Helen Ryland, a mid-20th century archaeologist, unearths one of Ka Li’s surviving signal cairns and realizes she has found trace of people who populated the Americas even before the Clovis culture. Helen’s detective work tracking Ka Li’s timeless signals across the Alaskan wilderness now intertwines with Ka Li’s story. As Helen solves the puzzle of the signal cairns she finds universal fame and suffers devastating misfortune. In the end, Helen discovers that science in isolation cannot answer all of her questions for Tekla’s devotion to Ka Li had not died even though 600 centuries had passed.



Jerry Merritt



Emily Sutton-Smith

Emily is a professional actress, and one of the co-Founders of the [Williamston Theatre](http://www.williamstontheatre.org/). Appearances on the WT stage include _Tracy Jones_, _Out of Orbit_ (2018 Lansing City Pulse Pulsar Award, Best Actress in a Drama), _Doublewide_, _Summer Retreat_, _Too Much, Too Much, Too Many_, _Miracle on South Division Street_ (2015 Wilde Award, Best Actress in a Comedy), _End Days, The Usual: A Musical Love Story, The Smell of the Kill, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds_ (2009 Best Actress Thespie Award, Lansing State Journal), _Maidens, Mothers and Crones_ and _Additional Particulars_. A New York City native, she has worked onstage at almost all the Equity Theatres in Michigan, including the Purple Rose Theatre, Performance Network Theatre, Tipping Point Theatre, the Detroit Rep, the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and MeadowBrook Theatre. Emily is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. Film and TV credits include: _The Funeral Guest_, _Gifted Hands, Butterfly Effect: Revelation, The Prince of Motor City_ and _Nevermore_. Emily is the narrator of over 200 audio books (available through [Audible.com](http://www.audible.com/search?advsearchKeywords=emily+sutton-smith)), studied acting at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York City, and holds a Grande Diploma in Pastry Arts from the French Culinary Institute. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University.