Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Audiobook Blog Tour 'Omari and the People' by Stephen Whitfield

Today I’m excited to participate in the Audiobook Blog Tour for ‘Omari and the People’ written by Stephen Whitfield, and narrated by Curt Simmons. This is a Fiction novel with a touch of magical realism. Read more information about this book here, and listen to a sample of ‘Omari and the People’.

About the Book:

In a squalid ancient city on the edge of a desert (based in part on the Empty Quarter in Arabia) a weary, thrill-seeking thief named Omari sets his home afire to start anew and to cover his many crimes. When the entire city is unintentionally destroyed by the flames, the cornered thief tells the displaced people a lie about a better place which only he can lead them to, across the desert. With the help of an aged, mysterious woman who knows a better place actually does exist, they set out. The disparate people must come together to fight their way through bandits, storms, epidemics, and more. As a result of Omari's involvement with Saba, a fiercely independent woman who is out to break him in the pay of a merchant whom he has offended, his ability to lead his life and the success of the caravan - is jeopardized.

The Facts:

ShirleyCastle Press on June 20, 2016
Curt Simmons
11 hours and 17 minutes
Available at:

Audiobook Sample:

About the Author:

Chicago-born Stephen Whitfield began writing as a Marine Corps print journalist. His writing has appeared in military publications, as well as the Kansas City Star and the Jersey Journal. He holds degrees from Loyola University Chicago, Chicago Theological Seminary, and Indiana University. His various adventures have taken him to such places as London, Paris, Trondheim, Johannesburg, Beirut, most of The Virgin Islands and the wilder neighborhoods of Chicago.

For more information about Stephen Whitfield please visit his website. You can also visit Stephen on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, LinkedIn and Pinterest

About the Narrator:

Curt lives in Seattle and produces and narrates audiobooks in his home studio. He began his performing career in college as a stage actor and radio personality. After college, in addition to acting, Curt also did voiceovers for commercials, which he also wrote, directed, and edited for broadcast TV. Following the birth of his daughter in 1984, he left the performing arts to pursue a more “stable” profession managing projects. Then, in 2014 he returned to the professional stage for the first time in over 30 years as Walter Flood in Becky’s New Car by Stephen Dietz. He has also appeared recently as Lyman in Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz and Ralph in The Last Romance by Joseph DiPietro. Omari and the People is Curt’s sixth audiobook.

For more information about Curt Simmons please visit his website. Or visit him on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, LinkedIn and Soundcloud.


This event was organized by The Audiobookworm


  1. Hi Maureen. Thank you for hosting the tour and the Giveaway. It's a pleasure to be on Maureensbooks. I am happy to chat with your readers. Oh, and thanks for posting the audio excerpt. It's one of my favorites. The last half is particularly poetic, beautifully written.


    1. You're very welcome Curt. Thanks for stopping by and commenting ;)


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