FREE Olympian Audio Books

I was pleased with the email I received from Audible this morning announcing that during this time of challenge, Audible is making hundreds of teen and children’s audiobooks available for free as long as schools remain closed.  Great move by a good company.  That got me thinking…

The Sixth Day
Alistair McKenzie – actor, composer, playwright, director, producer, screenwriter

In 2013, LA actor, producer and director Alistair McKenzie and I collaborated on two audiobooks offered on Audible:  The Sixth Day and The Olympian.  Since then, Alistair has produced two other audios for this website that you can download from the ‘Complimentary Offerings’ page:  “Rosie, A Tale of Redemption” and “The Christmas Story” from Gaspar, Another Tale of the Christ.  I will forever be indebted to Alistair and the way he has brought my manuscripts to life through his spoken words!

I dug through some old files and realize I still have 11 ‘free download codes’ for The Olympian.

The OlympianDuring these days of uncertainty, I offer these codes for free Olympian audiobooks on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Here are the codes and instructions will follow:

  • T37332UTCX8GK
  • 44GGN74B7BEQT
  • ZY387W7MQ6KL8
  • FKR7H88QXJ6A4

Yes, some codes are longer than others, so don’t be concerned.  To retrieve a copy:

  • Visit
  • Enter the download code into the ‘Redeem Your Promotional Code’ field and click “Redeem”
  • If you are not an Audible customer, you’ll need to create a new account.  Don’t worry, you can use your Amazon account to do this.
  • Follow the instructions.  You’ll have 1 credit applied to your account.
  • Go to The Olympian book’s listing (click this link or the audio cover above)
  • Add it to your cart.  When you check out, you’ll see an option to apply the free credit.

That’s it.  If the code you entered doesn’t work, someone beat you to it.  Try the next one.

I hope you will accept my invitation to listen to this book.  Alistair’s interpretation is inspiring and The Olympian remains my best-seller.  Wishing you all the best as we confront the challenges before us.

The Soul of the Book

According to Wikipedia, an epigram is a brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising statement.  This literary device has been employed for over two millennia.  Epigrams often appear as Epigraphs at the beginning of a book to suggest its theme.  The only books in which I did not employ an epigraph was my first, The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas, and my cop thriller, DWI: Dying While Intoxicated.  I subsequently added an epigraph to the Kindle edition of The Olympian.

The epigraph captures the soul of the book. Continue reading The Soul of the Book

An Editing Tool

Rarely can I read a book and not find a typographical error.  While that may be an overstatement, it is to say that despite every editor and publisher’s best intentions, the pesky typo is apt to exist in the best of manuscripts.  Spelling errors, grammatical errors, double words… I’ve seen them all, I’ve seen them in my books, and I’ve seen them in books by my favorite authors published by the most prestigious publishing houses. Continue reading An Editing Tool