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C.C. Hogan

C.C. Hogan - Author

Deep in the Dark Forest Podcast

I have launched a new podcast telling stories. Some are new adaptations of famous old tales from the Brothers Grimm and many others, some are long forgotten tales, and I hope new tales from new writers. And it has its own website!


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Aldair by Neal Barrett Jnr

The Aldair Series by Neal Barrett Jnr was a brilliant sci-fi journey written in the 1970s.

Set on a future earth where humans seem to have become extinct, it follows the story of Aldair, a man with the features of a pig, as he discovers the terrible truth about the world and how the creatures came to be.

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You shouldn't use compression to solve your bad voice presentation

For the sound engineer, there is one stand out difference between an amateur voice-over and a professional. The professional doesn't need so much compression when processing the recording.

The reason is simple - voice control.

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Lost in Tokyo

A wonderful, honest, and moving memoir from Garett Wilson as he tells the story of his first year working as an assistant language teacher in a Japanese junior high school.

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What am I?

Who am I

What are these labels?

Are they me?

A poem

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The Doomsayer Journeys by Steve Wetherell

A brilliant comedy sci-fi series bought to idiotic life by CC Hogan. This has been fun, not just work!

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The Fox and the Dove

A short story told by the Bard Instio to the young heroes of Aelwen Jones and the Svarttrol Army - my latest, yet-to-be-released fantasy.

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Surviving Mr Dickens

I am currently recording Oliver Twist. I love working with the words of Dickens. His characters are completely over the top, his writing is sarcastic and meaningful, and his stories are perfect.

But they didn't have professional narrators and studios in the 19th Century, and sometimes his incredibly long sentences floor me. This is about one of them.

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Listen to the Dirt Fantasy Saga

Listen to the incredible world of Johnson Farthing, the dragons. the magician Weasel and all the other characters from Dirt on the new audiobook series. Start with book one, Dirt. Get it free with an audiobook trial.

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The Witch and The Bear

Witches aren't all bad, and when one particular witch called Buttercup the Small comes home after a long night driving off bad spirits, she is in for a bit of a surprise!

A story for All Hallows Eve, perhaps, and for smaller people especially!

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Messing around with new gear

I have at last come to the end of the studio refit and am now settling down to some serious fun!

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Unicorns and Young Girls

I have a friend (oh, good for me!) She is eleven, just, and is rather mad about unicorns. Oh, she likes dragons, but if all my dragons were to magically turn into unicorns I would have a friend for life.

So, I have started writing a tale which includes unicorns. Of course, this is me, and I can't stick with a simple fairy tale, can I! Nope, it is developing into a potential series aimed at 11 ups with plenty of adult stuff in there as well. Fun!

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The Jack Calder Crime Series

The Jack Calder series of books are written by Seumas Gallacher and are a fast-paced, hard-edged series of seven books following a group of former SAS commandos in their work for an international security company.

I am turning them into audiobooks for your delight!

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Setting up at home to record audiobooks

If you are going to record your own books into audiobook form, you must do it properly. Despite some people saying you can simply record on your phone, this will produce an inferior product that annoys and infuriates listeners who are used to professionally recorded books.

I am not going through all possible buying choices here, you will need to do your own research, but this will hopefully give you a good starting point.

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A Christmas Carol Audiobook

A brand new presentation of the original story by Charles Dickens, narrated by CC Hogan in a London accent. A dark and yet warm telling of this iconic tale.

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Deep in the Dark Forest

Keep up with my Podcast

Series One & Two are out now!

Start series one with Dirt for Free, and start reading the brand new series two with Girls of Dirt for only 99p!

Girls of Dirt includes a recap of series one.

Get it now at the Dirt website

The Stink Is Here

North London, 1976. The longest, hottest summer on record. The water is running out and the kids hate their parents. Which bunch of idiots would think it is a good idea to start a band?

The Stink

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