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About The Paradise Planets:
The Paradise Planets, a teen sci-fi novel by Shaun Barrowes, is an immersive audiobook experience that combines original pop songs with a captivating story. This innovative approach to storytelling creates a unique listening experience that engages both the imagination and the senses.
The audiobook is a full-cast production, featuring a talented cast of voice actors who bring the characters and the world of The Paradise Planets to life. The use of different voices for different characters adds depth and dimension to the story, making it easier for listeners to follow and connect with the narrative.
But what sets The Paradise Planets apart is the inclusion of full-length, original pop songs that are interspersed throughout the audiobook. These songs are written and performed by an all-star roster of singers, including AGT finalist, Angelica Hale, Filipina YouTube sensation, Ysabelle Cuevas, Brazilian-American tenor, Nathan Pacheco, and Emmy-Nominated artist, Shaun Barrowes, adding an extra layer of creativity and diverse talent to the production.
The songs are not merely added as background music; they are fully integrated into the science-based power source and story and serve as a vital part of the plot. Each song reflects the emotions and experiences of the characters at specific points in the story, providing insight into their thoughts and motivations.
For example, the song "Uneven Sky" reveals the intentions behind Ravana's political strategy, as well as her hopes and desires. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of a world beyond their current reality, full of wonder and possibility. The song serves as a powerful form of hypnosis, narcotizing two of the main characters, and putting them to sleep just before they are relocated to various locations across Planet Earth.
Another example is the song "Fountain of Youth," which demonstrates the power of music and its ability to transform the waters of the fountain into a literal remedy for aging. Its mesmerizing melody with underlying chants in the original language of Evéik, combined with a percussion ensemble and full orchestra, bring to life this unique sonic feast that Shaun Barrowes has created with his album and musical score.
The inclusion of these songs not only enhances the listening experience but also adds to the overall depth and complexity of the story. They provide a unique insight into the emotional lives of the characters and help to create a more immersive and engaging world.
The Paradise Planets by Shaun Barrowes is a truly unique audiobook experience that combines a captivating sci-fi story with full-length, original pop songs. The use of music to enhance the narrative creates a rich and engaging listening experience that is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Whether you are a sci-fi fan or a music lover, The Paradise Planets is a must-listen that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
About the Author
Emmy-Nominated Composer for his song, "Army of Kings"
Top 30 Contestant on
American Idol, Season 7
Performer with Bands/Artists including: Janelle Monae
Songwriter for Jackie Chan and his Green Heroes tour
Songwriter, Music Producer, and Video Co-Producer for "Being Awesome", with almost 400 Million Views on YouTube
Singer and Songwriter for the theme song "Light of the Day/Dark of the Night" for Shadow Complex by Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite.
Winner of $30,000 Songwriting contest, Slice the Pie
Featured Guest performer for Drum Corps International and Bands of America at Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis), and for Fame ShowChoirs National Championship
Producer and Performer of Reel Sessions at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London
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