2014 Audie Awards Finalist, Thriller/Suspense Category
Winner of International Book Awards 2010, Multicultural Category
Book one of the Crossroads series.
Upon the passing of her beloved grandmother, Melody Bennet receives startling instructions that she is to take the ashes of Grandmama Giselle to southern Louisiana. Melody must step far outside her comfort zone in the suburbs of North Carolina to fulfill this dying wish. She finds herself blindly navigating the exotic, sometimes hostile environs of New Orleans and Bear Bayou, and immersed in a subculture based on an ancient West African religion. At this unexpected crossroad, she discovers new cultures and beliefs—and new dangers—and awakens to a new way of seeing the world and her role in it. Melody learns that a different perspective can indeed change your perception of reality.
“Dave Fennoy's narration makes this audiobook! When Melody Bennet embarks to fulfill her grandmother's final wish to have her ashes scattered in a remote bayou in Louisiana, she has no idea of her family's voodoo connections. The story just about passes as a thriller— Melody is pursued, threatened, and doesn’t know whom to trust—but where it excels is as an education on all that is voodoo. But even when the action seems to have stalled and the research is being crammed in, Fennoy keeps the listener entranced, imbuing every character with such life and so beautifully evoking the atmosphere that one can’t help but mop one's brow in the heat and watch out for snakes." —AudioFile Magazine
“The music incorporated into the production set the stage for an extraordinary listening experience of a compelling novel. Narrator effectively created multiple, distinct and memorable voices and the pacing lured the listener into a magical, exotic world.” —Audio Publishers Association
Sandra Carrington-Smith is an Italian-born author who relocated to the United States in the late 80’s after marrying a US soldier who was serving overseas. Although writing was Sandra’s deepest passion since childhood, her dream of becoming a published author had to be placed on hold for several years. Moving to a new country provided several challenges, the biggest one being the language barrier she encountered when she first arrived. In order to become fully integrated, Sandra tapped into her love for reading, and over time her vocabulary grew extensively. She gave birth to three children and devoted most of her time to raising a family. Entering her late thirty’s, Sandra decided to revisit her old passion for writing and penned this remarkable novel of paranormal suspense—The Book of Obeah.
Dave Fennoy is one of the most sought after voice artists in the industry, with clients such as ABC, CBS, and Showtime. To over thirty million Hulu viewers he is known as The Hulu Guy, the omnipresent voice of HULU.COM. Gamers enjoy his work on STARCRAFT II, Laura Croft Tomb Raider, and he has won awards for his portrayal of Lee Everett in 2013’s Game of the Year: The Walking Dead. Dave has narrated programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and the Science Channel. His film voices include Ghost Rider, Happy Feet, and King’s Ransom. Dave has been the voice for Late Night with Gregg Kinnear, The Billboard Music Awards, and The NAACP Image Awards among others. Due to the demand for Dave’s voice in the commercial promo market, he has steered away from book length audiobook projects—until now. The Book of Obeah could be read by no one else.