Local resident to narrate Liddy audiobookWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvania resident Michael Drew Shaw was selected by Regnery-Eagle Publishing to narrate “When I was a Kid, This Was a Free Country” by G. Gordon Liddy.
“I’m excited,” Shaw said. “From what I’ve read so far, having already started the project, I tend to agree with some of the things Liddy says in this book.”
Liddy is a former FBI special agent and bureau supervisor. He ran the 1968 presidential campaign for Richard Nixon, served in the Treasury Department and was a White House staff assistant to Nixon. For his role in Watergate, Liddy was sentenced to 20 years in prison but was released by President Jimmy Carter after serving five years. He has authored several books and hosts a syndicated radio show.
Shaw has narrated 22 novels during his career, including “Radicals & Visionaries — Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the 20th Century” and “Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days.”
He discovered the opening on
Audible.com, the world’s largest provider of online audio, which allows users to audition for books.
“I was just browsing the titles out there looking for narrators and I decided to audition for it,” Shaw said. “It provided a five or six minute piece. I read it, uploaded it and forgot about it. Three months later, I got a notification from Audible that they decided they wanted me to narrate it. I was pleasantly surprised.”
His first narration was of his own novel “Slider: The Leo Butterburger Story,” seven years ago. The story is under consideration for adaptation into a motion picture.
Shaw is a filmmaker, author, composer and multimedia engineer. He is the co-founder of American Retrospects and US20 Records, where his clients and partners include HBO, CBS Music, PBS, Paramount Pictures and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Shaw began his career in radio; he worked about 20 years in Toledo stations including WTOD, WCWA and a morning show on WVK.
Shaw has also written jingles for Publix Diet Soda, Burger King, Monopoly’s 50th Anniversary and the MGM Grand Hotel. O