Audio Books by Crawford Bunkley
Crawford Bunkley is an ACX Master Class trained audiobook producer and narrator.
Released May 12. 2021:
When We're Home In Africa, by Themba Umbalisi available on Audible.
“When the Union Army frees the slaves from a Southern plantation, one man sets out on an amazing series of adventures. From an infantry soldier at the Battle of the Crater, he joins the 9th US Cavalry and becomes a Buffalo Soldier. Stationed in West Texas, he makes powerful friends - and enemies. Soon, his life takes an unexpected, dangerous turn. Will he ever achieve his dream of finding a home in Africa?”
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Released December 2020:
SCARS, The Trials of Mental Illness & The Farthest Reach for God by Sandra Rains DeBusk available on Audible. Click on the link for more information and to listen to a sample,
Genres include: Fiction/Nonfiction, Biographies, Mysteries and Thrillers, History, and Spirituality.
A native Texan currently residing in Cypress, Texas with his wife Anita Bunkley. Crawford is a 1975 graduate of Brown University with a BA in American History. He received his Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin in 1978 and Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 1998.
In addition to his ACX Master Class training, Crawford has received voiceover training from leading professional voice actors including John Conlan, Bettye Zoller and Joe Loesch. He has also completed voiceover seminars and webinars on voice acting, audiobook narration and production from leading professionals in those fields from VoiceOverXtra and Edge Studio.
Crawford retired in 2012 after more than thirty-five years in the energy industry and thereafter began his pursuit of a second career in voice acting and audiobooks.
Samples of narration genres:
A reading from the first chapter of A Thousand Steps, an historical romance, that introduces the listener to Tama, a runaway slave who escapes bondage from a North Carolina Plantation, as she seeks freedom among Native Americans traveling westward along the infamous “Trail of Tears.” Includes two female voices.
100%: The Story of a Patriot, by Upton Sinclair
A story about the conflicts between labor and big business during WW1. This excerpt from chapter 1 introduces the reader to, Peter Gudge, the novel’s central character. Includes a male and female voice.
My Bondage and My Freedom, By Frederick Douglass
The second of three autobiographies written by Frederick Douglass, this brief reading from Chapter 1 chronicles his early childhood along Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce
A short-story set during the civil war. This reading describes a “gentleman” who is about to meet a fate that is the result of his own doing. Also the title of a 1962 Twilight Zone episode.
The Color of Lighting, Paulette Jiles’s (News of the World) epic saga set in 1863 amidst the bloody conflict of the Civil War. Freed slave Britt Johnson and his family begin a harrowing trek west where they meet unrelenting heartache. The reading marks the beginning of their adventure.