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The Big Apple

An adventure story about a worm who wants to go to The Big Apple. This story includes a lively Ice Hockey game.

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The idea for this story began with two characters called 'Yes' and 'No'. They are two mischievous squirrels who confuse everyone by saying one thing, but meaning another. The script for their scene took me ages to write! Apart from Christmas Magic, this audiobook is my most epic and it includes extremely detailed Sound Effects!

The score has many sections to it and Adie added a little twist in the music at the end which I really love. One of the things that makes my audio stories special from others you may have heard, is the strong themed original classical music behind the narration. Unlike other audiobooks, the music continues throughout and is an essential part of the stories. However, in this story I took out the music during the Ice Hockey scene which was a first. Book Details

Character voices:

  • Anna-Christina - Ronnie the worm
  • Adie Hardy - 'Yes' the squirrel/Dj Vincent Randolf Jr
  • Belle Star - 'No' the squirrel
  • David Ryder Prangley - Freddie the ferret/Rachel the raccoon
Belle Star recording 'No' the mischievous squirrel in audiobook The Big Apple by Music Audio Stories
Belle Star recording 'No' the mischievous squirrel in audiobook The Big Apple by Music Audio Stories
Belle Star recording 'No' the mischievous squirrel and with Adie Hardy as 'Yes' in The Big Apple by Music Audio Stories

Belle recording the voice of 'No' and Adie recording the voice of 'Yes', the two mischievous squirrels.

David Ryder Prangley recording Freddie the New York ferret in audiobook The Big Apple by Music Audio Stories
David Ryder Prangley recording Freddie the New York ferret inaudiobook The Big Apple by Music Audio Stories
David Ryder Prangley recording Freddie the New York ferret in audiobook The Big Apple by Music Audio Stories

David recording the voice of Freddie the New York ferret.

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Kids Corner

As my Story Time began to grow popular, so did my collection of children's artwork. I came up with the idea of having a Kids Corner on our website so I could post all of their drawings and make them a part of our creative world forever. This made their parents excited.

Teachers have told me that Music Audio Stories drawings are the most talked about drawings the children do. For at least that week anyway! 😊

Behind The Scenes

Here's some footage of David recording Freddie the Ferret and Belle and Adie recording 'Yes' and 'No' the mischievous squirrels.

Feedback

Dawn Heslin from Bound4Escape thought this story was great! I did an interview for A Blue Million Books and was asked where I get my ideas from. I’ve always had a very creative mind and the stories and music just seem to flow out of me very naturally. I like the idea of unlikely heroes and characters overcoming obstacles.

In this story, Ronnie the worm is completely determined to get to New York City. The two mischievous squirrels try to confuse her and send her to an actual Big Apple. But what was not part of their plan, was that the apple was then picked, and taken to a market in New York City! 😁

Ronnie ends up at an Ice Hockey game where she catches "The Magic Puck", appears on TV, goes to a disco and has an amazing time! The two mischievous squirrels hear about this and can't believe that she made it to New York! This is my way of teaching children to never let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Never let anyone stop you from doing the things you want to do. I think this is an important message for all of us, not just for children. Follow your dreams...

💜Anna-Christina

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