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By Gary Alan Ruse
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Perseverance Triumphant!, the book, is an exciting, action-packed science fiction adventure set in the Victorian era that could have been if advanced technology had been available then. The story briefly: In 1880 the captain and crew of a steam-powered British starship must battle a deliciously despicable villain, rescue the kidnapped Queen of England and thwart an alien invasion from outer space. Can Star Captain Demetrius Cogswell, Ship's Telepath Lady Elidora Thistle and the crew of the HMS Perseverance save England, Earth and the rest of the solar system?  Baron Zeigfried Von Zoltoff will do his best to stop them!

The dream plan for the audio book version is to have not just one voice actor doing the narration and character dialog, but a team of talented voice actors, male and female, together in a recording studio, performing the story and working off each other's energy to bring even more excitement and realism to the production. The addition of music and occasional sound effects would give an added dimension to it.

Top notch voice actors who not only do audio books but who also have worked in film, television, radio and animation projects have already been selected and are on board for this project, if we can make it happen, and a high-tech recording studio has been found in the area and contacted for costs and other needed information.

Making this story come alive in this way is one of my dreams, and with everyone's help I believe we can make it happen.

Risks and challenges

Having a team of actors costs more than hiring a single narrator/producer to make the audio book, in this case about $3200, and the recording studio alone will cost a bit more than $4000. Kickstarter fees will be about $875, backer rewards will add about $400. These and small buffer costs have been figured into the goal amount so everything will be covered. If there are any unexpected costs I will have to cover them on my own.

The project does not require licensing from any outside company or agency. All rights are secured.

The audio book will take a number of weeks to produce and bring to market through Audible.com, Amazon and iTunes, as well as other distributors handled through ACX, an Amazon company. All of us have past experience working with ACX.

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