Listen to a poor Elvis Presley talk about his daddy’s arrest and imprisonment for forging an eight dollar check to feed his hungry family.
Then there’s the irrepressible Mark Twain in his always wry observations about New York, the rascals on Wall Street and how sales of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer kept his family afloat in an ever-exciting Manhattan.
Welcome to The Amazing People Club, a new concept in audio storytelling that bring the listener “face to face” with some of the world’s most interesting people.
Be part of the vivid tales from the streets of London with Charles Dickens or take a walk through Paris with Gustave Eiffel.
The audio tales rekindle the imagination, the theater of the mind.
They let us “back away” from travel video, web sites, fare-finding portals, reviews and travel tips, and allow us to travel through time with interesting people and walk their famous streets with them.
Skip the passport. You never have to leave home because your travels are available in eBook and audio formats through Amazon and iTunes.
There’s even a cool, narrated YouTube video that lays it all out and gets us up close to Mr. Mozart.
Amazing Club founder, Charles Margerison is a Brit with long experience in management and communications before he turning his story-telling skills to these BioViews.
Eva Peron, Louie Armstrong and Coco Chanel come alive with the right accents and a near-perfect personality pitch.
I loved hearing “Satchmo” talk about “What A Wonderful World” and feel the energy of Eva Person as she tells us, in her accented-English, how she met Juan.
If there’s is any criticism of the series, it’s the lack of natural sound.
The BioView on Armstrong and Presley cried out for music, and Twain’s description of New York in his time needed the sounds of the street to transport us even more immediately.
Still, it’s an interesting and ambition project, combining good, old-fashioned story telling with today’s delivery systems.