David A. Nickerson, an award-winning former Rhode Island radio news director, and PBS broadcaster has been selected to narrate the audiobook version of The First Ride: The Real Story of Santa Claus. Nickerson, who has been relating stories to audiences for nearly 50 years has recently begun to rack up storyteller credits. In addition to the First Ride: The Real Story of Santa Claus, this veteran voice master has worked on Roben Jones’ 30+ hour “Memphis Boys; The Story of American Studios”, and the Steve Steinberg-penned baseball biography “Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball’s Golden Age” among others.
“‘The First Ride: The Real Story of Santa Claus’ is a story where I just had to add my own production vision,” confesses Nickerson, who admits that he wants listeners to feel the same shivers of nostalgia and wonder that he feels when experiencing the mix of words, sounds and music of the finished audiobook.
The First Ride: The Real Story of Santa Claus relates the touching drama of a Connecticut farm family’s experience with a mysterious new farm-hand and his extended family. Based on the diary of Max Pepin, who’s real farm has become part of Hopeville State Park in eastern Connecticut. From reindeer to big chimney arrivals, from elves to toys, The First Ride makes sense out of some of the mythological origins of our curious and benevolent American Santa Claus.
Title: The First Ride: The Real Story of Santa Claus
Author: Gary Paul Bryant
Author Website: GaryPaulBryant.com
Edition: 25th Anniversary Paperback Edition
Price: $6.99 US
Audio Book Price: $3.99
Paperback, Audio & Kindle versions available on Amazon