New Audiobooks

Steven is this week recording the Joe Abercrombie series ‘Sharp Ends’. There are 13 short stories in total and are due for release in April 2016.

A Blog post on Joe Abercrombie’s website gives details of the books.

 


 

Joanne Harris: A Different Class. Steven will be recording the audio version of this novel later in February.

Travels with my Aunt – Chichester Festival Theatre 2016

Steven has been cast in the Stiles and Drewe’s musical Travels With My Aunt. Based on Graham Greene’s novel, the show will be directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Rehearsals begin in March and the show runs until 4 June 2016 at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester. Further details will follow in due course.

Sam Eastland – audiobooks

Steven has recently read two audiobooks by author Sam Eastland.

The Beast in the Red Forest: Inspector Pekkala, Book 5
Author – Sam Eastland

Beast

Publisher’s Summary

A soldier returns from the front line of battle to report that Pekkala’s charred body has been found at the site of an ambush. But Stalin refuses to believe that the indomitable Pekkala is dead.

On Stalin’s orders, Pekkala’s assistant, Kirov, travels deep into the forests of Western Russia, following a trail of clues to a wilderness where partisans wage a brutal campaign against the Nazi invaders. Unknown to Kirov, he is being led into a trap. A new enemy has emerged from the fog of war, more deadly than any Kirov or Pekkala have ever faced before.

Pursuing the legend of a half-human creature said to roam the landscape of this war within a war, each step brings Kirov closer to the truth about Pekkala’s disappearance. Meanwhile, Pekkala’s nemesis is also closing in for the kill.

Sam Eastland lives in the US and the UK. He is the grandson of a London police detective. Eye of the Red Tsar, the first in the Inspector Pekkala series, was followed by The Red Coffin and Siberian Red.

©2013 Sam Eastland (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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Red Icon, Inspector Pekkala – Book 6
Author – Sam Eastland

RedIcon

Publisher’s Summary
In the midst of the fighting, two Russian soldiers seek refuge in the crypt of a German church. There, clutched in the hands of a skeleton priest, they find The Shepherd – a priceless icon thought to have been destroyed long ago. When news of its discovery reaches Moscow, Stalin calls upon his most trusted investigator, Inspector Pekkala, once a favourite of the tsar and known to all of Russia as The Emerald Eye.

To unravel the secret of the icon’s past, Pekkala traces its last known whereabouts to a band of self-mutilating radicals known as The Skoptsy, who were hunted to extinction years ago by the Bolshevik Secret Police. Or so it was believed. As Pekkala soon learns, the last survivors of this brutal sect have clung to life in the shadowy forests of Siberia. With the reappearance of the icon, they have returned to claim the treasure they say belongs to them alone, bringing with them a new and terrible weapon to unleash upon the Russian people. Unless the Emerald Eye can stop them.

Sam Eastland lives in the US and the UK. He is the grandson of a London police detective. Eye of the Red Tsar, the first in the Inspector Pekkala series, was followed by The Red Coffin and Siberian Red.

©2015 Sam Eastland (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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Voiceover – E4 Twilight Films Trailer

Steven provides the voiceover for this E4 trailer promoting the Twilight films. Yes, it is him!

Steven reads ‘Reacher Said Nothing’

Latest release of Steven’s work on audiobooks.

Reacher Said Nothing – written by Andy Martin

Reacher

Publisher’s Summary

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.

On September 1, 1994, Lee Child went out to buy the paper to start writing his first novel – in pencil. The result was Killing Floor, which introduced his hero Jack Reacher. Twenty years later, on September 1, 2014, he began writing Make Me, the 20th novel in his number-one best-selling Reacher series. Same day, same writer, same hero.

The difference, this time, was that he had someone looking over his shoulder. Andy Martin, uber Reacher fan, Cambridge academic, expert on existentialism and dedicated surfer, sat behind Lee Child in his office and watched him as he wrote. While Lee was writing his Reacher book, Andy was writing about the making of Make Me.

Reacher Said Nothing is a book about a guy writing a book. An instant metabook. It crosses genres by bringing a high-level critical approach to a popular text and gives a fascinating insight into the art of writing a thriller, showing the process in real time. It may well be the first of its kind.

[Spoiler alert: if you haven’t read Make Me yet, this book contains spoilers.]

©2015 Andy Martin (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

Available to download from Audible

UPDATE – Cygnus Alpha Convention 2016

Unfortunately, due to work commitments Steven is no longer able to attend the Cygnus Alpha 2 Blake’s 7 Convention in April 2016.

However, all is not lost as Ian Kubiak reports that Steven has kindly agreed to a private signing for attendees of the convention.

**UPDATE FROM IAN KUBIAK**
For everyone who has bought a ticket to date they will receive a dedicated 8×10 signed print which they shall receive for free at the event. If you wish to be included in this offer then you must buy your ticket by Monday 30th November 2015 to get your free autograph.

Extra autographs will cost £10.00 and your own items can be sent in to get signed for £10.00 per item. These can be picked up from the event or sent in the post which will cost £2.00 per item. You can get these from Orac’s Shop.

Blake's 7 Logo

Details for the convention:

Saturday, 6 April 2016

The Waterman’s Centre
40 High Street,
Brentford,
West London, TW8 0DS

Tickets are limited to 100
£50.00 each

The event is run by fan Ian Kubiak. For further details, visit the Convention Website and continue to watch this space.

Joe Abercrombie – Blog Post – latest novel


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Joe Abercrombie, author, reports in his blog that a new book, Sharp Ends, should be ready for publication in the UK and US in April 2016. Fans loved Steven Pacey’s renditions of Joe’s First Law series, and Joe would very much like Steven to read the new series. Watch this space!

I’ve finished the last short story for my collection, Sharp Ends (you’ll find further details including the table of contents in the post below this one) so apart from compiling and giving them a final edit it’s pretty much ready for publication in the UK and US in April next year in hardcover and e-book and with an audiobook read (I very much hope) by Steven Pacey. I expect it will be available in some other languages not too long afterward but I’ve got no solid information on that yet. Cover art is well underway and I’ll probably have something to show in the next couple of months, but for the time being let’s just say that it will be a development of the parchment theme and feature a map of the entire Circle of the World…

Joe Ambercrombie’s BLOG, September 17, 2016


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Volpone Reviews

Shortlist of reviews compiled by the RSC

http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/volpone/reviews.aspx

 

Reviews that specifically mention Steven Pacey

DATE SOURCE REVIEWER STAR RATING
10 July 2015 The Telegraph Dominic Cavendish ***

“Steven Pacey as the vaunting Sir Politic Would-Be”

 

DATE SOURCE REVIEWER STAR RATING
10 July 2015 The Stage Heather Neill ***

“…Sir and Lady Politic Would-be scenes in which the know-all Brit abroad becomes the know-all City man full of questionable schemes. Steven Pacey and Annette McLaughlin as his vain, greedy, primping wife play the pair with greedy, thoroughly enjoyable, exaggeration.”

 

DATE SOURCE REVIEWER STAR RATING
10 July 2015 What’s On Stage Michael Coveney ****

“Sir Politic Would-Be’s ludicrous projects – given a toothsome tang by Steven Pacey”

 

Amateur Reviews

DATE SOURCE REVIEWER STAR RATING
7 July 2015 Stratford-upon-Avon Theatre Blogspot Guy Thornton *****

“Steven Pacey is a delight as Sir Politic”

Jew of Malta Trailer


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Humans Broadcast in UK

Steven Pacey has a small role in the new Channel 4 sci-fi drama Humans, Series 1, Episode 2, Efficiency. He plays a client in a ‘synth’ brothel. The episode was broadcast last week, and is still available on demand for two weeks.

Gemma Chan, William Hurt and Colin Morgan star in this brand new drama series, set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for a busy family is a Synth – an advanced robotic servant.

Text from: Channel 4

Humans, Episode 2
Sunday 21 June
9:00 pm (1 hour)


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