— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) March 30, 2015
Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Young Justice, Gargoyles) has launched a Kickstarter to adapt his YA paranormal novel RAIN OF THE GHOSTS into a full-cast AudioPlay:
I’m proud of these books. They tell a story that’s a complex tapestry, steeped in real history, authentic culture and actual mythology, with healthy doses of fantasy, humor, horror and even a little romance.
These are the adventures of Rain Cacique, a young girl descended from the indigenous Taíno people of the Caribbean. Rain lives on the Ghost Keys, a chain of islands on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, where her parents own and run a Bed & Breakfast that is both Rain’s home and place of employment. Over the course of the first book, Rain goes from making beds for tourists to learning she has the ability to communicate with ghosts. Rain has a mystery to solve, a mission to accomplish and a destiny to fulfill. I can honestly guarantee that if you enjoy the sensibility, characters, plotting and surprises I’ve brought to such series as Gargoyles and Young Justice, you’ll love Rain of the Ghosts.
Now, we’re in the process of bringing that first novel to life as a Rain of the Ghosts AudioPlay. This is not a standard audiobook recording, with one guy reading a novel from front to back, struggling to play all the characters, male and female, without any help from music or effects. No, this is a full cast recording: an unabridged AudioPlay with twenty actors, sound effects and a full musical score. It’s got everything but the visuals – and I promise it’ll fire your imagination enough so that the images will be there too – right inside your head. This is a studio-quality production without any studio backing or studio interference. (Frankly, that’s why our goal is as high as it is.)
Weisman has assembled an amazing cast including Edward Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gargoyles, Up), Steve Blum (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Star Wars Rebels), Jim Cummings (Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh), Josh Keaton (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Green Lantern: The Animated Series), and more!
Make sure to check out the official Kickstarter campaign page for more info!