Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this virtuosic, genre-defying tour de force from storytelling maestro Pam Muñoz Ryan.
Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.
Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives, binding them by an invisible thread of destiny. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. How their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.
Richly imagined and structurally innovative, ECHO pushes the boundaries of form and shows us what is possible in how we tell stories.
Mark Bramhall began acting professionally in 1966, in the original company of the American Conservatory Theatre. He has performed off-Broadway, regionally, at dozens of Southern California venues, and extensively in film and television. Accolades include Dramalogue, Ovation, Garland, L.A. Weekly, and L.A. Drama Critics Circle awards, as well as numerous awards for his audiobook performances. AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE featured him among “the best readers of 2009.”
David de Vries is an award-winning actor and voice artist with hundreds of audiobooks to his credit. He has appeared on Broadway in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and in WICKED at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre and theatres across the country. His film and television credits include HALT AND CATCH FIRE, DROP DEAD DIVA, REMEMBER THE TITANS, and KILL THE MESSENGER.
MacLeod Andrews is an award-winning narrator and a company member of Rising Phoenix Rep Theater Company, with whom he has performed in many shows Off-Broadway and in Los Angeles. He has starred in a number of independent films and is a member of Lunacy Unlimited Productions. MacLeod is a graduate of Middlebury College and lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Rebecca Soler is the Executive Producer of the webseries WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE. Her voice can be heard on numerous cartoons including: TMNT, VIVA PIÑATA, HUNTIK, THE WINX CLUB, and CHAOTIC. Other narration work includes: THE LUNAR CHRONICLE series by Marissa Meyer, LEMONADE IN WINTER by Emily Jenkins, the MAXIMUM RIDE series by James Patterson, and AFTER by Amy Efaw. Rebecca is an AudioFile Earphones Award recipient and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. www.rebeccasoler.com.
Corky Siegel is a blues harmonica and piano player, singer-songwriter, and composer of symphonic and chamber music. He has spent five decades with one heart in both blues and classical, bringing these together – when they never should have been apart in the first place.