Some guys get all the breaks! Two years ago, Canadian–born actor Paul Michael was cast to read a book by an author named Brown. Who knew what the response to THE DA VINCI CODE would be, or how long it would captivate readers and listeners? Now, after 100 weeks on the bestseller lists, thousands of listeners have heard Paul’s work. More good titles have come Paul’s way, and we celebrate two Earphones-winning audios in this issue—THE EXILE by Allan Folsom and TO THE LAST MAN by Jeff Shaara. Paul kept a ready supply of Russian and German character voices for both THE EXILE and The ROMANOV PROPHECY, recorded at about the same time. Paul told us he loves the challenge of portraying “a room full of Germans.” During his research on “the Red Baron” Baron von Richthofen for TO THE LAST MAN, Paul discovered that numerous other characters in the story were not fictional. With this knowledge, he was able to make his performance even more vivid. Look for Paul’s upcoming performance of Joseph Kanon’s THE ALIBI from Books on Tape.