The Epics by Abdiel Leroy
I've read the prolific words of Leroy, and have now had the privilege to listen to the words spoken in those gloriously biblical stories. The Epics contains both Elijah and Obama's Dream, both stories that I've read the print and listened to the audio. Leroy brings his magnificent Epic poem to life as he narrates and tells the grand story. I thoroughly enjoyed Leroy's work, and will definitely read and listen to more of his work. He has a grand and unique perspective, and has accomplished a great task of writing an epic poem, which is no small feat. So, taking his narrative (remarkable and memorizing voice) and adding it to tell the story was just genius. For Elijah ... "Elijah lies beneath a tree in the desert, praying for death, then falls asleep. He is twice awoken and fed by an angel, who assumes a human form so as not to overwhelm the man of God." Absolutely wonderful and hypnotic narration. And for Obama's Dream ... He has a remarkable writing style and add to it his reading, no, narrative style, and it brings the reader in, as he paints with words, his voice flowing over gently with the narrative song of his words. "Close by Obama’s ear, there sits the fiend, Whispering foul thoughts of evil influence. 3 To overhear and learn what might be gleaned Of wicked schemes one angel’s preference." I look forward to reading (and listening) more by this poetic author.