Audiobook Tour Stop || OMARI and the PEOPLE Giveaway


Good day to you all, lovelies! It is such a privilege for me to take part in this tour, especially since Omari and the People makes my first audiobook experience. I’ve started listening to it a few days back and so far, I am pleased so thrilled with the story and narration. My review may come probably later after the tour (I haven’t planned a definite schedule yet) – but I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

(** This tour is being sponsored by Stephen Whitfield and Curt Simmons, and is hosted by Jess from The Audiobookworm.)


So for this tour stop, I’ll be hosting a giveaway in which one lucky winner receives a free digital copy of Omari & the People audiobook via Audible.

To enter, simply follow the rules below:

    • No purchase is required to enter this giveaway.
    • Open internationally!
    • Giveaway lasts until the 15th of October.
    • Participants must be over 18 years of age or have parental consent.
    • No giveaway blogs permitted to enter.
    • One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter.
    • Winner will be selected on October 16 and must respond within 3 days of notification or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be randomly selected.
    • Prize will be distributed by Audiobook Promotions through Audible.
    • Personal information may be required to send prizes (i.e. email address for digital prizes). This information will only be shared, if necessary, with a third-party sending the prize. Personal information will never be sold or misused, per the privacy policy.


Just click this link HERE to take you to a Rafflecopter page and win free and additional entries.

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Title: Omari & the People

Author: Stephen Whitfield

Narrator: Curt Simmons

Publisher: ShirleyCastle Press

Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins (unabridged)

Audio Release Date: June 20, 2016

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SYNOPSIS: “In a squalid ancient city on the edge of a desert (based in part on the African Sahara’s Empty Quarter) a weary, thrill-seeking thief named Omari sets his home afire to start anew and to cover his many crimes. When the entire city is unintentionally destroyed by the flames, the cornered thief tells the displaced people a lie about a better place which only he can lead them to, across the desert. With the help of an aged, mysterious woman who knows a better place actually does exist, they set out. The desperate people must come together to fight their way through bandits, storms, epidemics, and more. As a result of Omari’s involvement with Saba, a fiercely independent woman who is out to break him in the pay of a merchant whom he has offended, his ability  to lead – his very life – is jeopardized.”



Stephen Whitfield

Chicago-born Stephen Whitfield began writing as a Marine Corps print journalist. His writing has appeared in military publications, as well as the Kansas City Star and the Jersey Journal. He holds degrees from from Loyola University Chicago, Chicago Theological Seminary, and Indiana University. His various adventures have taken him to such places as London, Paris, Trondheim, Johannesburg, Beirut, most of The Virgin Islands and the wilder neighborhoods of Chicago.

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Curt Simmons

Curt lives in Seattle and produces and narrates audiobooks in his home studio. He began his performing career in college as a stage actor and radio personality. After college, in addition to acting, Curt also did voiceovers for commercials, which he also wrote, directed, and edited for broadcast TV. Following the birth of his daughter in 1984, he left the performing arts to pursue a more “stable” profession managing projects. Then, in 2014 he returned to the professional stage for the first time in over 30 years as Walter Flood in Becky’s New Car by Stephen Dietz. He has also appeared recently as Lyman in Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz and Ralph in The Last Romance by Joseph DiPietro. Omari and the People is Curt’s sixth audiobook.

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For more information about the tour, please visit:

Audiobookworm Promotions

Good luck!

– Jay ♍


13 thoughts on “Audiobook Tour Stop || OMARI and the PEOPLE Giveaway

  1. Stephen Whitfield says:

    Hello Lovelorn, your friends and fans! Thanks for hosting this stop on the Audiobookworm’s marvelous audiobook blog tour! It’s good to see people enjoying Omari and the People. I’m happy to respond to any questions or comments.
    Stephen Whitfield

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  2. Curt Simmons (@CKyleSimmons) says:

    Hi Lovelorn and Lovelies alike! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the book. I really love the story too. I think it’s a real slice of a fantasy life that seems very familiar, but, exactly where does it take place did you say? The descriptions of the desert are based on The Empty Quarter in the southern Arabian Peninsula, but there are no familiar names or geographic references. Even The City doesn’t have a name. And where is the Sea of Providence? I love how that places the action in some sort of dream or mythological setting.


    • Jay Alonzo says:

      Thanks for sharing that bit of information with us, Curt. Now we know where Stephen got the inspiration for his setting from. Actually, the setting was one of the many things that had me gripped from the get-go too, because it just gives you that wonderful sense of magic, danger and adventure.

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      • Stephen Whitfield says:

        Hello Jay, Curt and all! Thank you both for your kind words. It makes me think of a sort of sequel to Omari and the People. I have the story line pretty well figured out, so we’ll see…
        What was in the print and e-book version was an author’s note, which mentioned important influences, like Sir Wilfred Thesiger. An intrepid adventurer and great writer, he wrote an account of his crossing the Empty Quarter of the Sahara Desert with a small group of desert people, the Bedouin around the time of the Second World War. I relied shamelessly on his observations, from the multi-colored grains of sand to the stars of the desert

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