An Interview with Allen Grunerud – Narrator of The Target List

By NoFakeNews

Recently, we had an opportunity to ask the narrator of The Target List audiobook, Allen Grunerud a few questions. Here’s what he had to say:

When did you know you wanted to be an audiobook narrator?

I had been thinking about audiobook narration for several years prior to retiring from teaching a couple of years ago.  I have experience in voice-over and commercial work, so this seemed a logical transition.

How did you wind up narrating audiobooks? Was it always your goal or was it something you stumbled into by chance?

I am relatively new to audiobook narration.  I taught theatre and English for many years; that combination leads to a love of language and a reverence for the spoken word.  Narration provides an opportunity for artistic expression in the comfort of a home studio.

Did you find it difficult to “break into” audiobook narration? What skill/tool helped you the most when getting started?

I use the ACX format to find audition opportunities.  ACX is the Amazon Audible production site that matches authors and producers and streamlines the business end of audiobook production.  It was not too long after I began auditioning that I began receiving offers.

A lot of narrators seem to have a background in theatre. Is that something you think is essential to a successful narration career?

I do think it is essential to be able to interpret an author’s words and be able to verbalize a character or mood.  Having been an actor and director for decades has made the move to audiobooks fairly seamless.

What type of training have you undergone?

I have my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theatre and I produced and directed plays and musicals for professional, educational and community theatres.

How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for narrating?

As I indicated, I am fairly new to audiobook narration, so the process still feels fresh and enticing.  New projects bring new enthusiasm and I love to explore a new book and work with authors.

Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?

I am an audiobook listener; it was my salvation several years ago when I was commuting to work.  It is an excellent way to catch up on “reading” without having to read.

What are your favorite and least favorite parts of narrating an audiobook?

My favorite part of narration is the interpretation and presentation of the author’s vision—trying to bring that to life.  I have great respect for writers; creation is a very personal thing, so I want to come as close as I can to make my narration fit the author’s intent.   My least favorite part, I suppose, is the technical end of things: editing and such. Also, I spend an inordinate amount of time re-recording in order to get the words right, get the sound right, get the mood right.

What would you say are your strongest narration abilities?

I guess I bring authenticity to my narration.  A believability. You never want the narration to sound like you are just reading a text.

What about this title compelled you to audition as narrator?

“The Target List” really piqued my curiosity because of its subject matter, its unlikely heroes and its suspenseful nature.  Once I began working on it I appreciated the economy of language and the very accessible and endearing characters. In addition, John (Reizer) is a very supportive and nurturing author to work with, which made the project a joy from beginning to end.  This is a terrific book and I hope I have done it justice.

About the Narrator

Allen Grunerud is a recently retired theatre and English educator. He brings a love of literature and a reverence for the spoken word to his work.

Bringing characters’ stories to life has been Allen’s primary goal; each new challenge becomes his new passion. Allen holds himself to rigorously high production standards in order to deliver a product worthy of an author’s vision.

Buy The Target List Audiobook here!

What Does it Mean to be Healthy?

By Dr. John Reizer

Author of The Target List Novel

All life has the natural ability to adapt to its surrounding environment. Whether we are discussing very small organisms or the most complex forms of life (human beings); living things must either adapt to their environment or cease to exist.

How adequately or inadequately life adapts to its surroundings is the true measuring stick of an organism’s level of health. This formula is applicable to both microscopic organisms and human beings.

When a person becomes physically or emotionally compromised, (run down, overworked, over-stressed, malnourished, etc.) his or her natural abilities to adapt to environmental stresses become less than what they should. Naturally occurring microbes, that humans normally coexist with, suddenly pose a serious threat to physiological systems when a particular individual is unable to properly adapt to environmental challenges. In other words, we become unhealthy when we lose our natural adaptive tendencies.

We don’t catch influenza because we come in contact with a specific virus. We become infected because our immunological defenses, that allow us to adapt to that viral microbe, are weakened or compromised. Bacteria and viral opportunists, that we regularly encounter, are only as strong as our natural, adaptive tendencies allow them to be. This is why only five out of ten people will come down with the flu or another sickness that has crossed everybody’s path. The five individuals that remained healthy weren’t just lucky. They adapted more appropriately, in an immunological sense, than the five people that contracted a particular strain of influenza.

Catch a flu virus or some other type of bacterial infection and your body will immediately begin a plan of attack in an effort to adapt to the challenging, microbial invader. In most situations, human physiology will activate a fever to kill off the bacteria or virus affecting your body. Most of these opportunistic organisms cannot survive in higher temperature ranges and so the body modifies its internal thermostat, making it impossible for them to survive. The body’s ability to adapt is absolutely amazing.

Unfortunately, in many situations, human beings do a plethora of things that interfere with the body’s innate abilities to adapt to its environment. Taking fever reducing drugs is one of them. Because we have been misled by drug companies, that have a financial interest in teaching us bad health practices, we commonly believe fever is a bad thing and that it can cause brain damage. In reality, fever is a friend and will minimize the duration and severity of most common illnesses that are generated from opportunistic bacteria and viruses.

There are many things that you can do on a daily basis that will improve your body’s ability to adapt to its surrounding environment. Consuming drugs, vaccines, artificial sweeteners, unnatural food additives, and other toxins are not some of them.

Consuming fruits, vegetables, non fluoridated water, and eating properly will help your body adapt to its environment more efficiently.

Because the intelligence that regulates your body’s physiology, and allows you to adapt to your environment, operates directly through the nervous system, it’s vitally important you have your spine checked by a chiropractor several times each year for tiny vertebral misalignments called subluxations. If left unchecked, spinal subluxations can inhibit the functioning capability of the nervous system and will cause the human body to adapt less efficiently to its surrounding environment. This translates into an unhealthy individual.

When people finally begin to understand and respect the fact that true health originates from a living thing’s ability to properly adapt to its immediate surroundings, we will finally begin to see a marked improvement in the overall health of our population.

Disclaimer!

The health information that has been written on this website is not intended to replace a professional relationship between a patient and a health care specialist nor is it intended as medical advice. Readers are encouraged to make health care decisions based upon their own independent research!

Would You Like A Free Copy of The Target List Audiobook?

By Dr. John Reizer

I know we’ve been putting up a lot of content lately about my latest novel, The Target List. But you have to understand, this book is a big deal in my life and the lives of the people now collaborating on the project and working to promote it to the reading and listening public.

Visit The Target List Audiobook Tour Page

I have a half dozen promotional codes left for anyone that would like to listen to the audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. Simply email me at drjohnlreizer@gmail.com and let me know if you’re in the US or UK so I can send the proper codes. I only have 2 UK codes at the moment. I will have additional codes available in a few weeks.

The Target List is currently being prepared for a full length screenplay. We’re just in the outline stages, but I would be interested in readers’ and listeners’ opinions regarding what they think might make the story better in a full length movie. For example, should the main protagonist be a man or woman?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as the actual writing of the screenplay will begin in November, 2019.

Buy the Audiobook version here

Audiobook Review of The Target List

By Gina Flores

It’s been more than a few months since I have written anything for NoFakeNews. My schedule has been hectic, and I have been back and forth to Europe like a pingpong ball this year. But now I have some downtime until January and can catch my breath.

I haven’t had the chance to write anything about Dr. Reizer’s novel, The Target List. I read the paperback in July; it was fantastic. I told John at the time it was the best thing he’d written to date and I loved his Michael Morris books.

I just finished listening to the audiobook edition narrated by Allen Grunerud. It’s also fantastic.

Let me just say that this story and the concept of WAND are brilliant. The storyline is not only plausible, it’s probably happened more frequently than anyone could imagine.

I loved Clyde’s character. He’s a very complex individual, intellectually speaking, yet down to earth and ready to confront and defeat professional assassins. Donna is great too – she possess the perfect personality to keep Clyde on track and between the two of them, they’re the perfect team.

The Target List is entertainment and a window’s look inside the world of Big Pharma all wrapped up in a two hour listen.

What I liked best about the novel is the simplicity of the writing. Dr. Reizer keeps the story’s pace moving at a good clip and is able to accurately portray the state of criminal activity taking place in the pharmaceutical industry, and still create a very good medical thriller. Not an easy thing to pull off.

If you’re interested in listening to or reading a great story, get acquainted with John Reizer’s, The Target List.

Gina’s book rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

A Well Written Novel

By Susan Roberts

The Target List – Book Review

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I have always had a bit of an interest in conspiracy theories, and especially those theories that have to do with health and medicine. I am not an avid reader, but occasionally I will see a book that catches my eye and I’m hooked.

My good friend is a chiropractor in San Diego. She recommended an eBook she’d read that was written by a colleague. She immediately thought of me because of my interest in conspiracies and that’s how I found The Target List by Dr. John Reizer.

This book was an interesting read. It’s fast paced and once I started, I didn’t want to stop. The story is about assassins that have been hired by some black-ops organization (maybe the government or Big Pharma) to murder a team of medical doctors and their revolutionary new medical device that cures cancer with radio frequencies.

The drug companies fear the release of this instrument to the public because it would obviously threaten their lucrative pharmaceutical products. They stand to lose billions if the technology goes public.

The surviving team members have to scramble for their lives to save themselves and their technology because they are the targets on the assassins’ target list.

I recommend the story as a good book to read on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

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Do They WAND to Eliminate Cancer?

By Dr. John Reizer

Author of The Target List

In my breakthrough novel, The Target List, I address a number of issues currently affecting healthcare consumers worldwide.

The story’s plot revolves around the creation of a fictional medical instrument called WAND (Wave-Altering-Nanoparticle-Disrupter).

WAND is the pharmaceutical industry’s worst nightmare; it cures cancer and other diseases with radio frequencies, not drugs.

In my fictitious storyline, the drug companies stand to lose everything they’ve worked so hard to develop; drugs are about to become obsolete and diseases completely eradicated.

The powers that be set out to destroy WAND as well as the brains that developed the technology by hiring professional assassins. The creators of WAND are placed on somebody’s target list.

If a noninvasive technology that could cure cancer and other diseases without drugs or surgery actually existed, would the powers that be let it see the light of day? In a word, no. In two words, absolutely not. In three words, no f%#@ing way. I think you get the point.

The profits associated with treating different diseases indefinitely are enormous. There are billions of dollars at stake in Big Pharma’s fake crusade to conquer cancer and other known maladies currently plaguing healthcare consumers.

If a scientist or  group of scientists ever created a real WAND, you can bet with great confidence that those individuals would instantly be placed within the crosshairs of real assasins.

The Target List is a fictional story about things that have most likely already happened in real life. It’s my sincere hope that people will read or listen to the book and gain a better understanding of what is happening within organized medicine and through its handler, Big Pharma.

The Target List (Audiobook)

WAND is a revolutionary new medical tool that cures diseased tissues in human beings without the use of drugs or surgery. Ten years in design and production, the technology has a 95% success rate in curing most forms of cancer in animals and human beings.

The brainchild of 48-year-old Harvard Medical School graduate, Clyde Daniel, WAND (Wave-Altering-Nanoparticle-Disrupter) is going to move the profession of medicine out of the dark ages and into something that closely resembles science fiction. That is, unless the pharmaceutical industry, which stands to lose billions of dollars in lost drug revenues, can intervene with its hired assassins and destroy the technology and its team of creators before it ever has a chance to see the light of day. 


The Target List is a medical science fiction thriller, a real pause-resister that will have listeners hooked from the first chapter through the very end of the book.

The Target List (Audiobook) Tour

Tour Dates: November 7 – 13

For additional information about this tour click on the official tour link below:

https://audiobookwormpromotions.com/the-target-list/

Buy the Audiobook here!

 

Reviews:

By Kindle and Ipod fan – USA

“This was great!”

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“This has action from beginning to end. Short and fast and focused, it acknowledges one of the current beliefs that Big Pharma doesn’t want to cure anybody because it would hit their profits. The author’s writing style is different from Robin Cook, but if you like Robin Cook, you will also like this book.
I really liked the narrator. He does a good job differentiating different characters.

I was given this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.”

 

Norma Miles – United Kingdom

“We Wand to get rid of cancer today”

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“This very short medical thriller still manages to be an exciting action filled tale which also hints heavily about the current ongoing consultancy to keep people sick and dependent on the drugs that make a few pharmaceutical companies very wealthy. It is against their interests to bring health to a nation. Written consisely, more attention is paid to ideas than character but the main protagonists are nevertheless personable and endearing. Narration by Allen Grunerud is delivered with good intonation but in the slightly flattened tones of a news report, giving a greater authenticity to the story: a good choice. ”

Tiffani Policriti – USA

 “Suspenseful book with a perfectly matched narration”

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“This was a really good production. The sound quality of the narration was excellent. I thought the narrator did a nice presentation throughout the book.

The story content was also very interesting and quite suspenseful. I would recommend The Target List as a great audiobook to listen to.”

An Anonymous Reviewer – USA

A Fast Paced Medical Thriller

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“I really enjoyed this book very much. It was extremely interesting and I couldn’t stop listening. The story was fascinating and I loved the suspenseful situations that Clyde and Donna constantly found themselves in.

The narrator was very good and his voice inflections with the different characters in the story really added to the performance.

I would recommend this audiobook to anyone looking for a good suspenseful listen.”

Tracey Allan – United Kingdom

“Interesting”

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“Good story and I like the way it refers to the big Pharmas and how they may be behind a lot of things (don’t want to say too much in case it spoils the story for others). Story flowed well and the narration was perfect for this type of story.”

Stephanie – USA

“Short medical thriller”

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“Loved it. Focused on beliefs that Big Pharma does not want cures as it impacts profits. Action from beginning to end. Narrator was excellent and really warmed to the story. He does a good job of differentiating characters.

I was given this audiobook in exchange for honest review. Keeping this one in my library!!”

   

Mark – USA

Awesome

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This story is awesome. It is so realistic that it makes your heart race, anticipating what’s going to happen next.

 

H. Nathan – USA

Super Interesting

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What a ride, this book is action-packed, sad, and very suspenseful. This book will leave you on the edge of your seat and is hard to put down, once you start listening to it. Every chapter in this story is amazing and keeps me thinking about it. It is super interesting.

 

 Alan K – USA

Five Stars

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I found besides giving us a good scare he goes right on making me laugh out loud but then by the end I felt like crying. It drags you from one emotion to another. I can’t wait for the next one. If you are looking for a thrilling page-turning story and you enjoy medical suspense then this book is for you.

 

Dr. John Reizer Interviewed on Awesome Author Website

By Dr. John Reizer

Author of The Target List

The Target List author, Dr. John Reizer was recently interviewed on the Awesome Author website and discussed his new book and answered other questions regarding his writing projects. Read interview below:

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a practicing chiropractor and indie author residing in the Upstate of South Carolina. I have been writing articles and books since 2001. My earlier publications dealt primarily with the subject of chiropractic as I have written several books for chiropractic practitioners and laypeople.

Over the past several years, I have been writing nonfiction books that address various subjects rarely, if ever, discussed by the mainstream media outlets. Many of these topics can be accessed by visiting my blog, www.nofakenews.net.

More recently, I have been writing fiction that attempts to entertain and educate readers about extremely important issues affecting many people worldwide.

My latest novel, The Target List, was published in June, 2019. Additional information can be found at my author’s website, www.johnreizer.com.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent novel, The Target List was written with the dual intention to entertain its readers while teaching them about the many machinations currently taking place within organized medicine and through its handler, the pharmaceutical industry.

This book delves into a subject that most authors would probably steer away from. But one of the great things about being an indie author is that you have the creative freedom to do what you want.

The Target List is an important book, in my opinion, because it exposes readers to certain truths embedded within a fictional construct that they wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to.

The idea for the book was borne out of my deep desire to educate healthcare consumers about these concepts and to do so through a fictional plot so that readers would actually absorb the material and not be concerned that it was too far removed from the conventional paradigms that have been etched into our collective psyche.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t really have any unusual writing habits, but I try to write something everyday. It’s a part of my life, just like eating breakfast or the ritual of walking 12,000 steps each day that I have committed to for the past ten years.

The act of writing something each day keeps me inspired to write articles as well as larger projects. It also fuels my creative side and provides me with a lot of fresh ideas.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love reading James Patterson and I really enjoyed reading Brad Parks’ novel, Say Nothing.

What are you working on now?
I am constantly working on my blog, NoFakeNews.net. It’s been an ongoing project for me since 2012 that provides informative content for readers worldwide.

The posts that are published on NoFakeNews have to do with a plethora of controversial subjects that are never mentioned on the mainstream news networks.

I am also currently involved with marketing my latest novel, The Target List, which was published on the Amazon Kindle Platform in June, 2019.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I promote my books and articles on my blog at nofakenews.net, and on my Podcast: The Dr. John Reizer Podcast Series on Anchor, Spotify and other platforms.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice for new authors is to keep writing as often as possible. I have been writing for many years and I continue to learn new things everyday. I keep trying to get better at what l do.

Read other authors and pay close attention to their different writing styles. Understand what has made them successful from a technical standpoint, and apply those tools to your own writing style.

Don’t give up and be able to take constructive criticism from editors and readers. And most important, have fun perfecting your craft.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“You never fail at something unless you decide to stop trying to become successful at it.”

What are you reading now?
A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

What’s next for you as a writer?
I am working on an outline for a new novel that I will be writing in the fall of 2019.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Lord of the Rings, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, and one or two James Patterson novels.

Author Websites and Profiles
John Reizer Website
John Reizer Amazon Profile

John Reizer’s Social Media Links
Goodreads Profile

Update On My Novel: The Target List

By NoFakeNews

I wanted to give readers an update regarding my latest novel, The Target List. Before I do this, let me first thank the visitors who frequent NoFakeNews for all their support with regards to my novel. The emails I have received from so many of you are greatly appreciated. And for those NoFakeNews visitors who have read the story, I want to say thank you for taking the time to do so.

This novel, in my considered opinion, is very important because it is a fictional story that has intentionally been littered with a lot of truthful information. In this way, the people reading the book can be exposed to the real happenings taking place throughout the medical industrial complex.

The Target List, in many ways, is a dedication to the holistic practitioners who have lost their lives, over the years, as they attempted to spread truthful information to healthcare consumers worldwide.

The Target List was written in May, 2019 and published in June, 2019. Since its publication, it has gained recognition by a national review company, many Internet reviewers, and 15 Amazon.com reviewers. The story has been praised by many of its readers to date and I am extremely proud of this fact. Because of readers on this website, the novel is selling copies everyday.

In mid September of this year, The Target List will become an audiobook on Audible, Apple iTunes as well as some other platforms. The audio production has just been completed by the book’s narrator, Allen Grunerud. He did an awesome job and I can’t wait for listeners to hear the production.

If readers are interested in acquiring a free copy of the audiobook or the Amazon Kindle product in exchange for an honest written review and rating on Amazon.com or Audible, they can send me their email at drjohnlreizer@gmail.com and I will be happy to send them a free download code. I have a very limited amount of these download codes for the audiobook. It’s first come, first serve and you must be serious about providing an honest review of the novel.

Below are some of the review comments from Amazon.com:

C Huff

July 23, 2019

If you’re into medical science fiction thrillers, this is the book for you…
Ezela Tagliente

August 9, 2019

“The Target List” is an incredible medical thriller…
Amazon Customer

July 22, 2019

Everything you know about disease, doctors, drugs and medicine is a lie. Dr. Daniels can prove it…
Kerrie

August 28, 2019

I was captivated with this book within the first chapter.
Emerson Rose Craig

July 24, 2019

…This story is exciting and interesting. I found myself constantly surprised by where the story was taking me. This is a great read, and I would highly recommend it.
kwb409

August 28, 2019

This book was definitely not what I expected…it was so much more…
Breanna A.

August 24, 2019

… from beginning to end it is exciting and fascinating. I had a blast reading it and have already recommended it to several friends.
Adeca

July 22, 2019

… I couldn’t wait to see what would happen in the next chapter. I highly recommend this book and rate a perfect 5.
Kevin Kraemer

August 10, 2019

Fast paced and full of adrenaline, The Target List by Dr. John Reizer did not slow down from start to finish.
Kenneth Taylor

July 16, 2019

A great read.
Open your mind and read this story!
Joshua Grant

August 8, 2019

… This one’s a thriller through and through in the same vein as The Firm and I really enjoyed the tense ride!
Tiffani Policriti

July 30, 2019

The Target List is a story filled with action and suspense from the beginning to the end. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.

 

Lavender Maple

July 4, 2019

…It’s a bite-sized thriller that grips you before you even finish the prologue.
Bryan Lance

August 21, 2019

 …If you are a fan of medical thrillers, then this should definitely be at the top of your list of books to check out.