“Quest of the Keys,” the inspirational young adult fantasy fiction penned by author and leadership consultant Scotty Sanders, was released as an audio book on November 6, 2013.
The audio book is narrated by B.J. Harrison, who boasts eight million downloads for his “The Classic Tales Podcast” and more than 700 five-star ratings on Audible.com and iTunes Music Store. His podcast for Joseph Conrad’s “The Heart of Darkness” reached 100,000 downloads and was rated No. 3 overall on Audible.com. “Quest of the Keys” is incredibly polished, and every sentence does exactly what it is intended to do. The story moves so quickly it’s incredible, yet you never feel confused or unsure of where you are. It is a great pleasure and privilege to be a part of this work.”
“I am looking forward to the launch of the Quest of the Keys audio book and I am equally excited to have B.J. Harrison join the team as the book’s narrator,” says Sanders, who has been cited as the Louisiana Entrepreneur of the Year and Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year for his achievements in the corporate world.
“We auditioned 19 people for this project and when I heard B.J.’s voice, I knew he was the one we were looking for who would give life to the Quest of the Keys characters,” explains Sanders of Harrison, who can speak in more than 20 international accents.
“Quest of the Keys” tells the story of Decklen, a young man who is given a locked golden cylinder that contains an ancient scroll after he narrowly escapes a life of slavery—and certain death—in the Minca Silver Mines. His task is to search for the hidden keys that will unlock the true secrets to success. More than just a fantasy fiction, the “Quest of the Keys” is a reader’s journey towards personal growth, responsibility, integrity, honor, leadership development, and clear purpose.
The books positive lessons did not escape the keen eyes of educators and was, in fact, piloted in the Ouachita Parish middle schools in Louisiana last spring as part of the English language arts curriculum. The “Quest of the Keys” teacher resources are currently being used in a growing number of school systems across the country, including in home schools.
A “Quest of the Keys” Teacher’s Resources is also now available, which gives instructors a more in-depth background material relating to vocabulary, comprehension, and written expressions and response. The curriculum is praised for helping students deal with real issues, such as bullying and critical thinking, to name a few.
“‘Quest of the Keys’ began from my passion to encourage and empower the next generation to live well. Providing them knowledge to be successful is vital. Because the next generation is ‘story’ driven, they tend to search for a cause in which to believe,” says Sanders about his book, which is now on its second printing.
With a fantasy fiction format that greatly appeals to its young audience, the audio book will all the more catch the attention of its readers for its ease of use and impact.
To learn more about the “Quest of the Keys” story, visit www.questofthekeys.com, or visit its Facebook page at Facebook.com/questofthekeys.
About Quest of the Keys
“Quest of the Keys” is a story about the journey of Decklen, a young man who left home in disgrace only to narrowly escape slavery and death in the Minca Silver Mines. Sworn to return for those he left behind and joined by an unlikely sojourner, he sets out for the majestic realm of Leonesse. Before striking out on his new journey, Decklen receives assistance from the sage Octavius. But rather than swords and strategy, Decklen is presented a locked golden cylinder containing an ancient scroll. Tasked with opening the scroll, Decklen and his companion find themselves on an unexpected path of danger and discovery, in search of hidden keys that unlock the true secrets to success…and determine the fate of an entire kingdom.
About Scotty Sanders
Scotty Sanders has been leading organizations for thirty years, first as a CEO for a multimillion-dollar company and then as an executive for a non-profit organization. Scotty has been recognized as the Louisiana Entrepreneur of the Year, Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, and has been noted in trade magazines for his success in the business world.
Scotty is a sought after speaker who has travelled both nationally and internationally to deliver speeches that are passionate, relevant, and challenging. He is also an author of books, training materials, and published articles. He and his wife, Cindy, live near Dallas, Texas.
About B.J. Harrison
B.J. Harrison has recorded over 200 audiobooks in his career. His work has received over 700 five-star ratings and reviews at the iTunes Music Store and Audible.com. His weekly audio podcast, The Classic Tales Podcast, has had over 9 million downloads.
Since B.J. began his career over 6 years ago, he has brought the immortal words of Poe, Doyle and Dickens to life in a way modern listeners have found appealing. Now, 9 million downloads and 330 episodes later, he is hired by publishers and authors to bring their characters to life. Educators are also using his free recordings in English classes around the world.