The Kingdom of Ohio

By Matthew Flaming; Todd McLaren (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, MP3 CD, 9781400165001)

Publication Date: December 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2010 Indie Next List
“Peter Force is in New York City in the early 1900s, working underground to dig subway tunnels. When he meets a beautiful woman with a fantastic story -- and through her meets J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla -- he begins a quest to discover if travel to another world is possible. Get ready to be transported through time yourself as you read this book.”
-- Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC


This incredibly original and intelligent love story is set against New York City at the dawn of the mechanical age, as an unlikely duo find themselves wrestling with the nature of history, technology, and the unfolding of time itself.

About the Author

Matthew Flaming grew up in Los Angeles and studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice-overs, where he has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials, as well as TV promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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  1. Early in his story, Peter writers, “…even the details of this history are not certain, they still come closer to the truth than the recorded facts alone” (pg. 30). How did this affect your trust of Peter as a narrator? What do you think he means by this statement? In what ways do fact and fiction blur throughout the novel?

Praise For The Kingdom of Ohio

"Todd McClaren gives a soft-spoken, carefully navigated reading that allows the author's beautiful descriptions to woo the listener with their simplicity." ---AudioFile

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