Victoria E. Wolf Recording Booth
In 2019, Great Lakes Talking Books purchased a recording booth using funds donated by the Victoria E. Wolf estate with the goal to record books written by local authors and/or about the Upper Peninsula. The booth has been installed in the Peter White Public Library and will be available for public use in 2021. Equipment and furnishings were funded by the Jim Armstrong Memorial and Eunice Vandecaveye.
Virtual Grand Opening Event
Listen to Galooom from The Last Northwoods Reader, Book 4, by Cully Gage.
DBC 16187 - A Love Affair with the U.P. by Cully Gage (Charles Van Riper), narrated by Dan Junttila - Essays from Cully Gage about his life growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 1988.
DBC 19551 - The Last Northwoods Reader: Book 4, by Cully Gage (Charles Van Riper), narrated by Mark Hamari - Humorous stories of early 20th Century life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Book number four in the Northwoods Reader series. Some descriptions of sex. Some strong language. Some violence. Unrated.
DBC 19552 - Laughing Whitefish, by Robert Traver (John D. Voelker), narrated by Mark Hamari - From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Murder, an engrossing trial drama of ethnic hostility and the legal defense of Indian treaties. This new edition includes a foreword by Matthew L. M. Fletcher, Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University that contextualizes the novel. Robert Traver (John D. Voelker) was for fourteen years the District Attorney of the rugged glaciated iron mining community of Marquette County, Michigan. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Michigan in 1957; was re-elected to times; and he wrote over one hundred decisions. He resigned to continue his writing – and to fish for trout in his beloved U. P. This is Traver’s third novel and eighth book.
Northwoods Reader: Volume One: Northern Wit & Wisdom, by Cully Gage (Charles Van Riper), narrated by Mark Hamari.
Copper Empire: A Novel about the Copper Country Labor Strike in 1913, by Donna Searight Simons, narrated by Kelsey Boldt.
About our narrators:
Marquette native Mark Hamari co-owns Marquette Wallpaper & Paint with his brother Darryl. He is a member of several local bands including The Union Suits and the Marquette Rockestra. He lives in town with his wife T. and their dog Taika. He hopes people enjoy listening to the books as much as he enjoys narrating them.
Kelsey Boldt is the librarian at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. Naturally, she enjoys reading in her spare time, but also loves writing, filmmaking, and the outdoors.
Calumet native Dan Junttila is "creatively retired" after 30 + years as a teacher and football, track, baseball, and hockey coach.