Welcome to The Wheel

Current Status

Crudrat funded in November of 2013 (thank you!). Production wrapped in March of 2014. Crudrat should become available to the backers by the end of this week, and to the general public next week.

Notice for Backers

We have had some minor trouble with our mailing list. If you have not received the rewards that the kickstarter page indicates are ready, please email producer at crudrat.com and we will get you taken care of post-haste.

About Crudrat

The Progenitors of The Wheel live high up above the sky, amongst the stars, removed from the petty concerns of mere mortals. Each one designed, engineered, perfect; their imperfect children get left to die.

Ghosts. Cyphers. They do not exist. A lucky few, the Crudrats, scrape out a perilous living cleaning the toxic wastes from the great machines that power the station.

Meet Maura. Cypher. Crudrat. Grown too tall, alone in a spaceport with no use for her, doomed to starve. With only her crud-eating murmel and an alien monster to help her, she must find a way to survive, or escape, before they catch her and blow what’s left of her life, and her companions, into space.

From the mind of Gail Carriger, ArtisticWhispers Productions presents a young-adult adventure tale that brings golden age-style science fiction into the 21st century, stuffs it full of heart, and gives it a finely polished, gleaming edge.

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Crudrat Sample Chapter:
Read in the traditional single-reader style by Veronica Giguere, and featuring music by Danny Schade, this sample gives you a taste of the world of Crudrat.

Listen above or download.

Crudrat Audio Trailer:
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Audio Trailer

Of course, the story is only half the story. The other half is the production. Crudrat will come with the full treatment, a feast for your ears and movie for your mind, courtesy ArtisticWhispers Productions and composer Danny Schade.

We at AWP (learn more about us here), previously produced the sample chapter for Soulless. Now we’re back in Gail Carriger’s sandbox again to produce the audiobook of her entry into science fiction. Curious what our work sounds like?

Soulless sample chapter
Listen to (or download) the sample chapter for Soulless that we produced in 2009.

Free Will sample
Listen to (or download) a snippet of another one of our current productions, J. Daniel Sawyer’s Free Will. This sample contains adult language

Danny Schade Tracks
And finally, to give you a taste of our composer’s work, chedk out these three tracks by Danny Schade:
Main theme from the AWP audiobook Down From Ten:

Finale piece from the AWP audiobook Predestination:

Bathtub Blues, from the AWP audiobook Predestination:

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