Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Journey of St. Paul

 

Here I am as St. Paul performing at the Militia of the Immaculata conference in Lenexa, Kansas on Aug. 8, 2015.

For more information or to book my traveling one-man St. Paul show, click here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Cure for Spiritual ADD

I have always hated the word “Detachment” and suspected that this virtue is misunderstood in Catholic circles ... (read more in my article for Catholic Exchange)



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Me as JRR Tolkien Debating "Myth and Lies" with Al Marsh as CS Lewis

Me on the Humor of George Bernard Shaw and G.K. Chesterton

Me as Everybody on "The Stanford Nutting Holiday Special"

Me as Stanford Nutting on "The Apostle of Common Sense"

Me Interviewing Yakov Smirnov in Branson

Me on Daytime TV: "Low-Brow vs. Uni-Brow"

Me as Me on "The Journey Home"

Me as Me on "The Journey Home" Again

Me as Bl. Dominic Barberi on "The Journey Home"

Me as the Nihilistic Professor in the movie "Manalive"

Me as All the Characters on "Sharing with Stanford"

Me as All the Characters on "Teen Aged Catholic Groovy!"

Me as Orestes Brownson on "The Journey Home"

Me as Socrates in my Adaptation of "Socrates Meets Jesus"

Me as Tolkien: "Nine for Mortal Men Doomed to Die"

Me as Father Brown in "The Honor of Israel Gow"

Me as Tolkien: "I am a Hobbit"

Me as Tolkien on Truth and Myth

Murder Mystery Express



Here's a fun article from the Duluth News Tribune about the murder mystery shows that I've been performing on board the North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth, Minnesota since 2000 (though the article says 2002).  The article even quotes one of our biggest fans - Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society!

The above photo is of me as Dr. Watson an Joel Friend as Sherlock Holmes in one of my many murder mystery productions.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Interviews

Here are a variety of interviews with me, from print, radio and television.




Kevin O'Brien's Audio Books



Here are links to audio books performed by me (Kevin O'Brien).

I say "performed" because I take the fiction titles and do "dramatic readings" of them, in which I change my voice and portray all the different characters in the piece. Indeed, because of this, I am the only person on earth to have performed every part in a Shakespeare play, which I did twice - once for The Merchant of Venice and once for Macbeth, both available from Ignatius Press.

Click on the links to purchase these audio books for immediate download.

My dramatic reading of The Innocence of Father Brown won an award from Foreword as one of the Best Audio Books of 2009.

Here are the books ...


Acts of God by James BeauSeigneur














Arise from Darkness by Father Benedict Groeschel









Bilbo's Journey by Joseph Pearce











Birth of an Age by James BeauSeigneur












Blood is Thicker than Color by T. J. Morris













Charity in Truth by Pope Benedict XVI











A Cry of Stone by Michael D. O'Brien










Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer by Fr. Thomas Dubay











Eclipse of the Sun by Michael O'Brien









Father Elijah by Michael D. O'Brien











A Father's Tale by Michael O'Brien











Fire of Love by Jose Luis Olaizola











The Four Witnesses by Rod Bennett











Frodo's Journey by Joseph Pearce













God is Love by Pope Benedict XVI












Great Expectations by Charles Dickens










How Firm a Foundation by Marcus Grodi











In His Image by James BeauSeigneur


The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton (award winning audio book, with original introductions to each mystery story by Dale Ahlquist)









Island of the World by Michael O'Brien









Light of the World by Pope Benedict XVI









Looking for the King by David C. Downing











Macbeth by William Shakespeare












Manalive by G. K. Chesterton








The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare











The Mule Soldiers by Blair Howard












Parochial and Plain Sermons by Blessed John Henry Newman. Eight volumes of sermons, with volumes read by different readers. Kevin reads Volumes 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8.











Pillar and Bulwark by Marcus Grodi












Plague Journal by Michael O'Brien











Racketeer for Life by Joe Scheidler











Saints who Battled Satan by Paul Thigpen












Saved in Hope by Pope Benedict XVI











Socrates meets Hume by Peter Kreeft











Socrates Meets Kant by Peter Kreeft











Socrates Meets Marx by Peter Kreeft












Sophia House by Michael O'Brien










Splendor of the Saints by Fr. Aloysius Roche











Stragners and Sojourners by Michael D. O'Brien










Theophilos by Michael D. O'Brien.












Toward the Gleam by T. M. Doran











Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Murder Mystery Express



Here's a fun article from the Duluth News Tribune about the murder mystery shows that I've been performing on board the North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth, Minnesota since 2000 (though the article says 2002).  The article even quotes one of our biggest fans - Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society!

The above photo is of me as Dr. Watson an Joel Friend as Sherlock Holmes in one of my many murder mystery productions.