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From the New York Times bestseller

The Barefoot Spirit 

How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand

Comes a NEW style of Audiobook: Business Audio Theatre (B.A.T.) 

Learn Valuable Lessons While Hollywood Actors Voice the Parts in this Entertaining & True Story of Barefoot Wine 

The Barefoot Spirit Audiobook a Sherwood Players Production featuring:  

a FULL ENSEMBLE CAST ​including Hollywood Legends Ed Asner and Gigi Perreau​  

BEHIND THE SCENES INTERVIEWS with the REAL Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey (creators of Barefoot Wine) with author Rick Kushman  

an ORIGINAL CINEMATIC SCORE composed by Tyler David Gilbert  

The Barefoot Spirit audiobook is narrated by Alamada Karatihy and features Ed Asner and Gigi Perreau, with Matt Weinglass, Hazel Paraoan, Ruffy Landayan and Tom Malloy. Additional characters are voiced by Corey Krueger, Gerald Marzilli, Case Williams, Robert E Weiner, Jay David, Jared Boghosian, Courtney Lin, Jennifer Van Heeckeren, Lizette Santiago, Louie Mandrapilias, Steve Brock, Mary John Benedict, Dennis Zen and JL Coronado. Original music and sound engineered by Tyler David Gilbert with additional sound recordings by Charlie Waymire and Blair Hardman, executive producers Michael Houlihan, Bonnie Harvey and Ryan Foland and is directed by Matt Weinglass.  

Full cast and crew listings and behind the scenes info at our IMDb Project Page  

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“Terrific concept! Wonderful potential!"  

-Randy Turrow, Line Producer/Unit Production Manager, Producers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America  

“The audiobook sounds wonderful! Congratulations on creating such a meaningful audiobook and telling such a great story! I'm excited for it to hit the stores!"  

-Kelly Lytle, Findaway, Audiobook Distrubuters  

“This is a great new way to educate people. Houlihan, Harvey, and team created a brand new genre of business audiobooks."  

-Yitzchok Saftlas, President, Bottom Line Marketing Group, Radio Host, 77 WABC's Mind Your Business

"An entertaining rags-to-riches story of American entrepreneurship. A first-hand tale of California rule breakers Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the founders of the country's top selling wine brand." 

-Adrienne Burke, Yahoo! Small Business 

“I loved the 'voice' of the book and storytelling is such a wonderful way to communicate. Learn the most important lessons of entrepreneurship."

-Rebecca J. White, Professor, Director of Entrepreneurship, University of Tampa; President, U.S. Assoc. Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The Barefoot Spirit - Audio Book

The Barefoot Spirit is a guidebook for anyone in business and a great read for everyone who loves a rags-to-riches story. Filled with many eye-openers, including: 

  • How Michael and Bonnie used worthy cause marketing to build a best selling brand 
  • Why they never spent a dime on traditional advertising 
  • The surprising advantages of being small and broke 
  • How creating a fun, yet hardworking culture kicks productivity into high gear  
  • How handling mistakes the right way saves and nurtures essential business relationships 
  • Why attitude and determination beat knowledge and experience

"Warm, wonderful, and inspiring. Entertains and motivates at the same time." 

-Brian Tracy, Author, The Power of Self-Confidence 

“This story is beyond wine and the love of wine, it's about starting a business." 

-Fran Tarkenton, Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback, Entrepreneur, Sirius XM Radio Host of The Fran Tarkenton Show  

"It's an inspiration to see how they broke all the rules and still succeeded against all odds. For anyone contemplating starting a business, there are lessons to be learned here and an entertaining story as a bonus."

--Alan Caruba, National Book Critics Circle  

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