About The Audiobook
BuySoundtrax Records is proud to announce the release of their first audiobook, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as performed by Robert Picardo (TVs Star Trek Voyager, China Beach) available at for pre-order at www.buysoundtrax.com on September 5th and digitally and via other soundtrack boutique retailers on September 19, 2012.There have been numerous stage and film adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The famed story tells about a London lawyer, John Gabriel Utterson, who investigates the goings on of his old friend Dr. Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde. Though the phrase “Jekyll and Hyde” has become part of the vernacular, and the story has been told in various mediums, there has never been a major adaptation that remains faithful to the original.
About The Author
Performed by ROBERT PICARDO, and featuring original music by DOMINIK HAUSER, this new 4CD audiobook does just that.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Robert Picardo graduated from the William Penn Charter School. He entered Yale University as a pre-medstudent, unaware that he would one day portray doctors in two primetime television series China Beach and Star Trek: Voyager.
While at Yale, Bob landed the role of the Gospel Preacher in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass and recreated the role in the European premiere of the work. He graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Drama and enrolled at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater Workshop, eventually landing on Broadway in the leading role in the comedy Gemini. A year later he would co-star with Jack Lemmon in Bernard Slade’s Tribute on Broadway and in a west coast run which would bring him to Los Angeles.
Bob would find his greatest success on the west coast, including roles on the ABC series The Wonder Years, which would earn him an Emmy nomination, China Beach, and a seven-year run as the well-loved holographic doctor on Star Trek: Voyager. Bob has appeared in over two dozen films, including The Howling, Star 80, Legend, Innerspace, and Star Trek First Contact.
Originally from Switzerland, Dominik Hauser received his education at the Jazz School St. Gallen in Switzerland, earning a masters degree in music. His talent extends from composition and arrangement to instrumental performance, including bass work for jazz-funkers The Ruleless. He is the recipient of the coveted Prix Walo and has taken the stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
In 1996 Hauser relocated to Los Angeles, where he re-entered the education arena. His studies took him to UCLA where he delved deeply into film scoring. Subsequently he took his skills to the realm of indie cinema and began composing for film. Hauser was a privileged participant in the ASCAP film-scoring workshop in 2000 and elevated to semifinalist status at the Young Film Composer Competition in 2002. Hauser has worked on films featuring such superstars as Vin Diesel (The Chronicles of Riddick) and Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux).
Recently Hauser completed arranging and orchestrating the restoration of the first Best Picture Academy AwardR winning film Wings for the 2012 Paramount Pictures centennial celebration, and recently published his fourth book, Soloing for Bass.