The audiobook version of Nick and Viola is enhanced by the creative musical talents of Dave Skinner, Texas-based guitarist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Dave started playing the classical guitar at age 12 and has been inﬂuenced by multiple genres since, including country, bluegrass, rock, blues, musical theater, world music, and jazz. Dave read Nick and Viola in the fall of 2013 and was moved by the tragic story to write a haunting ballad, "Tobacco Wars". The song, co-written with Robb Boyd, introduces the audiobook and sets the tone for the story that follows. Dave also provides musical interludes between chapters to create a unique audio experience.