Arthur Guy Empey (1883–1963) was an American soldier who fought in the British Army during World War I. He was medically discharged after being wounded in action. He wrote Over the Top upon his return to the United States, and after selling more than a quarter of a million copies it was made into a feature film in 1918. Empey went on to become a screenwriter, actor, and movie producer.
Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie® Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.