Monday, January 1, 2024

audiobook update

the novel began as a comic book
Lots of people have been asking if there will be an audiobook of The Unseen. I tell ‘em yes, I’m working on it, but good grief has it been slow going.

I read two other audiobooks, and after each one, I declared to myself, “Never again!” 

Well, I’m at the point now where I have to trust that declaration. I am abandoning my role as narrator for my own book. I plan on hiring a voice actor to read it for me.

I know people want me to read it myself, but I’m crying uncle.

I’m poorly suited to read text out loud. I need to do so many re-takes, to the point where it’s sort of absurd. That said, I’m skilled at editing audio, so if I put in enough time and effort, I can create something that sounds excellent. But the amount of energy involved would be brutal.

I know I could read, record, and edit The Unseen. But that would mean six months or more of frustration and drudgery in front of a microphone and editing software.

I would rather use that time working on the sequel. I can get lost in the creative process of bringing the follow-up book to life.  

As an aside, multiple great-horned owls are hooting out my window as I type this—and they’re loud!

I will keep everyone posted on the progress of these big projects.

  audio samples of me reading from the book here  

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