Progress on the Audiobook

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We’re really rolling now on the production of our home-brew full-cast audiobook of Neptune Crossing. Our narrator Bob Kuhn has recorded through Chapter 12, and the dialogue cast has done quite a bit of recording, bouncing around through a number of chapters—sort of movie-shoot style, so as to consolidate reading sessions for the characters who are in fewer scenes. It is remarkably difficult to do good voice acting for an audiobook.  Bruce Coville told us he actually had stage actors at his Full Cast Audio studio who said, this is too hard—too different—can’t do it. Not stopping us, though!  We’re on a steep learning curve, but we haven’t been flung off into space quite yet. 

While Allysen’s away, we’re taking a pause in recording, and hoping to get some of the editing done, so that we can start to hear what a fully assembled production will sound like.

I hope to get a bit of a teaser up online soon.

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  1. substandardTim
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    I'm normally not into fiction audio books, but then the subject matter doesn't usually interest me. So this should be interesting.

    On a completely unrelated note, I thought you might enjoy today's woot shirt (will be gone tomorrow):

  2. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Cute shirt (solar system). I don't usually look at the shirts, but Woot is one of my favorite shopping sites.

  3. substandardTim
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    I just liked how Pluto was cut off any laying on the floor.

  4. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Oops–I missed that. (I went back and looked. Ow, poor Pluto.)

  5. Ghydda
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    Any word on the progress on the audiobook?

  6. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    We hit a point of exhaustion and had to take a break. Turns out making a full-cast audiobook is even harder than it sounds, especially when you're doing it on weekends, and you're tired from your full-time job. But we've been trying to plan a way to get back to it. We've done too much work not to finish it!

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