One of the best parts of my day: opening the digital file and listening to the sonorous voice of the Reader working his way through Albatross.
His audition recording impressed me very much. But I’m usually read books, rather than listening to them. So I did a simple market test, and checked in with a few friends who are audiobook people. John, who first asked me about getting Albatross in audio, seemed a good place to start. I popped in on John while he was working, and played a clip.
Me: What do you think?
John: You need to hire that man RIGHT NOW.
The others who heard the sample had a similar response, and Bertie was herself delighted. So we did extend an offer, and he signed on. The chapters I’ve heard so far are really solid. I can hardly wait for you to hear them! I’ll post links as soon as the audiobook is available. And more on the man himself once the project’s wrapped.