Monday, August 17, 2009

The voice of Caitlin


Carolyn and I just finished listening to Audible.com's unabridged production of my novel Wake. We were blown away!

Audible used four narrators: Jessica Almasy (as Caitlin Decter), Jennifer Van Dyck (as Shoshana Glick), A.C. Fellner (as Sinanthropus), and Marc Vietor (as Phantom) (plus myself, reading the entries attributed to The Online Encyclopedia of Computing; I also read an exclusive introduction I wrote for the audiobook).

It's a magnificent production, and all of the narrators are fabulous -- and I now hear Jessica Almasy's voice in my head when writing Caitlin in Wonder, the third book in the series, which I'm working on now (that's Jessica pictured above).

A truly amazing production -- and I'd say that even if it wasn't of my work; I'm a big consumer of audibooks (and have been an Audible.com subscriber since March 2001), and I can honestly say this is one of the best productions I've ever heard; I actually had tears in my eyes listening to the final scene, they did it so well.

You can get the Audible.com production of WWW:WAKE, and other audio books by me (including FlashForward and Audible's production of Calculating God, which won this year's Audie Award for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Audio Book of the Year), right here.


Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site
and WakeWatchWonder.com

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2 Comments:

At August 17, 2009 9:33 PM , OpenID kenuno said...

I love reading a book while listening to its audiobook version at the same time.
I started doing this because I thought it would help me to learn English.
Now I can't stop doing it! (I usually speed up the playing speed).

I've done it with WAKE too, and loved it!

 
At August 20, 2009 11:06 AM , Blogger John F said...

Kenuno - That sounds fascinating. How does taking in the same information through two different senses change the reading experience? Do you tend to remember more of the text, for instance?

 

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