Okay. Let's say that you get that great book published. It's out in the book stores, sitting on the shelves and people are buying it like there's no tomorrow and you suddenly have money coming from it. They want to do an audio version, they say. Who is going to do the reading? You?
Be sure to give it some thought.
I've listened to a couple of books on CD lately, and I have to say, there is a definite difference in the reading. If you've ever listened to one of Chris Heimerdinger's books, you have to agree that he does a great job in the reading. He also gets other people to read with him, which adds to the enjoyment. They aren't always who I would have picked to do the job, but he definitely does well. I like the inflection he gets, the emotions, simply the way he comes across.
Richard Evans, I'm sorry to say, is not so easy to listen to. Especially after having just listened to Heimerdinger.
Who would read your story? Would you attempt that? I'm not sure I would. I mean, on one hand, no one knows your story better than you. The emotions, the action, the wording. On the other hand, perhaps you don't have the training or experience to read the words in a comfortable way. It might be better to hire a professional reader that does it for a living.
Myself, I'm not sure. I've been told that I have a nice voice. My only problem is I tend to loose it after talking for a while, and I would definitely not be able to do it in one sitting. How long does one of those recording sessions last, after all? I have no idea. But, I'm thinking I'd love to have Anne Hathaway read my stuff...I like her voice. I'll have to give it some thought. She's a little busy right now.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Who Is Going To Be Your Voice?