by Dave Giorgio
I am sure that everyone who listens to audio books has a favorite or two. I know that I do. I like audio books for different reasons at times. For example, I might really love a particular reader. Or the pure sound of the book might be what is appealing. Sometimes, the writing of the book is the clincher.
But if I were to write a book, and produced it as audio, that might change a few things. What would your book sound like if it were read by an actor? A really, really good actor? How would the characters sound? Would it be something that people would sit and listen to, just like they did in the days before television?
I’d have to really sit with this thought. I’d really have to take a quiet moment and picture it. Just sit quietly and hear it in my head. All of the nuance, playing back in my inner ear, not much different than normal, just inside my head.
What kind of experience would that be for you? What would the audio book be like?
These are not cerebral questions as part of a simulation. For many authors, these are questions that get answered by tangible sounds (or at least as tangible as sound gets). Think of some of the authors who have published books and have also released audio versions.
James Patterson, Debbie Macomber, Stieg Larsson, Dean Koontz, Suzanne Collins, Jonathan Franzen, Stephen King, Brandon Sanderson, Kathryn Stockett, Sara Gruen, Julia Glass, Stephen Haking, Jeff Lindsay, Terry MCMillian, and the list goes on…
Can you imagine what your book would be like? I’ll bet that if you can, it’s pretty darn cool. It might even be your favorite one.
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