Tag: audiobook

9Aug

Nights of Villjamur – Audio

Behold, 14 discs of fantasy fiction:

Rather tasty, no? You can listen to a sample here.

Steven Crossley is a fantastic narrator. I’ve had a quick listen to some of the tracks and it all sounds good so far – all names correctly pronounced, which is the main thing.

It’s very surreal hearing your own words read back to you. I mean, I’m familiar with them, but there’s some strange psychological disconnection now. It is as if the characters have taken a step closer to being real entities – or that I no longer “own” them. This says a lot about the quality of the narration, I suspect.

And, after listening to this, I’m suddenly interested in downloading more audiobooks.

19Jun

Audiobook Updates

I don’t know how many covers this book will spawn, but there’s another out in the wild. I’m afraid I haven’t yet found out the name of the artist. Pretty, no?

It looks cold up there.

The audiobook will be available at the end of the month from Tantor Media, in mp3 as well as standard CD format. It runs for a staggering 17 hours, and is narrated by Steven Crossley.

If 17 hours sounds like a long time, Blake Charlton claims to listen to audiobooks at double speed, which was something I’d never really thought you could do. I agree with Peter V. Brett, in that it might sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks were doing the reading, which would make for an altogether different listening experience. If I’m honest, I think Alvin might kill the noir mood.

25Mar

Nights of Villjamur Audiobook

My US overlord, Chris Shluep at Random House, just emailed me with some rather splendid news, and that is Tantor Media will be producing an audio version of Nights of Villjamur.

So for those of you with reading difficulties, or who prefer to listen to audiobooks on commutes for your SF and Fantasy fix, or those of you who are just plain lazy and can’t be bothered to hold a book upright, you can now receive the full Villjamur experience.

Of course, I wonder if now would be an appropriate moment to suggest Brian Blessed for a role?