Audiobooks are heard not read.
One of my favorite Christmas carols has always been Do You Hear What I Hear? It was written in 1962 by the husband and wife team of Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne in a desperate response to the US-USSR standoff over the Cuban missile crisis. Read the full story here for an interesting behind-the-scenes cameo.
I thought of “Do You Hear What I Hear” when writing this post about the wonderful elation I felt upon finishing the recording of The Loyalist Trilogy for you to hear instead of read.
People always tell me they love listening to me read my books. They say the author’s voice takes the written word to a whole new level. Finishing the trilogy in audio format was a long journey of over two and a half years (read about it here) but worth it.
Now English-speaking people all over the world can hear this author speak her words. I love the idea of bringing the stories of our American and Canadian history to the world through this medium.
Happy listening throughout this holiday season and the whole year!