Audiobook news!

When Audible.com was looking for a voice actor to read my book, The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning, they asked for my input; so naturally, I asked you guys for your advice, and you delivered.  What I finally sent them was this:

Anne Bancroft with a little bit of Marge Simpson.  A woman with a low, slightly raspy or gravelly voice, with an excellent sense of comic timing.  A “member of the tribe” would be great. Hope that helps!

I don’t know if it helped or not, because they tell me they couldn’t find someone just right.  So we’re going with this chick:

Yep, that’s me, with my perfect face for audio.  I’ll be recording the first session this Saturday, and the next one the next week.  I’ve been reading out loud steadily for fifteen years, so I think I can do this!  Goodness knows I know the material well enough.  My editor recommends preemptive ibuprofen, chamomile tea, and pear juice.

So, yay, new experience!  It’s been kind of a theme this year.

Oh, and I will be making an announcement soon (this week, I super-de-hope) about the print publisher.  Gots to make it official before I make it public, but I’m very happy.

  • Lindsey

    Excellent, Simcha!! :D Congrats.

  • http://www.parafool.com/ victor

    That is very cool news! They really couldn’t find a better reader for the book! (Presumably, they couldn’t.) The only question now is who do you have lined up to do the dance remix?

    • simchafisher

      You, ovulously.

  • Tiffany Thompson

    Oh, that is just perfect!! I read it hearing your voice, so it makes perfect sense! :D

  • Lynn

    Nobody else could read it out loud without snorting and snickering at least occasionally. Though maybe you *plan* to do that?

  • http://thekoalabearwriter.blogspot.com Bonnie Way

    I love it when the author reads the book! Sounds great. :) And I’m a big fan of print books, so I can’t wait for the announcement…

  • richard

    It makes for authenticity.

  • jenny

    I think that, based on your book, you would do an excellent job at :
    - The Pontifical Council for the Family;
    - The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith:
    - The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers.

  • http://californiatokorea.com/ Micaela

    The day after I finished your book I had a dream that Hallie Lord was the narrator. She would be awesome, but I bet you will be even better. (And yes, I HAVE been reading too many blogs lately, thank you for asking.) Congrats!

  • anna lisa

    Ha!–I called it. Yep, go back and check :)

  • Kristen

    Now see, that’s what I said on FB when you were asking for advice: Why not you? What I didn’t say was that the one time I heard you on the radio, I thought you had a lovely voice — more gentle than I expected given the sharp wit that I associate with (and love about) your writing (that’s meant to be a compliment to both your voice and your writing, by the way, lest it sound like a slight to either). All of which is to say, you will be a pleasure to listen to, and I bet sell more audiobooks this way. I always prefer to listen to audiobooks read by the author — even if they aren’t “professionals,” I like to hear what they emphasize, what tone they give to certain passages, etc.


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