Are you too busy to read? Can’t sit still long enough to page through your Kindle? Well, I have the perfect solution! Audiobooks! Plunk in those ear-buds and your ‘good to go’! You can walk, run, drive, dust, cook, shop, fold laundry, and even diaper your toddler while enjoying the melodious, humorous or stimulating sounds of an audiobook. Easily available they will keep you mentally alert; prepare you for your book club or your English quiz or just plain entertain you. They are the perfect solution to a busy lifestyle and a demanding schedule.
So why, you might ask am I talking about the wonders of audiobooks? Because, I might answer, I am launching a new career. I am becoming an audiobook narrator! Really! A wonderful website called ACX has been created to connect authors with would-be book readers. While researching ways to record my own work I stumbled across this new and exciting possibility. Hummm I thought, that sounds like fun! I can record my own work AND other people’s works as well. I auditioned and amazingly enough I am now in the process of recording 3 audiobooks!
Look for Death of a Second Wife, a Dotsy Lamb Travel Mystery, by Maria Hudgins, The Mystery Box, by Eva Pohler and Off the Hook, by James Twerrell in your audio libraries or online at http://www.audible.com and you can enjoy the efforts of my old drama teacher Charlotte Ellis. She would sit on her worn velvet sofa in her wood paneled sitting room that resembled a cut out from a Victorian novel and coach my 8 year old projections, modulations, pronunciations and enunciations. Yes, as you enjoy the works of these talented authors and the melodious voice of the narrator (yours truly) you can join me in thanking Mrs. Ellis for her years of working to make me the speaker, dramatist, narrator that I am!