“Oranges and Lemons” Audiobook Release!

I promised a “big media announcement” regarding my short story Oranges and Lemons (which has been on Kindle a year now, wow!) and here it is… I can proudly say that the audiobook of Oranges and Lemons is available right now!

Oranges and Lemons - Audiobook

I’ve worked with my friends Jamie and Elliot over the course of 2013 to bring Oranges and Lemons to life through the medium of audiobook. Jamie is a sound designer and musician (check out his site!) and has worked really hard to encompass a truly professional standard in the final product. Elliot, while an animator by profession, has also added depth through his vocal reading, so check out both of those people.

In terms of the audiobook itself I have elected to host it via BandCamp; it seemed to provide the most flexibility in terms of sharing content. Oranges and Lemons is free to download, but as it was produced professionally (in both standard and production) if you would like to contribute then I’d really appreciate that!

So, what’re you waiting for? Grab it now in time for you Monday commute! :-D

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Audiobook Experiences

Today I had the great privilege to spend the afternoon with my good friends Elliot and Jamie as we recorded the majority of the audio version of Oranges and Lemons, the short story I wrote last autumn and released on Kindle (project page here)

Oranges and Lemons recording session

We got nearly the entirety of the story down, with a few things left to pick up but that should be no problem when we recommence for a second session.

I’ve collaborated with Elliot and Jamie before on an audiobook of the three readied chapters of The Last of the Steamers which you can find embedded on its project page; it was certainly different to work with them on a short story that was totally different to Steamers; there were numerous comments made about the improvements in the concise nature of my writing and certainly a lot of fun was had giving each of the characters a good voice.

As a writer, it’s always a ton of fun to see one’s writing really come to life as even something like an audio reading can do. Oranges and Lemons is a dark story but numerous times it was described as “captivating” by Elliot who read it; he actually hadn’t read the ending and will be doing so extremely shortly now he’s gotten into it!

As a team, we’ve now pretty much nailed down a workflow that works for us – I’d hazard to guess that Jamie will explain more in a future blog post.

I’ll be making the Oranges and Lemons audiobook available for free once it’s completed and put together. Jamie did a grand job producing the previous one and I look forward to recording more auditory versions of my writing with the guys in the future.

Next up? Quigley Hubb!