Spoken words

I had one of those unusual experiences last night that really make this story telling business something special. I have a new title, and hopefully a whole new series, coming out with Audible and they sent me some samples of different narrators reading the same passage of text.

I almost never read my books again after they're released. But I always listen to them when they get recorded because for some reason it's like hearing the story for the first time. Literally of course, but also figuratively.

I was wondering how I'd go, sitting and listening to the same stretch of narrative over and over again. Would I preference the most recent performance, or the very first, which I came to fresh? But I needn't have worried. Each of those narrators told a different story with the same words.

It was kind of amazing to hear. I honestly don’t know how they do it.