Smokey Dalton in Audio (and a few other announcements)

I’m very excited to announce that Audible has put the entire Smokey Dalton series (so far) into audio books. Mirron Willis voices Smokey perfectly. I listened to all six samples, and realized that somehow Mirron Willis had found the voice in my head. That almost never happens in audio. (For those of you who don’t know, Mirron Willis is a talented actor who has worked on stage, screen, and small screen. In audio, he’s voiced books from Walter Mosley’s to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s to many others. He’s won Earphone awards and many other awards, for obvious reasons, imho.) You’ll want to start with the first book, A Dangerous Road51VFBIzSH5L._SL300_ I really think you’ll enjoy these!

And if you want to hear an unprofessional but enthusiastic reading of my upcoming story, “The Scottish Play,” which will appear in Fiction River 5: Hex in The City, then go to WMG’s free short story podcast. The unfortunate narrator I’m dissing here is…um…me. After listening to Mirron Willis, there’s no comparison, so go listen to this one before you start on the Nelscott series.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you that you only have four days left on the Storybundle. Six great writers, seven great novellas, all for a low, low price–in fact, you can set your own. See this post for more information.

 

 

4 responses to “Smokey Dalton in Audio (and a few other announcements)”

  1. Josephine Wade says:

    I listened to ‘The Scottish Play’ and loved it. The cover for Hex in the City looks great and I look forward to the collection.

  2. Congratulations on having a narrator you love! I’m just starting production on my first audiobook, and it’s much more complex–matching the voice talent to your story–and simple–the acx.com process is very easy–than I’d expected.

    I hope to finalize a deal with an amazing narrator this week. I’m in awe of the talent I’m seeing through the audition process. I can only be grateful I know I’m not in their league, else I try to produce this baby myself.

    • I’ve had really good narrators on all of my other series, narrators I love. But none of them captured the voice in my head as completely as Mirron Willis has. Down to the inflection. That’s astonishing. Often, I listen to the narrators to see nuances in my work that I miss otherwise because they emphasize things that I had forgotten and/or didn’t realize were there.

      Good luck getting your narrator! Fingers crossed!

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