I have blogged before about how much I enjoyed Joe Abercrombie’s books and about my quest to have them released as audio books (See Best Served Cold (& Audible), The First Law Series Going Audible and Best Served Audible). Abercrombie reports today on his blog in “First Law Audiobooks” that his debut series is being recorded.
So they’re currently recording the audiobooks of the First Law, due out in June as downloads, and I dropped into the studio on Monday to see how it was going. They’re unabridged, so it's taking them sixteen full days of recording, and when I got there they were just starting on Before They Are Hanged.
Abercrombie goes on to talk about how he felt about his visit to the studio during the recordings. Apparently, studios and narrators do not consult with the author over pronunciation and character voices. I am very surprised. Authors are regularly consulted over film adaptations, so why not for audio editions? Either way, Abercrombie was pleased with the progress. I look forward to listening to them!
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