As some of you might remember, the big news last month was that the Alex Verus series was finally being brought out in audio format by Tantor. Since then two more have come out: Cursed was released on January 6th, and Taken just came out this week, on January 27th. That just leaves Chosen, which will be coming out next month on February 17th.
You might notice that the audiobooks are being released an awful lot faster than the print and ebooks were. Apparently it’s a lot faster to get a recording made than it is to have a book edited, copyedited, re-copy-edited, and proofread. Which shouldn’t be a surprise really, but it’s the first time I’ve had audio copies of my books made !
In other news, the Tantor pages have audio samples of all four of the books, so you can have a listen on their pages here:
Oddly enough, I haven’t actually listened to any of the books yet. It’s not because of the publisher or the narrator, it’s just that the idea of listening to somebody else read my books just feels really weird. I have a very specific idea of how all of my characters sound in my head, and listening to someone else’s take on it is incredibly strange for me – it’s kind of like listening to a recording of your own voice. But for those of you who’ve bought the audio versions, I’m curious – do the characters sound like you imagined them, or different?