Listening to books. It seemed strange to me at first. After all, the voice of a narrator can’t compare to the voice in your head as you curl up in silence with a good book. I’m still not on board with audiobooks (although they’re tempting me more and more), however I do love book clips read by the author.
It’s great (and sometimes unexpected) to hear what an author sounds like. The voice that produced the stories I love. Different accents, different intonations, faster, slower, the smile in an author’s voice or the sombre cadence as they read something more weighty. I very much enjoy these, and have often gone on to buy the book after hearing the clip.
If you know lesfic, you doubtless know The Lesbian Review. I often check out their reviews and top ten lists when I’m pondering what to read next. And their podcast, the Lesbian Review Talk Show, has the book clips segment that I love to listen to.
Now, if you’re so inclined, you can once again hear my strange mix of accents reading from my novel, Not-So-Straight Sue. The romance, set in outback Australia, has an American character, but don’t worry, I don’t attempt a Texan accent! You’ll have to listen to my blend of Aussie, with a bit of Brit, reading a very Australian story about an Australian lawyer and a Texan doctor.
Please do check it out at The Lesbian Talk Show. I hope you enjoy it.
Want to know more about Not-So-Straight Sue? Check out the review over at The Lesbian Review.
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