I’ve just signed the contract for an audio edition of my book, Deadly Ties! The narrator will be Robin Rowan, one of the best in the business. She’s narrated more than thirty novels, including the mystery fiction of bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell. I’m thrilled to have Robin on this project!
Robin is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she majored in oral interpretation of literature. She’s credentialed as a top Audible producer and is a member of the Audio Publishers Association, the World Voices Organization, and the National Forensics League. In an interview published last November on best-selling crime author Libby Fischer Hellman‘s website titled “A Narrator’s-Eye View of Audiobooks” Robin explains what she looks for in a book that she’s considering recording. Here’s what she had to say:
What I look for in a book is something meaty, something substantive that I can really get excited about. If you’re not excited about the book, you won’t do a good job. As a voice for commercials and also a former ad agency copywriter, I always followed the great ad man David Ogilvy’s advice: You have to believe that the product you’re selling (or the book you’re narrating) is the absolute greatest product (book) in the world. I think mystery/thrillers are my very favorite type of book, since that’s the type I would pick up and read myself.
The audio edition of Deadly Ties will be available this fall on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. While you’re waiting, be sure to browse the wonderful selection and varied membership plans for each retailer. If you’re an AudibleListener™ member, for example, you can enjoy some great savings!