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Topic: Question about City" the audiobook...

From: Russell Clark
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Date: 04/06/2009

Hi Greg,

I have become a big fan of audiobooks and now I mostly listen to the unabridged, audiobook version of books. Every book of yours that I have listened to I have enjoyed immensely and have stayed with me afterwards. One of the important aspects of the audiobook experience is of course the narrator. I wanted to ask you how much control do you have over who will be the narrator of the audiobook version of your books and also how much control do you have over the whole production? Charles Leggett does a remarkable job narrating "City". His use of accent, pitch and inflection are outstanding and I especially enjoyed his voice potrayal of Glockus. Will he be doing more of your books? and have you considered having just one person be the narrator for all of your books?
Thanks in advance for your answer,
RC

Re: Question about City

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/09/2009

I've attended panels by audiobook narrators/actors at Comic-Con in San Diego and greatly admire their professionalism and talent. I've had very good luck with my narrators, and Charles Leggett has done a fine job with CITY, as you say--a very difficult project! I don't get to choose readers, but have been quite satisfied with the results.

Re: Question about City

From: m k o
Location: kl ont
Date: 06/12/2009

Great! Thanks. Every time I read "Glaucous" I had this Glockus/Glaussus/Glawshuss superposition thing going on.
Thanks for clearing that up.
So, Charles doesn't do Ginny's dialogue, does he?

I could hear the deep voice of Security Mars warning of a pressure curl,
like Lorne Greene.

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