Audiobooks – How hard can it be?

A long flight, or a day of rain on holiday proves that if you read solidly for a full day, you will finish most normal sized books.

My children and grand children know I love to read out loud.

The idea to record me reading a book seemed a good one. I switched the microphone on my pc and read. I was reading one of the Narnia books, a favourite of the grandkids and of mine. The result seemed quite good and so I decided to do a bit more.

A while ago I bought a ‘decent’ microphone, with a view to trying some recordings. I actually got some way through recording Pog, but a house move killed the last bright idea.

New office, new sound.

I worked through the first few chapters. No matter how much I tried, I could not convince myself it sounded great.

Was this a technology, technique or talent failure?

I invite you to join my journey into the world of trying to make an audio book.