There is a silver lining. I know there are people just like me who really like to have the actual, real, digital files of their digital purchases. So until Comfort and Joy is approved and listed (when for contractual reasons I must remove it from my site), I’m listing my own MP3 version, and at a price below what the big site requires because this is my site and I can do that.
If You Want MP3 Fomat Grab It Now!
Like I said, when the big site version goes live, this one is coming down. It could be 14 days or 4 days, who knows? So if you want this format, don’t delay.
Your download is a good old-fashioned zip file with 12 MP3 tracks in it and the “album” art.*
Gather ‘Round the Fire While I Tell You a Tale
I wanted to record Comfort and Joy myself for various practical reasons, but also because I truly enjoy reading my stories aloud. The real luxury of the project was having all the time in the world to read it. By that I mean, unlike a live reading at an event, there was no timekeeper telling me I had 20 seconds to wrap up the last 2 minutes, putting my tempo and pitch into squirrel-on-helium range.
While my performance may not be the high polish of the professional narrators out there, I hope that my personal attachment to the the characters comes across in the reading, as if we were gathered in a cozy bookstore, safe and together.
Clocking in at just under 90 minutes, I think it’s a great length for commutes. Or when it’s time to go over the hills and through the woods. I hope it’s a story you’ll look forward to every year.
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