Update: The Audible release is finally up, 27 (not 5-14) business days later, so I’m removing the downloadable version from my site as previously stated. Information with all the Audible, Amazon, iTunes links forthcoming shortly.
The best laid plans of releasing this holiday audiobook didn’t include an unexpected
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. A fabulous person created an M4B format file and it’s now available as a choice to you.
If You Want MP3 or M4B Format
Grab It Now I’m Sorry This Version is No Longer Available!
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,* or a single M4B file that works on any device that supports them (iTunes et al).
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 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.
Sample from Comfort and Joy
She stopped a few feet from where Milla stood. “I don’t mean to intrude, but are you okay?”
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