I preferred listening to the book rather than reading it in ebook because Johnny and Sean tend to share a lot and go off on (super interesting) tangents when it comes to talking shop. I knew it would be more entertaining to listen to than read, and that I wouldn't be tempted to skim parts during a reading to get to the meat. This is a well-organized version of the podcast, yet still has some of the signature rambling that I enjoy on SPP. All together a good listen.
I haven't, but I thought he did a pretty good job. I was a bit bummed that Johnny and Sean didn't narrate their own book, because I've gotten used to their voices on the Self-Publishing Podcast. It didn't feel right hearing their words and personalities through someone else's voice, but overall I thought Simon captured their spirit really well. And anyway, these guys have done SO MUCH for the self-publishing community that it would be impossible to rate this any less than 5 stars.
Three dudes, two companies, one unicorn.
As amazing as the print version! When you start with a great story, and then go above and beyond on the audio production, you are going to create magic. That's what this audiobook does, and the quality and thoughtfulness truly shines through. Even traditional publishing isn't doing stuff like this—but that's the beauty of owning your properties.
The Beam is easily my favorite of the Realm and Sands franchises. I love sci-fi and write sci-fi, and this cast doesn't disappoint with a diverse cast of characters who all have different, opposing goals. The larger themes this writing duo explores are also fascinating.
I loved that this book was truly "cast" and there were multiple actors reading. It mixed it up and gave it a cinematic audio experience. Really loved everyone's performance!
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