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Audible editor Katie O’Connor explores the craft of writing for the audio format with Audible Originals authors Samantha Allen, Lauren Blakely, Dennis Mahoney, and Ben H. Winters. Listen in as the authors discuss how they changed their approach to their work with audio in mind. You’ll also hear from two Audible Originals editors - Lara Blackman and Steve Feldberg - about how they collaborate with their authors and where they think the future of audio is going. 

©2020 Audible Originals, LLC. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Informative and cutting edge!

Thank you for this succinct and helpful audiobook. An Audible member since the early days, I’ve bought over 700 titles and listened to most of my library several times. I’ve enjoyed countless hours of pleasure and brought many new members to this platform because I love it so much. I’m also an author. When I won the battle in 2016 to regain my rights from my original publisher, I did so with the express intention of releasing an audio version. I hired a wonderful actor to perform the novel, learning much in the process. I only wish I’d had the benefit of this small book before undertaking that project. In my works-in-progress, a multi-genre mystery series, I’m incorporating much of the wisdom you share here and look forward to learning even more about the art of creating wonderful listening experiences.

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Concise and to the point

I learned alot about the difference between writing for print and writing for audio.
The authors take on writing for audio was quite interesting and informative.

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Interesting tips and suggestions

This is an interesting audio book by Katie O'Connor providing useful tips and suggestions on writing for audible or other audio platforms. Some of the tips feel quite useful. I have had the opportunity to listen to audio books that were audible originals as well as classics (written in 18th and 19th centuries) narrated as is in the audible.

While some audible originals used the tips and suggestions as narrated in this audio book and were fine to listen, listening to the classics still felt timeless and perfect to me despite being ancient and despite the fact they were plain archaic. While improvisations do hold their own importance, probably nothing comes close to an author's insightful creativity, imagination and ability to write well.

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Good list!

Good overall strategies to improve writing for audio. Some of those interviewed were not clear in their meaning.

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A,small taste of information

It is a small taste of what the differences are in writing and audio writing.

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Price was right

Example passages took me out of the lessond.
More relevant, or well-known example passages would have helped. Too short to be useful. Rewriting and lengthening-with better examples, might help.

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Helpful but bare

The book gave some general advice of what to do, but I would appreciate some exaples of what not to do. It tends to give the listener more concrete idea of the difference between the wrong and the right way of capturing the mood or telling a story. Also the quality of the audio is hard to get through. But it seems like a good place to start for people who are yet to be introduced to the creating of an audio piece.

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Nice and Simple

Loved this, as a person starting out this made since and was entertaining. we need more like this I think, definitely.

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Great info

Really good information, would like more. Audio is mixed and good for a home effort. More of these types of audiobooks would be great for those thinking about writing audiobooks. I learned some things about writing.

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Short, but relevant and rich with possibilities

Start writing your story as a one that will be heard audibly. Exciting opportunities to use ambient background noise, the revving of an engine, inflections in dialogue. Listen.

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An enjoyable listen

Plenty of hints and tips for writing an audio scrip & a nice insight into the world of audiobook production in general.

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  • 02-12-21

Great!

Great advice about writing in audiobook format. Very useful and quick to listen. Thank you for this valuable information!