It’s a series of romance novels about fatherhood. I only did the first two chapters today but it’s fun! The good news is that there are no big words (I’m a bear of little brain), no crazy accents, and not too many passages that make my engineer blush. Of course like all other books, it has its own set of challenges.
Each of the first three books have their own couple as the main characters. Each couple are also supporting characters in the other two books. All of them are white, the same age, have no discernible accents, and interact with the other couples frequently. So how do you pull it off?
Yes, that’s right. I made some basic, sustainable choices for each of the six characters. By sustainable I mean making subtle adjustments to the vocalization of the characters that won’t strain my voice. For example, Jamie the satirical columnist who’s always cracking jokes will have more of an attitude, while John the cop is a more serious person so he’ll have a slightly deeper tone and more deliberate cadence to reflect that.
The key, like every audio book, is to be able to connect to the characters, the story, and most importantly, the listeners. Hopefully I’ll be able to pull it off!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
STUFF!: I saw three relatively new independent comedies recently (my favorite type of film):
Lola Versus: it went from cute to boring to frustrating to insufferable
Jeff Who Lives at Home: started slow with some real jerks for characters but it picked up nicely and ended well