Let’s Talk with Terry Odell

Do you read with your ears?
By Terry Odell

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Apologies – I’ve been out of town and didn’t realize the link to the audio sample of What’s in a Name? wasn’t live in the post. It’s been fixed, so I hope you’ll have a listen.

One of my guest interview questions for my blog is whether my guests read print, ebooks, or both, and why. Well, it’s time to expand that question to include audio. I’m sure there are lots of audio book “readers” out there, and there’s no reason to exclude them from discussions.

I’ve already published some of my books in audio: My Pine Hills Police series along with my stand alone, What’s in a Name? Now, I’ve contracted to start audio book production for my Triple-D ranch series and my Mapleton Mystery series.

I confess right up front, I’m not a good candidate for audio books. My mind wanders too easily. When we moved to our current rural neighborhood, I thought the greater distances might make listening to audio books a reasonable way to pass the time on the drives, but I fear I’d drive off the road, or hit a deer, or lose my place and have to keep backtracking. But I know there are a lot of people who prefer to hear books, whether it’s because of vision problems, or distraction from housework, or any other reasons.

Are you a listener? Do you prefer audio? I know Amazon has its Whispersync technology, which means you can be reading on your e-reader, then get into the car and your audio book will pick up where you left off, and vice versa.

InHotWater_Audio_smallSo, everyone … share your preferred method of absorbing a story. I’ll give a free coupon code for the audio version of What’s in a Name? If you’ve never tried an audio book, this is your chance to start. The narrator of What’s in a Name?, Pamela Almand, is going to be reading my Triple-D Ranch books as well, and I love her narrations. Want to listen to a sample? Click here.

(Those of you who read my previous post here at “Let’s Talk” might remember I was going to a cattle ranch for research. This time, I’m at the Writers’ Police Academy doing research on all things related to first responders. I’ll be back on Monday to answer any questions, or respond to comments.)

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