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When the Eye Is Better Than the Ear

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

Voice casting for audiobooks is particularly tricky with fiction. In addition to the many different characters a reader has to deliver, the most important voice to capture is the writer's literary voice -- assuming there is one.

Random Notes and Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

Alarming concept: a TV series starring Flo, the Progressive Insurance lady. Matt Damon is having Jimmy Stewart's career. The Kardashians are having...

Some Writers Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Authors often like to talk about finding their literary voices, which generally means they haven't sold anything yet. This post, however is about writers who actually have sold a book, want to voice the audiobook edition -- and shouldn't.

A Well-Written Story Poorly Told

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

The Bolitar audiobooks are Twitter-talking, cheeky-sleuth mysteries at their best and require an often light, irreverent touch in narration.