I am delighted to finally be able to share the news with you that Parallel Lies is now available as an audio book. Yay! Before I tell you about how you can get to listen to it for free though, let me introduce you to the narrator, Henri Merriam. Although I have distributed Parallel Lies via Findaway Voices I found the narrator myself. She is local to me, only a village away actually and we met via one of my Three Shires Publishing clients.
Henri is an actor and has done a terrific job of producing this audio book for me. As you can see from her page on Spotlight she is also a woman of many talents!
It is difficult to simply hand over your book to someone, ask them to narrate it and expect to enjoy the end result. But I did not have the time to micro-manage the production so I was delighted when Henri took on all the responsibility of the organisation and I am also truly delighted with the result. To be honest I gave her very little direction at all but she read Parallel Lies first and I think she has done a brilliant job with the voices of the characters.
I would love to hear what you think.
As I said above I have distributed this audio book via Findaway Voices and it takes a while to roll out to all the platforms but so far it is on Audible (links via Amazon below, or direct), Apple iTunes, Estories, Scribd, Playster, Kobo, Audiobooks and Google. Others will be following like Storytel and I will add those links as I get them.
So, you can go and buy it in all of these places but how do you get to listen to it for free? Well, if you don’t already have an account with Audible you can set one up (via Amazon or direct with Audible) and listen to it for free with a 30 day trial.
This audio book can also be listened to for free from your library!
Alternatively, and I’m really sorry for my readers/listeners elsewhere, but this is only for those in the US and Canada, I have some giveaway codes that I’m happy to send out to you if you email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be given out on a first come first served basis and the details for their usage are as follows.
As soon as you, the recipient of the Giveaway Code, redeems the code at Authors Direct website, you’ll be able to listen to your audiobook on Findaway’s free Authors Direct mobile app.
Here are a couple of considerations if you would like to put one of these Giveaway Codes to use:
- Authors Direct is currently only available for users in the United States and Canada on iOS and Android (non-Kindle) mobile devices. We cannot support direct MP3 download, playback via desktop computers, etc.
- The following retailers will allow your listeners to leave a review without having bought the book there: Apple, Google, Amazon (but not Audible), Kobo, Scribd (with free trial) and Downpour, in addition to standard review sites like Goodreads.
And this is my big ask I guess. Please, if you listen to my little book, Parallel Lies, in whatever way, firstly, thank you, and secondly, would you consider leaving a review for it? You don’t have to say much, just how it made you feel. Reviews are really important as they help other readers/listeners decide whether or not to pick up this book.
Reviews can be left on all the places above or on Goodreads.
Thank you, and happy listening!