“SADEs” Audiobook Released

The “SADEs” audiobook has been cleared thirteen days earlier than expected by ACX, Audible’s back end. Find it exclusively on Audible or Amazon.

Enjoy the wonderful voice of Susanna Burney, the new narrator. Now that Grover Gardner is no longer available, Susanna will be reading the remainder of the Silver Ships novels.

8 thoughts on ““SADEs” Audiobook Released

  1. FluffyCloudCake

    Wooo~

    Congratulations on releasing the audio version. I hope the next books will be easier for you.
    Can’t wait to find out what happens next in the story.

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      Thanks, Renk. I hope the audiobook publishing process smooths out too. The problems are popping up in all aspects of the books. The “Earthers” cover was accepted for the ebook but rejected by the print department. Days later and after running down support, the print department said the cover was rejected in error. As the Omnians would say, “Black space.”

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  2. K

    Strange to find that it was a 62 bitrate file, almost thought I downloaded the part 1 link. Compared to the 126 bitrate of the previous book.

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      There appears to be variance over the course of the series and from within the same production house. The MP3 chapter files I received from the new production company for “SADEs” were at 192kbps. I note that the files delivered to me for the first audiobook, “The Silver Ships,” were at 128kbps, while the last audiobook, “Alliance,” was at 320 kbps. All of these audio files are uploaded to ACX, Audible’s producer site. It’s ACX that processes the audio files for publishing to Audible.

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  3. rbs

    Grover Gardner has been the voice of the audio series that all of your audio listeners love. I am curious as to his unavailability. Is it an availability problem, or something else?

    Thanks,

    r

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      Hello Ryan, when the narration for “SADEs” should have been scheduled in January of this year, I found out that Grover Gardner had accepted a full-time senior producer position with Blackstone Audio. He was no longer available to narrate the series, which neccesitated a scramble to find an alternative reader.

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  4. GBM

    I am listening to Sades, and I really thought I downloaded the Ebook and enabled voice narration. She has such a monotone and monotonous style that so far, this book doesn’t have a “life” like all the previous books. It just sounds like someone reading through it with little passion for the material. No real inflection for the different voices, no real enthusiasm. With the previous narrator, you could get a feel for all of the characters just via intonation used when reading their parts. It is also distracting that there is no continuity in pronunciation. It is as if the new narrator did not listen to one of the previous books to see how things are pronounced and continue on with it. She just picked up the book, and began reading it with no thought to what has been done before. Hopefully Nicole Poole will be a better option once I finish Sades.

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    1. Scott Jucha Post author

      When Grover Gardner opted out of the series, I had hoped I could connect with Nicole Poole, who narrated the Pyreans series, and was well liked by listeners. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen until much later. By then, I’d contracted with a company who represented Susanna Burney. The feedback from listeners of the “SADEs” recording urged me to find Nicole. Nicole delivers a character performance, as opposed to a straight reading. The latest listener comments on “Earthers” and “Talus” indicate a preference for Nicole’s style of narration. She’s contracted to complete “Elvians” and “Conclave.”

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