It's a weird thing, listening to somebody read something you've written. Not at all like re-reading it yourself. By the time a book is published I've usually read and re-read the manuscript so many times that I'm wordblind to it. It cant see errors. I an't really see anything any more.
But listening to Rupert Degas's reading of Zero Day Code for Audible was like encountering the story for the first time. That's often how it feels with audiobooks, at least for me. But the effect was exceptionally pwoerful with this title, probably because Degas is an exceptionally powerful reader. I'm in awe of how he manages to craft so many different voices. His Jonas Murdoch in ZDC is even better than the Jonas in my head when I write him.
<u>Jason Lambright has a nice post over at his blog</u> about the experience of listening to a book being akin to sitting by the camp fire with your favourite garrulous uncle.
I started listening last Friday and kept sneaking away form the family over the weekend to find more opportunities to revisit the story. It realy helped get my head back into the narrative world for book two. I think I'm gonna restart the narration and just keep replaying it until I've finished the draft of the new manuscript.