Headed To Retail
When I started this whole process, I didn’t know if One of Few would ever be anything other than a writing exercise.
After I realized I wanted to move on to the next step, I eventually decided to take the “OH MY GOD, ARE YOU F***ING SERIOUS?!” route by going indie.
In addition to self-publishing, I produced the audiobook myself.
But that was far too simple.
I gave the characters their own voice.
I serve as the voice director, narrator and the voice of Eleven.
The rest of the cast is as follows:
Christopher Sabat – Felix
Josh Grelle – Crux
Monica Rial – Vera
Christopher Wehkamp – Ten
Tia Ballard – Maggie
Aaron Dismuke – Abe
Rob McCollum – Isaac
Daman Mills – Helot
Joel McDonald – Xolin
Marissa Lenti – Trah-Ul
Charlie Campbell- Dyssae
Three separate tracks were created just for my initial sessions (Narrator, Eleven, & Eleven’s Mental Dialogue). Things that are “read” have an effect, therefore they have their own track. If there’s a “callback” line or a “flashback (FB),” that’s another effect. Another effect means another track…
So in total, I alone had 5 audio tracks that needed to be considered in editing, placement, pacing, mix, etc.
Most characters featured in more than one scene had multiple tracks (Ex. Felix Dialogue, Felix Read, Felix FB, Vera Dialogue, Vera Read, Vera FB, Crux Dialogue, Crux Read, Crux FB).
… are you starting to see why it took so long?
Production actually started well before the book’s initial release. With other projects/commitments, the process took almost TWO YEARS to complete.
Did it have to be this complicated? No. NOT AT ALL.
But I wouldn’t change a thing.
And now it is headed to retail. That is just fucking neat.
Everyone sounds fantastic and I really hope you’ll consider checking the audiobook out!
The One of Few audiobook will be available through Amazon, Audible and iTunes.