We’ve been using Audible’s Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) to put a print or digital version of our books out there for audiobook producers to bid on and then produce.
The first audiobook is the first book in the Contagious Magic series: A Sudden Outbreak of Magic. The novel is narrated by Chicago-based actress Alyson Grauer, and she did a fantastic job. Her version of Maria Haze gave us all goosebumps (in a good way, of course!).
The name of the story is “A Miracle in Shreveport.” (Click the link to read a short excerpt from the beginning.) The story was first published in the wonderful Hugo-winning ‘zine Electric Velocipede, which is a periodical you definitely should check out.
Also read by Robert Slone, this audiobook brings to life the tale of former slave George Grunion and his unlikely team of misfit players — the first truly integrated baseball team featuring whites, blacks, a Mexican, a Filipino, and even a women, all of whom play together (more or less) peacefully.
Our narrator, Julie Sears of SearsVoices, did a fantastic job telling the story of Ella and her divemaster Mitch on the tiny island of Ocracoke, where they find ancient mysteries, dead pirates, surly tourists, and even… love.