Well, itâ€™s been a busy month. Naomi, the narrator of the upcoming audiobook, â€˜Surviving the Fatherland, jumped right in and began recording. Via ACX I could listen to each chapter to check for pronunciation, potential errors, etc. Well, Naomi is a pro and so I didnâ€™t find much to flag. The occasional German word threw in a wrench or two. Like â€œNot-woh-nun-genâ€ which means emergency apartments or â€œFeuer-zangen-bowleâ€ (The Punch Bowl), the name of a famous German movie with Heinz RÃ¼hmann which was based on a traditional German punch with rum, red wine and a sugar cone, set on fire. The former is an excellent old movie with a cool plot. The latter is tasty, but…, it does produce a guaranteed headache.
I listened to each chapter and then to the entire audiobook. Yes, my friends, itâ€™s doneâ€”thirteen hours of amazing entertainment. But wait, there are a couple more things to complete. Payment has been made, ACX will do a QC check, and Iâ€™m still on schedule to publish by the end of July.
The German designer tweaked the cover of â€˜Surviving the Fatherland,â€™ adding a bit of landscape on the right. Audiobooks require a format of 2,400 x 2,400 pixels. For my part Iâ€™m very excited to soon share a beautiful production of my parentsâ€™ true story with audiobook listeners.
I will let you know!