The audiobook version of Old Man’s War apparently sold well — which makes me happy — so now The Ghost Brigades is out in an audio version as well. As with Old Man’s War, this one is narrated by William Dufris. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I thought Dufris did a bang-up job with OMW, so I can’t imagine he’ll do any less well here. And it appears TGB is being priced pretty well, too — under twenty bucks, on both Audible.com and iTunes. It doesn’t appear to be on Amazon yet, but given that Amazon just snapped up Audible, I don’t imagine that will take long.
So if you’ve been waiting for the audio version to find out what happens next after OMW, now’s your chance to catch up. And to anticipate the question, no, there’s been no contract signed yet for an audio version of The Last Colony, but for various reasons I would be mildly surprised if one doesn’t eventually show up. Personally, I’m itchin’ for an audio version of The Android’s Dream — I want to hear a professional reader get all the way through that first chapter.
I should say I really am enjoying the concept of audiobooks more as I go along — I think they add another dimension to the writing, and I really enjoy hearing an audio performance of my words that isn’t me, and which doesn’t necessarily sound like the voice (or voices) in my head. I think there’s a lot of opportunity to play there. We’ll see where that goes over time.