Even though I just resigned from my job, and haven’t even finished packing up my desk, I’ve already started thinking about what I might like to do next. That was the whole point, you see – to have an opportunity to try something new, take up a challenge, spread my wings creatively. I get excited when I consider all the possibilities out there, all the things I’m interested in pursuing. Naturally, most of them have something or other to do with the arts -music and writing being at the top of the list. I’ve started to wonder about ways to fuse the two together, or find ways to branch out completely new artistic endeavor.
Although I’ve never considered acting, I have thought about voice production – as in radio or audio books. I’ve always loved reading aloud, and wonder if I might possibly have the kind of voice talent required for audio production. Since I’ve been listening to more and more audiobooks lately, I’m even more inspired to think about this as a possibility. The reader makes such a world of difference in the experience of listening to an audio book. My husband, who is quite the audio-bibiliophile, searches the internet for books read by specific readers, rather than books by certain authors. Now there’s an audio-phile groupie for you!
I have no illusions of that sort of grandeur – it might be a fun thing to do, though, now that I’ll have lots of time for exploring options.
Meanwhile, I’m going in search of the audiobook of The Help…even though I’ve read the book, I head the audio version is marvelous, and uses an ensemble cast of readers to make it so.
If you listen to audiobooks, do you have a favorite reader?