I’m frequently asked about an ASHFALL audiobook–Why doesn’t one exist? When will ASHFALL be recorded? Lots of people–including me–rely on audiobooks for entertainment on car trips. But the appeals that hit me the hardest are the folks who want to share their love of my work with friends who can’t consume normal print due to visual impairment or dyslexia.
Tanglewood Press has been working on a possible audiobook for more than two years now. They’ve auditioned narrators–some of whom were very good–but none of whom seemed perfect for ASHFALL. I agreed to read my own work, but my voice is closer to James Earl Jones’s than a typical teenager’s voice, and my editor wisely nixed that idea.
So I’m thrilled to announce that Tanglewood Press has hired one of the best narrators in the business, Kirby Heyborne, to record ASHFALL. If you’ve listened to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Cohn and Levithan, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, or any of dozens of other amazing novels, you’ve heard Kirby’s work. He recently won The Odyssey Award–The American Library Association’s version of the Newbery for audiobook narration–for reading Scowler by Daniel Kraus.
I’m excited to hear what Kirby does for my work, and want to once again thank Tanglewood Press for their dedication to presenting ASHFALL so well in all formats, and to thank my fans who have been waiting only somewhat patiently for this for years now.