And that’s a sign of something really good when your own writing can surprise you when it’s presented.
And, well, the audio movie director, Stefan Rudnicki with Skyboat is amazing. Stefan Rudnicki with Skyboat Rogue Productions. He has, I’m convinced he has enough Audies, which are the Oscars of the Audio Book World to just lay them randomly around his house as dust weights. You know? I’m sure his next, he’ll be like, “Oh, look, I got another one.” He’s just that good.
I haven’t heard of audio movies before. Is that a new trend or is that something exclusive to Skyboat?
Nobody else has them. So other places are doing similar things. And certainly the old radio dramas are very much that same way that you sit and you listen, but you get the whole thing. You get the conversations happening back and forth, in this case between different actors. So you hear two people talking, and not one person trying to do the different voices. But the concept came about, partly because I had listened to a handful of audio books before my book went to audio. And I realized there were some of them I liked, and a lot of them I didn’t. That the person reading either has to be a voice actor who can do a thousand different voices very, very well. Or the characters become caricatures so that you as the listener can tell which person is talking. And that seemed to remove something for me.
Yeah. No. I actually, I don’t listen to too many audio books, but I’ve been very—I have a favorite actor who did an audio book. And I was curious, because he’s a fantastic actor. And the different voicings that he does, I mean, you believe that when there’s a woman talking, that’s a woman talking. So, but having actors do it, I think that’s great.
It’s amazing. My input was that I just begged that it not be abridged. I understand it’s much more expensive to do it full cast. They’ve got the score written for the book.
Yeah. That’s got to be really expensive.
But I hate abridged versions. I think as a listener, as a reader, you know you’re not getting the whole thing. You feel like pieces are missing. And so they agreed. And so that’s where the audio movie comes in. I think other places have the pieces, but it’s the only one with all of them in place in one spot.
That’s really good. And that’s from Griffyn, Ink?
It’s from Griffyn, Griffyn and Skyboat. And Stefan, who runs Skyboat Rogue had wanted to do more, but discovered he couldn’t because it takes a certain kind of writing style. You have to have a very strict point of view, and it’s helpful if you don’t write a lot of he said/she said. Because, you know, if you hear the characters say it, to have another voice come along and say, “He said.” It would be just as disconcerting.