CAL in AUDIO! TRICK OF THE LIGHT & GRIMROSE PATH Too27 Sep 2010, Posted by Audio, Books, Excerpts, News, The Cal Leandros Novels, The Trickster Novels in
This is an experiment by Penguin, testing the waters for the rest of the series. If they don’t sell well, there may not be anymore of Cal’s voice live. And you know you want to hear that snark with your own ears… if only to see if they explode. And of course you will think that’s not the Cal I hear in my head. Everyone will think that because what crawls around in your brain only you know (well, and me… how else do I put it down on paper?) But everyone will have a different “inner Cal.”
Now my publishers were nice enough to give me three voice actors to choose from. Unfortunately the only sarcastic one sounded about forty years old and the other two weren’t sarcastic (one sounded fourteen.) Then my publishers went completely above and beyond when I requested they re-audition with emphasis on dark sarcasm, snark, and an age a little closer to nineteen (as Cal was in the first book.) There was definite improvement in one actor and I chose him. Does he sound exactly like Cal to me? Nope. But, realistically, there is probably no one in the world who would sound like Cal does in my head. And hopefully if the Cal audio books sell well and they use the same guy, he’ll really start to “get” Cal… the man and the monster.
We’ll see. And do not forget GRIMROSE PATH and TRICK OF THE LIGHT. I miss Zeke. Sales=Zeke. Sales of any kind. Let’s get Zeke’s sociopathic ass back here, not to mention Trixa, Leo, and Griffin! And don’t you genuinely want to hear Thor used as a speed-bump while never letting go of his beer?