I love audiobooks, and I listen to books far more often than I read them. I am a slow reader, and I can listen to books on 2.0 or 2.5 speed. That makes reading much faster, and I am very excited about that. Last year, I read/listened to 200 books. I read 20 books and listened to 180 audiobooks. My Goodreads goal for 2021 is also to read 200 books, and I've listened to 18/19 of them so far this year (1/19/20).
I follow fellow authors on Facebook, and I saw a post about ACX and turning your book into an audiobook. I was extremely excited, and I did research. I set up my account, and I opened my books up for auditions. I had several people audition, and some were better than others. I really wanted someone willing to narrate all my books. I received an audition from a woman named Maura Kelley, and I was very impressed. We e-mailed several times, and we came to an agreement on the books.
Maura started narrating and producing my audiobooks, and I can now listen to several. I have listened to my three audiobooks already this year, plus a fourth that is in the review phase. I listened to my first two audiobooks three times last year, and I fall more in love with my books and writing each time. She has been a pleasure to work with, and I am always excited to get audio to review from her.
Maura wanted to work with an author who wanted one narrator for their work, and I wanted one narrator. We found each other on ACX, and I am so thankful!