Ellen Kushner

"I'm learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma."*

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So guess what we listened to yesterday on our roadtrip down to Hollins U.?
Living in NYC without a car (or even a regular subway commute, I don’t have a lot of chance to listen to audiobooks. And I find listening to my own stuff can be kind of embarrassing.  But this one was an Audie Nominee - and when I met the delightful co-narrator Cassandra Campbell at the Audie Awards in May (we lost, but took plenty of adorable pictures together!), I was eager to hear the magic that she & MacLeod Andrews managed to make.  She told me they’d had tremendous fun with the book - she narrated all the women’s POV stories, he did the men’s, and they took turns directing each other!
So we popped in CD #1.  WELCOME TO BORDERTOWN!  First, I heard Holly Black read her own intro … . then had to sit through Me reading both Terri Windling’s intro (yay!) and my own (torture!!) and then, oh then, MacLeod started on the Diggers’ House Rules - and it was Pure Bliss.  We got about 2/3 into “Welcome to Bordertown,” the story I wrote with Terri - and I was enchanted.  Not only does he bring Terri’s Jimmy (aka “Mr Fixit”) to life - but he made me forget I wrote my bit - I got so involved in the story, I actually laughed aloud (and not in self-congratulation!).
Can’t wait for the next drive, so I can find out what happens next - and hear him and Cassandra work their magic on all the other stories.
If you need something for your next road trip, please consider ordering this one from Audible.com - if you’re not already a member, you can do a trial membership for 30 days, and if you pick any of my books  throughout June (June being “Audio Book Month!”), I get Extra Credit from Audible! 
Thanks - and happy trails!  May your road be full of stories.

So guess what we listened to yesterday on our roadtrip down to Hollins U.?

Living in NYC without a car (or even a regular subway commute, I don’t have a lot of chance to listen to audiobooks. And I find listening to my own stuff can be kind of embarrassing.  But this one was an Audie Nominee - and when I met the delightful co-narrator Cassandra Campbell at the Audie Awards in May (we lost, but took plenty of adorable pictures together!), I was eager to hear the magic that she & MacLeod Andrews managed to make.  She told me they’d had tremendous fun with the book - she narrated all the women’s POV stories, he did the men’s, and they took turns directing each other!

So we popped in CD #1.  WELCOME TO BORDERTOWN!  First, I heard Holly Black read her own intro … . then had to sit through Me reading both Terri Windling’s intro (yay!) and my own (torture!!) and then, oh then, MacLeod started on the Diggers’ House Rules - and it was Pure Bliss.  We got about 2/3 into “Welcome to Bordertown,” the story I wrote with Terri - and I was enchanted.  Not only does he bring Terri’s Jimmy (aka “Mr Fixit”) to life - but he made me forget I wrote my bit - I got so involved in the story, I actually laughed aloud (and not in self-congratulation!).

Can’t wait for the next drive, so I can find out what happens next - and hear him and Cassandra work their magic on all the other stories.

If you need something for your next road trip, please consider ordering this one from Audible.com - if you’re not already a member, you can do a trial membership for 30 days, and if you pick any of my books  throughout June (June being “Audio Book Month!”), I get Extra Credit from Audible! 

Thanks - and happy trails!  May your road be full of stories.

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