Yesterday morning, I couldn't find the audio versions of the Booktown Mysteries. I searched site after site and --nothing. But later in the day I got a Google alert that told me Audible.com had them all.
Sadly, they're only being offered as MP3 files. Oh. Pooh. I don't have an MP3 player and -- to tell you the truth, do I really want one? I dunno. At least, not yet.
So ... I was surprised when I was offered a copy of them burned to a CD. I'm not sure if it came from my publisher or the production company that recorded the books. So now I can't WAIT to hear the books performed. I'm probably going to start with Bookplate Special, because that's my favorite. But I might change my mind once I hear Chapter and Hearse.
Anyway, some libraries lend out MP3-based books, so that's one source of listening to them.
But here's the link to Audible.com.
Barnes & Noble
The above retailers are supposed to have the audiobooks now, but as you can see, I could only find four of the seven places that have them listed. (Good old Barnes & Noble!!) I can't wait to actually hear the books being performed. And yes, that's the proper word, because although I've heard my books read by software (it's a great way to find glitches), nothing compares with hearing an actor give life to the words. This is going to be a real treat!
KINDLE UPDATE: I know a lot of people are wondering where the Kindle edition of Chapter & Hearse is -- yeah, so are we. All I can tell you is that Amazon is being nagged. Hopefully it'll be up in a day or two. But in the meantime, there's always the paperback!