The latest batch of PW Audio Reviews is online and in print, and that means it’s time to turn to our Audio Reviews Spotlight and Christopher Buckley’s They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?
The audiobook — which received a Starred Review — is narrated by Robert Petkoff and available from Hachette Audio.
Check out our review is below, and be sure to read all the latest PW Audio Reviews HERE.
Christopher Buckley, read by Robert Petkoff. Hachette Audio, unabridged, 10 CDs, 10.75 hrs., $29.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-426-1
Here at the Audio Ranch, it’s time to gather around the old campfire, kick off our boots, and take a peek at some of the great audiobooks slated for release in June — which also happens to be Audiobook Month. And it sure looks like a great month for audio. There’s releases by Karin Slaughter, David Baldacci, and Neil Gaiman. There’s narration by the likes of Bronson Pinchot, Lorelei King, and Robert Petkoff.
Check out the links below for this month’s offerings from some of the major audio publishers. And Happy Listening!
In this week’s issue of Publishers Weekly, we take a no-holds-barred, in-depth look at the audio industry, with features on latest innovations in audio marketing, an intimate chat with an acclaimed narrator, and a look behind the scenes at the making of the audio version of David Foster Wallace’s posthumously published masterpiece The Pale King.
I sit down with all the major players — the directors, the producers, and the actors — at Hachette Audio and talks about what it took to bring DFW to audio.
Here’s a little sample from the feature:
Converting any book to audio is an exacting endeavor. When the book is written by a celebrated author known for his expansive, experimental style (think: footnotes, endnotes, digressions, jargon, acronyms) the process is that much more challenging. And when the book is an unfinished, fragmentary, posthumously published novel, the task looks almost impossible.
The decision to publish the unfinished work at all was not taken lightly. “There were months between when [Wallace's wife] Karen Green and I found the manuscript on David’s desk in his office to when [Wallace's editor] Michael Pietsch came out to Claremont, where Wallace lived, to when we made the decision to publish,” says Bonnie Nadell, Wallace’s longtime agent. “We felt that David wanted to see the book published.”
Check out the rest of the story here: Case Study: The Pale King.