Ten Reasons I Would Love To Narrate for Audible
I've got to be honest, I think reading books for a living is a dream job. I'd LOVE to narrate for Audible - fiction or nonfiction. Here's why:
- I enjoy it. I wish I had a library with a ladder and wonderful scotches and pipe tobacco on a mohogany desk (like Anchorman), where I could sit and read all day.
- I love learning. I always hated school, but I love learning. Reading is learning.
- I don't know how assignments work, but I imagine it would broaden my horizons. Who doesn't get stuck in their niche? I'd like to be forced to broader landscapes.
- Biographies. Man, people's lives are interesting. I don't know if I used to think that, but I do now. Everybody's got a story.
- Fiction. You can just create whatever worlds you want to.
- Maybe I'd be a good narrator. I mean, maybe not, but good Lord - there sure are some bad ones that I think I could outread tomorrow if I had the chance (in my humble opinion).
- Insight into worldview. Everyone's bias comes across in their story, even if they're convinced they don't have one.
- My mom would be so happy to listen to my voice all the time (unless I got to read the Melinnium Trilogy - she never was big on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).
- I always wish I read more. If it was my job I guess Id be forced to. Of course, at that point, I guess it could be argued that the enjoyment would be stripped away. I guess it's a risk I'd be willing to take, at this juncture.
- Do readers get to meet authors? That'd be pretty neat. Or maybe it'd be terrible, like the guy in The Fault In Our Stars.