The audiobook of Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver’s Tale was finally released on December 16, 2020. For those of you who have been following this journey, you know it took forever long.
I am the reader of the story and I began the recording process last November. I thought it would take me only a month to complete. Boy, was I wrong. I recorded most nights between 1:00 am after the crickets went to sleep and 5:00 am before the birds began to chirp. I thought I’d read through each chapter one time and it would be perfect. Again, I was wrong.
I can’t even tell you how many retakes I did. Each time I messed up a word, I had to immediately clang the mic and rerecord that section. Then I had to note the page, paragraph, and line indicating my flubs, so that my audiographer, Earle Greenberg of Chicago Videoworks, could fix them. Hundreds of files traveled via Dropbox back and forth between Earle and me until I completely filled my Dropbox.
After three complete read-throughs of Prisoners to be sure there were no errors, Earle submitted the files to my publisher, who then submitted them to ACX, (Audiobook Creation Exchange) for approval and further processing. This processing stage took longer than expected because of the slowdown cause by the pandemic.
But, finally, finally, finally the audiobook for Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver’s Tale is born. It can be found on Amazon, Audible, and on iTunes. I hope you will listen to it and I would be tickled pink, if you would write a review for it.
As an author friend of mine always says, reviews are a book’s report card and they keep the book alive for all to enjoy. Please write a review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Goodreads. YEP! All of them. Pretty Please!
See you soon.
donna – author of Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale
I am the author of Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale. It's the true story of how my husband almost left me--three times.