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I was down to the last chapter to record in this audiobook when I came down with a cold. Slept all day instead of recording, then woke up at 3:30AM and couldn’t get back to sleep. Alright then, let’s get to work. Only my voice was gone, so another day wasted.

Was finally able to talk well enough to get it done today, so that’s in the can. Now for the rest of it. Converting to proper audio format, packaging and uploading to the distributor.

Note to self: don’t get too attached to your plans.-)


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The recording of Vin Stone — Not a Detective is about halfway to completion. I’m using a new recording system, so it’s been an interesting time of learning as well as production. It sounds different from my previous readings, which shouldn’t be surprising, I guess. It’s different equipment and a different setup. As I get used to it, though, I have to be careful that the chapters don’t sound different from each other. I’m no longer recording in a closet, with all those clothes to damp down the echoes, so I have to find other ways to accomplish that.

Yes, those are egg cartons.-)


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Welcome to the Okanagan Reader. Here we present readings of short stories and other works that have been released under a Creative Commons license by their creators. I will be recording stories as I have the time and ambition, and I will be posting them in the audio section of the Green Comet blog.

The first story is by Wil Wheaton. You might remember him as Ensign Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, or as Gordie Lachance in the movie Stand By Me. Fortunately, he also writes. He has a few websites/blogs, such as Wil Wheaton dot Net, and Wil Wheaton Books dot Com. In addition, He has written a number of books and stories, some of which we will feature here as readings in the Audio page.

Go have a listen to The Monster in My Closet, written by Wil Wheaton and narrated by me, then please take a moment to let me know what you think. You can check back to see when I post new recordings. If you know of any good short stories that have been published under Creative Commons licenses that you think would be good additions to this collection, please point me to them and I will check them out.

Good listening


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I’ve been recording The Plainsrunner for a couple of weeks, and it’s going well. There should be about two more weeks of it, then it will be on to polishing it up for presentation. I’m finding these sessions a little easier than the recordings I made of the Green Comet trilogy, which you can find on the Downloads page. I think that mostly comes down to shorter chapters, which are easier to do, and a shorter story overall, which is less daunting.

I always seem to enjoy this part, while also not looking forward to it. People say they like the audiobooks, though, so it’s worth continuing.