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May 10, 2007

My "Live From Prairie Lights" Appearance

For those of you who just can't get enough of the dulcet sound of my speaking voice, the radio recording of me for Iowa Public Radio's "Live From Prairie Lights" is up on the program's Web site. In it I am reading from the first chapter of The Last Colony and then answering questions from moderator Julie Englander and also audience members. Two things to be aware of:

1. I think the reading is okay, but not my best reading on the tour - most of the other places I went with a version of the first chapter of the upcoming The High Castle, so here I was fumbling a little bit (sorry, Iowa);

2. The recording is presented via RealAudio, which I know will make some section of the Whatever audience go all "Reelawdeeo is Teh Evaaal!111!!!one!!" and so on. Hey, I have no control over the format they choose. Don't whine to me about it.

For those of you who do click through, I think the Q&A section (which should be about halfway through) is pretty good. Enjoy.

Posted by john at May 10, 2007 09:42 AM

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CJ | May 10, 2007 11:18 AM

I googled it, and found that there is a Real Alternative freeware package available on the web. Haven't tried it yet, but it looks OK.

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/real_alternative.cfm

Kate | May 10, 2007 12:26 PM

You actually have a nice reading voice. You should try to read your own audio books if they're in your contract with Tor.

I was totally pronouncing Savitri wrong in my head btw. I think it should be a standing order in all books to have a pronunciation page in the back of the book. :)

Kasey Mackenzie | May 10, 2007 12:55 PM

Just wanted to say happy birthday!

Pat J | May 10, 2007 10:21 PM

RealAudio always makes me think of this: http://www.sugarmegs.org/graphics/real-buffering.jpg

Also, happy b-day!

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