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Indie author Mike Bodnar shares his valuable experience of recording an audiobook


‘…when suddenly I blubberdy-dubbledy bum-bum bugger, ‘ I said. ‘Sorry Jon, let‘s pick that one up…‘

It was a simple slip of the tongue, and even professionals are prone to it. Show me Stephen Fry or Juliet Stevenson doing a complete readthrough without stumbling and I ‘ll eat my microphone. Well, maybe just the pop-shield, just to hedge my bets.

I was well into halfway through recording my travel book Against The Current, which would, in the end, take me over twenty hours – not because I‘m an amateur, but because perfection takes time; and that‘s coming from someone who is trained as a professional broadcaster and has decades of experience doing narration and pieces-to-camera.

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