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Inside the audiobook studio

See the magic of audiobook editing in this video from Robert Nichol AudioProductions in London, working on a Random House recording of The Captive Queen by Alison Weir, read by Adjoa Andoh. Here’s a description of the action:

After recording all audiobooks go through an edit stage, this can take 4 to 5 hours to create one 77 minute CD.
This then gets ‘proofed’ -listened to by the producer and any changes are noted and then handed back to the studio befor the mastering stage. Only then does it go to duplication ready for retail.
A lot of hard work behind the scenes.

Thanks to Twitter pal @AliMuirden for the link!



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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