Of all of the pieces I've recorded for BookheadEd Learning, these three pieces have been the most challenging and rewarding.
A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue by Wendy Shalit
"Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson" from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy by Bruce Watson
Wendy Shalit's style in A Return to Modesty is so incredibly engaging that words flowed off the page and into the microphone.
Freedom Summer had a terrific challenge... lyrics! So... when you're recording an audiobook with lyrics... do you speak them? Half-heartedly sing-speak a la Rex Harrison? (did I just date myself? oh, dear.) Or do you, as I did, call upon your Inner Gospel Goddess and shake the walls?
When I submitted it - thinking that I had gone waaaaay over the top and the client would hate it - my client, the amazing Allison Schneider, asked if instead I could sing it myself, with my own voice. :) Her quote says it all!