Just like Frasier Crane, I’m listening!
Since 2017, when Widdershins came out, lots of people have asked whether my books are available as audiobooks. So far, I’ve had to say that my three historical novels are only available in paperback or in e-book (including Kindle).
But that’s all changing, and soon, they’ll be available on Audible, which is very exciting! By the end of the year, all three should be available to listen to, with The Running Wolf out first, followed by Widdershins and its sequel, Sunwise.
Your ears will be pleased to know that I’m not narrating my own audiobooks and two immensely talented actors are bringing my characters to life as we speak.
Widdershins and Sunwise are being narrated by Christine Mackie. (You might recognise her from Downton Abbey, Doctors and Coronation Street.) The Running Wolf is being narrated by Richard Turner, actor, comedy writer and producer. (You might listen to one of his many creations, the BBC Radio 4 show, The Museum of Curiosity, which won the Rose D’Or for being Europe’s best radio talk show.)
I love both narrators’ storytelling styles and they’ve really got under the characters’ skins, so I hope you’ll all want to tune in and listen to Hermann Mohll, the famous Shotley Bridge swordmaker from Solingen, as well as Jane Chandler and John Sharpe brought to life against the backdrop of the Newcastle witch trials of 1650.
The audio books should be available on Audible in plenty of time for listening while sunbathing on holiday later this year (fingers crossed). Failing that, I’ll be listening while getting my daily exercise, ironing or sitting in the garden…
I’ll let you know more very soon.
Best wishes, Helen