Yeah, GTC passed review Thursday a.m. at AuthorsRepublic but no sign of it anywhere yet. God I hate waiting. But! I got my first editorial audiobook review, and it’s a 10/10!
A Little Too Broken written and narrated by Brad Vance is incredible… I was hooked from the moment I started the audiobook till the very end. A Little Too Broken is 3.5 hours long. It was so good, I was able to finish within 5 hours of starting it. I would have finished right at the 3.5 hours, if life wouldn’t have gotten in the way. The voices fit the characters and the story flowed well. Therefore, it was easy for me to connect with them all and get a good visual of the scenes.
…The only complaint that I have has nothing to do with how the book is written or narrated. I felt so much for the characters that I didn’t want the book to end.
This may have been the first book that I have read or listened to by Brad Vance, but it wont be the last.
O HELL YAH! Now I’m compulsively refreshing the “Brad Vance” pages on iTunes, Audible, Amazon, looking for “Given the Circumstances: The Audiobook.”
I did come up with a clever idea to “sideways promote” the audiobook. GTC was one of my first “Brad” novels, so I was clueless about short chapters and the way they drive ebook readers onward, so the whole 70k book was only ten chapters. As I started doing the audiobook, I realized that first off, those were some big ass sound files for my low budget computer, and second, what better time to recut the book into 20 or so chapters?
That’s the beauty of self publishing. Even now, I keep finding typos in old books – I now know that the only way to find them all is to read the entire book out loud. And then I just…fix and repost!
The point being that, when the audiobook finally shows up for sale and what is this, the 19th century, do I have to stand on the widow’s walk for six months, pacing and clutching my hankie until the whaling ship finally comes in? Umm, anyway. When it finally goes on sale, I can have Amazon send out one of those emails that lets owners of GTC (in the thousands, thanks to time and BookBubs) know that there’s a new, improved version available for download, “with chapters recut to match the NEW AUDIOBOOK GO BUY IT NOW!” Free and easy publicity…my favorite kind!