Q:Is there a particular reason you read your own audio books? Please don't take this the wrong way, I love it! I'm just wondering why you do it as opposed to having an actor do it.
But I do have actors do it: Lenny Henry did ANANSI BOYS better than I ever could have done it. The Readers of AMERICAN GODS (George Guidall, and the Full Cast Audio) and the Full Cast Audio of The Graveyard Book are brilliant.
But I do it when I can because I enjoy reading my own work aloud, because I hope that having the author read his/her own text can clarify things for a listener, and because every now and again I win awards for it, enough that I don’t feel like an amateur anyway.
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