Hello there, everyone.
Here, at last, is the audio version of I for one welcome our new computer overlords, read by the author (me). You are free to listen to it on this site, or to download it to listen at a later time, and even to share the file with your friends. You are not allowed to charge anyone money, or to otherwise make money, from that process, nor to pass the work off as your own. Other than that, however, please enjoy. If anyone does a dance remix, please let me know, I’d love to hear it.
I apologize for the many imperfections in this audio file – there are inconsistencies in volume and tone, which make it clear where I began new recording sessions, and there is also the occasional air sound on the mic. As I’ve written before, doing this is a learning process, and I expect that my next audio recorded story (probably Prometheus and Chiron), will have somewhat better production values. Depending on the reception this one receives, there will be at least some delay before I do that; it’s a time-consuming process, and even though P and C is a shorter story than Ifowonco, on this one I must have put in ten to twenty hours of work for each hour of the final recording (just over two). I really must get back into full-throttle writing of Unanimity, also. However, depending on how enthusiastic the reception is for this audio version of Ifowonco, as well as the inscrutable exhortations of my soul, I may turn to my next audio recording sooner rather than later. I also plan to turn this audio into a video, which will likely just be the audio track, playing over some fixed image – probably the e-book cover, I shouldn’t wonder.
As you may notice, in order to be able to post the audio recording here, I’ve upgraded my site, and you shouldn’t be seeing advertisements on it anymore. If you do, in the future, they’ll be ads I’ve put up myself.
And speaking of advertising…if you enjoy this audio telling of my story, I encourage you to buy the e-book version for Kindle. It’s only 99 cents (in America, with equivalent pricing in other territories), and the Kindle app is free and can be used on any smartphone, laptop, desktop, or tablet. Even though one loses the romance of the paper book, the convenience of being able to carry around an essentially limitless library in your pocket is hard to beat, as even Peter Lunsford admits. I currently lug 118 volumes around with me wherever I go, and believe me, I’m just getting started.
To purchase, or just to peruse, the story at Amazon, just click on the image of the cover above, or on any of the full or abbreviated instances of the title written in this post (similarly, you can see Prometheus and Chiron by clicking on any of the links attached to its title or abbreviation).
Okay, well, without further ado (and there has been much of it, hopefully not about nothing), here is the audio version of Ifowonco, submitted for your enjoyment: