Tammy’s in great company at No. 2 (The Immortals and Circle of Magic Quartets) narrating as the Full Cast Audio Family performs the characters’ dialogue (including Bruce Coville as Niklaren Goldeye and Tammy’s husband Tim as Dedicate Crane, among other roles!), with Neil Gaiman (Ocean at the End of the Lane) at No. 1 – and Jenny Lawson (Furiously Happy), the late Christopher Hitchens (Hitch-22), and Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Old English classic Beowulf also on the list.
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Read the Booklist Reader interview with Tamora Pierce and Bruce Coville about collaborating for Full Cast Audio: Inside the Audiobook Studio: Bruce Coville & Tamora Pierce.
Melting Stones has been chosen as one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2008, under the category of Children & Family Listening. Plus, Full Cast Audio‘s Artistic Director Dan Bostick (Dedicate Myrrtide in Melting Stones, Numair in The Immortals series) has been chosen as one of AudioFile‘s Best Voices of 2008!
(See Photo Galleries for numerous production stills.)
In 2001 or 2002, I forget which, my friend and fellow writer Bruce Coville approached me about recording my Circle of Magic quartet with his new audio book company, Full Cast Audio. Because of my background in doing radio during the 1980s, I was thrilled to have the chance to get in front of a microphone again and to hear my characters given life by a group of good actors. There is no feeling quite like it. With movies and television, the studio’s choice of actors and visual details never quite matches the way anyone, particularly the author, imagined the story. With audio productions, though, the right actor can give the listener’s imagination an extra hook on which to hang her/his imagination, the extra boost that makes the book live in the listener’s mind.