Please Listen!As a published author, I am currently in the process of recording audio versions of all my books.

They will be uploaded to ACX and be available on and Some already are.

Since I’m narrating them myself, I need a quiet place, because the microphone has an annoying habit of picking up every noise.

Although our house is set back a bit from the road, to make it as quiet as possible, I decided to use the bedroom at the back of the house to record my books, and so far I’ve managed to complete ten of them.

I have four to go.

It’s been really hot in UK recently, and the other night I couldn’t sleep so I decided it would be an ideal time to do a bit of narration.

I recorded a few chapters and then the dawn chorus began, with the birds singing and chirping exceptionally loudly, or so it seemed.

Anyway, I gave up and decided I’d give it another go the next morning before the birds woke up.

That worked fine for a short while and then we had a thunder storm with torrential rain, which beat against the windows and clattered on the conservatory roof, so once again I had to stop recording.

A few minutes ago, in the middle of the day, I decided to have another try.

Everything was going well until suddenly I heard a loud banging noise like metal being hit with a huge hammer. It seems there is work being done on the railway line close by so it’s likely to continue all day.

I guess I’ll have to put my recording on hold yet again.

Now, you’d think I’d be a bit annoyed or frustrated with all this, wouldn’t you, but surprisingly I’m not.

Actually, all I can really think about is how grateful I am to be able to hear!

How about you?

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