I’ve very pleased and proud to announce that my biggest audiobook project ever, Dark Phoenix Arts’ Scorpion: The Rae Wars by Kyle Mata, will soon be available through Audible very soon.
Scorpion is a very unique, special project. Well over 700 hours of production—recording, editing, foley, mixing and mastering to very strict Audible/ACX standards—went in to the making of this fun, rich, and sprawling science fiction space opera tale.
Why is this audiobook, this project, so special?
Many people love being read to. That’s obvious. But for some, audiobooks lack a certain punch commensurate with the story being read.
At times (as both listener and producer) I’ve felt the same. Certain stories just scream that there should be more of a production to the production.
When Dark Phoenix Arts first approached me about the title, I suggested that we take a risk, and make this audiobook something truly special. I suggested that we approach this more as a radio play, and not merely a narrated audiobook. With their patience, understanding, partnership, and artistic support, and after months of production (and not a small amount of uphill climbing) what resulted is an audiobook experience the likes of which have not really ever been to market before.
Scorpion is a fully-fleshed audio experience. Fully of appropriate audio effects and atmospherics that enhance the story-telling, aid and advance the plot (but never get in the way of the story-telling) and immerse the listener deep into a visceral, tangible, sensorial world of adventure, combat (hand-to-hand, and ship-to-ship), honor, and legacy, this audio production is my shot across the bow of the audiobook world, illustrating that so much more can be done with the medium than merely reading a story to a willing listener.
This medium has the ability to transport the listener to an entire new Universe, submerging them deep into an immersive sonic experience that is illustrative of the best of what audiobooks can be, no matter what the story or genre may be.
I hope you all enjoy Scorpion: The Rae Wars as much as I did producing it. And special, heartfelt thanks to Evan Fay of Dark Phoenix Arts, and author Kyle Mata for their support, the great source material, and sharing the vision of creating something that pushes the limit artistically.
If you are an author, publisher, or content creator with a storytelling or audiobook project that YOU want to fully realize and bring to life, please feel free to get a hold of me directly at ANDREW@AS-VOA.COM, and we can discuss your project today!